Bayne-Jones Community Army Hospital (BJACH) held an event to honor the man that they are named after. Brigadier General Stanhope Bayne-Jones was an American Physician and a veteran of both WWI and WWII.
Born in 1888 Bayne-Jones was known for his skill as a physician, and a decorated officer in the U.S. Army.
A Louisiana native, Bayne Jones is still recognized to this day as a Pioneer in bacteriology and preventative medicine.
BJACH held Bayne-Jones day to honor their namesake and to give out awards to their staff. The special guest for the event was Chief of the AMEDD Civilian Corps Charles Gregg Stevens. Stevens spoke to those in attendance and presented awards at the event. Stevens works at the AMEDD Center and School, Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence at Fort Sam Houston.
Serving its first patient in 1941, BJACH is an award-winning hospital located on Fort Polk. Among its many accolades is the coveted Tricare award.
The Tricare award is given to institutions who gain the highest customer satisfaction in the Department of Defense. BJACH’s Logistics Division was named "the best Logistics Division in the AMEDD" by the Command Logistics Review team.
Their Data Quality Management Program was recognized by the Army Surgeon General's Office as the model for the Army Medical Department. BJACH was also recognized by the American Red Cross who presented them with the Regional Level II Good Neighbor Award."
In the past, BJACH has also been awarded the Army Superior Unit Award for meritorious performance.