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Navy Medicine’s Ebola Response
(December 15, 2014)

By Cmdr. (Dr.) Eric Deussing, director, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health Emergency Officer, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

The ongoing and unprecedented Ebola outbreak has sadly affected and has challenged public health and health care systems across the globe. Navy Medicine has extensive experience preparing for and responding to past infectious disease threats, such as pandemic H1N1 influenza; however the current Ebola outbreak poses a new threat, previously not seen on this scale.
OHSU Bremerton Change of Command held at Naval Hospital Bremerton
(December 15, 2014)

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs

Captain Julie Zappone turned over leadership of Operational Health Support Unit Bremerton to Captain Matthew A. McQueen during a change of command ceremony on Dec. 12, 2014. For Zappone, a Spokane Wash. native, the ceremony marks the end of her three-year tenure as commanding officer of OHSU Bremerton from Dec. 2011 to Nov. 2014, as well as her direct involvement in the unit for approximately nine years. Her next assignment will be at Navy Medical Education Training Command, San Antonio, Texas.
Hospital Corps’ Top Doc
(December 4, 2014)

Story by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei - 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit

CAMP HANSEN, Japan – There were an estimated five thousand casualties suffered during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and independent duty corpsmen did their best to prevent the deaths of those injured. Petty Officer 1st Class Wilson Rodriguez, Jr., now an IDC himself, served as a hospital corpsman on a small base in Iraq and witnessed the effectiveness of an IDC.
A Message from the Navy’s Deputy Surgeon General: Global Health, Globally Engaged
(December 10, 2014)

By Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison III

Last week I was invited to speak on a panel about global health engagement at the annual meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) in Washington, D.C. December is global health engagement month, so the topic is timely.
A brief history of the U.S. Navy Independent Duty Corpsman
(December 8, 2014)

By Matt Lyman, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

Modern U.S. Navy corpsmen have been around for the last 116 years and have served with and supported every rate in any climate, around the world. That commitment to service and support was exemplified in 1944 when the Navy determined there was a need to have medical personnel in some locations where a medical officer or medical facility was not readily available. Those medical personnel would come to be known as Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDC).
Navy Medicine Initiative Receives Military Health System Innovation Award
(December 5, 2014)

By Regena E. Kowitz, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Integrated Health Community Initiative (IHCI), a multiyear program to optimize population health and improve patient care while simultaneously reducing overall health care costs for Navy Medicine, received the 2014 Military Health System (MHS) Innovation Award Dec. 4. The award was presented in recognition of the IHCI's success in moving targeted patients from health care to health and ensuring their long-term well being.
Mustang Nurse
(December 4, 2014)

By Ensign David Frey, BSN, RN, ADC-II, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan

What is a mustang?

To most people, a mustang is thought to be a wild, untamed American horse but the word “mustang” has an alternative meaning to those of us in the military. A Mustang is a military officer who previously served within the enlisted ranks
NAVY MEDICINE NEWS

Ebola Virus Disease Information
The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center has published two documents about Ebola Virus Disease(EVD). Click each link to learn more about EVD.

Ebola Virus Disease Info Sheet (PDF) - Updated: 3 Nov 2014
Ebola Virus Disease Trifold (PDF) - Updated: 3 Nov 2014

December is Global Health Engagement Month
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Throughout December, Navy Medicine will recognize its global health care network of 63,000 Navy medical personnel around the world who provide high quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Whether we are providing medical care through one of our yearly humanitarian assistance efforts, partnering with local ministries of health and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or conducting disease research and surveillance at one of our labs around the world, we are making a significant impact on operational forces and global health worldwide.

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Defend Against Ebola

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan
Ebola is at the forefront of our conscience right now. I want to assure you Navy Medicine remains committed to providing safe, high quality care to our Sailors, Marines, their families and beneficiaries. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our people.

Read more on the Navy Medicine Blog


​Last Updated: 18 December 2014

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Matthew L. Nathan
Surgeon General

The Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) is the headquarters command for Navy Medicine. BUMED is where policy and direction are developed toward the Patient and Family Care vision which is carried out by Navy, Marine Corps and civilian personnel throughout the world.

BUMED is located at the Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) in Falls Church Virginia (just west of Washington DC) along with Army and Air Force medical commands.

