ARC and two employees honored by Texas Army National Guard

July 17, 2018 – Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) and two employees were honored last month by the Texas Army National Guard.

Laura Wills, Ph.D, ARC Chief Operations Officer, and Judith Chedville, RN, ACNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist in ARC Medical Homereceived the honors for support of Ms. Chedville’s certification as a basic lifesaver instructor for her unit.

In addition to her work as a CNS for Medical Home, Ms. Chedville also serves as a captain and medical provider in the Texas National Guard’s 36th Infantry Division. Following Hurricane Harvey, she was among the 12,000 Guard members called up by Governor Abbott to help respond to the disaster.

Ms. Chedville knew she needed to recertify her unit’s combat medics and have herself certified as a CPR instructor, and asked Dr. Wills for assistance in accomplishing her certification. Dr. Wills arranged, through ARC, for Ms. Chedville to receive the training at ARC’s expense, and helped manage Ms. Chedville’s schedule for her to be away from her clinic responsibilities.

Ms. Chedville nominated Dr. Wills for the Patriot Award for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, and Ms. Wills was invited to witness a day in the life of a military medical provider at the Annual Field Training Exercises at Fort Hood. with Ms. Chedville, on June 9, where she was presented her award by Major General S. Lee Henry.

“You absolutely represent a critical component of the National Guard relationship between our families, our employers, and the soldiers themselves,” Major General Henry said to Dr. Wills. He also lauded the specific contribution she made, emphasizing that a training gift to an Army medic is a contribution made to all soldiers.

Ms. Chedville’s new credential enabled her to recertify six combat medics so far in CPR. “I look forward to seeing more of your training,” said Dr. Wills to Ms. Chedville, adding her thanks.

About Austin Regional Clinic

Austin Regional Clinic is a multispecialty medical group committed to providing comprehensive health care services throughout the greater Austin area. Founded by three physicians in 1980, it now provides health care to over 471,000 area residents in 24 locations in 10 cities and three counties, including both primary and specialty care. ARC is unique to the Austin area because of the widespread locations, convenient services and quality assurance programs. ARC patients enjoy access to such conveniences as same-day appointments, 24/7 online appointment and phone scheduling, ARC MyChart patient portal, after hours clinics, and nursing services through the night. Most ARC clinics also offer on-site radiology and lab services and some clinics offer specialty programs such as a travel clinic and weight loss programs. For more information, visit

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