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In the zone at WBAMC's inpatient wards

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7/17/2017
Usa Thompson, staff nurse, Surgical Ward, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, measures medication while donning a visual aid designed to limit interactions and distractions while administering medications. Inpatient Wards at WBAMC implemented distraction-free designated times and other initiatives to proactively combat potential for error in missed or incorrect medications. (U.S. Army photo by Marcy Sanchez)

William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Inpatient Wards have proactively implemented a distraction-free designated time dubbed, Medzone

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Smith to MHS and beneficiaries: Keep moving forward, ready to support the mission, new leaders

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1/26/2017
Dr. David Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Readiness Policy & Oversight

Dr. David Smith, who is now performing the duties of the assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, talks about the transition and the future of the MHS

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AMSUS recognizes Belvoir Hospital providers

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12/12/2016
Dr. Robin Meadows, Outpatient Pharmacy Supervisor at Belvoir Hospital, accepted the 2016 Improved Access Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, at a ceremony in Washington Dec. 1. During the event, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Heather Shattuck was recognized as Nurse of the Year by the organization. This is the third year in a row that the honor has gone to a Belvoir Hospital nurse.

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital receives 2016 Improved Access Award for drastically reducing wait times in the Outpatient Pharmacy.

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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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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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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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Walter Reed announces pilot program as part of Organ Summit

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6/14/2016
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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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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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Joint Outpatient Experience Survey to standardize feedback from MHS beneficiaries

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4/13/2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alecia Peel-Thompson, 18th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician, checks the blood pressure of a patient.

Later this year, the Military Health System will roll out a unified outpatient survey system – a single survey for all military treatment facilities across all services.

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Belvoir Hospital “glues” its status as innovative facility with new varicose vein procedure

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4/1/2016
Marine Corps Capt. Brett Disher receives an ultrasound of his affected blood vessel prior to varicose vein correction surgery.

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital was the first military treatment facility to perform varicose vein correction using medical-grade glue

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Time has come for enterprise medicine, top DoD health official says

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3/31/2016
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The Defense Department's health care system is in need of an overhaul, and that must be a top national security requirement

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Effect of smartphones on vision and health of service members

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3/28/2016
Sleeplessness is just one of several potential outcomes from the extended use of smartphones.

VA Optometrist talks about the impact using smartphones can have on our vision and long-term health

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SAMMC’s trauma mission benefits San Antonio, medical readiness

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3/15/2016
San Antonio Military Medical Center personnel provide care to a trauma patient in the Emergency Department. SAMMC is one of two Level I Trauma Center’s in the city of San Antonio and the one Level I Trauma Center in the Department of Defense. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Whetstone)

San Antonio Military Medical Center’s emergency department is one of the largest and busiest emergency departments in south Texas

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New Common Cost Accounting Structure to standardize how expenses are tracked

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3/9/2016
The Common Cost Accounting Structure will ensure that all supplies and other expenses across the Army, Navy and Air Force health care services are tracked in one system.

The new Common Cost Accounting Structure will make it easier for military hospitals and clinics to track every expense they have.

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New telehealth program pilot tests ability to improve patient access, Soldier readiness

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2/23/2016
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 Army recently launched a new program to measure the impact of technology on the time non-urgent care patients spend in busy emergency centers

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