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    Health Center rounds out year in education lectures

    Health Center rounds out year in education lectures

    Photo By Lisa Tourtelot | Dr. Randall Roy, an orthopedic surgeon with Canyon Vista Medical Center, addresses...... read more read more



    Story by Lisa Tourtelot 

    Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - The staff at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, hosted their final “lunch and learn” lecture at the health center Sept. 14, 2015.

    Dr. Randall Roy, an orthopedic surgeon with Canyon Vista Medical Center, taught providers and staff about the value of quality shoulder exams during evaluations.

    This year marks the first time outside providers were invited to present on relevant topics to the health center staff, fostering a positive relationship between the military and civilian health care providers.

    “Most of the speakers are from our organization,” said Maj. Marta Artiga, the chief of primary clinics, “but this year we extended the invitation to Canyon Vista providers. I think that was one of the best practices because the strong relationship [between] our organization with the community.”

    The lectures cover topics from the proper diagnosis of conjunctivitis to heart failure and pain management.

    Artiga and her team worked to bring in specific subject matter experts for each lunch lecture.

    “You have somebody coming in talking about a particular area that they treat on a regular basis, people who may actually experience these patients in their clinics,” said Roy. “Hopefully [lecture participants] can take something from that.”

    Artiga hopes that the incorporation of diverse medical backgrounds will only improve the overall quality of care patients can expect from Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center.

    “The organization benefits by receiving the best evidenced-based medical practice in our community and organization,” said Artiga. “It also provides a quality time to strongly network with specialized providers in town. After attending the lecture the staff has the opportunity to apply evidenced-based practice back to their population served.”

    The next lecture series is scheduled to begin in December.



    Date Taken: 09.17.2015
    Date Posted: 09.17.2015 16:42
    Story ID: 176433
    Location: FORT HUACHUCA, AZ, US 

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