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Oct. 22, 2021

Virtual appointment meets patient's needs

At 40 weeks pregnant, when Raini Fitch began feeling the signs of a urinary tract infection, she knew she needed medical care, but, with an 18-month-old daughter and no childcare to speak of, Fitch did not want to go to the emergency room, especially for a non-emergency issue.

June 22, 2021

Care enough to call

In May, Bassett Army Community Hospital had 463 appointments go unused due to patient no-shows – individuals who miss or are more than 15 minutes late without calling to cancel or reschedule. This number equates to just over 23 appointments each day.

May 26, 2021

Lozano: The cavalry is coming

In October 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) reported over 80% of the boroughs in Alaska, as have staffing shortages in primary care. Medical Department-Activity Alaska and its beneficiaries have also felt the strain of shortages.

Feb. 22, 2021

Beyond the Medicine: Patient Travel

The patient travel office, just one piece of the Patient Administration Division, works with providers, the MEDDAC-AK referral office, resource management and SATO Travel to arrange travel for approximately 1,700 patients each year.

Feb. 22, 2021

Diverse in talent, united in mission; 120 years of service

Officially founded in 1901 with the purpose of caring for soldiers on the battlefield and at home, the Army Nurse Corps has used their diverse talents in their united mission to provide selfless service and quality care to Soldiers, family members and other beneficiaries for over a century.

Jan. 22, 2021

Delgado-DeWaele receives leadership award

A member of the Medical Department Activity-Alaska operations section has received the Capt. John R. Teal Leadership Civilian Award for 2020.

Jan. 22, 2021

Behind the medicine: medical maintenance

At the conclusion of a medical appointment, the provider and their support staff often receive the compliments or disapproval from a patient, but whether the appointment went well or not, often begins before the patient ever enters the room.

Nov. 6, 2020


With the flip of a switch Medical Department Activity – Alaska officially deployed MHS GENESIS, the Department of Defense’s new electronic health record, Oct. 31 during an early morning ceremony at Bassett Army Community Hospital.

May 22, 2020

Breaking the fast

‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ is a common phrase, but one often ignored. Breaking a fast with the first meal of the day is an important part of having a healthy, balanced diet and life. What makes breakfast so important?

May 2, 2020

Exceeding Expectations

Pregnancy can be an anxiety-filled time for many women, especially when going through pregnancy alone. This is where Alyssa Roland found herself in this exact situation; pregnant, alone and anxious.

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