Four branches of the US Armed Forces created the joint Medical Education Training Campus to improve the quality and uniformity of training and care.
This unique medical education campus serves a mission to provide joint medical training to all four branches of the armed services. This state-of-the-art Department of Defense joint healthcare education campus trains enlisted medical personnel to provide medical care for service members.
The Client’s Strategic Initiative
To create a state-of-the-art healthcare education and medical center that would unite the four branches of the US Armed Forces in order to effectively and uniformly train enlisted medical personnel and coordinate the delivery of all medical treatment.
When a service member is wounded in combat, they are most often handled by enlisted personnel from multiple military branches. This medical campus recognized that the different treatment protocols of the army, navy, air force and marines often resulted in inefficient treatment and a disjointed experience for wounded service members. The primary challenge was to unite the different branches of the armed forces and their respective interests so that they were empowered to work together toward a shared mission. At the same time, they faced the challenge of simultaneously honoring and upholding the service-specific cultures of each branch.
We conducted a customized performance leadership development program that included six sessions and individual coaching over a four-month period. We helped senior team members facilitate effective communication across the board to unify the medical training center. Our work was specifically tailored based on our military experience so that it would be effective within the various structured and hierarchical environments of the armed forces. See military programs.
Senior leaders reported a cultural shift that included leadership decisions that took into account all branches of the armed forces (not just their own). The individual and group interactions moved away from the disconnection of the branches and transformed into one of collaboration and communication. As was the commitment of the Commander, the joint medical education training culture supports a new level of efficient and effective treatment of our nation’s service members.