After years of hard work, the U.S. Army Health and Dental Clinic on Kleber Kaserne will soon be an even better facility than before with combined medical and dental services, said Maj. Lawanda D. Warthen, U.S. Army Health Clinic-Kaiserslautern commander.
“My sincerest gratitude goes to the (Army Medical Department), (European Regional Medical Command), and (Landstuhl Regional Medical Center) staff and agencies, along with our community unit supporters who have worked so hard to make our renovated clinic a reality,” Warthen said.
Warthen said she also wanted to thank Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Brig. Gen. Nadja Y. West, the commanding general Europe Regional Medical Center, and Col. Jeffrey B. Clark, LRMC commander, for their dedication and leadership.
The new building will replace the existing medical clinic pre-fab containers and the dental clinics at Pulaski Barracks and Bldg. 3245 on Kleber Kaserne. The facility will have the capacity for treating an additional 3,700 to 5,000 beneficiaries and will continue to provide primary health and dental care as its main focus. Additional services will include radiology laboratory, dental services, behavioral health, pharmacy, optometry, physical therapy and primary care. The Soldier Medical Readiness Center will accommodate in-processing, readiness and out-processing physical exams, hearing conservation and other services that support of medical aspects of military readiness.
The move to the renovated clinic comes at a perfect time as the clinic begins its Patient-Centered Medical Home model, an innovative program for improving primary care. The PCMH enables partnerships between individual patients and their personal physicians and, when appropriate, the patient’s family. Information will be provided more efficiently through registries, IT, health information exchange and other means to ensure patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
Look for the opening of the new clinic this summer.
(Courtesy of the U.S. Army Health Clinic-Kaiserslautern)