Madigan Army Medical Center http://nwpr.org en Mandatory Furloughs Tough On Employees And Patients At Madigan Army Medical Center http://nwpr.org/post/mandatory-furloughs-tough-employees-and-patients-madigan-army-medical-center <p>More than 2,600 civilian employees at <a href="http://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil/">Madigan Army Medical Center </a>in Tacoma will begin mandatory one-day-a-week furloughs Monday.&nbsp;The furloughs are a result of the federal spending cuts known as sequestration.</p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:30:19 +0000 Patricia Murphy 30619 at http://nwpr.org Mandatory Furloughs Tough On Employees And Patients At Madigan Army Medical Center Army Surgeon General Suspends “Trust Enhancement” Program Following Investigation http://nwpr.org/post/army-surgeon-general-suspends-trust-enhancement-program-following-investigation <p>In 2010 the tempo of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were saddling the Army’s Medical Treatment Facilities with thousands of soldiers needing complex healthcare. That same year Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker chartered a task force to help improve trust. He believed trust was the foundation of Army Medicine.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:22:53 +0000 Patricia Murphy 26147 at http://nwpr.org New Army Report Finds Trouble With Behavioral Health System http://nwpr.org/post/new-army-report-finds-trouble-behavioral-health-system <p>The Army has more than doubled its number of military and civilian behavioral health workers in the past five years. It’s an important step. But it may not be enough. A report out today examines how the Army evaluates soldiers for mental health issues; it finds the system is riddled with problems. Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:06:24 +0000 Patricia Murphy 24011 at http://nwpr.org New Army Report Finds Trouble With Behavioral Health System Army Refuses To Release Investigation Into PTSD Probe At Madigan Army Medical Center http://nwpr.org/post/army-refuses-release-investigation-ptsd-probe-madigan-army-medical-center <p></p><p>The Army says it won’t release the investigation into how Madigan Army Medical Center handled some soldiers' diagnoses for post-traumatic stress disorder. The denial comes one week after the Secretary of the Army was at Joint base Lewis McChord to announce the completion of an Army-wide review on the same subject. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:39:56 +0000 Patricia Murphy 22588 at http://nwpr.org Army Refuses To Release Investigation Into PTSD Probe At Madigan Army Medical Center Madigan Army Medical Center Redefines Pain Care http://nwpr.org/post/madigan-army-medical-center-redefines-pain-care <p>Service Members and employees at Washington’s Joint Base Lewis McChord in Lakewood plan to observe a moment of silence at 5:46 Tuesday morning. That’s the time 11 years ago that the first plane hit the World Trade Center Tower.</p><p>Since that time, thousands of Service Members injured during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan live with chronic pain. Until recently, powerful and addictive pain killing drugs were the first line of defense. But the Army is trying to change that by taking a more nuanced and holistic approach. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 01:03:46 +0000 Patricia Murphy 14963 at http://nwpr.org Madigan Army Medical Center Redefines Pain Care Army Gives Few Details On Investigation Into PTSD Diagnoses http://nwpr.org/post/army-gives-few-details-investigation-ptsd-diagnoses <p>This week the Army announced that it will no longer use a special psychiatry unit to evaluate soldiers with PTSD at Madigan Army Medical Center in Lakewood. Thursday, Army leadership from Madigan met with reporters. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 01:42:41 +0000 Patricia Murphy 12669 at http://nwpr.org Army Gives Few Details On Investigation Into PTSD Diagnoses Army Changes PTSD Diagnosis Process http://nwpr.org/post/army-changes-ptsd-diagnosis-process <p>The U.S. Army is revising the way it diagnoses soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder. In the Northwest, it means the Army will no longer use a special psychiatric unit at Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:27:23 +0000 Austin Jenkins 12559 at http://nwpr.org Army Changes PTSD Diagnosis Process