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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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The future of intensive care: Tele-ICU

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11/7/2016
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The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center partners with Veteran Affairs to bring the first Tele-ICU to the Critical Care Unit, improving the quality of patient care

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Eifel Health Consortium: German doctors examine base healthcare

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11/2/2016
Air Force Col. Alfred K. Flowers, Jr., 52nd Medical Group commander, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, greets a group of German doctors on base at the Brick House. Spangdahlem Airmen and their families rely on local doctors for specialty healthcare. The event brought more than 20 German doctors to the base, which allowed them and base medical care providers to discuss respective healthcare capabilities, practices, philosophies, approaches and concerns in an effort to continuously provide trusted care to Spangdahlem families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Currier)

The event marked the first executive-level, healthcare collaboration event of this magnitude at a U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa base

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Belvoir Hospital offers credentialing to outside providers

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11/1/2016
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Emergency Room (U.S. Army photo by Reese Brown)

Belvoir Hospital welcomes military medical care providers from non-clinical assignments to practice in the facility

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Traversing obstacles at the new terrain park

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11/1/2016
The new terrain park outside of the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provides another means for Walter Reed Bethesda physical therapists to simulate uneven terrain for their amputee patients without having to go to specific destinations to do so. (DoD photo by Mark Oswell)

Physical therapists use the new terrain park to simulate uneven terrain for their amputee patients

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FBCH Emergency Room

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11/1/2016
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Emergency Room (U.S. Army photo by Reese Brown)

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Emergency Room (U.S. Army photo by Reese Brown)

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Walter Reed Bethesda terrain park

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11/1/2016
The new terrain park outside of the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provides another means for Walter Reed Bethesda physical therapists to simulate uneven terrain for their amputee patients without having to go to specific destinations to do so. (DoD photo by Mark Oswell)

The new terrain park outside of the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provides another means for Walter Reed Bethesda physical therapists to simulate uneven terrain for their amputee patients without having to go to specific destinations to do so. (DoD photo by Mark Oswell)

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Air Force's first robotic surgery training course established at Keesler

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10/31/2016
The Keesler Medical Center recently acquired two da Vinci Xis, which are the newest robotic surgical systems available. One surgical robot is set up as part of the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education to assist surgeons in getting their official robotic surgery credentials. (Courtesy photo)

Keesler Air Force Base surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available

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EAMC recognized for high surgical quality for second consecutive year

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10/28/2016
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Eisenhower Army Medical Center has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for its safety initiatives and quality of care again

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Military docs using less invasive treatments to fight cancers

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10/27/2016
Army Maj. Nicolas Cahanding with Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, looks at a brain image. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Whetstone)

Interventional oncology, a less invasive way of treating cancers, is part of the Military Health System’s larger effort to eradicate the diseases

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Virtual medicine will be norm in future crises, says health chief

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10/25/2016
In a demonstration of the telehealth process at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, clinical staff nurse Army Lt. Maxx P. Mamula examines mock patient Army Master Sgt. Jason H. Alexander using a digital external ocular camera.

The future battlespace may be contested to such a degree that medevacs may be impossible and field hospitals, much less forward operating bases, may not be located nearby

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Army Medicine fights cancer with advanced treatments

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10/13/2016
Early detection of the breast cancer can provide early treatment for the service member and or their beneficiaries. For those women diagnosed with localized (Stage 1) breast cancer there is a more than 98 percent probability that they will survive five or more years. (U.S. Air Force photo by L.A. Shively)

Army Medicine is diagnosing and treating service members with cancer using state-of-the-art techniques and tools that many civilian hospitals can't provide

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Air Force, Army team save lives at the DoD’s only Level 1 trauma center

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10/11/2016
Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Kjell Ballard, emergency room resident, asks a patient to make the OK sign to check mobility of the fingers at the San Antonio Military Medical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Serving 20 counties in the Texas region, the SAMMC Emergency Department treats roughly 200 patients a day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

As the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Defense Department, the medical facility is equipped and staffed to provide care for patients suffering from major traumatic injuries

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Cochlear implant opens up the world for Army colonel

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9/22/2016
Dr. Elizabeth Searing (right) makes initial adjustments via a computer to Lt. Col. James Morrison's cochlear implant. Dr. April Luxner, an audiologist with Cochlear Corporation, was on hand to witness Morrison's reactions to hearing with his right ear after 12 years of deafness. (U.S. Army photo by Jeff Troth)

In the past 12 years, Army Lt. Col. James Morrison has seen ear, head and neck, and neurology specialists at the six posts where he was stationed

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Hospital's sterile-processing techs are 'Gladiators' of patient safety

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9/14/2016
Army Staff Sgt. Oscar Domino (left), operating room technician, hands a sterile pack to Army Maj. Jerry Rivera-Santiago, sterile processing's officer in charge. Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Sterile Processing Department assembles and packs more than 400 surgical units monthly. (U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery)

Sterile-processing medical technicians are the multipliers of hospital safety who clean, disinfect and sterilize the hospital and dental clinic's surgical tools

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Air Force, Army medics train together for MEDEX 16

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8/31/2016
Army Capt. Gregory Lacy, 228th Combat Support Hospital urologist, (center), assists Army Col. George Newton, 228th CSH general surgeon, (right), while Army Spc. Marinel Armstead, 228th CSH surgical scrub technician, (left), observes during MEDEX. During the medical exercise, Soldiers integrated with Airmen to train for responding to potential real world contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Araceli Alarcon)

Airmen and Soldiers integrated their assets, personnel and procedures, increasing the capabilities of Misawa Air Base’s medical treatment facility

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