Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is seen from Killeen Thursday, May 9, 2019.

In response to demands from Congress, the military healthcare systems — including Fort Hood’s Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center — will change from management by individual military departments to the oversight of the Defense Health Agency, according to Kevin Dwyer, chief of DHA media operations.

“As part of the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2017, 2018 and 2019, Congress called for changes in the military health system,” Dwyer said. “These changes redefine the roles of the Defense Health Agency and the military departments, specifically addressing the administration and management of military hospitals and clinics.”

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