The program is to recognize the continuum of healthcare a service member may experience from the battlefield to a clinical setting.
Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) November 05, 2014
The Cincinnati Veteran Affairs Medical Center is proud to announce the Battlefield to Home – A Continuity of Care for our Veterans event. The program is to recognize the continuum of healthcare a service member may experience from the battlefield to a clinical setting. The event will feature exhibits and presentations from the Army 629th Forward Surgical Team, the University of Cincinnati Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness (CSTARS), Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 10 High-Technology Simulation Trailer and the Cincinnati Mobile Health Unit.
Who: Media, Veteran stakeholders and Cincinnati VAMC staff.
When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Media outlets need to arrive by 9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – Posting of colors by VFW Post 10380
10:10 a.m. – Dr. Ralph Panos, Chief of Medicine and Medical Director of the VISN 10 TeleICU program
10:15 a.m. – Ms. Linda Smith, Cincinnati VA Medical Center Director
10:20 a.m. – Mr. Jack Hetrick, VISN 10 Network Director
10:30 a.m. – Mr. Philip Matkovsky, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management
10: 40 a.m. – Mr. Marc Burgess, National Adjutant, Disabled American Veterans
10: 45 a.m. – Mr. Ray Autenrieb, Buckeye State Council, Vietnam Veterans of America
10:50 a.m. – Tour the Army 629th FST, UC CSTARS, Simulation Trailer and MHU
11:30 a.m. – Medical Intensive Care Unit Demonstration
11:55 a.m. – “Go Live” with Atlanta VAMC
Where: The Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Auditorium, 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45220.
Contact: If you are interested in covering the event, please contact Denise Kerr at 513-487-6056 or email at denise.kerr2(at)va(dot)gov no later than 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 4.
Additional Information: The VISN 10 Tele-Intensive Care Unit provides 24 hours a day, seven days a week critical care nursing coverage. A physician certified in critical care medicine is available from 4 p.m. until 8 a.m. weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends. The VISN 10 Tele ICU provides critical care to VISN 10 hospitals located in Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Dayton and Cleveland encompassing six ICUs or 72 ICU beds. Partnering with VISN 7, the VISN 10 Tele ICU clinically and technically networked all of VISN 7’s 125 ICU beds located in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina with VISN 10’s TeleICU existing network. The VISN 10 Tele ICU now provides comprehensive critical care services to 11 Veteran Affairs Medical Centers or 16 critical care units for a total of 197critical care beds geographically located over four states.