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  • ACC Command Surgeon, Mental Health Branch Chief, address Covid-19 reluctance 

    Brig. Gen. Sharon Bannister, command surgeon of Air Combat Command and Lt. Col. Michael McCarthy, ACC mental health branch chief, virtually discussed staying remote and ready, with ACC Public Affairs Oct. 6, 2020. A few of the primary topics that were discussed with Bannister and McCarthy are the reluctance of reporting when having symptoms related to COVID-19 and testing availability, and, with flu season approaching, how do we determine one over the other.
  • ACC Command Surgeon, Mental Health Branch Chief, address Covid-19 reluctance 

    Brig. Gen. Sharon Bannister, command surgeon of Air Combat Command and Lt. Col. Michael McCarthy, ACC mental health branch chief, virtually discussed staying remote and ready, with ACC Public Affairs Oct. 6, 2020. A few of the primary topics that were discussed with Bannister and McCarthy are the reluctance of reporting when having symptoms related to COVID-19 and testing availability, and, with flu season approaching, how do we determine one over the other.
  • Medical Airman awarded Bronze Star at MHAFB

    Master Sgt. Mark Hurd, 366th Healthcare Operations Squadron medical logistics flight chief, was awarded the Bronze Star, June 24, 2020, here for his achievement as surgeon general superintendent and senior enlisted medical advisor while in support of OPERATION FREEDOM SENTINEL from Jan. 1, 2019 to Nov. 1, 2019, at Forward Operating Base Oqab, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Medical logistics team prepares for long fight

    The 366th Healthcare Operations Squadron began preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic before things started to really kick off. This early readiness gave the medical logistics team enough time to minimize their chance of becoming overwhelmed.
  • UCC Townhall: Q&A

    On June 24, 2019, the 366th Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) hosted a townhall to discuss the July 15, 2019, closure of the Urgent Care Center (UCC) on base.  Attendees raised many questions, focusing on other care options available as well as potential copays with any urgent care center or emergency room visits off base. 
  • MHAFB Medication Disposal Box

    When receiving over-the-counter medication, there is a timeline for when it is allowed to be taken. What if there’s left over medication from a previous prescription? Airmen at Mountain Home Air Force Base can deposit any unused prescription medication into the Med Safe box at the Medical Treatment Facility year round.
  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.
  • MTF Transition

    The 366th Medical Group at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, will soon begin to make what some may see as drastic changes to the services provided here. The facility will transition from an inpatient hospital to an outpatient clinic by mid-summer. “This decision was actually made approximately 17 years ago; it was contingent upon the local hospital becoming civilian accredited by the Joint Commission,” said Col. Andrew Moore, 366th Medical Group commander. “That happened two years ago, and when it happened, we started the process to look at services in our base hospital with regard to what is in the best interest of our patients and the mission.”
  • Base officials announce plans to transition hospital into outpatient clinic

    Base officials announced a plan today to transition the inpatient hospital on base to an outpatient clinic by this summer. The plan is designed to focus on the health and well-being of airmen and families while ensuring medical personnel are current, trained and equipped to support the full spectrum of military operations.
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