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Fort Campbell community bids farewell to Warrior Transition Battalion Commander

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Warrior Transition Battalion served as a fitting backdrop from an adjacent parade field Thursday morning as Lt. Col. Bryan J. Walrath ceremoniously relinquished his position after serving as the unit’s commander for the last two years.

Under Walrath’s leadership, the battalion garnered many notable accolades, including earning an Army Superior Unit Award, as well as an Army Safety streamer two years running.

During a relinquishment of command ceremony Thursday, Lt. Col. Bryan J. Walrath accepts the Warrior Transition Battalion colors from Command Sgt. Maj. Staci Rea. The battalion's executive officer, Maj. Jamey Turner will serve as interim commander. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

During a relinquishment of command ceremony Thursday, Lt. Col. Bryan J. Walrath accepts the Warrior Transition Battalion colors from Command Sgt. Maj. Staci Rea. The battalion’s executive officer, Maj. Jamey Turner will serve as interim commander. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital reunites with Meharry Medical College, formally signing renewed MOU

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Three faculty members from Meharry Medical College spent the morning Friday, May 29 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observing the areas where four of their medical students were participating in clinical rotations. Two Meharry students conducted rotations at BACH under General Surgery and two under OBGYN during the month of May.

Before conducting official tours and hearing from the surgeons and providers who spent time sharing their knowledge and allowing students to exercise their skills, the Dean for Academic and Clinical Affiliations at Meharry, Dr. Frank S. Royal, Jr., and BACH commander Dr. (Col.) George N. Appenzeller appropriately signed the formal Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions using a camouflaged ink pen. Copies were signed for each to house within their own facility, displaying their renewed partnership.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller and Dr. Frank S. Royal Jr., Meharry Medical College's vice dean of clinical affiliations, sign a formal agreement Friday, creating a partnership for regular clinical rotations at the Fort Campbell hospital. (U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittmann)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller and Dr. Frank S. Royal Jr., Meharry Medical College’s vice dean of clinical affiliations, sign a formal agreement Friday, creating a partnership for regular clinical rotations at the Fort Campbell hospital. (U.S. Army photo by Courtney Wittmann)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital welcomes new top NCO

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) served as a fitting backdrop as Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas D. Sutphin assumed responsibility as the top noncommissioned officer in a ceremony on the parade field Thursday morning.

A familiar face to many in the Fort Campbell community, Sutphin previously served as first sergeant at the post’s Dental Activity nearly a decade ago.

Assuming responsibility in a ceremony Thursday, Blanchfield's top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Sutphin, right, will serve as senior advisor to hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller, as well as directors and department chiefs. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie/RELEASED)

Assuming responsibility in a ceremony Thursday, Blanchfield’s top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Sutphin, right, will serve as senior advisor to hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller, as well as directors and department chiefs. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie/RELEASED)

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Wassom Middle school girl saves choking father at Fort Campbell

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Despite her young age and small stature, a rather modest and unassuming 11-year-old girl became one of the unlikeliest heroes last month as she sprang into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver on her choking father.

For her lifesaving actions, sixth-grade student Holly Widen was recognized at Fort Campbell’s Wassom Middle School March 26th, and received a coin and Certificate of Appreciation from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander Col. George N. Appenzeller. The commander and Emergency Medical Services staff members, one of whom responded to the 911 call, lauded Holly’s actions.

Sixth grader Holly Widen speaks with reporters at Wassom Middle School Tuesday after a ceremony recognizing her lifesaving actions in performing the Heimlich maneuver to clear her father's obstructed airway. (David E. Gillespie)

Sixth grader Holly Widen speaks with reporters at Wassom Middle School Tuesday after a ceremony recognizing her lifesaving actions in performing the Heimlich maneuver to clear her father’s obstructed airway. (David E. Gillespie)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital outpatient services closed Friday, March 6th

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – With the winter storm that affected the Fort Campbell and surrounding areas, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) will be open for emergency and inpatient services only Friday, March 6th.

BACH will operate with mission essential inclement weather personnel only and therefore will continue to provide all emergency and inpatient services, including hospital admissions to the inpatient ward or Intensive Care Unit, Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Mother/Baby unit services.

The supporting medical care offered for inpatient services that operate 24 hours, 7 days a week will continue as normal. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital outpatient services closed March 5th

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – With a severe winter storm expected to hit Fort Campbell beginning Wednesday afternoon March 4th, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will be open for inpatient and emergencies services only Thursday, March 5th.

BACH will operate with mission essential inclement weather personnel only and therefore will continue to provide all inpatient services, including hospital admissions to the inpatient ward or Intensive Care Unit, Emergency services, and Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Mother/Baby unit services.

The supporting medical care offered for inpatient services that operate 24 hours, 7 days a week will continue as normal. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) announces holiday schedule

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of Christmas and New Year’s Day, Blanchfield Army  Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holidays December 25th  and 26th, as well as January 1st.

All Soldier and Patient-Centered Homes (primary care services) are scheduled to operate on a normal schedule Friday, January 2nd.

BACH pharmacies will operate on a Day of No Scheduled Activities January 2nd. The main pharmacy within the hospital will be open from 8:00am to 4:00pm and the Town Center Pharmacy will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Town Center Pharmacy will operate normal Saturday hours December 27th and January 3rd from 8:00am to 4:00pm, the Saturday after Christmas and New Year’s. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) to observe Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Thanksgiving, personnel at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes will observe the federal holiday Thursday.

All Patient-Centered Medical Homes will consolidate to the Gold Army Family Medical Home for primary care Friday during the associated Day of No Scheduled Activities (DONSA). The hospital remains open 24 hours every day, seven days a week, for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital services offered Veterans Day holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Veterans Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Tuesday, November 11th. Therefore, all Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes and pharmacies will be closed.

The hospital remains open every day, 24 hours, seven days a week, for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital implements new call distribution system

 

Introduces user-friendly, convenience features

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s new call distribution system will launch at noon Wednesday, giving callers a host of new convenience features to minimize their time on the phone.

Among the new features, callers will receive an option for call returns without losing their place in line. If this option is chosen, callers key their phone number into the system and it will automatically return calls in the order they were received by identifying the caller’s place in the calling queue. «Read the rest of this article»

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