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Nov. 30, 2023

Keesler medical practitioners collaborate with local students

Seven military medical practitioners from varying specialties and military service branches at Keesler Medical Center traveled to Pascagoula High School on Nov. 30 to engage students interested in medical professions.

Nov. 17, 2023

New Device Implemented in the Family Birthing Center

The staff of Keesler Medical Center’s Family Birthing Center is employing an innovative tool for birthing people experiencing postpartum hemorrhage. The Jada® system, a new tool in their arsenal, will be used to provide control and treatment of abnormal postpartum uterine bleeding.

May 23, 2023

Simulate, emulate: 81st MDG SIM Lab

The patient’s eyes blink and their chest softly lifts up and down. A doctor moves to their side to ask how they are feeling, and a computer prompts the patient to respond with a sudden erratic heartbeat. With an average of 3,500 student hours a month, the 81st Medical Group simulation lab is an essential tool used to train life-saving skills to medical personnel.

March 16, 2023

Keesler Medical Center Laboratory ranked as top 10

The Keesler Medical Center Laboratory passed the College of American Pathology (CAP) Inspection on Jan. 31 with an EXCELLENT grade of 99.9%, putting them in the top 10% of all accredited laboratories in the world. CAP equips accredited laboratories with the knowledge, skills and resources to remain up to date and relevant in an evolving healthcare landscape, while ensuring compliance with federal and state laboratory regulations.

Sept. 14, 2022

MHS GENESIS is coming to Keesler

Keesler will transition to the Military Health System’s new electronic health record system, MHS GENESIS, on Sept. 24.

May 10, 2022

The heart of patient care

A Keesler doctor is elevating the 81st Medical Group’s health care mission and paving a trail for others along the way. Lt. Col. Ronald Jones, 81st MDG chief of electrophysiology, is currently the only electrophysiologist serving in the Air Force. He is also one of the only doctors of his specialty serving the Gulf Coast community.

Dec. 22, 2021

Giving Another Breath of Hope

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE --  Two patients, each with metastatic lung cancer, were rushed to Keesler’s Operating Room, struggling to breathe with tumors constricting their airways.

Dec. 10, 2021

Partnering to customize care for cancer patients

In an effort to make radiation therapy for cancer patients more precise and effective, the 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutic Squadron collaborated with the 81st Dental Squadron to shape a radiation bolus for each patient.“In radiation therapy, we use high energy particles to treat cancer,” said Col. Jason Hayes 81st MDTS radiation oncologist. “The

April 20, 2021

Keesler uses post-vaccine waiting period to identify routine care gaps

Adaptation has been a common theme over the past year, especially within the medical community. A perfect example is at Keesler Medical Center on Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. During the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommended 15-minute waiting period after a COVID-19 vaccines is given, staff here have been talking to patients about making appointments for routine care that may have been missed due to increased focus on the virus.

Nov. 18, 2020

Teamwork at Keesler AFB saved newborn as Hurricane Zeta approached

As Hurricane Zeta drew nearer to Biloxi, Mississippi at the end of October, a team of military and civilian physicians, nurses, technicians, and emergency medical services responded to a difficult labor and delivery at Keesler Medical Center aboard Keesler Air Force Base.

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