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59th Medical Wing restructures family health clinic

By 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | April 2, 2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTNOIO-LACKLAND, Texas —

The 59th Medical Wing recently executed a restructure of its Family Health Clinic to create two units of focused care: active duty beneficiaries and all other beneficiaries.

This restructure comes as part of the greater U.S. Air Force's move to ensure readiness of all active duty Airmen through organizational culture changes which focus on continuous medical readiness, sustaining delivery of high quality care, and new deployment requirements.

"We are focused on taking care of our Airmen and families. Their well-being directly impacts our readiness and ability to execute the mission," said Maj. Gen. John J. DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander.

"We’ve restructured the 59th Medical Wing to align with the priorities of our senior leaders, but we did so in a way that is best for the family, which includes retirees, veterans, and other beneficiaries who rely on Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph for their health care."

As of April 1, 2019, beneficiaries assigned to the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Clinic may see a shift in their primary care manager overseeing routine health care.

"This reorganization allows the 59th MDW team to ensure today’s Airmen are medically-ready to meet our nation’s call while still allowing us to balance the care of active duty families, retirees, veterans, and other beneficiaries,” DeGoes said. 

“With our PCMs focusing on a category of beneficiaries, we expect to see improvements in ease of access and continuity of care," the general added. "The result will be an even more effective health care system that continues to ensure our beneficiaries receive the highest quality and safest care.”