Trusted Care Heroes

Trusted Care Heroes

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Senior Airman Taylor Scherff, 55th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic medical technician, tries to make three-month-old Isabelle Kittel smile in the Ehrling Bergquist Clinic at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Sept. 12, 2017. Scherff caught abnormalities in Kittle when she began taking her vital signs which led to the infant being taken to a catheterization laboratory and then into an emergency heart surgery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake) Trusted Care Heroes are all of us
Trusted care. Two words, that when spoken could have a meaning vastly different from one person to another.
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Capt. Kelsey Pilcher, 48th Medical Group pediatric nurse practitioner, listens to a newborn’s heartbeat during a check‐up at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Oct. 24. Recently, during a check‐up with one of her patients, Pilcher spoke up when she noticed that the lab test results differed from what she observed during her examination. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield) Pediatric Nurse speaks up, exemplifies Trusted Care
Trusted Care is a core component of Air Force medicine. There are nine principles, one of which is speaking up. This is a critical principle, as exemplified by attending pediatric nurse practitioner, Capt. Kelsey Pilcher, in the case of two newborns recently brought into her care.
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Trusted Care Hero Offutt Airman saves newborn minutes from death
After severe weather left many with property damage, and even more without power, a patient missing an appointment might have been easily overlooked. But for Senior Airman Taylor Scherff, 55th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic medical technician, something didn’t sit right. She knew she couldn’t wait for the normal call-back to happen, so she took it upon herself to reach the family.
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Airman Justin Morris, 88th Medical Group Dental Assistant Technician apprentice, was named an Air Force Medical Services’ Trusted Care Hero for his efforts toward increasing patient safety and doing Zero Harm. Morris brought a possible contamination issue to his supervisor that led to the Air Force adopting new procedures with dental tool kits. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington) Wright-Patterson medical Airman named Trusted Care Hero
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  “I remember hearing something from my sergeant in tech
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Share your story today! Trusted Care culture enables all Airmen and beneficiaries to own the delivery of safe and reliable care. Everyone has unique reasons “why” that fuel their commitment to the Trusted Care journey. The "What's Your Why" Campaign aims to inspire and incite change through the power of storytelling. Air Force Medical Service asks “What’s your Why”
The Air Force Medical Service launches the “What’s Your Why” campaign on August 1, 2017.  The
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Ian Bernard, a histopathology technician at the 10th Medical Group, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, was selected as a Trusted Care Hero by the Air Force Medical Care Service for his dedication to outstanding customer service. Air Force Academy medical group civilian named Trusted Care Hero
Ian Bernard works at a flight that may be compared to a police department’s investigative unit. They
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Senior Airman Joshua O’Sullivan, a respiratory therapist from the 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has been named to the 10th volume of the Air Force’s Portraits in Courage, an annual program that highlights individual Airmen and teams for their honor, valor, devotion and selfless sacrifice in the face of extreme danger to themselves and others. O’Sullivan was attached to a Critical Care Air Transportation Team at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Nov. 12, 2016, when an explosion near his quarters critically injured military personnel. A trained medic, O’Sullivan raced to the scene to render aid. (Courtesy Photo)
Respiratory therapist now battlefield medic
An explosion near his quarters while he was deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Nov. 12,
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Cardiopulmonary technicians of the 673d Medical Group Cardiopulmonary Clinic practice a bronchoalveolar lavage, a type of bronchoscopy that squirts a liquid into the lungs and then collects it again to identify disease in the lungs, at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson hospital at JBER, June 9, 2017. The clinic is capable of doing many tests and procedures from noninvasive exercise studies to invasive bronchoscopies, which involve putting a scope into the lungs through the patient’s mouth or nose. JBER medical group focuses on heart and lungs
The Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital Cardiopulmonary Clinic is a specialty clinic concentrating on the heart and lungs.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lesley Colletta, 86th Medical Squadron pharmacy technician, prepares a prescription for a patient at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, July 13, 2017. Colletta was recently recognized as a Trusted Care Hero by the Air Force Medical Service due to her involvement in preventing a medical error in the neonatal intensive care unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bass) Ramstein Airman saves life acting as Trusted Care Heroes
There are select Airmen who are given great titles: commander, first sergeant, chief… But there is a
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Staff Sgt. Jeffry Ally, 99th Medical Group surgical technician, right, Juan Sanjuan, Ally’s neighbor, and his son, Chava, pose for a photo in Las Vegas, Nev., April 4, 2017. Ally saved the child’s life when Sanjuan ran to him for help. His trauma and CPR experience allowed him to properly expel food that was obstructing the child’s airways. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver/Released) 99th MDG Airman saves neighbor
On March 28, he heard his neighbor banging on his front door, shouting for help.
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