Fort Hood, Texas – Defense Health Agency (DHA) Assistant Director for Health Care Administration, Dr. Brian Lein, and Central Texas Market Director and Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Commander, Col. Daniel Moore, will host a virtual market establishment ceremony and teleconference media roundtable at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center to introduce the Central Texas Market, Sept. 29.
The teleconference media roundtable will begin at 8 a.m. to discuss the new Central Texas Market and the future of military medicine in the region. The virtual ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and will be live-streamed on the CRDAMC Facebook page due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The purpose of the ceremony is to formally establish the transition of Central Texas-based military treatment facilities into a new military medical market within the DHA. A market is a group of hospitals and clinics in one geographic area working together with its TRICARE partners, Veterans Affairs hospitals, other federal health care organizations, private sector teaching hospitals and medical universities, and other health care partners. They operate as a system — sharing patients, staff, budget, and other functions to improve readiness and the delivery and coordination of health services.
Media interested in participating should contact the CRDAMC Public Affairs Office no later than Tuesday, Sept. 28 by 3 p.m. Teleconference information will be shared upon RSVP.