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Today's News

  • Searching for clues to the hospital chapel’s history

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox Public Affairs

    Like a patchwork of panels in a stained glass window, the accomplishments and developments of Ireland Army Community Hospital have been pieced together to paint a beautiful and rewarding history of Fort Knox and the Army medical community.

  • Disposal of medical sharps a safety concern

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox Public Affairs

    Soldiers and civilian employees on military installations quickly become familiar with safety training resources and prevention programs to mitigate exposure to a range of chemical, physical and environmental hazards.

    But how familiar are we about the possibility of syringes found in restroom garbage? Or needles discarded on the side of the road?

  • Army health program improves weight loss for Knox Soldiers

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Senior Staff Writer

    Eating healthy and maintaining the proper amount of sleep isn’t always an easy task for Soldiers and those who work and take care of a family. To alleviate this problem area in the lives of people working and serving in the Army, Public Health Command launched the Performance Triad in September 2013 which is designed to enhance a person’s health through sleep, activity and nutrition.

  • Army Medicine researchers seek military respiratory patients for study

    By RONALD WOLF

    Army Medicine

    Military personnel who deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation New Dawn were commonly exposed to airborne hazards such as dust and smoke, Army Medicine researchers said.

    Some may have developed respiratory diseases and still have medical consequences as a result.

    Army Medicine re- searchers are contin-uing to investigate possible long-term effects of this exposure, and need your help.

  • AROUND KNOX

    Allergy Clinic hours change

    IRACH PAO

    Due to upcoming provider deployments, the IRACH allergy clinic will not be able to continue extended hours of operation. Effective Monday the allergy clinic hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    See Knox Notes for complete information.

    Buddy Bat to throw pitch

    Knox PAO

    Buddy Bat, the mascot for the Louisville Bats, will throw out the opening pitch at the Fort Knox High School baseball home game March 26. All are welcome.

  • Treating all creatures great and small

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    In 2011 Fort Knox moved its veterinarian clinic to a renovated building that brought the facility into the 21st Century. It now has top notch equipment, in-house blood analysis capabilities, new operating and prep rooms and has upgraded its paper medical files to electronic data files.

    But the one thing it did not replace—could not replace—were the dedicated and devoted employees who consider their patients to be one of their own.

  • The Dream Team—Our Nurses

    Empathy, compassion a requirement—odd humor a bi-product

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    Editor's note: While this story highlights OR nurses, I recognize that many of the experiences and routines are common to nursing as a whole. It is to those professionals I dedicate this piece.

  • Hand hygiene campaign critical to infection prevention

    By JO ELLEN MACKEY

    IRACH Preventive Medicine

    The Centers for Disease Control states that of hospitalized patients in the United States, an estimated 722,000 infections occur each year. That is one infection for every 25 patients.

    That is one statistic that the leadership of Ireland Army Community Hospital works every day to change.

    Hospital acquired infections are often life threatening and hard to treat so prevention is a primary concern. Hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infections.

  • EDIS, TBI clinic among programs IRACH offers

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Senior Staff Writer

    Most times people only think of the hospital as a place for appointments when they are sick, need surgery, or have an emergency. But, Ireland Army Community Hospital has a few programs that are more than just about healing the body, some are about healing the mind and total wellness of the person.

  • Midwives’ bond with patients brings labor of love

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox Public Affairs

    The birth of a child is considered one of life’s most precious moments. Mothers cherish the time spent bonding with their newborn after the delivery. Yet, before the delivery, the bond developed between a mother and her nurse midwife can become just as memorable.