FORT POLK, LA — The federally mandated furlough is in effect from July 8 to September 30 at all military treatment facilities. The majority of Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital civilian staff will observe the furlough on Fridays.
BJACH maintains quality of care as its top priority. Quality of care is non-negotiable and will be preserved as the staff of BJACH operates under the sequestration and mandatory civilian workforce furlough constraints.
“It is my goal to make this furlough as transparent as possible to our beneficiaries so that we can minimize disruptions,” said COL Mark C. Wilhite, MEDDAC Commander.
The quality and standard of care will not be comprised or diminished as BJACH works through necessary adjustments resulting from these furloughs.
Areas which are particularly sensitive to furlough constraints include the Call Center, Outpatient Pharmacy, laboratory and Emergency Room. Beneficiaries calling into the Call Center on Friday may experience longer waits in the queue.
BJACH beneficiaries are asked to continue to provide feedback on your healthcare experience.
“The healthcare of our beneficiaries is our absolute priority and our standard of healthcare will never be comprised,” assured Wilhite. “I ask you for your patience and understanding as we work to better serve your healthcare needs during the DoD mandated furloughs.”