 
FORCM (FMF/SS/SW)
Sherman Boss
Force Master Chief
 

 
Rear Admiral
Priscilla Coe
Interim BUMED Chief of Staff
 
HMCM (SS/SW/FMF)
Patrick Blake West
BUMED Command Master Chief

 
 
   
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Mission: We enable readiness, wellness, and healthcare to Sailors, Marines, their families, and all others entrusted to us worldwide be it on land or at sea.

Vision: Navy Medicine is the pinnacle of excellence - answering the call across any dynamic - from kinetic operations to global engagement. Our healthcare is patient-centered and provides best value, preserves health, and maintains readiness. Agility, professionalism, an ethos of care, and the ability to deploy to any environment or sea state are our hallmarks.
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Navy Medicine Health Care consists of five distinct 'Corps'. Each corps consists of personnel specializing in a particular health care field. Click the Corps name on the left to view a description of the corps. More information about Navy Health Care careers can be found on the Navy Recruitment site: http://www.navy.com
 Medical Service Corps - The Medical Service Corps supports Navy Medicine's readiness and health benefits mission. It is the most diverse corps within Navy Medicine with 31 subspecialties organized under three major categories:

Healthcare Administrators
  • Financial Management
  • Education/Training Manangement
  • Patient Administration
  • Health Care Information System
  • Manpower, Personnel
  • Healthcare Facility Planning
  • Operational Analysis
  • Plans, Ops, & Med Intel
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Material Logisitics

Clinicians
  • Audiology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Dietetics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Podiatry
  • Social Work

Scientists
  • Entomolgy
  • Environmental Health
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Medical Technology
  • Aerospace Physiology
  • Aerospace Exp Psych
  • Research Psych
  • Radiation Health
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Biochem/Toxicology
Medical Service Corps personnel are stationed at Navy medical treatment facilities (MTF), Naval branch clinics, ships, US Marine Corps battalions, Fleet Marine Force, Seabee detachments, research centers and laboratories and staff positions throughout the Navy and Marine Corps.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Nurses Corps - The Nurses Corps provide care or support either through direct patient care at the bedside or as a provider, in the an administrative role, as an instructor, recruiter, quality management manager or reseacher. The areas of specialties include:
  • Medical-Surgery
  • Manpower
  • Education and Training
  • Nursing Research
  • Maternal/Infant
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Room/Trauma
  • Perioperative
  • Critical Care
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Practice Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Midwife

Nurse Corps personnel are stationed at medical treatment facilities (MTF), clinics, recruiting centers, hospital corps school, the White House, expeditionary medical facilities, forward operating bases fleet surgical teams, aircraft carriers, Navy Medicine headquarters and the Bureau of Naval Personnel.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Medical Corps - The Navy Medical Corps is broad and diverse. It is comprised of physicians who are practicing or training in dozens of medical and surgical specialities with over 200 subspecialities. The areas of specialities include:
  • Family medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Undersea Medicine
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Urology
  • Pathology
  • Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine
  • Dermatology

Navy physicians are stationed at our major tertiary care teaching facilities, clinics, and hospitals located within the United States and various overseas locations. They are at research units, in various joint commands, and in other federal institutions. Navy physicians are assigned as operational medical officers providing direct support to Navy and Marine Corps commands, squadrons, battalions and units. On very short notice, Navy physicians deploy in support of combat operations, disaster relief, and humanitarian assistance missions, providing patient care ashore and afloat.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Dental Corps - Dental Corps personnel ensure dental readiness while optimizing dental health. Personnel consists of:
  • Dentists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians
  • Maxillofacial Technicians

The dental corps are located at medical treatment facilities, marine battalions, aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, hospital ships, support ships and Seabee detachments.

