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About the 673d Medical Group


The 673d Medical Group (673 MDG) is comprised of approximately 1,300 personnel who are dedicated to providing preventive, emergency, and acute care services for approximately 159,000 beneficiaries.  Healthcare services are also provided directly to or coordinated for over 10,300 retirees and their dependents.  Nearly 20% of the population of Anchorage, Alaska is eligible for care in our facility.

The 673d Medical Group is a 1.2 million square foot, 55-bed Military Treatment Facility (MTF) DoD/Joint Venture hospital with 8 operating rooms and a primary referral center for Alaska.  It supports global engagement through multiple Expeditionary Medical Support elements, Critical Care Air Transport Teams, and casualty reception with mission capability of expanding to 170 beds and a 100-bed En-Route Patient Staging System.  As a Joint Venture facility, 673 MDG is recognized throughout the nation for our partnership with the Alaska Department of Veteran Affairs. We continually explore ways in which we can collaborate and integrate services to provide more effective and efficient healthcare.

The Alaska Fisher House is located next to the hospital within walking distance of the Bear entrance and can accommodate 12 families.
Commander:  Col Teresa Bisnett    Superintendent:  CMSgt Richard Baker
What makes the 673d Medical Group different from other facilities?

- We are a Joint Base comprised of  Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Public Health Services and   both Army and Air Force Guard/reserve units.
- We are a Joint Venture medical facility with the Department of Veterans Affairs and are the Veterans Affairs hospital for the state of Alaska.
- We are also part of the Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership of the DoD, VA, and Indian Health Service.

PACAF's Hospital of the Year 2014

Admissions:  3,015
Outpatient Visits:  225,732
Surgical Procedures:  3,066
Babies Delivered:  669
ER Visits:  26,889
Dental Encounters:  23,081
Prescriptions Filled:  884,015
Laboratory Tests: 616,537
Radiological Procedures:  47,053

673d Medical Operations Squadron - Approximately 360 health care professionals provide primary care including family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, and emergency medicine.  Specialty care includes mental health, family advocacy, cardiopulmonary, dermatology, allergy/immunizations, neurology, gastroenterology, sleep lab, the traumatic brain injury clinic, substance abuse, physical, chiropractic, and occupational therapy. Normal clinic operations are weekdays 0730-1630 hours, with the exception of the Emergency Department which is 24/7.
Commander:  Col Kevin McCal    Superintendent:  SMSgt Jones

673d Dental Squadron - The Dental Squadron provides a full range of services to the active-duty population including general dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, implants and prosthodontics. Orthodontic services are limited to the treatment of severe malocclusion.

The Dental Clinic is open from 0730-1530 hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 0730-1630 hours on Tuesday and Thursday. The clinic closes at 1230 on the third Thursday of every month for training.  Dental appointments are scheduled from 0730- 1130 and 1230-1630 hours by calling (907)580-5010. Sick Call is also available on a walk-in basis at 0730-1230 hours. Individuals needing emergent dental care after duty-hours should go to the JBER Hospital Emergency Department.  Routine dental care for family members is available in the local civilian community through the TRICARE dental insurance program. A list of local providers that accept this insurance can be found online at  Family members need to be enrolled at least 30 days before making an appointment to ensure eligibility. The service member is responsible for enrolling their dependents. This can be accomplished directly at 
Commander:  Col David Wells    Superintendent:  CMSgt Gemma Clark

673d Aerospace Medicine Squadron - The Aerospace Medicine Squadron provides the following services that support the wing and our beneficiaries: flight medicine, primary care, preventative/occupational medicine, force health management, optometry, public health, occupational and environmental surveillance, CBRNE identification, human performance enhancement training, disaster/flight line response services, and health promotion services. Sick call hours for personnel on flying status is provided daily from 0730-0830 and 1300-1330 hours at Flight Medicine in building 8497.  For additional information, please call (907)551-4006.
Commander:  Lt Col Scott Cummis    Superintendent:  CMSgt Vivienne Davis

673d Medical Support Squadron - The Medical Support Squadron provides a full complement of support services to medical group staff and beneficiaries to include: personnel and administrative services, medical logistics, information systems, medical readiness, patient administration, TRICARE operations, resource management, nutritional medicine, pharmacy, and laboratory services.
Commander:  Lt Col Mark Lamey   Superintendent:  CMSgt Victor Molina

673d Surgical Operations Squadron - The Surgical Operations Squadron offers full surgical specialty capability for general surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, urology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology (including laser refractive surgery for active duty members), wound care, and comprehensive pain management.  Currently, the speech pathology service is expanding service capabilities.
Commander:  Col Mical Kupke     Superintendent:  SMSgt Jasmine Caldwell

673d Inpatient Operations Squadron - Patients requiring inpatient or overnight care are admitted to the intensive care unit, multi service unit, perinatal and neonatal unit, and labor and delivery unit.  Our perinatal services unit won Alaska's 1st Safe Sleep Award for its dedication to the fight against SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Additionally, we were awarded the 2014 "Best Inpatient Facility Patient Safety Program". The behavioral health unit is scheduled to open during the fall of 2015.
Commander: Col Aven Strand   Superintendent:  SMSgt Scott Smitherman

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