Army surgeon general discusses health at TAMC

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Air Force  Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho speaks on combat casualty care, health of the force, ready and deployable medical force, and family health.

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Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho speaks on combat casualty care, health of the force, ready and deployable medical force, and family health.

Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal
Defense Media Activity, Hawaii News Bureau

TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER — Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army surgeon general and commander, U.S. Army Medical Command, spoke on strategic priorities and initiatives for military medicine during a town hall, here, Monday.

The town hall is part of the two-week Asia-Pacific tour wherein Horoho is discussing priorities in Hawaii, Guam, Japan and Thailand.

Horoho discussed four priorities that include combat casualty care, readiness and health of the force, ready and deployable medical force, and the health of families. She used past experiences to help define the medical future and explain what she’d learned.

“What I realized is that we have to make sure that people understand what we do everyday in our military treatment facilities as a readiness factor,” Horoho said. “We have got to redefine how we look at ourselves and make sure that our narrative matches up with what we do. That’s why these priorities are so important.”

Horoho explained why establishing good readiness within the medical treatment facilities is a major priority.

“We have to look through the lens of medical capability that can be modular, scalable and (able to be tailored) to be able to really support the readiness of our Army and of our nation,” Horoho said. “That’s where our medical readiness comes in, to ensure that we are medically ready with our skill sets.”

A question and answer session followed. Horoho closed the session by thanking the Soldiers and civilians of TAMC for their day-to-day dedication.

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