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NEWS | Dec. 17, 2015

AMEDDC&S, HRCoE team wins Army Medicine Wolf Pack Award

AMEDDC&S, HRCoE Public Affairs

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.