Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the former Army Surgeon General
and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, presented the Wolf Pack
Award Dec. 1 to the team of the Practice
Managers Course, U.S. Army Medical
Department Center and School, U.S. Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence,
winners of the first quarter fiscal year 2016 Wolf Pack Award, with the
ceremony at the Wood Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston.
The Wolf Pack Award was created by the Army Surgeon General
and the Chief of the AMEDD Civilian Corps to recognize exceptional teamwork and
celebrate the successes of teams of military and civilian team members focused
on excellence in support of Army Medicine.
“The Wolf Pack Award was instituted four years ago and
represents the goodness that we get in Army Medicine out of our military and
civilians working together to do something positive for the mission, and that
is the real impact,” said Gregg Stevens, chief of the AMEDD Civilian Corps and
deputy to the AMEDDC&S, HRCoE commanding general.
The winning teams had to demonstrate excellence and
effective teamwork resulting in significant products or services with the
potential for broad impact in support of Army Medicine. Teams consisted of a
mix of civilian and military team members and may include contractors.
“This award speaks to what we are about,” Horoho said. “We
are much greater as a team then as individuals and what I love about the Wolf
Pack Award is that it brings the best minds together of our civilians,
military, contractors and at times our sister services.”
“The PMC is a multi-phased program of instruction using
dynamic, interactive curriculum, the first of its kind for the Army,” said PMC
Director James Jones. “The creation of the course began in September
2014 with five instructors and through great teamwork, leadership and
sacrifice, the course was launched six months ahead of schedule.”
As a small cohesive team, the PMC course has trained 122
Army personnel from more than 40 military treatment facilities.
“The in-depth training has prompted the use of several
management tools never seen by students for the first time,” Jones said. “This
team has also authored, field-tested and published an Army Practice Managers
guide improving the skill sets of practice managers by 50 percent, thus laying
the foundation for those entering the position as a practice manager.”
Winning teams will automatically compete for the “Wolf Pack
of the Year” award.