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WBAMC exceeds patient care benchmark

Surgical Ward staff members at William Beaumont Army Medical Center celebrate exceeding the U.S. Army Medical Command benchmark for the Tricare Inpatient Satisfaction Survey April 11. TRISS reflects inpatient experiences for medical, surgical and obstetrics inpatient services from Military Treatment Facilities. Photo by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, May. 18, 2017) Janice Morgan’s first trip to William Beaumont Army Medical Center was for a spider bite. In fact, it was her first trip to then-William Beaumont General Hospital and the year was 1964. Morgan has been a patient since. Morgan’s most recent trip to WBAMC […]

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Army nurse, cancer survivor, shares experience with WBAMC nurses

Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, an Army nurse and cancer survivor, displays her prosthetic leg to nurses of William Beaumont Army Medical Center’s Surgical Ward here April 6 during a visit to the ward where she shared her experience during her fight with synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, and recovering through limb salvage and amputation. Elmlinger, who is coaching and mentoring wounded warriors during this year’s Department of Defense Warrior Games, visited with staff members to help them understand the impact WBAMC staff can have on patients. Photos by Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs.

By Marcy Sanchez, WBAMC Public Affairs: (El Paso, Texas, April 20, 2017) Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a cancer survivor and Army nurse, shared a story of resilience and recovery during her battle with cancer with William Beaumont Army Medical Center nurses here April 6. Growing up, Elmlinger was always athletic. She participated in various high school sports […]

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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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