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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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BACH Occupational Therapists examine ways to improve Army readiness

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – April is Occupational Therapy Month and the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Chief of Occupational Therapy explained what OT is and how it supports Army Readiness.

“Our mission is to optimize performance and readiness both in garrison and in operational environments to support the total force. Right now, Army OTs are currently working in human performance optimization with the Holistic Health and Fitness Program where Army OTs are embedded with battalions,” said Maj. Robin Tennekoon, BACH chief of OT.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Bill Canull has patient Pfc. Paige Shriey warm her hand in a hot compress before he applies some passive stretching techniques as part of her occupational therapy treatment. COTAs generally work under an occupational therapist and implement treatments prescribed by the OT. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Bill Canull has patient Pfc. Paige Shriey warm her hand in a hot compress before he applies some passive stretching techniques as part of her occupational therapy treatment. COTAs generally work under an occupational therapist and implement treatments prescribed by the OT. (U.S. Army, Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers competing to join Team Army at 2019 Warrior Games

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Four Soldiers and one Veteran from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion will compete in the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, March 6th to 16th, to earn a spot on Team Army for the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games later this year.

The DOD Warrior Games is an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and Veterans. Both the Army Trials and Warrior Games provide an adaptive reconditioning outreach opportunity for the Soldiers to get involved in, outside of their routine adaptive reconditioning workouts while assigned to a WTB.

Master Sgt. Cinnamon Wright practices rowing at Shaw Gym Feb. 28. Wright is one of four Soldiers from Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion heading to the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, this week, to compete for a spot on Team Army in the 2019 Warrior Games later this year. Adaptive reconditioning activities including rowing are linked to a variety of benefits for Wounded Warriors, and assists in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Master Sgt. Cinnamon Wright practices rowing at Shaw Gym Feb. 28. Wright is one of four Soldiers from Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion heading to the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, this week, to compete for a spot on Team Army in the 2019 Warrior Games later this year. Adaptive reconditioning activities including rowing are linked to a variety of benefits for Wounded Warriors, and assists in their overall rehabilitation and recovery. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Management of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to transfer from Army Medicine to Defense Health Agency

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The director of the Defense Health Agency’s Transitional Intermediate Management Organization visited staff at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recently, to discuss the hospital’s transition as an Army managed facility to a DHA managed facility later this year.

“For our patients it should be invisible. Whether it’s the Department of the Army, who has [medical] responsibility for this community now, or the Defense Health Agency, our collective requirements, responsibilities, authorities, are all the same,” said Major General Ronald J. Place, who also serves as the director, National Capital Region Medical Directorate, for DHA. “Patients will receive the same great care, same access, same everything. They shouldn’t see any difference.”

Hospital Commander, Col. Anthony McQueen welcomes Defense Health Agency's Transitional Intermediate Management Organization Director, Maj. Gen. Ronald Place to BACH. Place came to speak with McQueen and hospital staff about BACH's transition from Army Medicine to DHA. (U.S. Army Photo by Laura Boyd.)

Hospital Commander, Col. Anthony McQueen welcomes Defense Health Agency’s Transitional Intermediate Management Organization Director, Maj. Gen. Ronald Place to BACH. Place came to speak with McQueen and hospital staff about BACH’s transition from Army Medicine to DHA. (U.S. Army Photo by Laura Boyd.)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recognizes 118th birthday of Army Nurse Corps

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Team members past and present gathered at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital January 31st, to celebrate the 118th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps.

Nurses have served with the Army since 1775, but on February 2nd, 1901, congress formally established the Army Nurse Corps.

Blanchfield’s former Deputy Commander for Nursing, Retired Col. Julie Lomax, served as guest speaker and shared the relevance of this year’s Army Nurse Corps birthday theme: Anywhere, Anytime, Always Ready.

Blanchfield's most experienced nurse Jodie Hannes, a nursing supervisor, and youngest nurse 1st Lt. Nora Krueger, who recently reported to the hospital, cut a cake celebrating the 118th birthday of the Army Nurse Corps. A saber is used representing the Army Nurse Corps' commitment to military service so our nation may live in peace. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Blanchfield’s most experienced nurse Jodie Hannes, a nursing supervisor, and youngest nurse 1st Lt. Nora Krueger, who recently reported to the hospital, cut a cake celebrating the 118th birthday of the Army Nurse Corps. A saber is used representing the Army Nurse Corps’ commitment to military service so our nation may live in peace. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff deliver Flat Stanley adventures to Northeast Middle School

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Clarksville, TN – Phoenix; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Vancouver, Canada; and even Hopkinsville, Kentucky were among the destinations local school children read about when the Flat Stanleys they shared with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff returned from holiday adventures.

