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News | April 13, 2022

IACH Updates April 12

By Jorge Gomez

IACH Updates:
  • IACH celebrates the first ever Health Information Professionals Week April 21, 11 a.m., on the second floor fireplace area with keynote speaker LTC Michael Crivello, Deputy Commander for Administration. Health information professionals see the person connected to the data, and work tirelessly to ensure their information stays human–because when information stays human, it stays relevant. Join us in person or watch the Facebook livestream as we celebrate those who ensure health stories remain accurate, accessible and protected.
  • IACH celebrates National Nurses Week starting May 6, 11 a.m., on the second floor fireplace area with keynote speaker COL Hyun Kang, Deputy Commander for Nursing & Patient Services. All are invited to share in the festivities honoring the contributions and sacrifices of our nurses. Watch the livestream ceremony if you can't attend in person. Remember to thank a nurse that week.
  • Get peace of mind. The IACH Lab offers walk-ins for sexually transmitted infection testing Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The lab tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV and Hep C for Active Duty and beneficiaries ages 16+. No appointment necessary. Results can be found on the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal. All positive results will receive a medical call for follow up treatment and education. Seek medical treatment if you are experiencing symptoms or had an unprotected known exposure. Go to the Emergency Department immediately if you know you were exposed to HIV.
  • Covered While on Vacation? TRICARE's got you covered when visiting friends and family several hundred miles away from Fort Riley but only if you go to an authorized urgent care center. Don't get stuck with an unpaid medical bill. Nick tells you what to do to keep your vacation experience free of complications.
  • Two Decades Toward Equanimity. Illness struck her father when she was 9. He changed his life toward recovery. She chose to stave off a hereditary illness. MAJ Adhana McCarthy, a physician assistant, tells the story of how yoga became her lifestyle at an early age.
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.