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Posted: June 15, 2017 2:44 p.m.
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BG Dingle visits Winn, engages MEDDAC Soldiers


USA MEDDAC-Fort Stewart commander, Col. Christopher Warner along with Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, commanding general, Regional Health Command – Atlantic, speaks with U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Medical Maintenance Soldier, Spc. Daria Voronova, during his visit to Winn Army Community Hospital June 7.

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Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, the commanding general of Regional Health Command – Atlantic, and RHC-A Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Brady joined the leadership at U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Stewart for a tour of Winn Army Community Hospital June 7.

Before the tour, Dingle took the time to meet with two of the Soldiers who work the staff duty desk at Winn, and imparted some words of wisdom to them.

MEDDAC Medical Maintenance Soldier, Spc. Daria Voronova, had the opportunity to speak with Dingle about her continued growth as a Soldier. She admired Dingle’s engaged interest in her future.

“I really liked that he asked me about my education, that he gave me advice,” Voronova said.

Voronova, a native of Russia, has her degree in law and plans to further her education. After speaking with General Dingle about the Green-to-Gold program, she is interested to mull over this unique route.

Dingle and Brady were at Winn for a limited amount of time, but they made their rounds to many of the departments at Winn. Dingle touched on the importance of being an engaged leader, learning something about each of the Soldiers he engaged with during his visit.

“You can tell the maturity in our Soldiers just when you talk to them," Dingle said.

When talking with the Soldiers, Dingle said he appreciated learning about the Soldiers interests and speaking with them about their future plans for individual development.

To close out his visit, Dingle recognized a few MEDDAC Soldiers and Civilians with his commander coins for their continued effort to the quality and safety of the Soldiers and beneficiaries at Winn.

Spc. Gloria Roberts with perioperative nursing services at Winn was recognized for preventing an adverse event in the operating room. Roberts spoke up during a procedure when her count was off, which resulted in a recount, preventing a foreign medical Object from being left inside a patient.

MEDDAC noncommissioned officer in charge of PNS, Sgt. Mitchell Williams admires Roberts’s courage and determination and spoke about the importance of being accountable.

“She showed that regardless of the rank that was in the room, she would respectfully and tactfully let them know that hey … there is a problem and we need to address it," Williams said.

Roberts appreciated being recognized, and she touched on the importance of maintaining a constant state of accountability during any procedure.

“Don't be afraid to speak up," Roberts said. “Because maybe if I didn’t want to speak or anything I could have said … oh yeah, I have everything … you never want to leave anything in the patient because at the end of the day, they’re the most important person in that room."

The tour at Winn is just one of many stops for Dingle as he tours the many Military Treatment Facility's within the RHC-A footprint.

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