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For Information about Ireland Army Health Clinic media and community relations call the Public Affairs Office at 502-624-0718.
Fort Knox, Ky. – Ireland Army Health Clinic officials will host a town hall Sept. 18, from 5-7 p.m., at the American Legion in Elizabethtown, Ky., to discuss transitioning retirees’ primary care to the civilian healthcare network. The first of these groups of beneficiaries will receive a letter as soon as Oct. 1.
IRAHC leadership, the Veterans Administration and area network partners will also discuss how to navigate the network, find a doctor and explain the similarities and differences between military and civilian healthcare processes. A question and answer period will be included.
The U.S. Army Health Facilities Planning Agency clinic construction guidelines and Title 10 Public Law only allow room for current active duty Soldiers and their family members. The goal is to focus on military readiness support—readiness is a driving force within the Army.
Military treatment facilities are able to see retirees on a space available basis, and Ireland has done that for years. But with a smaller clinic and the restrictions placed on its construction, Ireland will not have the space to see retirees when construction is finished. However, retirees will still have access to the pharmacy.
Media interested in covering the town hall must contact the IRAHC Public Affairs Office at 502-624-0718 or email Rachael.L.Tolliver.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Knox, Ky. – Ireland Army Health Clinic officials will host a groundbreaking at 10 a.m. Nov. 9 for its new facility at the corner of Wilson Road and Spearhead Division Avenue here. The event marks the start of construction for the new 101,373-square-foot state-of-the-art clinic that will replace the post’s existing medical treatment facility, which was built in 1957 and is the Army’s oldest such buildings. The new clinic is expected to be open by winter 2020. The clinic will retain the name of “Ireland” in honor of Maj. Gen. Merritte Weber Ireland, the 23rd surgeon general of the Army. As surgeon general, he oversaw the rebuilding of Walter Reed Army Hospital, set up the Medical Field Services Corps, was instrumental in forming the Army Dental and Veterinary schools, and was the first to bring civilian medical interns into Army hospitals. Just as members of Ireland’s family attended the hospital’s opening in 1957, the IRAHC family is honored to host Maj. Gen. Ireland’s descendants at this groundbreaking ceremony. Media interested in covering the ceremony must contact the IRAHC Public Affairs Office at 502-624-0718.
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