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Substance abuse program realigned
10/19/2016
For years the Army Substance Abuse Program has been an installation asset and separate entity in treating Soldiers who are dealing with alcoholism and substance abuse issues. On Oct. 1, the program underwent changes to better align it with the Army Medical Command to provide a clinical approach in its treatment procedures. ...Read more

Women's Health Clinic focuses on contact, hydrotherapy for expectant mothers
10/19/2016
The Martin Army Community Hospital Women's Health Clinic provides numerous invaluable services to ensure the proper health and wellness of women within the Fort Benning Community. Two particular services are increasing in popularity with expectant mothers. They are skin-to-skin contact, and hydrotherapy. ...Read more

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 21
10/12/2016
The Drug Enforcement Administration has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Fort Benning Main Exchange off Marne Road, near the Main Entrance. The event is an opportunity for community members to dispose of any accumulated, unwanted, or expired medications. ...Read more

Martin Army Community Hospital celebrates Midwifery service
10/12/2016
Martin Army Community Hospital's Midwifery Service celebrated National Midwifery Week and its first year of service with a birthday celebration on Oct. 5. Since the first patient delivered in July of last year, the five certified nurse midwives on staff at Martin Army Community Hospital have provided individualized, holistic, evidenced-based care to 144 mothers in the Fort Benning Community. Many of these women returned with their babies on Wednesday to share stories, food, hugs and raffle prizes. Maj. Sarah Ohm, certified nurse midwife, chief of the midwifery services, said, "We understand our patients have choices and this is our opportunity to thank the amazing women who choose to trust the midwifery service with their care." ...Read more

Benning honors Hispanic Heritage Month
10/05/2016
The Fort Benning community came together Sept. 29 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Martin Army Community Hospital. "The Fort Benning Equal Opportunity Office, Martin Army Community Hospital and WHINSEC pulled together in a trifecta in order to make this event happen," said Sgt. 1st Class William Blackwell, Fort Benning Installation Equal Opportunity Office. "The significance of Hispanic Heritage Month shows diversity and contributions by many people. That's what we wanted to display here at the hospital by bringing everybody in the Fort Benning community together." ...Read more

Zika Toolkit provides information, preventative tips
10/05/2016
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a Zika Toolkit for the public to learn about the virus and how to protect themselves against it. Maj. Scott Robinson, the Chief of Preventive Medicine at the Martin Army Community Hospital, encourages people to visit the CDC site to gain more information about Zika. ...Read more

Mobile Ops and surgical training stresses importance of teamwork
9/28/2016
The 14th Combat Support Hospital and Martin Army Community Hospital teamed up for mobile operating training Sept. 20 - Sept. 22 in front of the old Martin Army Community Hospital. The three days of training covered treating head trauma, orthopedic surgery and dental surgery in a combat environment. ...Read more

Physical therapists, athletic trainers assist family members Final in a 3-part series
9/28/2016
It's well known that Army physical therapy plays a big part in healing wounded Soldiers and reintegrating them back into the ranks to continue their service in the nation's defense. What is not so well known is the treatment is also extended to family members when they suffer injuries and require rehabilitative therapy. ...Read more

MACH hosts RHC-A Best Medic Competition
9/21/2016
Staff Sgt. Colin Whyte, from Fort Benning, and Capt. Robert Malloy, from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, will team up to compete in the 2016 Jack L. Clark Jr. U.S. Army Best Medic Competition later this year at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, after finishing first and second place in the Regional Health Command-Atlantic Best Medic Competition at Fort Benning Sept. 13-16. ...Read more

Martin Army Hospital prepares for second round of safety inspections
9/7/2016
The Martin Army Community Hospital staff is currently gearing up for an upcoming safety re-enforcement inspection by officials from the Army Safety Health Management System. The inspection, which is set for Oct. 17-21, is to ensure that the staff is up to par on all safety procedures and that they are in compliance with the hospital commander's safety plan, according to Chris Lee, MACH's safety manager. ...Read more

Employees honored for more than 97 years of service
9/7/2016
Brig. Gen. Ronald J. Place, commanding general, Regional Health Command-Atlantic (Provisional) and Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Brady, RHC-A's command sergeant major, along with Fort Benning's Medical Activity commander, Col. Marie Dominguez and Command Sgt. Maj. Leon Johnson, recognized two Martin Army Community Hospital employees Aug. 30 for their dedicated years of service. ...Read more

Musculoskeletal specialists provide physical training assistance to Soldiers
8/25/2016
As new recruits train to become Infantrymen and Armor Soldiers at Fort Benning, their level of pre-training fitness is oftentimes a determining factor on how susceptible they are to injuries. Some injuries, depending on its severity, can impact whether or not they finish their training and become productive Soldiers. ...Read more

MACH Chief of Nursing awarded midwives fellowship
8/10/2016
Col. Robin Neumeier, who serves as deputy commander of nurses at Martin Army Community Hospital has been honored by the American College of Nurse-Midwives as one of its newest fellows. The achievement was announced during the organization's 61st meeting May 26, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ...Read more

MACH conducts first round of school and sports physicals
7/27/2016
Each year, hundreds of Fort Benning parents stand in long lines in the halls of Martin Army Community Hospital for the sole purpose of ensuring that their school-age children are medically qualified to participate in high school and middle school sports. This year was different. ...Read more

Health care is #betteratbenning
7/20/2016
"Our mission statement really says it all - Fort Benning MEDDAC provides compassionate world class health care to maximize battlefield readiness and the overall health of our community - Because We Care," said Col. Marie Dominguez, hospital commander. ...Read more

Conjunctivitis outbreak limited to Fort Benning's training population
7/20/2016
With a recent outbreak of conjunctivitis, health officials at Fort Benning are urging the community to take proper precautions to ensure this infection does not spread further throughout the community. ...Read more

Complementing the patient experience
7/20/2016
America is known as the world's melting pot and nowhere is that sentiment more noticeable than in the U.S. Army, and more locally, Martin Army Community Hospital, which opened its Red Cross Volunteer Center July 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an additional event to recognize its youth volunteers. ...Read more

Tuskegee Airman promotes granddaughter to major
7/20/2016
Newly promoted Maj. Monica Flowers, who works as a nurse at Fort Benning's Martin Army Community Hospital, had the pleasure of pinning on her new rank July 11 and expanding her family's rich military heritage all in one ceremony. ...Read more

Fort Benning hearing program captures ears of community
7/13/2016
Fort Benning is known as the Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence and the Home of the Infantry and Armor schools. Being such, it provides a greater risk for its Soldiers to suffer hearing impairments. The post's hearing program, formerly the Hearing Conservation Program, is here to help minimize that risk. ...Read more

 

 

 


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