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Gratitude and grief, one COVID survivor’s story

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Gratitude and grief, one COVID survivor’s story

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - When Dena Curtis worked her way through the stations of the drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site on a gloriously warm and sunny early spring day in the Pacific Northwest, a mix of emotions was her noticeable passenger. "My husband and I, we talked about the vaccine, about getting

Madigan and JBLM cross the 100k vaccine dose given mark

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Madigan and JBLM cross the 100k vaccine dose given mark

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - In these times where the terms millions and billions are tossed around on a daily basis, it may be easy to forget just how big a number 100,000 really is. Madigan Army Medical Center and its partners I Corps and the 62nd Airlift Wing have

Madigan graduates a well-tested class

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Madigan graduates a well-tested class

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - There is always a Friday in June that is celebrated at Madigan Army Medical Center. That is graduation day. For this year's ceremony for the 100 residents, interns and fellows from 22 graduate health education programs, masks and social distancing were the order of the

A first for test pilot

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A first for test pilot

Retired Army helicopter test pilot Robert "Gordon" Evans can describe the inner workings of the Army's helicopter fleet from a Cobra to a 58-Delta or a Chinook, a Huey or an Apache. He can tell in detail the difference between the heat of Fort Polk, La., versus Fort Bragg, N.C.,

Bringing light to a dark year

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Bringing light to a dark year

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Joint Base Lewis-McChord - There is little that can hunt the good stuff quite like a little girl in a dress that sparkles and twirls. If this notion is doubted, 5-year-old Jaina Synder offered overwhelming proof at Madigan Army Medical Center's annual Christmas tree and menorah lighting

Drive-thru flu fighting went well

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Drive-thru flu fighting went well

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER - Vehicles and large parking lots have proven to be saving graces in the COVID era. Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has certainly made extensive use of them to ensure appropriate social distancing for its pharmacy operations and now has conducted its first

Turning on lifesaving trials at Madigan

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Turning on lifesaving trials at Madigan

(Photo: Janell Cain, a clinical research coordinator at Madigan with the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program, records the informed consent forms signed by a patient receiving treatment for COVID-19 in the intensive care unit from Madigan’s Virtual Critical Care Center April 14.) Madigan Army Medical Center, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has

First baby of the new year at Madigan

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First baby of the new year at Madigan

Little Jourdan Sheridan wanted to make sure that 2020 started off right for his mom Genita and dad Demetri, so he decided that he'd make his entry into the world within the first hour of the new year. The physicians and nursing staff in the Labor and Delivery unit of Madigan

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

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