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Patients rank WBAMC’s Internal Medicine near top of Army clinics

Staff with William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Clinic are recognized as the Army’s third “Best of the Best” among all Primary Care Clinics and 16th “Best of the Best” for Primary Care Clerks and Receptionists, during a recognition ceremony at the IMC, March 14. The Army’s “Best of the Best” report recognizes Military Health Facilities that derive high outpatient clinic satisfaction scores on the Defense Health Agency’s Joint Outpatient Experience Survey. Photo by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, March 30, 2017) William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Clinic was recognized for their professionalism and dedication to care in two categories of the newly implemented Defense Health Agency Joint Outpatient Experience Survey for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2017. The clinic was ranked […]

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Data aids WBAMC nursing needs

Maj. Jerry Moon, left, nurse methods analyst, Nursing Operations, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, recognizes staff members with WBAMC’s Medical Ward for obtaining the highest accurate data capture of preceptor to orientation time for nurses, at the hospital Feb. 8. The recognition is part of the department’s efforts to efficiently and accurately reflect the amount of time necessary for training and educating commissioned, enlisted and civilian nurses. Photos by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Mar. 9, 2017) William Beaumont Army Medical Center is taking an efficient approach to maximizing patient outcomes due to staffing shortages by promoting and practicing accurate data capture of staff obligations during the work day. To help establish accurate needs for healthcare personnel, WBAMC’s deputy commander for […]

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Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center recognizes top donors

Col. John A. Smyrski III, left, commander, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Donald George, command sergeant major, WBAMC, present a plaque to a Soldier with the 31st Combat Support Hospital for the unit’s overall blood donations equaling 22 gallons of blood, during the Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center’s annual Blood Donor Recognition Ceremony at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here Jan. 26. Photos by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Feb. 16, 2017) The Fort Bliss Blood Donor Center held its annual Blood Donor Recognition Ceremony at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center here Jan. 26. The ceremony welcomed Army units and federal agencies across El Paso and Southern New Mexico to recognize generous unit and individual […]

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WBAMC trio selected for female physician leader’s course

Maj. Elizabeth Simmons, left, pediatrician, Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza Soldier Family Care Center, and Lt. Col. Elizabeth Duque, director, Department of Primary Care, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, were chosen to participate in this year’s Military Health System Female Physician Leadership Course, taking place in late March. Capt. Elaine Cleveland, chief resident, General Surgery Residency, will also attend the course, but is not pictured. Photo by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Feb. 16, 2017) Life as a physician is demanding. Years of education and long work schedules require extreme dedication to the profession. Add the demands of military service and the duties of being a mother, spouse or both, and you have the role of many of today’s […]

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Fort Bliss primary care clinics attain NCQA recognition

Elizabeth Fuentes, physical therapy assistant, monitors Spc. Lorenzo Lewis, utilities equipment repairer, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, as he conducts exercises during a physical therapy session at the Physical Therapy Clinic within the Spc. Hugo V. Mendoza Soldier Family Medical Center, Jan. 24.   Photos by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Feb 9, 2017) Multiple Fort Bliss Patient Centered Medical Homes, part of William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s system for health, were recently recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for their emphasis on quality health care delivery. The NCQA, an organization dedicated to improving health care […]

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WBAMC orthopaedic residents fix breaks, break the mold

Capt. Marina Rodriguez, a third year resident with William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Orthopaedic Residency Program, assists Lt. Col. Justin Orr, orthopaedic residency program director, during a total ankle replacement on a beneficiary at the hospital Jan. 19. Photos by Marcy Sanchez,  WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Feb. 9, 2017) With 25 residents on rotation and 12 staff surgeons, the Orthopaedic Residency Program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center is one of the largest in the Department of Defense. The program is also the only true combined military and civilian orthopedic surgery residency program. […]

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Fitness Resolution Health Fair provides motivation

Ali Durham, front, teaches an Insanity class with Kirsten Franka, right, during the Fitness Resolution Health Fair at the Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center here Saturday. Photos by Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor.

By Wendy Brown, Fort Bliss Bugle Editor: (El Paso, Texas, Jan. 26, 2017) The Fitness Resolution Health Fair at the Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Center here Saturday gave Karin Katusic just the motivation she needed to continue with her New Year’s resolution to get fit. “You gotta start somewhere, and they have all kinds of […]

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Patient Portal Secure Messaging access has new link

Patient Portal

Since 2009, Military Health System patients who receive care at military hospitals or clinics have had access to a robust messaging capability allowing authorized patients the ability to securely communicate with their health care team. Known by different names such as Air Force MiCare, Army Medicine Secure Messaging and RelayHealth, Patient Portal Secure Messaging is […]

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Dental procedure streamlines Soldier readiness

Col. David Fallah, director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, WBAMC, displays models showing a procedure which includes the total rehabilitation of a full set of teeth supported by four implants, Dec. 13, 2016. Photos by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Jan. 19, 2017) A new (to Fort Bliss) dental procedure is helping Soldiers improve readiness and reduce visits for dental procedures. Dental personnel conducted the first total rehabilitation of a full set of teeth supported by four implants on an active-duty Soldier at William Beaumont Army Medical […]

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WBAMC introduces robotic-assisted tubal ligation reversal

Dr. Jennifer Orr, urogynecologist, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, stands in front of the robotic surgical system she used to perform the first robotic-assisted tubal re-anastomosis at the hospital Dec. 28, 2016. The introduction of robotic assisted tubal re-anastomosis, commonly known as tubal ligation reversal, provides eligible beneficiaries with a third option for the procedure, an option studies show produces higher success rates for post-operation pregnancy. Photo by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, Jan. 12, 2017) Medical personnel at William Beaumont Army Medical Center performed the hospital’s first robotic-assisted surgery for tubal ligation reversal Dec. 28, 2016. Tubal ligation reversal, officially known as “re-anastomosis,” is the process of reconnecting or untying the fallopian tubes, depending on the method of tubal […]

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