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Courtesy Story | 22-Oct-2020

The onset of a world-wide pandemic changed everything. Typically, the expectation for military decision-making is to exceed the speed of war, but what does that look like when fighting a virus?

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 22-Oct-2020

“Interventional radiology” is a term that personnel and patients will soon be using frequently at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.

By Seaman Ariana Torman | 21-Oct-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 21, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) welcomed Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, 39th Surgeon General of the Navy, and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Oct. 21.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Steckler | 21-Oct-2020

The phrase “above and beyond” can sometimes be thrown around casually in the Navy. Make no mistake – Sailors and their government civilian counterparts do amazing things on a daily basis, but still, phrases can be worn out rather easily.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Dylan Kinee | 21-Oct-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 16, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Combat Trauma Research Group (CTRG) recently received the Fiscal Year 2019 Medical Research Program Rapid Development and Translational Research Award and $1.5M in funding for their collaboration with outside entities to make a ruggedized, handheld coagulation reading device, the ClotChip.

By Yan Kennon | 21-Oct-2020

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Jacksonville and its five units (NMRTUs), Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Jacksonville, Operational Health Support Unit Jacksonville Headquarters, and 16 of Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Jacksonville’s detachments have earned the Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Blue H Award for 2019.

By Robert W. Mitchell | 20-Oct-2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Recent discovery of two new rubella-related animal viruses by a collaborative team of researchers including Naval Medical Research Center’s (NMRC) Biological Defense Research Directorate (BDRD) could have a major impact on efforts to eliminate the rubella virus (also known as German measles).

By Angela Ciancio | 20-Oct-2020

As much of the military works to maintain readiness in the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Aerospace medicine providers are working to implement a guideline with a set of return to flight duty status protocols.

By Dale Davis | 20-Oct-2020

A registered nurse at Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi was recently selected as this year’s winner of the Military Heath System Civilian Nursing Leadership Award.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Dylan Kinee | 20-Oct-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Microbiology Department recently unveiled their new Panther system to help in the fight against the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and its operational impact.

By Petty Officer 1st Class David Kolmel | 19-Oct-2020

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 19, 2020) – The Honorable Thomas McCaffery, assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs, visited Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC) headquarters today.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Steckler | 18-Oct-2020

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton was announced as a 2019 winner of the Navy Surgeon General’s “Blue H” Health Promotion and Wellness Award at the Gold Star level Oct. 2 by the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

By Douglas Stutz | 18-Oct-2020

There is perhaps no better way to emphasis the Military Health System’s ‘Women’s Health’ theme for October than to recognize that it is also Breast Cancer Awareness month.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 16-Oct-2020

SAN DIEGO – Surgeons, nurses and specialists assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), NMCSD’s Joint Telecritical Care Network and NMCSD’s Simulation and Bioskills Center, as well as personnel from University of California San Diego’s Advanced Robotics and Controls Laboratory, collaborated during an Augmented Reality Technology Enabled reMote Integrative Surgery (ARTEMIS) Project session Oct. 15.

By Lt. Sarah Ermoshkin, DC, USN | 16-Oct-2020

Annapolis, MD – October 16, 2020. Naval Health Clinic Annapolis’ (NHCA) Brigade Medical Unit for the United States Naval Academy provided influenza vaccinations to each midshipman this week.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Natalia Murillo | 15-Oct-2020

The Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) invited international partners to a presentation entitled, “Front-line Care of COVID-19,” held on base, October 15, 2020.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Carter Denton | 15-Oct-2020

PENSACOLA, Fla. (October 15, 2020) In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will conduct a walk-in mammography clinic on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the NHP Radiology department.

By Elaine Heirigs | 15-Oct-2020

NAS LEMOORE (Oct. 13, 2020) Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Lemoore (NMRTCL) celebrated the U.S. Navy’s 245th birthday with a small ceremony and cake cutting on October 13.

By Patricia Rose | 15-Oct-2020

The Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH) team and the Defense Health Agency are proud to announce the launch of the brand new NHCOH website!

