Friday, January 23, 2009

Amanda and Jared Beachy

In praise of Army nurses.
1st Lt. Holly Polka, an Army nurse, put information into a computer on patient AMANDA BEACHY in the labor and delivery area at William Beaumont on Wednesday. At top right is BEACHY'S husband, JARED BEACHY.
The hundreds of nurses who provide care to patients at Beaumont Army Medical Center will come together to celebrate another year of work during a luncheon Jan. 31 at the Fort Bliss Officers' Club, Building 250 on Club Road. Retired nurses and the general public also are welcome to attend the event. A subtler celebration will take place at Beaumont on Feb. 2 to commemorate the day in 1901 when Congress established a permanent Army Nurse Corps. More than 600 nurses work at Beaumont Army Medical Center, with fewer than half serving as active-duty military, said Lt. Col. Rhonda Newsome, Click for the complete article by Michael D. Hernandez / El Paso Times
Posted: 01/23/2009 12:00:00 AM MST