Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital

1585 3rd St
Ft. Polk, LA 71459
Opened:
1941
Phone:
(337) 531-3118
Fax:
(337) 531-3118

Description

Ground was broken for the new 169-bed Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital (BJACH) in June 1978. The hospital was dedicated and formally opened on August 12, 1983. The facility was named in honor of Brigadier General Stanhope Bayne-Jones, MC, U.S. Army, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. A bacteriologist and preventive medicine specialist, General Bayne-Jones achieved worldwide acclaim as the individual responsible for the control of typhus in Europe at the conclusion of World War II. He died in 1970 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

In 1991, while the Fort Polk MEDDAC was a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), it became one of the elements of the Great Plains Regional Medical Command (GPRMC). In October 2009, under a MEDCOM realignment, BJACH became a member of the Southern Regional Medical Command (SRMC). Both MEDCOM and SRMC, are located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

In 1995, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital (BJACH) achieved a 97 percent rating and commendation on the Joint Commission inspection. This achievement was repeated in 1998 placing BJACH in the top three percent of hospitals in the nation. In 2001,2004 and 2007 BJACH again excelled on The Joint Commission inspections.

BJACH has received the prestigious TRICARE award for the highest customer satisfaction in OB care in the Department of Defense; its Logistics Division was name "the best Logistics Division in the AMEDD" by the Command Logistics Review team and the Data Quality Management Program was recognized by the Army Surgeon General's Office as the model for the Army Medical Department. The American Red Cross also presented BJACH with the Regional Level II Good Neighbor Award." BJACH has been awarded the Army Superior Unit Award for meritorious performance.

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital has become one of the premiere Army facilities where the staff clearly lives up to their motto, "We Provide the Best."

BJACH currently operates as a 20-bed facility (seven Labor & Delivery beds, seven newborn bassinettes, six inpatient medical/surgical beds).  It averages a daily census of 11 inpatients, and over 840 same day surgery visits per year.  BJACH also provides health care services to over 23,000 enrollees and has over 200,000 outpatient visits, delivering in excess of  650 babies, while performing 1,700 inpatient and outpatient surgeries, and seeing approximately 26,000 patients in the Emergency Department. 

Eligible beneficiaries include active duty and retired service personnel, their eligible family members, and survivors.  Exceptions to this are civilian emergency patients and other patients subject to requirements set forth by higher authorities, including the Regional Health Command-Central, U.S. Army Medical Command, and Department of Defense.

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital has become one of the premiere Army facilities where the staff clearly lives up to their motto, "We Provide the Best."

Awards

In 1995, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital (BJACH) achieved a 97 percent rating and commendation on the Joint Commission inspection. This achievement was repeated in 1998 placing BJACH in the top three percent of hospitals in the nation. In 2001,2004 and 2007 BJACH again excelled on The Joint Commission inspections.

BJACH has received the prestigious TRICARE award for the highest customer satisfaction in OB care in the Department of Defense; its Logistics Division was name "the best Logistics Division in the AMEDD" by the Command Logistics Review team and the Data Quality Management Program was recognized by the Army Surgeon General's Office as the model for the Army Medical Department. The American Red Cross also presented BJACH with the Regional Level II Good Neighbor Award." BJACH has been awarded the Army Superior Unit Award for meritorious performance.

Attractions

With more than 22,000 military members and their families, Ft Polk provides us with a diverse and well-skilled population. The area is considered rural with the Kisatchie National Forest, which offers hunting and recreational activities located nearby. Also located nearby is Toledo Bend, Vernon, and Anacoco Lake for those interested in fishing, boating, or swimming. For more information, please visit: http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil/JRTC-Polk_NEW/sites/local/