• Munson Notes

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  • When patients “no show” to a scheduled appointment, there is a cost to both the patient and the facility. Each “no show” appointment represents a lost opportunity to provide healthcare services to other patients, and affects Munson Army Health Center’s ability to reach Access to Care standards. MAHC will accommodate patients who arrive late to the appointments without causing undue delay to other patients reporting on time. MAHC enforces this policy to optimize patient centered medical care. A patient arriving more than 10 minutes late after the scheduled appointment will, in consultation with the clinic staff, either wait to be worked into the schedule later that day or reschedule the appointment for another day. If the patient has to be rescheduled for another day, the original missed appointment will be documented as a “no show.”
    Munson Army Health Center’s Social Worker Month campaign will highlight the contributions social workers bring to the military community. If in need of a social worker, call Family Advocacy at 684-6711 between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    A Commissary Tour is 1-2 p.m. March 28 for National Nutrition Month. Learn new shopping tips for cooking meals. Call the Nutrition Clinic at 684-6523 to sign up.
    The Release of Information office is now located with Medical Records in office 1B036 on the first floor of Munson Army Health Center. The hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    Fit for Performance classes are Tuesdays from 2:30-4 p.m. at the first floor video teleconference room. Session 1 is offered on Tuesdays from 8-9:30 a.m. The current six-week weight loss class series began Feb. 14 and ends March 21. For more information call 684-6250.
    The Army Wellness Center’s new hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment or for more information, call (913) 758-3403.
    Information about Munson Army Health Center is available on the web. Monthly events and closures are posted on the front page of the MAHC website at https://www.munson.amedd.army.mil. Follow Munson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/munsonhealth. Become a Facebook fan by searching for MAHC on Facebook.
    The Joint Outpatient Experience Survey now has a new bar code that can be scanned to access the survey. JOES is also available online.
    The Physical Therapy Clinic is open to Command and General Staff College students with back, knee or shoulder pain. Call 684-6156 or e-mail lindsay.b.gordon.mil@mail.mil to schedule an appointment.
    Munson Army Health Center has a new Behavioral Health Data Portal system. This web application allows for improved symptom assessment and clinical outcome tracking. This new system replaces the paper behavioral health forms that had to be filled out every time a patient had an appointment with a primary care physician. The new system has a superior tracking ability and only requires quarterly screening.
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