Sunday, October 30, 2011

Military Affairs Committee


33rd John Anderson Military Citizen of the Year
Sponsored by TriWest HealthCare Alliance

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee will present the 33rd annual John Anderson Military Citizen of the Year.

The Anderson Military Citizen of the Year award is presented to an exemplary recipient who has demonstrated the contributions that active-duty persons make to our community. 

Rotary's Keynote Speaker:  Col. Dallas Homas, CO, MAMC

Col. Dallas Homas
Commander, MAMC

Colonel Dallas W. Homas, M.D., assumed command of Madigan Healthcare System on
March 10, 2011. His previous assignment was the Chief of Clinical Operations, Western Regional Medical Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

With a military beneficiary population encompassing a six-state region, Madigan Army Medical Center continues to be one of the busiest hospitals in the Pacific Northwest.  Occupying more than 120 acres of land, this four-building structure is located at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, WA.

There are approximately 160,000 Soldiers, family members and military retirees residing in Madigan's 40-mile catchment area. Madigan's phenomenal health care mission is executed by nearly 4,000 staff members, which include hundreds of civilian and military doctors, nurses, residents, interns and fellows. Madigan also boasts a robust internal American Red Cross program.  There are approximately 200 volunteers who donate thousands of hours of free service monthly.

As one of the Army’s most state-of-the-art and technically advanced medical centers, Madigan is one of only three designated Level 2 trauma centers throughout the U.S. Medical Command (MEDCOM). Recently, Madigan’s Andersen Simulation Center, which helps train thousands of doctors, nurses and medics each year, received a three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons, becoming the only Defense Department medical educational institution to attain that status. Madigan’s simulation center is one of only 21 surgical simulation centers in the U.S. to achieve a level one status, the highest for a center of surgical education excellence.

Date:  Thursday, November 10
Time:  11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Event: Rotary Club of Tacoma No. 8
Place:  Landmark Conference Center
              47 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma 98402
Price:  $15 with RSVP
              No prepayment, collect at the door only
Register:  Online
Information:  Gary Brackett or 253-627-2175

About John H. Anderson
John H. Anderson served as Tacoma’s mayor in the early to mid 1950s. He was also a past Chair of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Board of Directors, as well as a successful local businessman.   

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