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House panel weighs allowing civilian trauma cases at more military hospitals

Monday, February 29, 2016  
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Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., on Friday floated the idea of opening more military hospitals, including the Defense Department’s flagship, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to emergency civilian trauma cases.  Speaking at a House Armed Services personnel subcommittee hearing on military medical readiness, Heck, subcommittee chair and an emergency medical physician, said when considering potential reforms to the defense health system, medical proficiency must be a priority.  Heck asked Army Lt. Col. Jean-Claude D’Alleyrand, chief of orthopedic traumatology service at Walter Reed-Bethesda, whether he would benefit professionally from an arrangement between the hospital and civilian emergency services. Some Army hospitals, including Madigan Army Medical Center, Washington state, and Brooke Army Medical Center, Texas, already have such agreements.  Click here for more.....

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