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Fort Campbell's hospital gets safety honor

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell has earned the Army's Safety and Occupational Health "Star Status" designation after an on-site review.

Hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller says worksite safety helps ensure employees and patients are protected from a variety of potential serious hazards in clinical operations.

The review took place from May 27-30.

Hospital safety manager Tim Edwards felt confident that the Fort Campbell medical personnel were ready for the Army Medical Command's Safety Management System audit.

To achieve Star Status, organizations must complete three stages of assessments focused on management leadership and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, and safety and health training.

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