2008 Federal Health Care Executive Award for Achievement
The Award is sponsored by the American Hospital Association, Federal Hospital Constituency Section, and recognizes a federal healthcare executive who has distinguished himself/herself through singularly significant achievements, which have contributed substantially to the mission of the federal health system.
The recipient of the 2008 Executive Special Achievement Award is MAJ Tammie M. Jones, MSC, Executive Officer, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center in Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. MAJ Jones has had a widespread impact on the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) as a leader and health care administrator. While serving as a resident in Baylor University's health care administration collaborative program with the Army, her detailed analysis on Community-Based Health Care Organizations helped shape the AMEDD methodology for supporting wounded and injured Reserve Component Soldiers. She masterfully co-developed the Global War on Terrorism Tasking Analysis Tools which were briefed to all Regional Medical Commands, MEDCOM, and the Surgeon General. Her organizational skills were so valued that she served as the primary planner for a behavioral health summit for AMEDD General Officers that was chaired by the Army Surgeon General.
MAJ Jones deployed in 2006 as the Operations Officer for the 21st Combat Support Hospital. She combined her hospital administration background with superb skills to lead a multi-disciplinary working group responsible for tracking over 5,000 detainee releases and transfers in a one-month period. These actions were critical for closure of Abu Ghraib Theatre Internment Facility. She also helped to plan and execute movement of the Level III/IV medical facility at Abu Ghraib to Camp Cropper, where she worked to recruit and train 26 Iraqi correctional system medics setting the stage for a decreased reliance on Coalition Forces. Her accomplishments resulted in the award of the Bronze Star Medal.
After MAJ Jones' return from deployment, she began serving as an Army Health Care Administrator, where her work ethic and innovation resulted in her department exceeding their business plan goals by 47 percent, equating to an additional $4 million in revenues. Her contributions to Army Medicine have improved the quality of life, as well as the quantity and scope of care, for countless soldiers and beneficiaries.