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Capt. Kim Shaughnessy-Granger

Commander, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Annapolis

Capt. Kim Shaughnessy-Granger, a native of Hanover, Massachusetts, earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University in 1997. She was commissioned in 1997 through Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps.
Shaughnessy-Granger began her career at Naval Medical Center San Diego, as a staff nurse in the cardiac and intensive care units. In November 1999, she transferred to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, and served as a labor and delivery staff nurse and charge nurse, Mother Baby/Level II Nursery Division Officer, and business manager for Women’s Health and Maternal Infant Services. In 2003, she selected for Navy Duty Under Instruction and attended Georgetown University, where she earned a Master of Science as a certified nurse midwife, and was inducted into the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau.

Upon graduation, Shaughnessy-Granger was assigned to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton for her first tour as a certified nurse midwife. In August 2007, she transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan, and served as the department head of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), and as the first nurse corps officer to be appointed as both assistant director and director of surgical services. In August 2010, she transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa as the assistant department head for OB/GYN. While in Okinawa, she coordinated the local response for pregnant women and families evacuated from Yokosuka during Operation Tomodachi following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. She also deployed with the Marine Corps 3rd Medical Battalion in support of the Cambodia Interoperability Program 2011, providing outreach clinical care and education to rural communities, and training in obstetric and neonatal emergencies to 50 Cambodian military physicians, midwives, and nurses.

In 2012 she returned to the National Capital Region and was assigned as chief of Midwifery Services at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. In August 2014 she transferred to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, having been competitively selected as the first nurse corps officer to be appointed as the department head for obstetrics and gynecology. In August 2017, she reported to the Office of Women’s Health at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), then went on to serve as the director of Secondary and Specialty Care, deputy assistant deputy chief for healthcare operations, assistant deputy chief for medical operations, senior advisor to the Navy Surgeon General supporting Military Health System (MHS) governance and reform, and as the Navy Medicine liaison to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. Among her accomplishments during this time, she spearheaded development of the Surgeon General’s first Female Force Readiness Strategy, helped design and shape the future of the MHS, and laid the foundation for organizational restructuring of BUMED to better align with fleet requirements. Most recently, she served as the executive officer of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Quantico, Virginia. She assumed NMRTC Annapolis and Naval Health Clinic Annapolis in July 2023.

Her military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy Expert Pistol and Rifle Medals, and various service and campaign awards. She earned a doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Villanova University in 2017, was selected as a 2017 Tillman Scholar by the Pat Tillman Foundation, and in 2019 received the prestigious MHS Award for Nursing Leadership Excellence. She is board certified as both a nurse midwife and healthcare executive, is a Fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American College of Healthcare Executives, and in 2021 was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.
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