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Covenant signing ensures veterans’ clinical needs are met

November 24, 2017 —       Irwin Army Community Hospital initiated a milestone during Military Family Month by holding a covenant signing of two proclamations outside in the community garden near the facility Nov. 15. These proclamations lead to a new partnership that provides limited clinical care to veterans and their families as a result of the newest partnership MORE
Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, signs the “Commitment to Our Military Families,” and the “Healthcare Resource Sharing Agreement with Veteran Affairs Eastern Kansas Health Care System” proclamations during the Patient and Family Covenant Signing at the Irwin Army Community Hospital community garden Nov. 15.

Irwin Army Community Hospital simulations improve patient safety

November 3, 2017 —       Capt. LeeAnna Daniel had to get the patient’s blood pressure under control. But the patient was going into labor and getting frantic to push.       As an obstetrical nurse, Daniel knew a blood pressure of 170/100 placed the laboring mom in a high risk for serious or fatal complication.      The attending physician seemed aware of the high MORE
Col. Charles "Rod" Pattan, right, deputy commander for clinical services at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, evaluates an obstetrical team's communication amongst each other at the conclusion of a training scenario. He was among the master trainers who ran medical simulations to apply and develop Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety at Irwin Army Community Hospital Sept. 12 -15.

Hospital celebrates first year

October 20, 2017 —      The new and improved Irwin Army Community Hospital celebrated its first anniversary Oct. 16.     Col. John Melton, IACH commander, re­flected on how the breakthrough additions that transpired in IACH’s first year correspond with the facility’s goals. He also said the 1st Infantry Division has taken ownership of the hospital and they recognize MORE
The catwalk to the second floor connects the parking structure to Irwin Army Community Hospital’s second floor and provides a view of the facilities main entrance. Below the catwalk is an outdoor seating area — located off the Dining Facilities Administration Center.

Irwin Army Community Hospital built with green technology in mind

May 5, 2017 —      Green technology is steadily becoming an integral part of society. For the Army, green technology may be a route away from foreign resource dependence. Renewable resources are becoming more efficient and Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Community Hospital is an example of how those resources are incorporated.      Hospital construction concluded Oct. MORE
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Hospital commander gives update about facility to community

March 9, 2017 — JUNCTION CITY, Kansas — Col. John Melton, commander of Irwin Army Community Hospital, was the guest speaker at the Junction City Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council breakfast Feb. 23 at the Geary County Convention Center.      He updated the community about the growth of IACH since the opening of the facility on post in October 2016. The MORE
Col. John Melton, commander of Irwin Army Community Hospital, speaks about the hospital at the Junction City Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council breakfast Feb. 23 at the Geary County Convention Center, Junction City, Kansas.

New hospital services begin in October

October 7, 2016 —      The staff of Irwin Army Community Hospital will begin delivering outpatient care and services Oct. 17 at 650 Huebner Road.      The new Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery is scheduled to open Oct. 16 at 6 a.m. Patients seeking emergency or obstetrical services before 6 a.m. should report to the legacy hospital at 600 Caisson Hill MORE

Students delve deeper into health care at new Irwin Army Community Hospital

October 7, 2016 —      Seventeen students from Junction City High School toured the new Irwin Army Community Hospital Sept. 30.      The students are a part of Health Science II class, which is a fourth year course for students participating in the health care career track program at the high school. Junction City High School has 12 different career path programs MORE
Students from Junction City High School listen to Lt. Col. Jarett Skinner, obstetrics surgeon, explain the procedures of a medical operation Sept. 30 during a tour of the new Irwin Army Community Hospital. The students are part of a Health Science II course, which is a fourth year course for students interested in entering the health care field.

New hospital digitally alive before opening

August 12, 2016 —      On the weekend of July 23, a team of information technol­ogy specialists energized the new Irwin Army Community Hospital after transplanting the digital heart from the old hospi­tal into the new one.     Several months of collab­orative efforts by IT special­ists from IACH, Health Facil­ity Planning Agency, Regional Health Command - Central, MORE
Medical services that rely on data network connectivity are now supported out of the new Irwin Army Community Hospital at 650 Huebner Road. It took a robust team of Information Technology specialists to relocate the data center and re-establish connectivity with the old hospital. Crossing this milestone paves the way for hospital staff to occupy the new facility and deliver care.

Irwin Army Community Hospital provider named Army’s best

May 20, 2016 —      An Irwin Army Community Hospital provider was selected as the Army’s top occupational therapist among company-grade officers.      Capt. Katie Odom, officer-in-charge of the Occupational Therapy Clinic and deputy chief of the Warrior and Family Recovery Center, is the 2015 Army Medical Service Corps Award of Excellence recipient.      The MORE
Occupational Therapist Capt. Katie Odom is the recipient of the 2015 Army Medical Specialist Service Corps Award of Excellence.

No-shows hurt other patients

December 18, 2015 — Missed appointments are a waste of time. Ever had trouble mak­ing an appointment when you or a family member are sick? In many cases there are enough appointments available. The problem is too many patients fail to can­cel appointments. They choose not to show up. This means patients who need to see their provider can’t. “Patients who can’t keep MORE

Cervical cancer easily detectable

January 13, 2015 — Within the femalereproductive organs is the cervix. It is a thick, funnel-shaped organ at thelower end of the uterus. The cervix serves as the gateway between the vaginaand uterus. Stated another way, it separates the internal and external sexorgans. Like most organs of the body,the cervix is not immune to the risk of cancer. Cervical cancer MORE

IACH uses secure messaging for patient communication

January 13, 2015 — Patients at Irwin Army CommunityHospital medical homes, nutrition, obstetrician and gynecology, physicaltherapy and occupational therapy clinics have a new way to communicate withtheir providers through Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging System powered byRelayHealth. The new system brings membersof the health care team to patients, wherever they are, MORE