The 134th Medical Group is Excellent!
By Tech. Sgt. Jack West , 134 ARW Public Affairs
/ Published February 09, 2013
9 February 2013 -- McGhee Tyson ANGB, Tenn. -- The 134th Medical Group received an excellent rating on their Health Services Inspection held here Sept. 6 - 9.
The HSI covers all aspects of medical group operations. Areas ranging from dental to immunizations to medical readiness were reviewed.
134th Air Refueling Wing Commander, Col. Thomas Cauthen, broke the news of the Medical Group's score to the rest of the Wing at commander's call.
"The Medical Group received an excellent on their HSI, so congratulations," said Cauthen. "They have a great record. Their last two before this were outstanding. They missed an outstanding this time by one point. They had a 92 overall."
134th Medical Group Commander, Col. Cory Strobel, also speaking at commander's call, explained what getting an excellent rating meant to the Medical Group.
"Getting an excellent didn't seem quite right," said Strobel. "Anybody else around the Guard would have been ecstatic."
Strobel assured Wing personnel the Medical Group will continue to provide the type of service they've come to expect.
"There is no doubt we've bounced back already," said Strobel. "We are making the minimal changes that needed to be made to pop us right back where we really are. We will continue to provide the outstanding support I know you've had. We will continue to do everything that is required of the Medical Group to keep the 134th Air Refueling Wing the outstanding wing it has always been."
Strobel acknowledged the contributions of Wing personnel to the Medical Group's excellent rating.
"Thank you all for your support and for the efforts you've put in to ensuring that everything that is required of us was accomplished by the Wing over this time.
Col. Cauthen told the Wing what he thought about the Medical Group and their excellent rating.
"I'm really proud of them and the effort they put into this inspection," said Cauthen. "I don't care what the inspectors say. That's an outstanding medical group. They certainly deserved an outstanding, and in my book they are."