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Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public AffairsDuring the Combat Lifesaver Course (CLS) held at Wheeler Army Airfield, students must react to medical emergencies in a combat situation. Spc. Jessica Hayes, a combat medic with HHT 2-6 CAV simulates a combat situation for Spc. Igor Rodriguez, E Co. 3-25 AVN, who provides medical care for an injured patient. Photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs www.army.mil

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Congress keeping close watch on EHR as DoD celebrates initial rollout

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Navy Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono, director, Defense Health Agency, provides remarks during the MHS GENESIS Recognition Ceremony Nov. 15 at Madigan Army Medical Center. The ceremony commemorated the deployment of the Department of Defense’s new electronic health record at its four initial fielding sites in the Pacific Northwest - Madigan, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor and Fairchild Air Force Base.



During the ceremony, Bono presented awards to each of the MTF site commanders: Air Force Col. Michaelle Guerrero, commander, 92nd Medical Group at Fairchild; Navy Capt. Christine Sears, commanding officer, Oak Harbor; Navy Capt. Jeffrey Bitterman, commanding officer, Bremerton; and Army Col. Michael Place, commander, Madigan.

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