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  • Offutt Medical Services realigned to better meet patient care needs

    The 55th Medical Group redesignated two squadrons Sept. 25, 2020, as part of the Air Force-wide initiative to enhance military medical readiness. The 55th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and the 55th Medical Operation squadrons were deactivated and replaced by the 55th Operation Medical Readiness Squadron and the 55th Healthcare Operations Squadron, respectively.  
  • DoD launches effort to collect 8,000 units of COVID-19 convalescent plasma

    Patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may hold treatment in their veins that could help others who are critically ill with the respiratory infection.
  • Phase 1 of DHA transition set to begin

    The Defense Health Agency will assume responsibility for the administration and management of healthcare at all military medical treatment facilities through a phased approached starting Oct. 1, 2018. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is also on the list of clinics to begin the first phase. Col. Craig Keyes, 4th Medical Group commander, is looking to have a smooth transition within the first phase and is committed to working hand-in-hand with the DHA to execute a successful transition and minimize impact to the delivery of care. The transition is mandated by 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to improve access to quality care for beneficiaries, while enhancing readiness by redefining the roles of the military medical departments and the DHA. These changes were passed with the intent to create an integrated, efficient and effective system of readiness and health that better supports the lethality of the force. Each Service, however, will remain responsible for operational mission support and readiness.
  • National Nurses Week: Remembering nurses and their contributions to military medicine

    Nurses have been caring for American service members on and off the battlefield since the Revolutionary War. Through the generations, the number of women and men serving as military nurses has continued to grow. The contribution, sacrifice, and bravery of these military and civilian medical professionals are recognized during National Nurses Week.
  • ACC Military Treatment Facility leadership conference stresses Trusted Care

    Trusted Care, the Air Force’s platform to reach its Zero Harm goal, was a main topic of discussion at the 2nd Annual Military Treatment Facility Leadership Conference at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 5-6. The MTF leaders also discussed manning, training and access to care initiatives.
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