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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital pharmacy leaders work to reduce pharmacy wait times

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) pharmacy leaders are working to help patients avoid extended wait time within two of their busiest pharmacy locations.

“Our goal is to reduce wait times for customers receiving services at our Town Center and Main hospital pharmacies,” said BACH pharmacy chief, Lt. Col. Michele Hudak. “We are implementing a mandatory call-in refill policy which will free up window time for processing new prescriptions. Currently, a quarter of the walk-up workload is for on-demand refills at our busiest pharmacy, the Town Center.”

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital releases Christmas, New Year’s Holiday Schedule

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) outpatient and specialty services will have modified hours this holiday season. The hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services. Please see the charts below for clarification of services offered over the holidays.

Byrd and LaPointe Soldier Medical Homes pharmacy, radiology, audiology, optometry and laboratory services will follow the same schedule as their medical home during the holiday schedule. The Town Center Pharmacy will open at 8:00am, December 14th and remain open normal Saturday hours.

Happy Holidays.

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BACH Nursing research “Round-Up” shares best practices, advancements for patient care

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – A nursing team from the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Intensive Care Unit was recognized for their clinical research and hope to share their study with nurses from across the military at a TriService Nursing Research Conference next year.

The TriService Nursing Research Program’s Research and Evidence-based Practice Dissemination course is a networking opportunity for Army, Navy and Air Force nursing professionals to present and share their research examining process improvement in military healthcare delivery systems and patient care.

U.S. Army Capt. Tori Meyer, a registered nurse, and federal employee Sherry Wood, a medical support assistant, both from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, presented their team’s research project during the hospital’s Nursing Round-Up. (U.S Army photo by Maria Yager)

U.S. Army Capt. Tori Meyer, a registered nurse, and federal employee Sherry Wood, a medical support assistant, both from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, presented their team’s research project during the hospital’s Nursing Round-Up. (U.S Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital head, neck surgeon Alexander Lanigan earns Expert Field Medical Badge

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – A head and neck surgeon, or otolaryngologist, from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital was among the 42 Soldiers to qualify for the Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge during EFMB testing sponsored by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), November 15th -27th, 2019.

Capt. Alexander Lanigan, assigned to BACH’s Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, said he was inspired to earn his badge after working with Soldiers from operational units on Fort Campbell.

An Expert Field Medical Badge grader reviews the method for extracting a casualty from a vehicle with an EFMB candidate during the standardization phase of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) EFMB qualification held on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Nov. 15 -27. EFMB candidates must demonstrate proficiency in Casualty Evacuation Tasks, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Land Navigation, Communication Tasks and Warrior Skills in order to qualify for the coveted badge. (U.S Army photo by Maria Yager)

An Expert Field Medical Badge grader reviews the method for extracting a casualty from a vehicle with an EFMB candidate during the standardization phase of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) EFMB qualification held on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Nov. 15 -27. EFMB candidates must demonstrate proficiency in Casualty Evacuation Tasks, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Land Navigation, Communication Tasks and Warrior Skills in order to qualify for the coveted badge. (U.S Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observes Thanksgiving holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Thanksgiving Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital personnel will observe the federal holiday Thursday, November 28th.

All outpatient services, including BACH pharmacies will be closed on the federal holiday.

However, the hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.

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American Red Cross is making it easy, rewarding to save lives this holiday season

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to be the lifeline for patients in need this holiday season by making an appointment to give blood or platelets.

While helping to save lives is likely motivation enough, those who come out to give November 18th-December 18th will also receive a $5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Still need reasons to fit lifesaving blood donation into busy holiday schedules?

$5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, for blood and platelet donors.

$5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, for blood and platelet donors.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observes Veterans Day, Fort Campbell Training Holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Veterans Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, November 11th. Therefore, all out-patient Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes and pharmacies will be closed. The hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.

On Friday, November 8th, the installation’s training holiday, BACH Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes, which are the hospital’s primary care services, will remain open with limited walk-in services.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s walk-in flu clinic exceeds expectations

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – With the overwhelming positive response from TRICARE-eligible community members in receiving their influenza vaccines on post, the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) temporary flu vaccine walk-in clinic scheduled for November 4th, 5th and 6th, 2019 is postponed until new shipments of the vaccine are received.

During the first walk-in clinic, BACH staff administered 1,314 vaccinations. “That is higher than we were expecting. We projected 1,500 doses for the entire two weeks, based on last year’s demand,” said Col.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Bottcher holds his daughter while Blanchfield Army Community Hospital nurse Pene Schrock checks the baby's vital signs during a walk-in flu vaccine clinic for beneficiaries 6 months to 17 years old, Oct. 29. Clinic staff dressed up as kid friendly characters and  administered vaccines to more than 130 children. The Centers for Disease Control and Infection recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year before flu activity begins in their community. (Maria Yager)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Bottcher holds his daughter while Blanchfield Army Community Hospital nurse Pene Schrock checks the baby’s vital signs during a walk-in flu vaccine clinic for beneficiaries 6 months to 17 years old, Oct. 29. Clinic staff dressed up as kid friendly characters and administered vaccines to more than 130 children. The Centers for Disease Control and Infection recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year before flu activity begins in their community. (Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff to participate in Organizational Half-Day November 1st

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) staff will observe Organization Day Friday afternoon, November 1st, 2019 giving personnel an opportunity to build esprit de corps and celebrate their roles to help promote health and wellness in the Fort Campbell community.

Primary care providers will see their regularly scheduled appointments but walk-in services will only be available until 10:00am, Friday, November 1st. Child and Family Behavioral Health Services will accept patients until 11:00am. Emergency, labor and delivery, and inpatient services remain open.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldiers support 531st deployment, some appointments may be impacted

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel are working to minimize impact to beneficiaries as a number of Soldiers serving at the hospital prepare to deploy with the 531st Hospital Center.

More than two dozen military medical personnel assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital are supporting the 531st Hospital Center emergency deployment readiness exercise, which was announced this past weekend.

This deployment exercise, which includes military medical personnel, may temporarily impact some BACH primary and specialty care services within the next month.

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