At Naval Medical Center San Diego, our number one
priority is providing the safest, highest quality patient-centered medical care
for our veterans, service members and their families. Through visionary leadership and staff
dedicated to the Team STEPPS approach, our hospital continues to shape the future of military medicine.
In 2014, we received more than 1.2 million outpatient
visits, admitted more than 19,000 patients, and filled over 1.6 million
prescriptions. Nearly 3,600 babies took their very first breaths here at NMCSD,
including one who was born
in our Courtyard!
NMCSD employs more than 6,000 active duty, civilians,
contractors and volunteers working throughout the Southern California region.
Our staff has a wide array of experience and educational background, coming to
us from some of the finest medical learning institutions in the Nation –
Harvard, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, and others.
Accredited by the Joint
Commission, NMCSD takes pride in serving those who serve. We are the only
Navy Medicine amputee center in the Western Pacific. We also strive to obtain
the most technologically advanced equipment to match the most-qualified staff
to provide unmatched quality care. We
are the only medical facility in San Diego that employs four state-of-the art “3T-Tesla”
MRI units, which include ambient lighting and audio/visual equipment for a
better patient experience. The image quality produced at the NMCSD MRI Center
is outstanding, usually exceeding community standards.
NMCSD also recently renovated its Cardiac
Catheterization Laboratory making this unique hybrid lab the first of its
kind in California, and seventh in the nation. The new facility allows us to
care for all structural heart and endovascular consults for patients from
across California and neighboring states. With these state of the art cathlabs,
NMCSD's cardiologists, radiologists, and vascular surgeons can provide the
latest treatments to our patients to include coronary artery angioplasty and
stenting, Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)/ patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure, peripheral artery angioplasty
and stenting, and percutaneous repair of aortic aneurysms.
Recently, the NMCSD staff has been recognized for excellence
by organizations such as the American College of Surgeons, the American College
of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Athena International, National Committee for
Quality Assurance (NCQA), our Ob-Gyn
Department received the DoD Patient Safety Award and our
Hematology/Oncology department was recognized as one of the best cancer centers.
Throughout its proud history, Naval Medical Center San
Diego has established itself as a leader in the field of medicine. That
reputation for excellence continues today as our staff propels NMCSD into the