• The heart of patient care

    A Keesler doctor is elevating the 81st Medical Group’s health care mission and paving a trail for others along the way.

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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).

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • PUPS program brings a wagging tail, happiness to medical patients

    Beginning in October, the 81st Medical Group will start the Patients Utilizing Pet Services program at the Keesler Medical Center.The PUPS program allows dogs certified through the Delta Society based in Gulfport to visit patients at the hospital. “The PUPS program is used as a way to lighten the

  • 81st Medical Group receives inpatient care recognition

    The 81st Medical Group was recently recognized in the top 10 percent of all eligible hospitals for outstanding customer service and high-quality health care by feedback from the TRICARE Inpatient Satisfaction Survey for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.More than 8,400 Military Treatment