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Madigan earns national award for green practices

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Madigan earns national award for green practices

The green efforts of Madigan Army Medical Center recently earned it the Greenhealth Emerald Award. Madigan competed alongside civilian and military hospitals on a national level to be recognized for its superior sustainability program in areas such as air emissions, water, recycling, green buildings, environmentally-friendly purchasing, nutritional practices and leadership. "We have

Madigan nurse earns top valor award

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Madigan nurse earns top valor award

In recognition of putting her life in danger to save train crash victims, Tanya Porter was awarded the Secretary of the Army Award for Valor on June 1 by Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper at the Pentagon. Just before an Amtrak train derailed south of DuPont, Washington, on

Behavioral health care made easy on JBLM

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Behavioral health care made easy on JBLM

Whether they're struggling with marital strife, grief, combat-related stress or other issues, service members here can get easy access to behavioral health care. Across Army Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center is one of just a handful of locations that offers all 12 behavioral health service line programs in house. "Here, at Madigan,

Madigan now offers LGBT support group

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Madigan now offers LGBT support group

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender servicemembers can now join a newly-formed support group at Madigan Army Medical Center. The LGBT support group meets the second Thursday of every month at 5 p.m. at the Richmond Conference Room. Servicemembers can participate on a drop-in basis. "We want to be able to support the

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Walk to Remember addresses loss of a child

One by one, the children’s names were spoken aloud, candles were lit and the silence was broken. “It’s really our passion to change the culture of silence around pregnancy and loss, to speak your baby’s name and tell your story,” said Miriam Krause, the guest speaker at Madigan

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Holistic recovery tools offered at Madigan

Brain injuries don’t happen in isolation. They often come along with chronic pain, or long-impacting injuries or behavioral health concerns like post-traumatic stress. After all, whatever caused the brain injury — an explosion, a vehicle accident, a fall — also affects the rest of the person. These

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Madigan patient ignites the holiday spirit

As he walks into the hospital, he sees a winter wonderland of a Christmas tree ahead, decked in gold and white decorations, with birds, deer and other wildlife placed amidst a snow-like scene. Garen Moore, 6, knows what his job is going to be. “I get to light the Christmas

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DENTAC, Red Cross train dental assistants

Service members and family members are learning to do medical charting, conduct dental exams and help with fillings and sealants thanks to a dental assistant training program here. Ten students are studying to be dental assistants in the second class of the American Red Cross Dental Assistant

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Helping premature babies thrive

Some babies are born too early, before their bodies are ready to keep their breathing or their temperatures steady. Others may have a birth defect like a cleft palate, which requires specialized feeding before surgery. Still, others may be born with a narcotics addiction, or with

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JBLM soldiers rescue train accident victims

Just seconds after seeing the train fall into traffic on Interstate 5, 2nd Lt. Robert McCoy rushed out of his car to run toward the train car now dangling from the overpass. He was driving home from physical training when the Amtrak train derailed just south of DuPont, Dec. 18. A

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New DOD autism center to provide ‘important bridge’ to JBLM families

The 1,000 military children with autism in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community, and their families, will receive enhanced care and resources thanks to the opening of the new JBLM Center for Autism Resources, Education and Services Wednesday. “As a Soldier, and having raised a child with autism,

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Civilian nurses at Madigan get loan help

Twenty-six civilian nurses at Madigan Army Medical Center got help paying for their school loans thanks to the Civilian Nurse Student Loan Repayment Program. Each nurse can apply for up to a $10,000 loan every three years (with a lifetime loan limit of $60,000), and, in return,

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Madigan welcomes first babies of 2017

Twins Madeleine and Victoria decided to make a dramatic entrance when they came into this world. Not only did Madeleine and Victoria arrive more than a week early, but they also became the first babies born at Madigan Army Medical Center in 2017 on Jan. 1. “They had

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Madigan’s sleep center recognized

Madigan Army Medical Center recently earned national recognition for the excellent care provided in its Sleep Service Clinic when the American Academy of Sleep Medicine awarded program accreditation. The Sleep Service Clinic received the accreditation for the first time, and on its first attempt, after the AASM

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Researchers at Madigan are on the front edge of precision medicine

Researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center are on the front edge of the new field of precision medicine, using patients’ unique differences in their genes, lifestyles and environments to predict what medical conditions they are susceptible to and what treatments work best for each individual. While by

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Madigan earns environmental award

Madigan's efforts to stay green earned it the honor of being named as a part of the Practice Greenhealth Circle of Excellence on May 19. This award is given to healthcare organizations for outstanding performance in reducing their environmental footprints; Madigan was specifically recognized for its waste reduction efforts. "It's no surprise

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Doc comforts patients through music

The patient was just too agitated to stay in his bed. A World War II veteran with dementia kept changing out of his gown and trying to leave the inpatient floor. Capt. Edwin Choi, the doctor on call at Madigan Army Medical Center, couldn't give him a sedative - it wouldn't

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