Timeline

1940

  1. July 1, 1941 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville commissioned.

  2. Captain L.L. Pratt, MC, USN
    1 July 1941 – 24 November 1942

  3. February 10, 1942 – Aerial view of hospital taken.

  4. Captain J.J. O’Malley, MC, USN
    24 November 1942 – 24 October 1945

  5. April 6, 1943 – Fifty WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) report to Naval Hospital Jacksonville for one month of training with the Hospital Corps

  6. WAVES July 26, 1943

    July 26, 1943 – WAVES

  7. December 11, 1944 – A 60-bed facility for family members opened.

  8. December 12, 1944 – First baby delivered at Naval Hospital Jacksonville

  9. Captain C.J. Brown, MC, USN
    24 October 1945 – 6 May 1946

  10. December 29, 1945 – 1,000th baby born at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.

  11. Captain R.M. Gillet, MC, USN
    6 May 1946 – 16 June 1947

    Captain C.M. Shaar, MC, USN
    16 June 1947 – 31 October 1949

  12. September 30, 1949 – Dispensary at Naval Hospital Jacksonville

  13. Captain D.J. Wharton, MC, USN
    12 November 1949 – 11 June 1953

1950

  1. June 22, 1950 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s inpatient capacity boosted to 325 beds, up from a post-war level of 180 beds.

  2. Ronald Reagan at NHJax January 20, 1951

    January 20, 1951 – Ronald Reagan at NHJax

  3. Captain E.S. Lowe, MC, USN
    11 June 1953 – 14 February 1955

    Captain E.C. Kenney, MC, USN
    14 February 1955 – 7 September 1955

    Captain B.N. Ahl, MC, USN
    7 September 1955 – 5 February 1958

  4. 1958 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville

  5. Captain A.C. Abernathy, MC, USN
    5 February 1958 – 29 April 1960

  6. August 22, 1958 – General Ward

  7. August 22, 1958 – Maternity Ward

1960

    Captain W.L. Engleman, MC, USN
    29 April 1960 – 30 June 1961

  1. Hurricane Donna September 1960

  2. Captain R.O. Canada, MC, USN
    30 June 1961 – 9 February 1962

    Captain J.M. Hanner, MC, USN
    9 February 1962 – 24 January 1964

    Captain W.G. Lawson, MC, USN
    24 January 1964 – 22 June 1964

    Captain W.S. Baker, Jr., MC, USN
    22 June 1964 – 5 December 1968

  3. July 1965 – Preconstruction at Naval Hospital Jacksonville

  4. Febraury 5, 1966 – Ground broken for $7 million hospital.

  5. May 1966 – Construction

  6. December 18, 1967 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville

  7. July 24, 1968 – Demolition of old hospital buildings completed .

  8. December 5, 1968 – Congressman Charles E. Bennett, Cmdr. Dimino, Capt. Turville, Rear Adm. Stroh, Capt. Baker, Capt. Heaton, Lt. Cmdr. Harper

  9. Captain W.C. Turville, MC, USN
    5 December 1968 – 10 September 1969

    Captain C.W. Lewis, Jr., MC, USN
    10 September 1969 – 11 July 1972

1970

  1. February 15, 1970 – Hospital Building H-2007 (administration) demolished.

  2. Captain P. Kaufman, MC, USN
    11 July 1972 – 21 June 1974

  3. February 1973 – The first group of former Vietnam POWs arrive at NAS Jacksonville. Eventually 27 POW's would go through Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Treated by Dr. David Stephens.

  4. Captain J.T. Horgan, MC, USN
    21 June 1974 – 28 May 1976

    Captain J.L. Hughes, MC, USN
    28 May 1976 – 15 July 1976

    Captain M. Museles, MC, USN
    15 July 1976 – 29 June 1978

    Captain N.R. Raffaelly, MC, USN
    29 June 1978 – 16 August 1978

    Captain W.M. McDermott, Jr., MC, USN
    16 August 1978 – 20 June 1980

1980

    Captain J.J. Quinn, MC, USN
    20 June 1980 – 25 August 1982

  1. March 1982 – American Red Cross volunteer

  2. Captain J. Honigman, MC, USN
    25 August 1982 – 26 August 1983

    Captain L.V. Pulicicchio, MC, USN
    26 August 1983 – 26 July 1985

    Captain W.A. Buckendorf, MC, USN
    26 July 1985 – 26 August 1986

    Captain J.W. Thomas, MC, USN
    26 August 1986 – 31 July 1987

    Captain R.G. Relinski, Jr., MSC, USN
    31 July 1987 – 21 June 1989

  3. April 24, 1988 – Twenty-two injured sailors from the USS Bonefish treated at Naval Hospital Jacksonville after a blast aboard the diesel submarine forced their evacuation. Teams from HS-1, HS-7, and NAS Jacksonville SAR assist in the air evacuation.

