Keller Corner

KACH has flu vaccines
Keller Army Community Hospital has its full allotment of pediatric flu vaccine (6-35 months) and adult flu vaccine (36 months -adult) and is vaccinating the West Point community and its beneficiaries.
Flu vaccines will be accepted on a walk-in basis in the Primary Care Department, from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of the second Thursday of the month when walk-ins will only be accepted from 8-11:30 a.m.
The number of cases of influenza in New York continues to be considered prevalent, according to New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker.
Getting vaccinated remains the best way for all New Yorkers to protect against the flu.

KACH to provide individual nutrition appointments
The Nutrition Care Division at Keller Army Community Hospital welcomes Capt. Emily Hege, MS, RD, LDN.
Individual nutrition appointments are now available. Nutrition counseling is available for a variety of conditions including weight loss or gain, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, failure to thrive (lack of adequate growth in children), general healthy diet education, basic sports nutrition, food allergies, chronic GI conditions (such as Crohn’s disease, IBD, celiac disease), general nutrition concerns and more.
If you would like to book an appointment with the nutritionist, contact the Keller Appointment Center at 845-938-7992 or 800-552-2907.

Wanted: Greater West Point-area runners for a research study
Researchers at Keller Army Community Hospital are looking for greater West Point-area runners to participate in a study testing a wearable shoelace pod for its ability to predict running-related injury risk.
The project is called, “START: Simple Technology Analyzing Running Technique in DOD Beneficiaries.”
Participants will be asked to wear a lightweight (13 grams) shoelace pod for six weeks of physical training and running.
To be included you must:
• Be a DOD beneficiary (active duty, cadet, or family member).
• Be between the ages of 18-50.
• Run at least six miles per week.
You cannot participate if you are currently on running restrictions or have a history of a pregnancy in the last six months.
You will need to come in for three sessions totaling approximately two hours of study participation.
After the study, participants are entitled to a free wearable shoelace pod along with directions of use for how to track running form, mileage, cadence and foot strike pattern.
For more details or to be a part of the study, contact Col. Michael Crowell at 845- 938-3067, or email

JOES lets KACH know how it is doing
Did you receive a Joint Outpatient Experience Survey (JOES) in the mail after your visit to Keller Army Community Hospital? If so, let us know how we did.
JOES has replaced the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey.
JOES will combine and standardize long-standing methods used by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Defense Health Agency/National Capital Region to learn about beneficiary health care experiences with the goal of making them better.
This single outpatient-visit based instrument will assist military treatment facilities with their goal of becoming a high reliability organization.
Keller requests that you don’t forget to fill out the survey if you receive it in the mail.

KACH Pharmacy OTC Program ended
The Keller Army Community Hospital Pharmacy is no longer offering self-care over-the-counter medications. This means OTC medications will only be available with a prescription.
Patients with a prescription written by a provider (MTF provider or outside provider) will still be able to have those prescriptions filled. Patients without a prescription for OTC medications will have to purchase them on the economy.
This change does not apply to U.S. Military Academy cadets or U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School cadet candidates.

Substance Use Disorder Clinic open
The KACH’s Substance Use Disorder Clinic Care (SUDCC) is open to cadets, active duty service members and beneficiaries who are interested in seeking help independently.
The clinic provides substance use disorder clinical care including assessment, education, treatment, rehabilitation and aftercare for cadets, active duty members and other beneficiaries.
Seeking education and treatment independently does not require command involvement or an official enrollment into the program. Services are also offered for nicotine, tobacco and vaping products
The SUDCC is located in Building 656. You can schedule an appointment in person from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or call 845-938-7691.