Reported By Forrest Sanders
There's a new, convenient option for thousands of military families who need health care. What happens at a new medical building in Clarksville will help set a trend for military posts across the nation.
"It's great that it's close to home because we don't live on base," said Kimberly Fong, a military mother of three. "We're excited, for sure."
Fong said she can't wait for the ribbon to be cut on a medical clinic designed to give better access to the families of active duty soldiers.
"It really is taking health care for the first time off the installation of Fort Campbell and bringing it to the community where many of our family members level," said Lt. Col. Bradley Lieurance.
It's called the Screaming Eagle Medical Home, and it's the first of 17 similar clinics to open across the country.
"Many of our family members don't live on post, yet all of our health care resides on the installation," Lieurance said. "This gives them the opportunity to get something much more close to home."
"I think it's going to improve our medical care. I think what they're trying to do is make it more of a patient center, and so hopefully, we can get a little more continuity in care," said Fong.
"The families here go through deployments regularly," said Lieurance. "This provides them what they really need, and this is something from their standpoint. It's not just about our active duty members; it's about our active duty family members."
Find out more about the new medical center through
Blanchfield Army Hospital's Facebook page
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