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JBLM shortens work hours because of severe weather; Madigan cancels appointments

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on Jan. 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm with No Comments »
January 17, 2012 4:10 pm

4:10 p.m. update: Madigan Army  Medical Center has cancelled all appointments scheduled for tomorrow because of the threat of severe snow.

Madigan’s emergency room will remain open and its pharmacy will have limited services. If you’re planning to visit Madigan on Wednesday, call (253) 968-2999 before you head out.


Joint Base Lewis-McChord is sending troops home early today and Madigan Army Medical Center is canceling non-surgery medial appointments because of the snow storms hitting the Puget Sound. Check out the following news release from the base for more information:

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Due to projected poor weather and road conditions, JBLM service members and civilian employees who are not designated as mission essential (Air Force level Bravo) or critical (Air Force level Alpha) are authorized an early release today, Jan. 17, beginning at 3 p.m..

In addition, due to projected poor driving conditions on Wednesday morning, JBLM military and civilian personnel who are not designated as mission essential (Level Bravo for Air Force personnel) or critical (Level Alpha for Air Force personnel) are authorized to report for work up to 2 hours later than usual, but no later than 10 a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Officials urge employees who are unsure about their work schedule to check with their supervisors for instructions. Army and Air Force military personnel should follow the instructions of their chain of command.

Madigan Army Medical Center will curtail patient appointments today after 2:30 p.m.  For tomorrow, Madigan will not see patients until 9 a.m.   As winter weather conditions develop, patients should check for updates or call the TRICARE Regional Appointment Center at (800) 404-4506 to check on or change a medical appointment.  Madigan personnel should confirm work schedules through their supervisory and chain of command channels.

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