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Shayla Hamilton | 15-Oct-2020

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 13, 2020) – Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) observed the 245th birthday of the U.S. Navy with a cake-cutting ceremony at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), Oct. 13.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Colin Sens | 14-Oct-2020

Djibouti, Djibouti – Members assigned to U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit-No. 3 (NAMRU-3) with support from members of the Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ), Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF), and the U.S. Embassy, Djibouti, delivered mosquito surveillance equipment to The National Institute of Public Health of Djibouti (INSPD), Oct.7, 2020.

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 14-Oct-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) observes National Physical Therapy Month this October to increase the public's understanding of physical therapy's benefits.

Courtesy Story | 13-Oct-2020

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 13, 2020) - COVID-19 has led to cancellations of many of the time honored ceremonies that military members enjoy. As a way to commemorate the Navy’s birthday, Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC) used virtual means to honor the day.

Courtesy Story | 09-Oct-2020

Cmdr. Brian Hower relinquished charge of Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Mayport to Cmdr. Jared McKendall during a ceremony at the clinic (aboard Naval Station Mayport) on Oct. 9.

Courtesy Story | 09-Oct-2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Capt. Adam Armstrong, commanding officer of the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), Silver Spring, Md., briefed the public on his team’s COVID-19 research and development efforts and other studies in a virtual version of the Peer to Peer Medical Exchange (MedEx) conference, an annual meeting held in conjunction with San Francisco Fleet Week (SFFW).

By Seaman Ariana Torman | 09-Oct-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 9, 2020) – Lt. Cmdr. Stanley Favard, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Material Management department head, continues to play a key role in COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Courtesy Story | 08-Oct-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) during October.

ourtesy Story | 08-Oct-2020

SAN DIEGO – Horses and their handlers from Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center spent two days interacting with Sailors assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Sept. 30 and Oct. 6.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 08-Oct-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 8, 2020) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) celebrated National Midwifery Week by hosting a cake cutting, Oct. 8.

Courtesy Story | 08-Oct-2020

For the U.S. territory of Guam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the isolation can be challenging when you want to call for help.

Courtesy Story | 08-Oct-2020

Onslow County Schools and The Jacksonville/Onslow Chamber of Commerce has awarded Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune with the Businesses Assisting Schools in Educating Students award for the 2019-2020 school year.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Steckler | 07-Oct-2020

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class SonnyPaul Soriano almost didn’t make it into the Navy.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Kyle Steckler | 07-Oct-2020

If there’s one thing most U.S. Navy hospital corpsman have in common, it’s passion for the job.

By Douglas Stutz | 07-Oct-2020

Child vaccinations in Washington State have fallen - by almost a third - during the ongoing pandemic outbreak.

By Douglas Stutz | 05-Oct-2020

“I am Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (Surface Warfare designated) Aaron Souders, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Oak Harbor.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 02-Oct-2020

Each individual at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune is essential to providing the best quality of care to our patients.

By André Sobocinski | 02-Oct-2020

On October 1, 2020, Capt. Eric Peterson was promoted to Rear Admiral from his home in Appleton, Wisconsin, becoming the Navy’s newest flag officer as well as the first male ever to achieve this rank in the Nurse Corps.

Courtesy Story | 02-Oct-2020

Force Master Chief (FORCM) Michael J. Roberts relieved FORCM Hosea Smith Jr. as Navy Medicine's Force Master Chief and Director of the Hospital Corps during a change of office ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters Oct. 1.

By Joel Diller | 01-Oct-2020

At NSA Souda Bay, the Branch Health Clinic works hard to take care of Team Souda’s medical needs. Through physical health assessments, dental and eye exams, lab tests, and immunizations, they ensure our service members are fully medically ready – able to deploy and accomplish their mission.

