Army Medical Center Partners with City of El Paso to Expedite Testing
Posted on Apr 24, 2020 06:51 pm
El Paso Health Department is working closely with the William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) to run coronavirus tests for the area’s service members and citizens. Pooling of resources and sharing facilities has helped produce fast and accurate results within 24 hours.
The partnership is aided by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act of 1988 and the Center for Disease Control Laboratory Response Network. The WBAMC laboratory is running testing 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
“The current collaboration that we have with Fort Bliss is an ongoing testament to our longstanding relationship with the post,” said El Paso City Fire Chief Mario D’Agostino in aDVIDS post. “This collaboration helps both the civilian and military community to make sure the health of our region is addressed.”
U.S. Army photo by Amabilia Payen
Post courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities