Change is inevitable. Everyone knows it. No one likes it. And the goal of Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, Director of the Defense Health Agency, is to hear firsthand how seminal change is affecting boots on the ground.
Place, an Army surgeon, views change from a scientist’s perspective. “The thing that matters most is healthcare delivery,” he said. “The challenge is to take the best of Army medicine, the best of Navy medicine the best of Air Force Medicine and figure out what can be standardized across the services while recognizing the cultures and traditions we support.”