TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER1 Jarrett White RoadHonolulu, Hawaii 96859United Statesphone: View Phone808-433-6661/2/3website: Website
Tripler Army Medical Center is the largest military medical treatment facility in the entire Pacific Basin.
Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii is located a short distance from Waikiki, Tripler’s area of responsibility spans more than 52 percent of the entire earth’s surface. It is the only Army medical center not located on the United States Mainland.
Close to 800,000 people are eligible to receive care at the Pacific Regional Medical Command’s premier teaching medical center. This includes active-duty service members of all branches of service; their eligible families; military-eligible retirees and their families; veterans; and many Pacific Island Nation residents.
“Our commitment to readiness and the needs of those we serve will set the standards for quality, efficiency and access” is Tripler’s vision.
The staff’s mission is “To ensure readiness through the delivery of quality healthcare.” Deploying a force that is fit to fight is the primary reason for Tripler’s existence. More than 600 staff members are also PROFIS (Professional Filler System) staff ready to deploy at a moment’s notice if needed to South Korea and on humanitarian and emergency missions.
Tripler’s service region includes Hawaii, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Guam, Eniwetok, Kwajalein, various Pacific Island Nations and American Samoa.
On any given day, Tripler has approximately 210 hospital beds available.
Military medicine is moving in the same direction as the entire United States medical community to a wellness-based model of healthcare.
TRICARE is the military’s health insurance program and keeping people healthy is a primary goal. TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Extra, TRICARE Standard, and the new TRICARE For Life, which begins Oct. 1, 2001, are programs that everyone eligible for care needs to know about. Please call 1-800-242-6788 for more information. Helpful information on these programs are available at www.tricare.osd.mil
TRICARE Prime is the military’s Managed Care Approach to medicine that has shifted care to outpatient areas and focuses on healthy living.
The medical center is voluntarily accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Tripler staff received a perfect score of "100" in January 1999 and Accreditation With Commendation from JCAHO - a first for an Army medical center. Tripler staff undergoes an inspection every three years to maintain quality and excellence in medical care.
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Military medicine is moving in the same direction as the entire United States medical community to a wellness-based model of healthcare. TRICARE is the military's health insurance program and keeping people healthy is a primary goal. TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Extra and TRICARE Standard are programs that everyone eligible for care needs to know about. Please call 1-800-242-6788 for more information.TRICARE Prime is the military's Managed Care Approach to medicine that has shifted care to outpatient areas and focuses on healthy living. Tripler opened up a Health Promotion Center in 1998 and the staff's goal is to enhance the efforts of Tripler's Primary Care Managers in promoting health and preventing disease and injuries in the areas of tobacco and alcohol use, stress, nutrition, safety, family violence, physical fitness, and reproductive health.The center's slogans are "Partners in the Journey to Wellness" and "Our Choice, Our Responsibility." For more information about the center and its programs, please call 808-433-1472 or 1473.
The medical center operates the U.S. Army Health Clinic at Schofield Barracks which provides quality healthcare to the majority of the 35,000 soldiers and their families assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, and some local military retirees. Schofield's Health Clinics provide more than 50 percent of all Army primary health care in Hawaii. The clinics headquarters may be reached at 808-433-8500. Tripler also provides administrative and logistical support to the Pacific Regional Dental Command, which is headquartered on Moanalua Ridge near the medical center. Tripler provides administrative expertise to the Pacific Regional Veterinary Command. It provides military veterinary service support to Department of Defense forces and missions in the Pacific Theater. The veterinary command staff operated in more than 24 countries last year providing veterinary support.
In May 2000, the VAMROC staff completely co-located with Tripler staff on Moanalua Ridge and opened the new Spark M. Matsunaga VA Ambulatory Care Clinic on the ridge. To reach the VAMROC, please call 808-433-0880.
Clinic visits …………………2,224
Beds occupied …………………160
Live births …………………7
Prescriptions filled …………………4,380
Diagnostic Radiology Procedures……….380
Pathology Procedures …………………4,600
Episodes of surgery …………………29
Outpatient surgery …………………15
Dental procedures …………………1,313 (330 patients)
Tripler is a major teaching center that provides graduate education programs in medicine, general surgery, otolaryngology, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, radiology, pathology, urology, oral surgery, hospital administration and anesthesia nursing. Tripler also provides the Army Nurse Corps specialty course in obstetrics and gynecology nursing.
Each year on average 100 healthcare professionals graduate from courses and in any given month more than 500 students, residents, interns and technicians are training alongside Tripler staff.
Tripler also administers and supervises affiliation programs with accredited universities, to include the University of Hawaii, in numerous clinical specialties.
What makes working in your organization different from working for other employers?
The staff is dedicated to providing state-of-the art medicine with state-of-the-art technology.
Tripler is also home to the Center of Excellence (COE) in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance that partners with the Pacific Command, the University of Hawaii, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Pacific Regional Medical Command. The organization facilitates bringing together the military, academic institutions, and relief organizations through research, education and training.
The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations has designated the COE as a “Peace Operations Institute” – the only U.N. designed Peace Operations institute currently in the United States. The COE will engage in the training of peace operations skills to U.S. and foreign military personnel assigned to peacekeeping duties for the United Nations.
Tripler continues to provide excellent healthcare to its eligible population never losing sight of its primary goal of readiness.
Can you explain the career opportunities available for new graduates in your organization?
Opportunities are available for new graduates. The Army uses the Accelerated Nursing Program. The applicant can begin their employment status at grade GS-5/7/9 with promotions occuring every 6 months. This program is through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
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