  4. Captain J.L. Gentry, MC, USN
    21 June 1989 – 16 August 1989

    Captain D.D. Palmer, MSC, USN
    16 August 1989 – 29 June 1992

1990

    Captain N.K. Dysart, MC, USN
    29 June 1992 – 13 April 1993

    Captain D.V. Hollingsworth, MC, USN
    13 April 1993 – 5 June 1995

  1. April 30, 1995 – Building H-2032 (hospital transportation) demolished

  2. Captain M.J. Benson, MSC, USN
    5 June 1995 – 10 June 1999

    Captain B. Vernoski, NC, USN
    10 June 1999 – 13 July 2001

2000

    Captain R.A. Lockhart, MSC, USN
    13 July 2001 – 6 June 2003

  1. Jan. 26, 2003 – A medical support platform comprised of nearly 100 medical personnel with 2nd Force Service Support Group (2nd FSSG) from Naval Hospital Jacksonville deploys to CENTCOM

  2. March 11, 2003 – Ground broken for construction of a new hospital pharmacy on the north side of the Navy Exchange parking lot.

  3. Captain J.W. Sentell, MC, USN
    6 June 2003 – 12 August 2005

  4. Dec. 18, 2003 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville, like many military and non-military hospitals throughout the United States, runs out of flu vaccine due to demand caused by a deadly strain of flu virus.

  5. Feb. 19, 2004 – More than 30 Fleet Hospital Jacksonville doctors, nurses, and hospital corpsmen deploy to the African nation of Djibouti.

  6. May 10, 2004 – Twelve Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB-14) Seabees arrive at Naval Hospital Jacksonville to continue their recovery from injuries sustained in Iraq.

  7. Captain R.C. Bono, MC, USN
    12 Aug. 2005 – 14 Aug. 2008

  8. Feb. 1, 2008 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville staff return from deployment to Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait

  9. March 28, 2008 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville opened its Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course, dedicated to HM3 Julian "Snoop Doc" Woods (killed in Fallujah, Iraq, Nov. 2004)

  10. June 9, 2008 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville surgical suite addition groundbreaking ceremony ($35.8 million project)

  11. Captain B.L. Gillingham, MC, USN
    14 Aug. 2008 – 29 July 2010

2010

  1. March 2010 – Final group from Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s 41 deployed staff return from USNS Comfort’s humanitarian deployment to Haiti after earthquake.

  2. June 2010 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville launches its Science, Service, Medicine & Mentoring (S2M2) program in collaboration with Darnell-Cookman High School of the Medical Arts.

  3. July 15, 2010 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville opens new three-story addition.

  4. Captain L.E. Welling, MC, USN
    29 July 2010 – 08 June 2012

  5. Sept. 7, 2011 – Grand opening of Naval Hospital Jacksonville's $60 million addition and renovation.

  6. October 2011 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville becomes 1st hospital on Florida’s First Coast to earn Baby Friendly recognition from World Health Organization & UNICEF.

  7. December 2011 – Deployment Health Center at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville hosts deployment mental health symposium to improve care for combat veterans.

  8. March 2012 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville hosts Patient Safety Symposium, with speakers from Baptist Health, Mayo Clinic, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, University of Florida, University of North Florida, and Virginia Mason Medical Center.

  9. Captain G.D. Shaffer, DC, USN
    08 June 2012 – 08 August 2014

  10. April 2013 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville earns Excellence in Teaching Award from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and was cited in 2011 as USU’s Family Medicine Clinical Site of the Year.

  11. January 2014 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville – its hospital and five branch health clinics – again earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and re-accreditation.

  12. February 2014 – All of Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Medical Home Port teams – at its hospital and five branch health clinics – earn Level III (highest-level) recognition from National Committee for Quality Assurance for its Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

  13. May 2014 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville health care collaborations include providing orthopedic consults and surgeries to Moody AFB and laboratory medical director support to Patrick AFB.

  14. May 2014 – New 24/7 Nurse Advice Line rolls out at Naval Hospital Jacksonville – its hospital and five branch health clinics.

  15. Captain J.W. Le Favour, MSC, USN
    08 August 2014 – 06 May 2016

  16. September 2014 – Marine Corps, Navy, VA collaboration brings primary care to veterans at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Branch Health Clinic Albany, Georgia.

  17. December 2014 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville launches mobile app.

  18. March 2015 – Naval Hospital Jacksonville earns Gold Star recognition from Prevention Partners for its tobacco-free policies and programs.

  19. May 2015 – VA and Navy health care collaboration expands services for veterans and active duty at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Branch Health Clinic Key West, Florida.

  20. September 2015 – Florida Surgeon General cites Naval Hospital Jacksonville and St. Vincent’s Medical Center as First Coast innovators.

  21. September 2015 – Twenty-nine Naval Hospital Jacksonville staff return from Continuing Promise 2015 aboard USNS Comfort.

  22. 1st Baby of 2016 - Welcome, Baleigh Joi!

  23. Captain D.C. Collins, MSC, USN
    06 May 2016 – Present

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