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Pinwheels swirl in front of the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, April 11, 2018. Members of the 81st Medical Operations Squadron family advocacy and volunteers placed pinwheels to individually represent children in the three area counties who were victims of child abuse or neglect last year. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which focuses on how to prevent child abuse and neglect as well as promoting child and family well-being. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Pinwheels for prevention

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Keesler Medical Center Keesler Medical Center named best in AF
The Air Force Surgeon General awarded the Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center the coveted ‘Hospital of the Year’ distinction last week.
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Default Air Force Logo 81st MDG earns Commission on Cancer national accreditation
The Keesler Medical Center cancer program has been granted a Three Year Accreditation with Silver Commendation from the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.   To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a
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Col. Gilberto Patino, 81st Medical Operations Squadron cardiopulmonary flight commander, explains surgical procedures used in the cardiac catheterization lab to Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve Cum, Jr., Air Force Surgeon General medical enlisted force chief, during a visit to the 81st Medical Group Oct. 17, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The purpose of Ediger’s visit was to get familiar with the 81st MDG’s mission, operations and personnel. During his tour, he visited more than 10 different units in the 81st MDG to include mammography, emergency department, radiology and oncology, genetics and the clinical research laboratory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Top doc checks up on Keesler Medical Center
Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Surgeon General of the Air Force, toured the Keesler Medical Center, Oct. 17, exploring their mission and meeting the personnel who accomplish it. During his tour, he visited more than 10 different units in the 81st Medical Group to include mammography, emergency department, radiology & oncology, genetics and the clinical research lab. Since Keesler Medical Center sustained damage in 2005 from Hurricane Katrina, they have taken huge steps in patient care and their capabilities.
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The Keesler Medical Center recently acquired two of the da Vinci Xi which is one of the newest robotic surgical systems out there and the first of its kind for the Air Force. One surgical robot is set up as part of the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education to assist surgeons in getting their official robotic surgery credentials. (Courtesy Photo) Air Force’s first robotic surgery training course established at Keesler
Keesler Air Force Base surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available today.  The Keesler Medical Center has acquired two of the newest robotic surgical systems out there, the da Vinci Xi, one for surgeries and the other for surgical
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