Renovated Lois B. Wells Health Clinic offers top-notch care to Warriors

Fort A.P. Hill reopened its health clinic on March 18. Shown here cutting the ribbon from left are: Sgt. Christopher J. Watson, clinic noncommissioned officer, Col. Thomas S. Bundt, Kenner Army Health Clinic commander, Nurse Practitioner Carol Campbell, Lt. Col. Peter E. Dargle, Fort A.P. Hill commander and Sgt. Ramon Peguero, Wells Clinic noncommissioned officer in charge.

Fort A.P. Hill reopened its health clinic on March 18. Shown here cutting the ribbon from left are: Sgt. Christopher J. Watson, clinic noncommissioned officer, Col. Thomas S. Bundt, Kenner Army Health Clinic commander, Nurse Practitioner Carol Campbell, Lt. Col. Peter E. Dargle, Fort A.P. Hill commander and Sgt. Ramon Peguero, Wells Clinic noncommissioned officer in charge.

FORT A.P. HILL, Va. – The newly-renovated Lois B. Wells Memorial Health Care Clinic here officially reopened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 18.
The ceremony marks the completion of an eight-month, $1.4 million renovation that transformed the old clinic into a bright, modern facility.
The renovation included new furnishings, medical equipment, a new heating and air conditioning system, new ceilings, walls, floors and insulation as well as Americans with Disabilities Act compliant rest rooms, according to Allen Dodge, Quality Control Manager at Kenner Army Medical Clinic, Fort Lee, Va.
“Everything is new,” Dodge said.
For the last several months the clinic occupied temporary buildings near the clinic but moved back to the renovated clinic recently.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Nurse Practitioner Carol Campbell said the clinic was named after the late Lois Wells to honor her 23 years of dedicated service to Soldiers as the clinic’s receptionist.
“I can’t even tell you how excited I am,” Campbell said. “The Soldiers deserve a nice clinic.”
Wells’ daughter, Terry Banks, was on hand for the ribbon cutting and said she thought her mother would like the newly-renovated clinic.
“I know my mom would be proud of it,” Banks said.
Banks said that even when her mother was ill she still worked at the clinic out of dedication to the Soldiers.
Kenner Army Medical Clinic commander Col. Thomas S. Bundt closed the ceremony with brief remarks, noting how impressed he was with the clinic and the training facilities at A.P. Hill.
“What do I have to do to get assigned here?” Bundt joked. “Seriously, though, this is an absolutely beautiful facility that will support our Warriors well.”
Bundt added that facilities such as the Wells Clinic come about because someone planned for the future.
A lot of the things we do in the Army benefit the next generation, he said. This clinic is here because someone thought ahead and planned for it. Our Soldiers will benefit from someone’s foresight.

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