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  • Medical Equipment Repair Center keeps DGMC medical devices healthy

    “You don’t know what you’re going to get … whether it’s ‘go there now because it’s an urgent sort of thing or can this wait until tomorrow’ - you just don’t know,” said Senior Airman Trevor Lee, 60th Medical Support Squadron biomedical equipment technician.
  • DGMC medical study looks at plant-based diet

    David Grant USAF Medical Center researchers recently completed a meal study focused on a plant-based diet versus an omnivorous diet in conjunction with support from the University of the Pacific’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.
  • Seven MTFs recognized by ACS for surgical care

    The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program recently recognized seven military medical treatment facilities for outstanding surgical care in 2019. The Military Health System hospitals were among 89 recognized facilities and 607 total military and civilian hospitals participating in the program.
  • Travis AFB hosts clinical research for NASA’s newly developed medical technology

    The E-Nose Breathanalyzer, under development at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, will have the capability of analyzing compounds found within a person’s breath to diagnose a battery of illnesses and abnormalities including respiratory illnesses, infectious diseases and cardiovascular conditions.
  • MHS GENESIS helps DGMC deliver life-saving blood

    A typical blood transfusion can be completed in one to four hours, but the first 15 minutes are crucial. In that first quarter-hour, vital signs and blood documentation are recorded and any risks in the transfusion spotted. A medical center relying on a manual documentation system can experience complications within that short window. For the 60th Medical Group staff from David Grant USAF Medical Center, stationed at Travis Air Force Base in California, the roll out of the Military Health System’s electronic health record MHS GENESIS saved both time and manpower to complete blood transfusions for their patients.
  • Team Travis conducts first Indo-Pacific aeromedical evacuation mission for COVID-19

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from at Travis Air Force Base, California, transported one COVID-19 positive patient to the U.S. from the Indo-Pacific region July 17, 2020. An active duty service member, who tested positive for the coronavirus, was transported from the Indo-Pacific region to America’s West Coast for treatment at David Grant USAF Medical Center on Travis AFB. The successful aeromedical airlift support was conducted by the 775th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight via C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 21st Airlift Squadron here. This aeromedical evacuation mission marks the first operational employment of the Transport Isolation System, or TIS, in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. It is the 18th employment of the TIS since its first operational use for COVID-19 on April 10, 2020.
  • Air Force Surgeon General visits DGMC

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. G. Steve Cum, Chief, Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps Chief, visited David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California.
  • DGMC achieves third meritorious distinction

    The David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base has been recognized for a third year as a meritorious performing hospital by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
  • DGMC doctors perform first Air Force Y-90 cancer treatment

    Two Air Force interventional radiologist at the Travis Air Force Base, California, perform the first Air Force-only liver cancer treatment on a patient with Y-90 radioembolization Sept. 7.
  • DGMC and NorthBay partner to save patient’s life

    Evelyn Staley remembers very little about the condition that landed her in the David Grant USAF Medical Center emergency room at Travis Air Force Base, California, Dec. 15, 2017.
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