By Macy Hinds | 30-Sep-2020

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pearl Harbor (NMRTC-PH) stood up an Expeditionary Testing Team (ETT) in April to conduct mass operational COVID-19 testing. Created in a moment’s notice, their mission is to help ensure operational readiness of the fleet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Seaman Ariana Torman | 30-Sep-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Sept. 16, 2020)- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) new Oncology Nurse Navigator program is making a positive impact on patient care by helping cancer patients navigate their diagnosis.

By Douglas Stutz | 29-Sep-2020

It didn’t take long for Hospitalman Paighton Scott to make a noticeable difference.

By MCSN Triniti Lersch, NAS Sigonella Public Affairs | 28-Sep-2020

When it comes to mental health for service members, civilians, and their families, Naval Air Station Sigonella has many available resources.

By Douglas Stutz | 25-Sep-2020

“I am Sean O’Driscoll, affiliated with Navy Medicine as command ombudsman for Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.”

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 24-Sep-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Sep. 16, 2020) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) recently celebrated a bell- ringing ceremony for a patient of the Pediatric Oncology Department, Sep. 16.

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 23-Sep-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) encourages its Sailors and staff to complete the 2020 Defense Organizational Climate Survey (DEOCS) before the survey's conclusion Oct. 4.

Courtesy Story | 21-Sep-2020

Mental health is a persistent concern for all Sailors while COVID-19-associated stress has impacted everyone. September is Mental Health and Suicide Prevention month.

Courtesy Story | 19-Sep-2020

In response to the Government of Guam’s continuing efforts to address the recent growth in the number of COVID-19 cases throughout the island, 22 military medical professionals integrated with Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) staff to supplement COVID-19 medical care and response.

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Shayla Hamilton and Cmdr. Dagoberto Salinas | 18-Sep-2020

Capt. Ann M. Case relieved Capt. Maryann Mattonen as commanding officer of Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) during a combined change-of-command and retirement ceremony, Sept. 18.

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 16-Sep-2020

SAN DIEGO – A career in the Navy can be stressful. Between dangerous work environments and separation from loved ones, Sailors face a unique set of challenges that many of Americans will never experience.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 16-Sep-2020

A secure partnership built on trust and medical proficiency is in the national spotlight. Onslow County Emergency Medical Services is the 2020 recipient of the Dick Ferneau Career EMS Service of the Year awarded by the National Association of EMTs.

By Julius Evans | 15-Sep-2020

Every year, Naval Medical Logistics Command recognizes National Hispanic American Heritage Month with large and festive celebrations.

By Macy Hinds | 14-Sep-2020

Influenza (flu) season is upon us. In the United States, flu season lasts through the fall and winter. While influenza viruses circulate year-round, most flu activity peaks between December and February, but can last as late as May.

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 10-Sep-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Project Improvement Non-delayed Conception (PINC) clinic has begun seeing patients via virtual appointments in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

By Dale Davis | 10-Sep-2020

Naval Branch Health Clinic Kingsville was recently recognized for its outstanding patient care in the Military Heath System’s Best of the Best Report.

By Douglas Stutz | 09-Sep-2020

Breathing a sigh of relief really isn’t up in smoke.The current wildfire season is casting a smoky pale across much of the Puget Sound region, making the air quality unhealthy and potentially contributing to a host of associated health risks that mirror COVID-19 symptoms.

By Riley Eversull | 04-Sep-2020

U.S. Navy Captain Reginald Ewing has a question for his sailors and staff - if he were stranded on the side of the road, would they stop to help?

By Douglas Stutz | 03-Sep-2020

It takes more than just awareness to respond to someone showing signs of distress. It takes conviction of care, compassion and competence to help that someone in need. Which describes precisely what Hospitalman Grace Pridmore did.

