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Clearing a cancer care path for 25 years

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Clearing a cancer care path for 25 years

For 25 years, Madigan Army Medical Center has had a holistic program to walk with those with breast cancer from initial screening through many years post-treatment. On Oct. 16, the Breast Cancer Pathway team celebrated the silver anniversary of their clinic's work with a cake-cutting and a few words of gratitude

Awarding selfless service

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Awarding selfless service

When the Amtrak 501 passenger train jumped its tracks and fell onto Interstate 5 just south of DuPont Dec. 18, 2017, three of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's medical officers and one civilian nurse, all off duty at the time, utterly disregarded their own personal safety to mobilize their skills to aid

Saving lives, on and off duty

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Saving lives, on and off duty

A trio of staff members once again proved that going above and beyond the call of duty is just another day at Madigan Army Medical Center. On their way home from long shifts, Kassandra Ooms, a certified nursing assistant in the Emergency Medicine, Shawn Janson, a dispatcher in the Communications

Connecting the dots

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Connecting the dots

When illness and injury strike a loved one, there is nothing like having a personal champion through the challenges that arise. That is the role Master Sgt. Jimmie Overstreet plays for families whose active-duty servicemember needs to take advantage of the Department of Veterans Affairs Polytrauma System of Care. Take Spc.

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Living in recovery: Part 2

What does it take to get on track when life's trials have led to the misuse of alcohol and other substances? The answer to that question is likely as varied as people themselves. For some, a 28-day stay in Madigan's Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) aids in altering patterns of thinking

Living in recovery: Part 1

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Living in recovery: Part 1

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part story. Part two will run in next week's paper. What does it take to get on track when life's trials have led to the misuse of alcohol and other substances? The answer to that question is likely as varied

Improving opioid prescribing at Madigan

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Improving opioid prescribing at Madigan

In October, Madigan's Internal Medicine Clinic moved into the implementation phase of a long-term quality improvement project addressing opioid use that aims to improve both patient safety and quality of life. It is already showing impressive results. "We had two goals with this: Improved compliance with safety standards in our clinic

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