09/12/2023 | News release | Archived content
CASERMA EDERLE, VICENZA, Italy -The Vicenza Health Clinic had the honor of hosting U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Raymond Scott Dingle on Sept. 12, 2023 for this second visit to Italy since taking command of U.S. Army Medical Command in 2020. Dingle, the 45th U.S. Army Surgeon General, and commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Command, toured the clinic and recognized exception staff during his visit.
The primary focus of his visit was to underscore the importance of teamwork within the medical community, particularly in light of the ongoing transition of medical treatment facilities from MEDCOM to Defense Health Agency, and the roll out of MHS Genesis, the military's new U.S. military's new electronic health record system.
In an interview with Ashleigh Fields in July, Dingle said, "The greatest lesson that I learned through my military journey has been the importance of teamwork. The success of any individual, organization, or team is based upon the collective synergy of them working together or with others."
Dingle took a personal interest in addressing the staff's concerns about the transition process. He highlighted the close partnership between the Defense Health Agency and MEDCOM. The transfer of Army hospitals to the DHA is designed to create a more integrated health care system, improve patient outcomes, and enable the readiness of the Army to support the Joint Force. Teamwork is vital to provide excellent healthcare to our servicemen and women.
Dingle also took the opportunity to recognize excellence at the VHC. He issued well-deserved coins to both Soldiers and civilians, in acknowledgment of their outstanding contributions.
Mr. Del'Antony Campbell, patient advocate at the Army Health Care Center Vicenza, was instrumental in organizing Dingle's latest visit, having been present during the previous visit in 2021. With Dingle's upcoming retirement, Campbell was able to express his gratitude before the departure.
"We extend our heartfelt thanks to Lt. Gen. Dingle for his invaluable service and dedication to the U.S. Army medical community," said Campbell. "As he embarks on his well-deserved retirement, we wish him the very best in all his future endeavors."
For more information on the Vicenza Health Clinic, you can visit: https://mhs-europe.tricare.mil/Vicenza