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  • Robotic surgery training takes on 100th surgical team

    The Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education program celebrated a significant milestone, training the 100th team on robotic surgery at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, on July 23. This milestone is significant for Keesler’s InDORSE program, showing how far the curriculum has come since the program first stood up in March 2017 with just one robot. Now, InDORSE has acquired a second robot, allowing them to train more military surgical teams across the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA).
  • Graduate Medical Education program enhancing knowledge of military providers

    Thirty-four Air Force officers graduated their detailed training areas under the Graduate Medical Education program here, May 23.
  • MDG Members Receive Honors for Train Derailment Response

    Members of the 81st Medical Group, 81st Training Wing, received humanitarian medals from the Biloxi Police Department at a recognition ceremony held in the Fellowship Hall of The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, July 6, 2018. The event recognized civilians, police officers, medical personnel and service members who were involved
  • NASCAR driver visits Keesler

    Harry Gant and Jeff Hammond pose for a photo with the surgical robotics suite staff during a visit at Keesler Medical Center March 30, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Hammond and Gant spent the day meeting veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home and toured various facilities that support veterans on Keesler Air Force Base. Gant
  • Dragon medics host 6th Annual Mammothon

    The 81st Medical Group is scheduled to host its 6th Annual Mammothon Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Keesler Medical Center.The walk-in service event is open to all Defense Department beneficiaries and dependents.“Free raffles will be held for attendees,” said Master Sgt. Victoria Cortez, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron specialty
  • CardioMEMS HF System offered to VA patients

    The 81st Medical Group’s Cardiology Clinic started offering their CardioMEMS HF System to selective Veterans Affairs patients April 2017 here.The partnership gives an opportunity for Keesler medical professionals to further their education and training by performing procedures they may not normally be able to. “We have a good relationship with
  • Radiology Oncology seeks accreditation

    The Radiology Oncology Clinic’s leadership is seeking specialized review and accreditation of their physics and dosimetry process and an American College of Radiation Oncology accreditation here.The accreditations will give the clinic staff an opportunity to provide care to more patients.“A few years ago there was a concern about Veterans Affairs
  • Honorary commanders tour 81st MDG

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, presents Toni Ganucheau, The Peoples Bank branch manager, and Pastor Jeff Ulmer, New Life Family Church pastor, with certificates after inducting both as the newest 81st TRW honorary commanders at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 29, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The honorary
  • Notification of HIPAA violation

    On Jan. 21, 2016, a potential privacy issue was discovered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, by a security forces patrolman. Medical documents were found in a dumpster in a semi-remote location on base.  Upon examination, the boxes appeared to contain personally identifying information and personal health information on several individuals
  • Physical therapy keeps Airmen in the fight

    Cheryl Barnes-Sipp, wife of retired Tech. Sgt. Donald Sipp, exhales as Senior Airman Wesley McCool, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron physical medical technician, works on her shoulder joint mobility in the physical therapy department, April 6, 2016 Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. McCool is using a technique called passive joint mobilization, which
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