Soldiers and federal employees from Blanchfield adopted the Flat Stanleys from the hospital’s Partner in Education, Northeast Middle School. They volunteered to take the paper dolls over the holidays, documenting Flat Stanley’s experiences for the students to read. The project, based on the children’s book and character, promoted reading, writing and social studies.

Staff Sgt. Jamie Hendzel, a combat medical specialist assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, reads a Flat Stanley letter to students at Northeast Middle School Jan. 16. Soldiers and federal service employees from Blanchfield adopted Flat Stanley's from Northeast over the holidays and documented his experiences for the students to read. (Maria Yager, BACH)

Staff Sgt. Jamie Hendzel, a combat medical specialist assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, reads a Flat Stanley letter to students at Northeast Middle School Jan. 16. Soldiers and federal service employees from Blanchfield adopted Flat Stanley’s from Northeast over the holidays and documented his experiences for the students to read. (Maria Yager, BACH)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital names Non-Commissioned Officer, Soldier of the Year

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

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, 2019.

Staff Sgt. Robert Baker, assigned to the Department of Nursing as the Mother Baby Unit NCO in charge, and Spc. Robbie Brockman, also assigned to the Department of Nursing, Mother Baby Unit, 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.

Spc. Robbie Brockman, a practical nursing specialist assigned to the hospital's Mother Baby Unit, and Staff Sgt. Robert Baker, a combat medic specialist serving as the non-commissioned officer in charge of BACH's Mother Baby Unit, were named Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldier and NCO of the Year at an award ceremony Jan. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Spc. Robbie Brockman, a practical nursing specialist assigned to the hospital’s Mother Baby Unit, and Staff Sgt. Robert Baker, a combat medic specialist serving as the non-commissioned officer in charge of BACH’s Mother Baby Unit, were named Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldier and NCO of the Year at an award ceremony Jan. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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BACH says Vaccine, Healthy Habits can help prevent Flu this season

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Flu season is here but there are measures individuals can take to reduce the risk of getting sick. “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get an annual flu vaccination,” said Maj. Simone Edwards, chief of public health nursing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH).

“The flu vaccine can reduce an individual’s chance of getting the flu or reduce the severity because the vaccine prompts the body into creating antibodies that will fight off the virus,” Edwards stated.

An annual vaccination and healthy habits can help prevent flu this season.  (Maria Yager, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital(BACH))

An annual vaccination and healthy habits can help prevent flu this season. (Maria Yager, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital(BACH))

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U.S. Army Surgeon General talks at Fort Campbell about Readiness and Modernization

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General U.S. Army Medical Command Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West visited Fort Campbell to meet with Army and community leaders and share her message for all of Army Medicine October 29th to 31st, 2018.

West began her visit with a meeting with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Acting Senior Mission Commander, Brig. Gen. Todd K. Royar, followed by a round table discussion at 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) headquarters with brigade command team leaders to personally ensure they are getting what they need from Army Medicine to support medical readiness for their Soldiers.

Lt. Gen. Nadja West, U.S. Army surgeon general and commander of Army Medical Command, speaks at Fort Campbell's Wilson Theater during one of two town halls Oct. 30. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Lt. Gen. Nadja West, U.S. Army surgeon general and commander of Army Medical Command, speaks at Fort Campbell’s Wilson Theater during one of two town halls Oct. 30. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Fort Campbell Soldiers test Army’s new capabilities for Medical Treatment Downrange

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the Fort Campbell – based 531st Hospital Center, seven subordinate units and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital participated in a field exercise recently, allowing them to test Army Medicine’s new field hospital platform.

In 2017, the Army’s combat support hospitals began transitioning to a new, more modular 32-bed field hospital that can be expanded incrementally to 148 beds, with a suite of medical and dental services to choose from. Its design gives medical planners more flexibility in sending only the modules and personnel it needs for the mission.

Sgt. Damien Colliver, Spc. Keith Gaston and Capt. Mark Cenon, all from the 41st Medical Detachment on Fort Campbell treat a simulated casualty in the new Intensive Care Unit of 586th Field Hospital during a training exercise on post. The two-week field exercise was the first for the 531st Hospital Center and seven of its direct reporting units since transitioning from the 86th Combat Support Hospital to the Army's new field hospital platform. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Sgt. Damien Colliver, Spc. Keith Gaston and Capt. Mark Cenon, all from the 41st Medical Detachment on Fort Campbell treat a simulated casualty in the new Intensive Care Unit of 586th Field Hospital during a training exercise on post. The two-week field exercise was the first for the 531st Hospital Center and seven of its direct reporting units since transitioning from the 86th Combat Support Hospital to the Army’s new field hospital platform. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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