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Military Hospitals and Clinics

Military hospitals and clinics are the core of the Military Health System. They are located on military bases and posts around the world. Military hospitals and clinics are also referred to as Direct CareDirect care refers to military hospitals and clinics, also known as “military treatment facilities” and “MTFs.”direct care, military treatment facilities or MTFs.

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Army orthopaedic residents fix breaks, break the mold

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1/27/2017
Army Capt. Marina Rodriguez (right), a third year resident with William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Orthopaedic Residency Program, assists Army Lt. Col. Justin Orr, orthopaedic residency program director, during a total ankle replacement on a beneficiary. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

With 25 residents on rotation and 12 staff surgeons, the Orthopaedic Residency Program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center is one of the largest in the Department of Defense

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Hospital goes low, high tech to ensure patient safety

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1/19/2017
Evans Army Community Hospital operating room nurse Regina Andrews performs a diagnostic test on the RFID wand. The wand is used to locate surgical sponges embedded with an RFID chip. (U.S. Army photo by Jeff Troth)

To ensure the count of medical sponges is correct in its operating rooms, Evans Army Community Hospital has started using radio-frequency ID sponges

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Providing TLC for ICU babies

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1/19/2017
New mom Kimberly Neifert watches NICU Nurse Brandy Lor check the breathing rate of her daughter Ruelyn at Madigan Army Medical Center. Premature babies experience faster heart rates than adults and may also pause longer between breaths due to immature breathing patterns. (U.S. Army photo by Suzanne Ovel)

Needing the care of a neonatal ICU is not something most families anticipate

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Get framed by optometry

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1/4/2017
Those old jokes about Navy-issue eyeglasses being called ‘birth-control’ are not applicable anymore with a host of new stylish frames available from which to pick and choose. Since the new frames – nine different colors, style and sizes - were introduced last October, Optometry’s Optical Support Unit has made 1,124 new pairs of eye glasses for customers. (U.S. Air Force photo  by Senior Airman Jaeda Tookes)

Old jokes about Navy-issue eyeglasses being called ‘birth-control’ are not applicable anymore with a host of new stylish frames available

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DARPA provides groundbreaking bionic arms to Walter Reed

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12/28/2016
Dr. Justin Sanchez, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Biological Technologies Office, fist-bumps with one of the first two advanced “LUKE” arms to be delivered from a new production line during a ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

DARPA is collaborating with Walter Reed to make bionic arms available to service members and veterans who are rehabilitating after suffering upper-limb loss

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'Lilypads' brighten pediatric patients' stay at BAMC

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12/27/2016
Lillian Sun, Amaya Mali and Sophie Rosenberg, students with the Westlake Robotics Club, display a few of their donated IV pole "lilypads" with the help of Army Col. Elizabeth Murray and Air Force Master Sgt. Sean Keene in an inpatient pediatric ward. The Robotics Club students constructed and donated 10 lily pads to pediatric patients at Brooke Army Medical Center. ( U.S. Army photo by Elaine Sanchez)

The ‘lilypads’ are decorated platforms that rest at the base of the IV pole, offering pediatric patients a fun place to sit as they move throughout the hospital

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Dr. Guice reflects on Military Health System improvements

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12/23/2016
Dr. Karen S. Guice, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, presents the keynote address opening the 2016 Military Health System Research Symposium in Orlando, Florida, recently.

The Defense Department’s top medical official reflected on her five-and-a-half year tenure at the Pentagon, notably a comprehensive review of the Military Health System

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Working together ensures high-quality patient care

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12/20/2016
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Supported by the Defense Health Agency, the Puget Sound MHS was selected as a pilot site for strategic patient communications

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Improving surgical safety

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12/7/2016
Medical personnel conduct a procedure at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center operating room. Eisenhower AMC was recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for its surgical safety and quality of care for the second year in a row. (U.S. Army photo by John Corley)

The Army NSQIP program is part of a military, tri-service surgical quality collaboration with the Defense Health Agency

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Centering prenatal care around you

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11/22/2016
The first Tripler Army Medical Center Centering Pregnancy program mothers and babies pose for a photo during a special reunion. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paxton Busch)

Select Army medical treatment facilities will offer expectant mothers a chance to participate in Centering Pregnancy

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Virtual health extends Army Medicine reach

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11/21/2016
Army Lt. Col. Robert Cornfeld, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, conducts the first in-home virtual health visit within Regional Health Command Europe. In-home virtual health provides patients with the option to conduct a doctor's visit without having to go into a clinic. (U.S. Army photo by Ashley Patoka)

In-home virtual health provides patients with the option to conduct a doctor's visit without having to go into a clinic

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Lung cancer screening saves lives

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11/17/2016
A patient at Naval Hospital Pensacola prepares to have a low-dose computed tomography test done to screen for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women. Early detection can lower the risk of dying from this disease. (U.S. Navy photo by Jason Bortz)

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women

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PA students now get hands-on experience at BAMC

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11/10/2016
Air Force Officer Candidate Brandy Williams talks with Jimmie Locke during his appointment in the Internal Medicine clinic. Williams is a Physician Assistant student in Phase 2 of the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Brooke Army Medical Center. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Shields)

Brooke Army Medical Center recently partnered with the Army Medical Department Center and School to become a Phase 2 site for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program

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Bagram’s mass casualty exercise streamlines care

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11/9/2016
A medical response team triages a patient in “Warrior’s Way” at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, during a mass casualty exercise. More than a dozen patients were treated at the hospital after a simulated improvised explosive device attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

The purpose of the drill was to create a realistic scenario of an incident that may happen on their tour and run through how each team would handle their roles

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Madigan sleep service nationally recognized

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11/8/2016
U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Bobby M. Scharton, a platoon sergeant with 17th Fires Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, lies down as Christopher Taylor, a sleep technician with Madigan Army Medical Center, checks sensor connections during a sleep study at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Sleep technicians connect 26 sensors to patients that measure eye and muscle movements, brain activity, heart rate and breathing. (U.S. Army photo)

Madigan Army Medical Center earned national recognition for the excellent care provided in its sleep service clinic

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