By LT Sarah Ermoshkin, DC, USN | 03-Sep-2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (September 3, 2020) – Even in youth, high-intensity exercise can cause sudden death or cardiac arrest if certain rare congenital conditions are present.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawson Roth | 03-Sep-2020

MANAMA, Bahrain (Aug. 25, 2020) U.S. Navy medical personnel assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) have partnered with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Health (MOH) since April 2020, in an effort to coordinate coronavirus (COVID-19) mitigation efforts and ensure full compliance with the partner nation’s public health guidelines.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 02-Sep-2020

SAN DIEGO – Otolaryngologists, commonly known as ear, nose and throat specialists (ENTs), assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) performed a novel surgery to correct obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) Sept. 2.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Brannon Deugan | 02-Sep-2020

Director, Defense Health Agency (DHA) visited with Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) leadership, held a town hall for staff and toured the facility, Sept. 2, 2020.

By Seaman Apprentice Minh-Thy Chu | 01-Sep-2020

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Bernhardson, an orthopedic surgeon assigned to the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, never expected the research he started with his team would result in an award and national accolades.

By Douglas Stutz | 01-Sep-2020

“I am Hospitalman Kevin Stout, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton Detachment Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS).”

By Tia McMillen | 28-Aug-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va.— Military and civilian leaders of Naval Medical Forces Atlantic (MEDLANT) gathered, in accordance with social distancing guidance, for the command’s annual leadership conference Aug. 28 to develop solutions aimed at achieving the command’s strategic goals.

By Lt.j.g. Kionna Myles | 28-Aug-2020

Nothing is more satisfying than seeing three months of your unwavering hard work and dedication pay off as you witness yet another successful Officer Candidate School graduation.

By Hugh Cox | 27-Aug-2020

In support of COVID-19 response, Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit TWO (NEPMU-2) was deployed to Naples and Sigonella, Italy, and Rota, Spain, March 13.

By Douglas Stutz | 27-Aug-2020

Navy Medical Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Bangor unveiled the latest in advanced x-ray technology August 27, 2020.

By Douglas Stutz | 27-Aug-2020

For her outstanding performance of duties – including implementing improvements and innovation – Aviation Boatswain Mate (Handler) 1st Class Rocio I. Betancourt was selected as the fiscal year 2019 Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) Active Duty Counselor of the Year in Navy Medicine.

By Riley Eversull | 26-Aug-2020

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Camp Lejeune's Diversity Council hosted their monthly Diversity Event on 26 August. The socially distanced gathering honored the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 25-Aug-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (August 6, 2020) The Pediatric Oncology Department at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) received a gift Aug. 6 from Operation Key West to the patients of the ward. Operation Key West is a program that aides in helping military families and small businesses. Their sole purpose is to improve the quality of life for wounded heroes and their families.

By Hugh Cox | 25-Aug-2020

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), a strategic military partner of the United States, received a supply of mosquito surveillance and control equipment courtesy of the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE), August 2020.

By Douglas Stutz | 22-Aug-2020

As was the case 108 years ago, the Navy Dental Corps continues to ensure mission readiness, provide fleet support, and deliver care to those in need.

By Douglas Stutz | 21-Aug-2020

When nominations were being accepted for the Outstanding Navy Legal Professional Award for the Pacific Northwest, there was no hesitation from Naval Hospital Bremerton.

By Douglas Stutz | 21-Aug-2020

It’s been a dedicated journey of a lifetime and a career devoted to caring for others.For more than three decades of the Navy Dental Corps 108 years of existence, Capt. Mary Elizabeth Neill has been able to commemorate her corps’ annual birthday and beginning, August, 22, 1912.

By Douglas Stutz | 20-Aug-2020

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Patient Safety Program posed the straightforward question, ‘who are champions for resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic?’

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 20-Aug-2020

SAN DIEGO – The training of surgical subspecialties is a unique endeavor that requires both didactic knowledge and the ability to diagnose a surgical problem to treat a patient.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 19-Aug-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) Blood Donor Center (BDC) requests COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) donors to donate and help fight coronavirus.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 19-Aug-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Aug. 19, 2020) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Culinary Specialists (CS) received some on the job training from a Regional Chef, Aug. 19.

By Julius Evans | 18-Aug-2020

In a virtual ceremony designed to include the entire command, even those who were not present, Naval Medical Logistics Command (NMLC) hosted a Women’s Equality Day celebration Aug. 18, which will be shared via its Facebook page.

