Message from Colonel David K. Dunning, Commander, TAMC
The Tripler Army Medical Center earned accolades and awards from
the Army Surgeon General on its performance in outpatient and inpatient workload. This increase
in workload was over 10% greater than the previous year and in concert with our efforts to increase
capacity, more appointments, and improve your health status through healthy lifestyles and compliance
with industry standards for health (ie: mammography examinations). The staff fully acknowledges
that you, the patient, is at the center of what we do and we are indeed honored to care for you.
Additionally, Tripler introduced process improvements and best practices from the industry on
ventilator acquired pneumonia cases and improved significantly.
The staff works very hard to serve you and to provide the absolute greatest quality of care.
They are indeed compassionate, caring and most competent in the Department of Defense and I am
honored to serve side by side with them. We continue to look forward to serving you. Remember,
call us to cancel or change an appointment. Ask my staff about health measures and if you are
compliant or not (mammography, colorectal screening, diabetes, asthma, cervical screening).
And if you are hurting emotionally or mentally, ask your primary care provider for help--they can.
Lastly, remember to fill out the online or mail in Army Provider Level Patient Satisfaction Survey.
It is quick, 21 questions--tell us how we are doing. We'd love to hear from you. Mahalo. One Team.
Did you know from fall until early spring, we see
an increase in colds and respiratory infections to include the respiratory syncytial virus? While common, RSV can lead to
serious infections in young children and patients with a weakened immune system. Learn more about RSV and preventing its
spread at www.cdc.gov/rsv.
SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINES
National - 1-800-273-8255
Local - 808-832-3100
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These counters display the number and cost of missed patient appointments at Tripler Army Medical Center since 1 Oct 2013. Please help Tripler provide World Class Healthcare by planning your arrival at least 30 mins prior to your scheduled appointment. This will give you time to find parking and get checked in. If you know in advance that you will not be able to make your appointment, please call the appointment line (808-433-2778 Option #2) to cancel. This will allow Tripler to service other patients in need of medical care.
As of April 1, 2014,TRICARE walk-in service will no longer be available. Instead you can go online to get your questions answered. This change does
not affect any TRICARE benefits or health care services at Tripler Army Medical Center. Learn more at TRICARE.mil/tsc.
Family Medicine Clinic patient on June 5, 2012: "All of the staff were very friendly and professional. As always the care provided was conducted in a timely manner. It is nice to be able to get a same day appointments."
Urology Clinic patient on May 31, 2012: "Gloria was so sweet and helpful. Thank you! David Fuller in Urology was the best medical experience I've ever encountered. He kept me calm and smiling and knows his job, extremely well. Truly a gem and asset to Tripler! Thank you!"
Ophthalmology Clinic patient on May 30, 2012: "I had a corrective surgery to fix a lazy eye. The procedure went well, recovery is going well. I had my first follow up today (13 days after surgery) and my vision has improved drastically. Dr. Nemmers did an excellent job. I didn't experience any pain during or after surgery. Surprisingly it was a pleasant experience."
General Surgery Clinic patient on May 31, 2012: "Dr. Gagliano provided me with all the details of diagnosis, explained the risks involved, and medical treatment options. His assuring demeanor made me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. He explained all of my questions and displayed outstanding level of concern during pre and post surgery appointments. He is to be commended for his work to keep both active and retiree members healthy and fit. Thanks to him for a job well done!"
Family Medicine Clinic patient on June 1, 2012: "Maj. Kelly is consistently caring, effective, thorough and professional. He is part of the reason I’m on board with my husband’s plan to stay in the military."
Internal Medicine Clinic patient on June 1, 2012: "I appreciate Dr. Noon’s explanation to the importance of these routine visits. She was very thorough asking all kinds of questions and recommended courses of action. She has wonderful “bedside” manners. This comes from a person who doesn’t like to go to doctors."
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