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June 14, 2023

BJACH, DENTAC Soldiers, employees, beneficiaries talk Pride Month

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital Soldiers, veterans and staff discussed historic and current challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, serving openly and what it means to celebrate Pride month at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

June 6, 2023

Wilma takes command of BJACH

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital has a new leader following a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m., June 5 on Warrior Field at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

June 2, 2023

Veterinary Corps vital to Army for 107 years

Veterinary services at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk provide more than routine healthcare for family pets. Established in 1916, the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps celebrates 107 years of service to the nation June 2.

May 24, 2023

BJACH Mental Health Awareness month initiatives, resources, more

Editor’s note: In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, I interviewed the Fort Polk installation director of psychological health. We discussed initiatives, resources, the continuum of care, and other related topics to help the community understand the depth and breadth of the mental health program offered at Fort Polk.

May 16, 2023

BJACH holds weeklong celebration of nurses at Fort Polk

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital celebrated National Nurses Week, May 6-12 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

April 20, 2023

BJACH promotes child abuse prevention with pinwheel planting

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital and Parkway Elementary School planted pinwheels April 19 to raise awareness and prioritize the prevention of child abuse during the Month of the Military Child at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

April 18, 2023

BJACH Big Latch On brings community together to support breastfeeding

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital hosted the Global Big Latch On, April 16 to promote and provide breastfeeding support to Soldiers and Families at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

April 14, 2023

NSU Nursing Students share resources, dispel prejudice of seeking mental health services for Military Spouses

Northwestern State University nursing students conducted a service-learning presentation about the reluctance of military spouses seeking mental health assistance April 12 at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

March 29, 2023

BJACH hosts hospital-wide skills fair

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital hosted a skills fair on March 21 and 22 at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana. The purpose of the event was to provide hospital clinicians with state-of-the-art training and help military providers complete individual task list requirements.

March 21, 2023

Louisiana National Guard, BJACH all ears for hearing conservation training

The Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital Department of Public Health hosted the Louisiana National Guard on March 20 and 21 for the hearing technician certification course and occupational hearing conservationist certification workshop at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana.

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