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March 3, 2021

LRMC tele-mentoring program extends care beyond borders

LANDSTUHL, Germany - Deploying innovative technology to provide medical education is nothing new for the US Military. Office of The Surgeon General (OTSG) - Army Pain Management Task Force has partnered with Project ECHO, an educational program developed at the University of New Mexico, to expand access to pain specialty care. The military has been deploying this hub and spoke model for over 8 years.

March 3, 2021

Passion for healing forges leaders of military medicine

As a college student, Lee Phillips didn’t know what life had in store for him. In his words, he was “kind of going through college and working a little bit, trying to pay my way through and didn't really know what I wanted to do.”

March 3, 2021

U.S. Soldiers contend for German “Schützenschnur”

On a cold, rainy February afternoon, 27 Soldiers joined German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) Service Members for a chance to earn the coveted German Armed Forces Badge of Marksmanship, or Schützenschnur, at Breitenwald Range, just outside of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

March 3, 2021

Kleber Soldiers participate in Finnish Army’s Winter Combat Course

ROVANIEMI, Finland – Subarctic temperatures didn’t stop a multinational training exercise from going forward during a Winter Combat Course near Rovaniemi, Finland, located just four miles south of the Arctic Circle, during the freezing month of January, the coldest month of the year in the region.

Feb. 11, 2021

LRMC surpasses 100K COVID-19 tests  

This week, as the largest U.S. military hospital outside the continental United States, LRMC surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 tests with a continued commitment toward diminishing the virus. This is evidenced by ongoing additions to its laboratory arsenal, such as the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration-authorized Rapid Antigen Tests, or RAT tests. Using a RAT test, patients can read their results directly from the testing card, similar to home pregnancy tests.  

Feb. 9, 2021

Host nation patient liaisons impact continuity of care

To assist with the unnerving task of managing health care while overseas, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center employs multiple host nation patient liaisons to help Americans navigate through host nation health care.

Jan. 4, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations begin for Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center conducted its first inoculations of healthcare workers with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 31. The arrival of the vaccine paves the way for a phased vaccine distribution plan to protect our military communities overseas against COVID-19.

Dec. 29, 2020

Airman enhances care through innovation

It’s been said that a crisis can be viewed from two aspects, that of danger and another for opportunity. Over the past several months, COVID-19 has transformed business practices, social gatherings and patient care processes. While many of these changes are an expansion of technology to continue the lifestyles we are accustomed to, innovation has proven critical. Only weeks after arriving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, and less than a year after enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, Airman 1st Class Tara Somers, a medical technician at LRMC’s Internal Medicine Clinic, found herself with the opportunity to help shape response efforts to COVID-19.

Dec. 29, 2020

Training tests readiness, grit of LRMC Service Members

Over 300 personnel at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center participated in Operation Courageous Ascent, a training exercise designed to test medical operations in austere environments, Nov. 17-19.

Dec. 29, 2020

U.S. Army Soldier, Nigerian native reflects on service, opportunities presented

LANDSTUHL, Germany – Service in the armed forces is an alternative to college for most American high school students nearing graduation. For James Gabisum, service to the country is a privilege he doesn’t take for granted. A native of Nigeria, Gabisum’s first experience with the American way of life came after being selected for participation in a foreign exchange student program in the late 2000s. Following selection, Gabisum, only 15 years old at the time, travelled across the world to the U.S. state of Iowa.

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