Army Maj. Gen. Ronald J. Place, Defense Health Agency (DHA), Director for the National Capital Region Medical Directorate, visited Keesler Medical Center Feb 12-13.

This was his second visit to Keesler since the medical center’s transition under DHA. On Oct.1, 2018, Keesler was selected as the first Air Force medical center to transition to the DHA helping pave the way for the remainder of DoD medical treatment facilities making their transitions in the near future.

During the general’s visit, he was orientated to the Keesler Air Force Base training mission in addition to the operations of Keesler Medical Center. He met with Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, Second Air Force commander, and Air Force Col. Debra A. Lovette, 81st Training Wing Commander. He also met with the Airmen to discuss daily operations and participated in a town hall style meeting. Finally, he met with Air Force Col. Beatrice Dolihite, Keesler Medical Center director and her medical team to discuss the future of military healthcare.