The 88th Medical Group is one of the largest Air Force Military Treatment Facilities providing primary and specialty care to over 58,000 eligible beneficiaries. We are a major military/civilian integrated platform with many formal programs in advanced specialty training of physicians, nurses and technicians.
The group is comprised of seven squadrons:
The 88th Aerospace Medicine Squadron provides direct support to Air Force operations by promoting and sustaining force health, preventing injury and illness, restoring health, and sustaining human performance. These key mission effects are accomplished at the unit level through effective management of six major Aerospace Medicine Programs: 1) Flying and Special Duty Operations 2) Occupational and Environmental Health 3) Force Health Readiness 4) Community Health 5) Human Performance Sustainment, and 6) Emergency Response and Disaster Management. Our squadron's top priority is ensuring our operators are medically ready to execute their mission in both garrison and deployed locations. We strive to prevent disease, promote health, and optimize performance while providing excellent medical care to our beneficiaries. The 88th Aerospace Medicine Squadron is comprised of five flights, as follows: Flight and Operational Medicine, Public Health, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Optometry, and Health Promotion. Our squadron has 142 members; including active duty, civilians, and contractors.
The 88th Dental Squadron is the 7th largest Dental Treatment facility in the Air Force and comprises 4 Flights, as follows: Clinical Dentistry Flight, Dental Support Flight, Base Dental Laboratory Flight and Dental Residency Flight. Our Squadron is comprised of 97 members, including active duty, civilians and contractors. The unit also directs the largest Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in the Air Force. The clinic treats 2,700 patients, performs 77,420 procedures and produces $9 million dollars in production annually which makes it one of the top two most productive clinics in Air Force Materiel Command. The clinic is complemented by a full dental laboratory that consists of 8 experienced technicians. The lab performs 20,500 procedures annually worth over 1 million dollars. The Dental Squadron recognizes our primary responsibility to support United States Air Force and combatant commanders by ensuring a dentally ready force; preparing Wright-Patterson’s AF, AFR and DoD deployable employees for worldwide service. Our primary home station mission is to provide comprehensive, high-quality dental care to our beneficiaries by restoring oral health through clinical excellence and efficient use of our available resources. Our providers partner with patients, employing evidenced based dentistry with state-of-the-art equipment and materials in a compassionate, patient-centered approach to achieve optimum oral health.
The 88th DTS delivers comprehensive clinical laboratory, diagnostic imaging, nutritional medicine, and pharmacy services for the Air Force's second largest medical center, serving 58,000 beneficiaries with an annual budget of 68 million dollars. The squadron provides more than 935,000 lab analyses, 63,000 diagnostic imaging examinations, 170,000 meals, 4,800 inpatient and 4,300 outpatient nutritional consultations, and 1.1 million prescriptions each year.
The 88th IPTS is a 149-member organization supporting warfighter operations worldwide. Delivers comprehensive medical, surgical, obstetrical/gynecological, and intensive care inpatient services to 39K enrollees and select Veterans Administration patients. Supports 6 graduate medical education programs, 13 surgical/12 medical specialties, homeland defense, and deployment platform. Executes a $6.9M budget. Manages 3,100 admissions, 11K bed days, and 440 deliveries.
The 88th Medical Operations Squadron serves over 37,000 beneficiaries through providing a full scope of healthcare services including internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, physical and occupational therapy, pediatrics and mental health. In addition to supporting direct medical care, the squadron has eight graduate medical education programs. The squadron has on average over 700+ members supporting war-fighting operations worldwide. This team executes a total operating budget of $45 million and delivers 261,000 outpatient visits annually. The squadron is poised to support not only homeland defense, but also always has on an average 30+ members deployed in support of OIF/OEF.
The squadron is comprised of six flights; Medical Information Systems, Medical Logistics, Resource Management, TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration, Medical Readiness and Personnel and Administrative Services. We direct logistics, systems, resource utilization, readiness, patient administration, all personnel functions for 2.2K MDG staff members, as well as the TRICARE operations for 58,000 DoD beneficiaries. We oversee MDG's annual $132M budget execution, $90M TRICARE program, maintain $35M in war reserve material, procure $118M in services, and maintain $78M in equipment, across an 944K square foot facility.
The 88th Surgical Operations Squadron is comprised of six flights dedicated to providing quality comprehensive specialty care and surgical services to 58,000 DoD beneficiaries and select Veterans Administration patients. We are committed to caring not only for heroes serving today but also those who have served and continue to serve as veterans, government civilians, government contractors, spouses and family members. Our team prevents disease, promotes health and optimizes performance by providing general surgery, ENT, urology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, podiatry, orthopedic, ophthalmology and OB/GYN services to include a 12 room surgical suite that supports 17 surgical specialties performing 3.5K surgical cases per year. This team executes a $16.5M operating budget to deliver 79K outpatient visits and supports 440 births annually. The squadron's robust deployment platform is poised to mobilize for global contingencies, homeland defense, and peacetime humanitarian disasters. We actively support graduate medical education programs in general surgery, OB/GYN and anesthesia.