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Dr. Brent James, an internationally known expert in the field of clinical quality improvement, reviews a handout during a Jan. 11 briefing in the Gateway Academy at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. James learned about the 59th Medical Wing’s work toward continuous process improvement and becoming a high reliability organization. He is the executive director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and vice president, Medical Research and Continuing Medical Education at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) Process improvement expert to 59th MDW: ‘You’re leading the way’
An internationally known expert in the field of clinical quality improvement was impressed with the 59th Medical Wing’s work toward becoming a high reliability organization during a Jan. 11 visit to the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center.
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Col. (Dr.) Chad Hivnor, laser and research chief with the 59th Medical Specialty Squadron, uses a fractional carbon dioxide laser to treat a patient’s scar at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 7. The laser treatment, also known as fractional skin resurfacing, goes deep into the epidermis of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen to create firm and smooth skin. Hivnor recently earned the San Antonio Business Journal 2016 Health Care Hero award for his contributions to health care in the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) Dermatologist earns health care hero award
The San Antonio Business Journal recently honored a 59th Medical Wing dermatologist for his contributions to health care in the local community.
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Hope Blanding, a 59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron medical lab technician, uses a Sysmex UF-1000i to run a microscopic analysis on samples in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center main lab, August 16. Devices like the Sysmex help to increase the accuracy and speed when processing sample for Science and Technology research projects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carwile/Released) Science & Technology: Revolutionizing tomorrow’s military medicine today
Innovative medical advancements do not happen overnight; they take a lot of hard work by many dedicated people. At the 59th Medical Wing, the devotion of the Science & Technology Office continues to advance military medical care and capabilities.
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Retired Tech. Sgt. Arnold Parker (left), a Korean War veteran who worked in nutritional medicine on Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in the early 1950s, speaks with members of the 59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron during a session of the Deliberate Development Program June 20 at the Armed Services Blood Bank Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The program develops Airmen of all ranks in areas, which include leadership, management and self-improvement. It encourages networking and access to other members of the medical team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) Development program helps Wilford Hall medics cultivate customer service skills
Warrior medics from the 59th Medical Wing are seeking direct feedback from patients and improving the patient experience through a new program developed by the 59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron.
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(l-r) Staff Sgt. Isela Gonzalez, 506th Air Expeditionary Group chaplain assistant, translates to Alberto Rosario for Maj. Peter Rhee, 506th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron hand surgeon, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise or MEDRETE as part of NEW HORIZONS 2016. In the span of two-weeks, the orthopedic medical team has treated more than 420 patients and provided 26 specialized orthopedic surgeries. Rhee is deployed from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chenzira Mallory/released) Warrior medics enhance skills, build relationships in Dominican Republic
Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing are improving their clinical skills and building international relationships during a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored readiness training exercise in the Dominican Republic.
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