Stars and Stripes stripes.com 02 Jan, 2021 20:15 am

Air Force Senior Master Sergeant spearheading COVID testing regimen inspires team

Air Force Senior Master Sergeant spearheading COVID testing regimen inspires team
When Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Christina Ré started training in military health care, she could not know that one day she would need to call on untold reserves of resilience and flexibility during a global pandemic.

But that's where she and her Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center team find themselves now." Working as the primary care flight superintendent at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, her job is taking care of patients and supervising others who do the same.Ré was "intimately involved" with standing up and directing COVID-19 screening and testing operations at the Medical Center, he said.The medical center serves military members, dependents and retirees on a sprawling base of some 30,000 military and civilian employees.

" In late November, the base said the Medical Center had the capacity to test 170 patients a day for COVID-19 in a drive-through testing lane.An early testing site was outside the Medical Center in the early spring.

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