By Lt. Sara Ermoshkin | 18-Aug-2020

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ (August 18, 2020) – For 99 years, young men and women have walked through building 39, originally a full service naval hospital located at Naval Air Systems command – planned to serve personnel assigned to air ships – over the years the mission changed and Building 39 became known as Naval Branch Health Clinic Lakehurst. Now that mission is changing again.

By Sarah Burford | 17-Aug-2020

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) welcomed the new commanding officer of the ship’s Medical Treatment Facility (MTF), Capt. Timothy Quast, during a Change of Command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base, Point Loma, Calif., today. Quast assumed command from Capt. John Rotruck, who has served as the MTF commanding officer since 2018.

By Lt. Claire Piccirilli | 14-Aug-2020

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. ( August 14, 2020) Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Patuxent River has developed a new program called the Indoctrination Division, or I Div., to facilitate a seamless transition and assimilation for Sailors who check into the command. Successful completion of the I Div. process produces Sailors ready to support mission requirements.

By John Marciano | 13-Aug-2020

SAN DIEGO, CA - As part of the Naval Health Research Center’s (NHRC) Operational Readiness & Health Directorate, the Medical Modeling, Simulation, and Mission Support (MMS) and Warfighter Performance Departments work diligently to equip military leaders with the tools and information they need to make informed decisions that promote survivability and improved long-term health outcomes for service members.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 13-Aug-2020

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC- For more than six months, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune has been battling the global pandemic that is COVID-19. While epidemiologists work around the clock to better understand the virus, medical personnel from laboratory technicians to pharmacists, nurses to paramedics are having to translate information quickly for their patients and the public.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 12-Aug-2020

SAN DIEGO – Third-year Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) interns assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) trained on fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) simulation units in the hospital’s Bio-Skills and Simulation Center Aug. 12.

Courtesy Story | 12-Aug-2020

Tick season in most areas of the U.S. begins in April and lasts throughout the warmer months, with bite cases trailing off around September, though activity is reported year-round.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom | 10-Aug-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Aug. 10, 2019) – A day in age where the U.S. Navy’s focus is on readiness, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) hosts two surgical courses on Aug. 4-7 that are vital to exposing surgeons to combat trauma.

By Seaman Apprentice Triniti Lersch | 07-Aug-2020

When it comes to mental health for service members, civilians, and their families, Naval Air Station Sigonella has many available resources.

By Seaman Ariana Torman | 07-Aug-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (August 7, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Combat Trauma Research Group (CTRG) recently received the 2020 Military Health System Research Symposium’s Team Research Award for their redesign of a mechanical wound closure device, the iTClamp.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 07-Aug-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 20, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) staff members, Cmdr. Gregory Capra, a Rhinologist and Anterior Skull Base surgeon, and Lt. Cmdr. Gabriel Santiago, a Neuroplastic surgeon,

By Tia McMillen | 06-Aug-2020

SIGONELLA, Italy—Adm. Robert P. Burke, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, visited Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Sigonella and received updates from Commanding Officer Capt. Denise Gechas, on Aug. 6.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 06-Aug-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 24, 2020) – With the summer season winding down and the reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic varying between districts, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) would like to encourage parents to get their children annual back to school wellness checks performed as early as possible and not last minute.

By Seaman Ariana Torman | 06-Aug-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (August 3, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) is collecting COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP) in an effort to help patients who are sick with COVID-19 fight the virus.

By Dale Davis | 06-Aug-2020

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Corpus Christi recently announced its Sailors of the Quarter, for the 3rd Quarter, Fiscal Year 2020.

By Yan Kennon | 06-Aug-2020

Cmdr. Cecilia Brown, Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s director of dental services, was recently selected as the Navy Liaison to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ (AAOMS) House of Delegates.

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Communications | 05-Aug-2020

On July 20, 2020, Navy medical providers were mobilized to Texas as part of U.S. Northern Command’s pandemic response in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s request for Defense Support to Civil Authorities.

