Spotlight on LRMC

Medical commanders receive awards

***image1***Two Army military treatment facility commanders in Europe picked up a little extra cash to improve their beneficiaries’ health care during the recent Military Health System Conference held in Washington, D.C., in January.

During the Army breakout session at the conference, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, the Army surgeon general, presented checks to Col. Kyle Campbell, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Heidelberg, and to Col. Brian Lein, commander of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. The checks were business performance awards for improvements made during 2006-2007.

***image2***“The awards are in line with the Army Family Covenant to improve readiness by increasing accessibility and quality of health care,” said Col. Keith Gallagher, commander of the Europe Regional Medical Command. “The awards recognized increases in workload by our providers, which translates to an increase in appointments for our patients,” Colonel Gallagher said.

The U. S. Army Medical Department Activity – Heidelberg received $140,000 for improving patient care.  

“I am very proud of this team of positive, competent, compassionate people as they demonstrate great initiative to improve the health of the commands and communities we serve. 

This award validates their excellence and commitment to continuous improvement,” said Colonel Campbell, Heidelberg MEDDAC’s commander.  He added that the funds would be used to increase access and the quality of health care. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center received $230,000 for improving patient care.

“The hard work, dedication and going the extra mile to ensure our patients and families are cared for by all of our providers led to this award.” said Colonel Lein. “Our providers, technicians and medics– from all three Services – contributed and continue to contribute to the great successes of LRMC.” 

“The funds will be used to buy equipment and resources to support our current mission of caring for the warriors and their families,” Colonel Lein said.

(Courtesy of Europe Regional Medical Command)