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  • COVID-19 amplifies importance of Trusted Care culture

    Preparing for the unexpected has long been an essential part of the military ethos. While you can never fully prepare for something like a global pandemic, the best alternative is having a culture in place that empowers your team to adapt and respond to heightened uncertainty. For Air Force Medicine, this is the Trusted Care culture.
  • Keesler renovates cardiac cath lab to provide better, safer care

    The Keesler Cardiology Pulmonary Clinic had a ribbon cutting ceremony for their newly renovated cardiac catheterization laboratory, Nov. 15. In an approximately 10-month-process, the lab was upgraded with an entire suite of technology to provide better and safer care for patients as well as the surgical team.
  • Transition Spotlight: Col. Beatrice Dolihite, Keesler AFB

    The 81st Medical Group at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, transitioned to the Defense Health Agency on October 1, 2018, one of the first military treatment facilities to transfer to DHA management. The U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office spoke with Col. Beatrice Dolihite, the 81st MDG director and service commander to reflect on her experience as the commander of one of the first MTFs to move to DHA. Dolihite also offered some advice for other commanders and medical Airmen as their MTFs prepare for the transition.
  • SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award winner fosters resilience, culture

    Mooneyham is proud of her Native American heritage which taught her resilience and enabled her to win the 2019 Society of American Indian Government Employees Military Meritorious Service Award for her dedicated work in her community as well as supporting the Defense Department mission.
  • Keesler Medical Center hosts DoD medical leadership

    A Department of Defense medical leadership contingent conducted an 81st Medical Group site visit, April 27, as the first part of Keesler Medical Center’s transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Keesler medics implant Air Force’s 1st Micra Pacemaker

    The Keesler Medical Center became the first Air Force hospital to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia April 13.Bradycardia is a condition characterized by a slow or irregular heart rhythm, usually fewer than 60 beats per minute. At this rate, the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body during
  • First Lt. Carruth: Keesler’s Trusted Care Hero

    “My motto is, ‘if not me, then who else will’,” said 1st Lt. Clarissa Carruth, 81st Inpatient Operation Squadron clinical nurse. “I strive to continue to improve patient care practices and be a voice for the Airmen working the floor.” Carruth participated in the University of Portland Air Force ROTC program while obtaining her nursing degree in
  • Teaming up to simplify saving lives

    Some might say there’s a formula to providing quality healthcare – A heap of science, a dash of art and a whole lot of practice. As with almost any science or art, having the right tools for the job goes a long way in perfecting one’s craft, and for the 81st Medical Group, their craft is lifesaving.One of the most essential tools for medical
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