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Irwin Army Community Hospital Fort Riley, Kansas

Home of the Big Red One




Hospital Pharmacy Opens Saturday

Jan. 4, 207

The Outpatient Pharmacy at Irwin Army Community Hospital will open Saturdays, beginning 7 January from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Patients can receive new prescriptions, called-in refills, self-care over-the-counter therapy, and flu vaccinations during the extended weekend hours.


For pharmacy information, call (785) 239-7619.


First Baby Born at IACH

Jan. 2, 2017

Congratulations to the Gaud family on the arrival of their newest family member! Air Force Staff Sgt. Pascual Gaud holds little Briar Gaud on the morning of her birthday at Irwin Army Community Hospital.


COL Mark MacDougall, Chief Nursing Officer, and CSM Rebecca Booker, IACH Command Sergeant Major, present a gift basket to Sarah and Pascual Gaud for delivering the first baby in 2017 at the hospital. Pascual is an information management specialist with the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron on Fort Riley.


Senator Moran visits IACH

Dec. 31, 2016

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) visited with Soldiers and patients at Irwin Army Community Hospital on the morning of New Year’s Eve 2016. Although he’s toured the facility multiple times during its construction, Moran’s visit was the first since his participation at the hospital’s ribbon cutting ceremony in October.


He met with team members at the Emergency Department, Labor & Delivery, and the Medical /Surgical floor where he also greeted inpatient Staff Sgt. Steven Tapp, 5th Battalion, 4th Cavalry, 2nd Armorded Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.


Protect Skin in Winter

Jan. 5, 2017

It's cold outside and you might think that sun protection is for the summer.  Even though the temperature is cooler, the sun is still powerful, so continue to wear sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) of at least 15 with both UVA and UVB protection every day.


Though you may want that sun-kissed look year round, you should stay away from indoor tanning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every time you tan you are increasing your risk of skin cancer and causing your skin to age prematurely.


It’s not just the sun that you have to worry about as the weather gets colder. Frostbite, an injury to the body caused by freezing is another concern.  Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in affected areas, according to the CDC. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and even lead to amputation of a limb.


Full story at Defense Health Agency News.


Stop Chugging So Many Energy Drinks

Dec. 30, 2016

Energy drinks became the beverage of choice for many service members during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research analyzed data collected during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2010 and found nearly 45 percent of deployed service members consumed at least one energy drink daily. Nearly 14 percent reported drinking three or more per day.


But, there are real reasons to avoid overusing energy drinks. Energy drinks can cause drastic side effects. They are loaded with caffeine, and too much of it isn’t good for you. Dr. Patricia Deuster, professor and director of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, warns service members to avoid consuming more than 200 mg of caffeine every four hours.


“If it’s got more than 200 mg of caffeine, don’t use it,” cautions Deuster.


Full story at Defense Health Agency News.