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MHS quickly adapted to improve patient experience during pandemic

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Faced with the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Military Health System (MHS) responded swiftly to fight the novel coronavirus and deliver necessary medical care, routine health care and services to maintain a medical ready force....

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To ensure we provide the most up-to-date information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Military Health System created this all-inclusive information center, which is updated regularly. The Department of Defense is following guidance from the White House and coordinating with our interagency partners to provide a comprehensive, government-approved list of resources.

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