A Site Surety Review (SSR) re-inspection was conducted at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) in April, earning the PCAPP Medical Clinic high marks.
“This is one of the strongest and fastest turnarounds I’ve seen since 1988,” said Dr. Brian Scott, surety medicine program director for the U.S. Army Public Health Center (Provisional), the organization that provides subject matter experts to perform medical surety reviews.
“The complete process and continuing improvement of the clinic has been demonstrated by the entire medical staff,” Scott said.
In December 2015, the medical review team identified deficiencies, observations and best practice recommendations. As a result, the PCAPP medical team, in conjunction with Army Col. (Dr.) Samuel Jang, command surgeon, Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, worked to correct identified issues, said Dan Bird, medical services manager, PCAPP.
“An SSR is used by the Army to inspect and identify areas of deficiencies and potential shortcomings from rules and regulations,” said Bird.
The PCAPP Medical Clinic was re-inspected the week of April 11. The review team found all identified deficiencies had been resolved and best practice recommendations implemented.
“Overall, this was an outstanding review for the medical team,” said Bret Griebenow, deputy project manager, PCAPP. “The change from December to now is amazing.”