2013-10-04 / Front Page

DDEAMC will remain open during government shutdown

DDEAMC Public Affairs Office

Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center will continue to provide care for service members, their families and retirees during the government shutdown that began Tuesday.

“Essential services and patient care will still be available and appointments will not be cancelled.” said Col. John P. Lamoureux, commander, DDEAMC.

In order to continue care at the medical center, health care providers will not be furloughed but with reduced staffing some elective procedures may be unavailable until the shutdown is resolved. Elective medical or dental surgeries and procedures will be curtailed unless there is a threat to life or limb.

During the shutdown Army Medical Command has instructed all Army medical facilities to continue inpatient and wounded warrior care activities, outpatient care, behavior health, obstetrics, pediatrics, adult wellness, pharmacies, laboratories, radiology, medical and dental readiness support and emergency response care.

Appointments already scheduled will not be cancelled and timely follow-up and management of existing conditions will continue to be provided.

“We are committed to caring for of our service members and their families and our employees at DDEAMC have shown so much dedication through furloughs that I have faith that we will push through this as well,” said Lamoureux.

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