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Hospital Corps - The Hospital Corps is the only enlisted corps in the military. The hospital corpsman rating (HM) is the largest and most diverse in the Navy with specialities to include:
  • Hospital Corpsman - Basic
  • Submarine IDC (Independant Duty Corpsman)
  • Fleet Marine Force
  • Aerospace Medicine Technician
  • SAR (Search and Rescue) Medical Technician
  • Aviation Physiology
  • Radiation Health Technician
  • Cardiovascular Technician
  • Biomedical Equipment Technician
  • Nuclear Medicine Techniciam
  • Surface Force IDC (Independant Duty Corpsman)
  • Recon Corpsman
  • Preventative Medicine Technician
  • Hemodialysis Technician
  • Radiographer
  • Electronneurodiagnostic Technician
  • Optician
  • Physical Therapy Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Behavior Technician
  • Urology Technician
  • Orthopedic Castroom Technician
  • Dive Medicine Technician
  • Dive IDC (Independant Duty Corpsman)
  • Morticians
  • Histology Technician
  • Medical Laboratoy Technician
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Advanced Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Basic Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Advanced Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Maxillofacial Technician

For more information on Navy healthcare careers, please visit the Navy recruitment web site - www.navy.com

Navy Medicine has a long and proud history. The first shots of the American Revolution fired at Lexington and Concord on 19 April 1775 marked both the birth of a nation and the Continental Army. However, it was the British blockade of the American coast and the need to break that blockade that spawned the Continental Navy and ultimately what we now call the Navy Medical Department. Aboard ships captained by the likes of John Paul Jones and John Barry, were the first sickbays where ship surgeons, assisted by loblolly boys, practiced their healing craft. Although science and medicine has changed greatly over the last three centuries, Navy Medicine’s mission of healthcare and readiness remains true today as it did in the “Age of Sail.”

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Navy Medicine Global Health Engagement comprises health and medical related actions and programs undertaken by the Department of Defense to improve foreign armed forces' or foreign civilian authorities' health system capacity; and to promote and strengthen their human and/or animal health systems in support of national security objectives.
 


 

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BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY MEDICAL LOGISTICS AWARDS PROGRAM
  
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INDEPENDENT DUTY CORPSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
  
11/7/2014
BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY MEDICAL LOGISTICS AWARDS PROGRAM
  
12/1/2014
COMPETITIVE AREA FOR REDUCTION IN FORCE OF BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES
  
11/25/2014
NAVAL LABORATORY EQUIPMENT REVIEW BOARD
  
11/24/2014
NAVY DENTAL OFFICER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
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CLINICAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DRAWOVER ANESTHESIA VAPORIZER
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ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUPPLEMENTAL MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS FISCAL YEAR 2015 DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION  PROGRAM FOR FULL-TIME OUTSERVICE/FULL-TIME  INSERVICE DEGREE AND NON-DEGREE  PROGRAMS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES 
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NAVY MEDICINE FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES PROVIDER DATA ANALYSIS
NOTE 150027 Aug 2014
IMPLEMENTATION AND USE OF THE NAVY MEDICINE  ENTERPRISE-WIDE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
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PHASED MEDICAL READINESS TRAUMA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
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Navy Medicine Conference Information and Policy
(Updated: Nov 10, 2014) ​ ​ ​
 
DoD has adopted a very expansive definition of “conference.” Conference is defined as“a meeting, retreat, seminar, symposium, or event that involves attendee travel.” Events within the local duty station that do not require attendee travel (i.e. local conferences) may also qualify as conferences for the purposes of this guidance if they involve payment of a registration/conference fee and/or take place in a hotel or conference center.​
 
The Navy Medicine Conference Information page is the source for all updates regarding conference policies, instructions and guidance.
 
*11/10/14 - Conference Request Confirmation Policy: Effective 10 Nov 2014, for all conference request submissions, the BUMED Conference Approval Team will respond within (72) hours. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within that timeframe your request was not received. Please re-submit your request.

*10/29/2014 - Update on Conference Approved List: Effective 1 Nov 2014, the Conference Approved List will no longer be posted on the website. Personnel wishing to attend a Non-DoD hosted conference must contact their Specialty Leader/Quota Control Manager to submit their request to attend a conference.
 
*10/29/2014 - Update to Conference Request Submission Deadlines: Effective 1 Jan 2015, all requests for attendance of a Non-DoD Conference must be submitted no later than (90) days prior to the conference start date for requests under $90,000.00 and (180) days for requests over $90,000.00. Additionally, all requests to host a DoN/DoD Conference must be submitted (120) days prior to the proposed conference start date for requests under $500,000.00 and (180) days for requests over $500,000.00.
 
Personnel from the following commands are required to seek approval and funding through Defense Health Agency (DHA) for conferences:
WRNMMC - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and FBCH- Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
 
Click HERE to access forms and documentation. (Updated 10 Nov 2014)