Keller Corner

  • Armed Services Blood Program’s Blood Drive here Monday-Jan.14

    The Armed Services Blood Program, with the support of Keller Army Community Hospital, will hold a Blood Drive Monday-Jan. 14 at Eisenhower Hall.

    The drive will be held from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 14; and is open to the public.

    We want you … to save three lives with a single donation. By giving a little of yourself, your donation gives sick or injured troops and their families a second chance at life.

    Blood and blood products are used for patients of all ages for many reasons—from cancer patients to those with battlefield injuries, military members and their families depend on blood donors every day. By donating, you help ensure that blood is available when it is needed most. Read More

  • As one of the leading causes of death, keep Diabetes in check

    Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. One in 11 Americans have diabetes—that’s more than 29 million people. Another 86 million adults in the United States are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

    People with diabetes are nearly two times more likely to die from heart disease or stroke than a person without diabetes.

    Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems that the African-American community faces today.

    Compared to the general population, African-Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. Visit www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/awareness-programs/african-american-programs/#sthash.UBhOkiaN.dpuf to learn more.

    To raise awareness about diabetes and healthy living, Keller Army Community Hospital is proudly participating in American Diabetes Month. Locally, as of 2009, 6.9 percent of the adult population in Orange County live with or are at risk of diabetes. Read More

  • May the Flu not be with you

    Keller’s Primary Care Clinic held a community-wide, Star Wars-themed flu drive Oct. 29 at the Brian D. Allgood Ambulatory Clinic. Medical staff dressed in Star Wars costumes, the Star Wars soundtrack played throughout the clinic and Star Wars was playing on the television in the waiting room. Read More

  • Allgood Ambulatory Clinic adds clinical addition to Keller hospital

    The Brian D. Allgood Ambulatory Clinic was ceremonially opened during a ribbon-cutting event Oct. 7, during a morning ceremony in front of the new clinic.

    This Military Construction Project began as a ‘clinic addition’ to Keller Army Community Hospital.

    The ground-breaking ceremony for this project occurred on March 15, 2012, under the command of then Hospital Commander, Col. Beverly Land.

    In May 2014, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen, Jr., Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, announced, by memorandum, that the Museum, Historical and Memorialization Committee voted in the affirmative, in December 2013, and he approved the recommendation to name the new clinic after Col. Brian Allgood, USMA Class of 1982 and commander of Keller Hospital from 2002-04.

    The $31.4 million project adds more than 51,000 gross square feet to Medical Command West Point, as it houses Primary Care, Orthopedics/Podiatry, Physical Therapy, Optometry, TRICARE services center, staff and administration support. Read More

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