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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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Warrior ethos drives Army pharmacist

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7/21/2016
Then-Army Lt. Col. Stacey Causey, chief of pharmacy at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center on Fort Bliss, Texas, is pictured at work, June 15, 2016. With a recent promotion, Causey is now one of 12 colonels in the Army who are pharmacists. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

Col. Stacey Causey’s recent promotion makes him one of 12 pharmacists in the Army holding the rank of colonel

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Maxillofacial prosthodontics brings normalcy to wounded patients

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7/20/2016
Air Force Maj. Stephen Cherrington (right), 59th Dental Group maxillofacial prosthodontist, checks the fitting of retired Army Master Sgt. Todd Nelson’s prosthetic ear at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Disfigured by circumstances while abroad or at home, maxillofacial prosthodontics gives wounded warriors, veterans and civilians a chance at living a normal life

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National Intrepid Center zeroes in on traumatic brain injury

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7/19/2016
The National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a directorate of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., helps active duty, reserve, and National Guard members and their families manage their traumatic brain injuries and accompanying psychological health conditions through diagnostic evaluation, treatment planning, outpatient clinical care, and TBI research.

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a directorate of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, helps active duty, reserve, and National Guard members and their families manage their traumatic brain injuries

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USAF Hospital Langley: First active duty hospital with 3-D laparoscopic capability

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7/1/2016
U.S. Air Force Capt. Stuart Winkler, left, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron obstetrician, uses a 3-D scope and glasses while performing a hysterectomy at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. The 3-D technology is new in the operating rooms at Langley which gives surgeons accuracy, speed and precision during surgical tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ciara Gosier)

USAF Hospital Langley is the first active duty military hospital in the U.S. to have a 3-D laparoscopic camera

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Centering Pregnancy offers new approach to prenatal care

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6/24/2016
A couple attends a Centering Pregnancy group. Centering Pregnancy provides health assessment, education, and support for expectant parents, in a group setting facilitated by a clinician. This community approach to care allows participants to receive conventional obstetrics care and additional services such as lactation consulting and nutrition guidance- all in one setting. (Department of Defense photo by Reese Brown)

Centering Pregnancy meetings provide health assessment, education and support in a group setting facilitated by a clinician

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New program brings group approach to prenatal care

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6/17/2016
Expectant mothers and family attend a Moms Strong program session at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The program functions as a support system for expectant parents by providing information and insight on what to do before, during and after birth.

The new program, called Mom Strong, brings together expectant women and couples with similar due dates for regular two-hour meetings

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Speech-Language Pathologists aid Wounded Warriors

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6/16/2016
A Marine takes a hearing test (U.S. Army photo)

Up to 20 percent of military active duty service members traumatically injured during deployments who were admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center exhibited difficulty swallowing and eating, a condition called dysphagia

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Walter Reed announces pilot program as part of Organ Summit

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6/14/2016
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Kidney paired donation is a transplant option for candidates who have a living donor who is medically able, but cannot donate a kidney to their intended candidate because they are incompatible

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Keeping the mission going, one prescription at a time

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6/13/2016
Air Force Senior Airman Latoya Kirven, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group pharmacy technician, makes an intravenous medication for patients within the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

Dedicated pharmaceutical professionals are a centerpiece to the healthcare environment

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Reclaiming your life is purpose of PTSD program

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6/8/2016
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Brooke Army Medical Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder program launched two years ago to offer short-term, focused care to service members with PTSD

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Craig Joint Theater Hospital conducts mass casualty exercise

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5/26/2016
Air Force and Army teams conducted a mass casualty exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 21, 2016. The airmen are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron and the soldiers are assigned to the "Dustoff" Medical Evacuation Unit. The exercises prepare first responders to react to an accident or emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

In a joint effort between U.S. Air Force, Army and coalition partners, the medical staff was able to test the response and capabilities to handle large amounts of injured patients

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William Beaumont Army Medical Center first DoD hospital to use new stent graft

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5/11/2016
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William Beaumont Army Medical Center became the first military treatment facility to use newly FDA approved “off-the-shelf” aortic branch device

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Heroes

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5/6/2016
At the Heroes of Military Medicine ceremony Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Washington, D.C., honorees Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky and Capt. Ferris Butler share the stage with Annemarie Orr, Kelly McGaughey, Lt. Col. Kyle Potter and Art Molnar.

At the Heroes of Military Medicine ceremony Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Washington, D.C., honorees (left to right) Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky and retired Army Capt. Ferris Butler, share the stage with military medical professionals Annemarie Orr, Kelly McGaughey, Army Lt. Col. Kyle Potter and Art Molnar.

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Heroes of Military Medicine take the stage at D.C. ceremony

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5/6/2016
At the Heroes of Military Medicine ceremony Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Washington, D.C., honorees Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky and Capt. Ferris Butler share the stage with Annemarie Orr, Kelly McGaughey, Lt. Col. Kyle Potter and Art Molnar.

A combination of military medical professionals and civilian and military patients were honored Thursday, May 5, 2016, during the Heroes of Military Medicine Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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During Nurses Week, Nurse Advice Line emphasizes value to moms in the military

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5/4/2016
With staffing by nurses 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the Nurse Advice Line puts medical advice as close as the nearest phone for military personnel and their families.

During National Nurses Week (May 6-12), read more about how the Nurse Advice Line is helping new moms in the military.

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