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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital awarded Gold Seal, again, after Joint Commission’s triennial review

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® again, during its triennial review for hospital accreditation, by demonstrating continuous compliance with the commission’s performance standards, officials announced January 21st, 2020.

The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

The hospital also received the Gold Seal of Approval for its behavioral health program.

BACH Accreditation Manager, Ms. Quetta Beck, Hospital Commander, Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, and Hospital Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Santiago, proudly display the hospital's Gold Seals of Approval from The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.  (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

BACH Accreditation Manager, Ms. Quetta Beck, Hospital Commander, Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, and Hospital Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Santiago, proudly display the hospital’s Gold Seals of Approval from The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 22,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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American Red Cross urgently needs donors, Critical type O Blood Shortage

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood or platelets.

With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage of type O blood and urgently needs donors to restock the shelves. 

Donors of all blood types are urged to give now and help restock blood supply. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

Donors of all blood types are urged to give now and help restock blood supply. (Amanda Romney, American Red Cross)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital names NCO and Soldier of the Year

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) recognized its top Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during an award ceremony at the hospital, Thursday, January 17th.

Sgt. Mondeka Douei, and Pfc. Austin Clayton, both assigned to the Department of Behavioral Health, were named NCO and Soldier of the Year, respectively. NCO of the Year is awarded to a Soldier in paygrade E-5 and above and Soldier of the Year is awarded to a Soldier in paygrade E-4 and below.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital named Sgt. Mondeka Douei and Pfc. Austin Clayton NCO and Soldier of the Year after a week-long competition, Jan. 10-17 on Fort Campbell. Hospital Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Santiago presented the Soldiers with the Army Commendation Medal and other mementos for their achievement. Douei and Clayton will go on to represent BACH in the Regional Health Command-Atlantic Best Warrior Competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital named Sgt. Mondeka Douei and Pfc. Austin Clayton NCO and Soldier of the Year after a week-long competition, Jan. 10-17 on Fort Campbell. Hospital Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Santiago presented the Soldiers with the Army Commendation Medal and other mementos for their achievement. Douei and Clayton will go on to represent BACH in the Regional Health Command-Atlantic Best Warrior Competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Fort Campbell DONSA

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – In observance of the Fort Campbell Day of No Scheduled Activities Friday, January 17th, 2020 and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday, Monday, January 20th, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) outpatient services, including outpatient pharmacies, will follow a DONSA/holiday schedule.

BACH Emergency Center, labor and delivery, inpatient services and supporting emergency services remain open 24/7 on the federal holiday and DONSA.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion staff among the best in the Army at Warrior Care

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – A Soldier and a federal employee from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion were named among the best in Army’s Warrior Care and Transition Command Cadre of Excellence awards for 2019.

The former WCT command, which announced its renaming January 6th, 2020 to the Army Recovery Care Program, oversees the evaluation and treatment of wounded, ill and injured Active-Duty, Guard and Reserve Soldiers requiring complex medical-case management through its network of Warrior Transition Units and Battalions located at major medical treatment facilities and through Community Care Units across the country.

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Platoon Sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Mercedes, speaks with WTB Squad Leader, Staff Sgt. Robert Popa at the battalion. Mercedes was selected as the best platoon sergeant for 2019 in the Army Recovery Care Program Cadre of Excellence Awards for her dedication and support to wounded, ill and injured Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell WTB. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Platoon Sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Mercedes, speaks with WTB Squad Leader, Staff Sgt. Robert Popa at the battalion. Mercedes was selected as the best platoon sergeant for 2019 in the Army Recovery Care Program Cadre of Excellence Awards for her dedication and support to wounded, ill and injured Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell WTB. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Get ready for your New Year’s resolution at the Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – A quick search of the internet reveals that eat better, lose weight, and exercise more, commonly rank among the top resolutions people make for the New Year. The Army Wellness Center features free health and wellness classes for service members, retirees, and family members, and U.S. Department of the Army civilian employees.

“The Army Wellness Center offers standardized primary prevention programs to help our population lead healthy lifestyles by teaching them how to sustain healthy habits in the areas of sleep, stress, physical fitness and nutrition,” said Jheri Godfrey, Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center, director.

Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center program specialist Jheri Godfrey talks to participants at a Fueling for Health Class about the variety and quantity of foods they should eat for optimal nutrition and wellness. The class is one of many wellness events offered free at the Army Wellness Center to Soldiers, retirees, adult family members and Department of the Army Civilians. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

Fort Campbell Army Wellness Center program specialist Jheri Godfrey talks to participants at a Fueling for Health Class about the variety and quantity of foods they should eat for optimal nutrition and wellness. The class is one of many wellness events offered free at the Army Wellness Center to Soldiers, retirees, adult family members and Department of the Army Civilians. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

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101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Return to Fort Campbell from Kuwait

 

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – More than 60 Soldiers, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade, are scheduled to return December 26th, 2019 at 2:30pm after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

The welcome home ceremony will be held at Fort Campbell at Hangar 3.

Over 60 Soldiers with the 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade are set to return to Fort Campbell the day after Christmas. (Spc. Alexes Anderson/ 101st SBDE Public Affairs Office)

Over 60 Soldiers with the 129th Division Sustainment Support Battalion 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Sustainment Brigade are set to return to Fort Campbell the day after Christmas. (Spc. Alexes Anderson/ 101st SBDE Public Affairs Office)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital releases updated Holiday Schedule to include Christmas Eve

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) outpatient services will have modified hours Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 in light of the Executive Order issued by President Donald Trump directing the closure of federal organizations Christmas Eve.

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

Limited staff will support beneficiaries with appointments. Routine outpatient walk-in services will not be offered Christmas Eve. The emergency center will be open for emergencies.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

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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.”

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

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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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