By Douglas Stutz | 04-Aug-2020

For Navy Lt. Mark Fisher, wearing a uniform as an immovable force against a determined foe was just part of growing up. He’s donning a decidedly different kind of uniform now - as part of Navy Medicine- helping to block the spread of COVID-19 as well as support operational readiness.

By Regena Kowitz | 03-Aug-2020

It can be said that the Medical Service Corps (MSC), which celebrates its 73rd birthday this year, was born from the ranks of hospital corpsmen. Among the 251 plankowners who represented the very first MSC Officers, 71 percent were former corpsmen or hospital corps warrant officers.

By Lt. Sarah Ermoshkin, DDS | 31-Jul-2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (July 29, 2020) - It has been nearly a month since the first incoming freshmen, or plebes, arrived at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) to check in for their immunizations, vaccinations, blood draws, eyeglasses, and coronavirus (COVID-19) test.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 31-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO –Lt. Shara Fuller, a first-year intern assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), presented a series of civilian, research studies about severe maternal morbidity in African-American women to her colleagues July 31.

By Petty Officer 1st Class David Kolmel | 31-Jul-2020

BETHESDA, Md. -- The Chief of Naval Operations approved the Navy Surgeon General’s recommendation July 31, to establish the Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command (NML&PDC). The new mission statement, “We develop leaders and their professional careers” defines the new command’s way forward.

By Petty Officer 1st Class David Kolmel | 31-Jul-2020

BETHESDA, Md. – The Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC) recently changed its name to optimize its medical leader development mission.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Leonard | 30-Jul-2020

NORFOLK, Va. – The medical facilities aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) are currently scheduled to be re-located to the flight deck after September.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 30-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a $27 million upgrade project in Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Main Operating Room (MOR) complex July 30.

| 29-Jul-2020

Acute mental health (MH) care for is critical Sailors at sea, and poor MH can have disastrous consequences if not addressed effectively and with expedience.

By Yan Kennon | 28-Jul-2020

Cmdr. Jeremy Pyles relinquished charge of Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Albany during an award ceremony at the clinic (aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany) on July 28.

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 28-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO – Expecting parents may have many questions on their minds when it comes time to give birth. Having a baby comes with a set of challenges that may seem scary and overwhelming, and now, parents have another challenge to deal with: coronavirus (COVID-19).

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 27-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic and Sports Medicine department has remained opened during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and continues to rehabilitate patients daily.

By Douglas Stutz | 25-Jul-2020

“I am Hospitalman Tiffany Hubbard, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton. Hubbard, from Antofagasta, Chile, graduated from Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska in 2013, and as a preventive medicine technician, has been much in demand for her specialty skill and training expertise.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 24-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO – Senior Chief Navy Diver Ryan Steinkamp, a Sailor assigned to Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme, Calif., was named Wounded Warrior of the Month and conducts his physical therapy at Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Physical Therapy department and Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care clinic.

By Douglas Stutz | 23-Jul-2020

“I am Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ricardo (Fleet Marine Force designated) Ricardo Silva. The Chula Vista, Calif. native and 2007 graduate of Otay Ranch High School, is a preventive medicine technician, currently assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton/Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton since October, 2017.

From Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs | 23-Jul-2020

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (NNS) -- Navy Care offers an innovative way for patients to see the doctor and maintain medical readiness, without actually visiting the hospital or clinic.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Greg Hall, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Public Affairs | 23-Jul-2020

SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- The US Army Medical Research and Development Command approved the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as an authorized site to administer COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP), July 16.

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 23-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO – A Sailor assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) was awarded a letter of appreciation for his leadership and teamwork at the hospital July 23.

By Yan Kennon | 23-Jul-2020

The American Academy of Family Physicians has selected Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Bernstein, Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport’s senior medical officer, to be its next delegate to the American Medical Association’s Young Physicians Section.

By Douglas Stutz | 23-Jul-2020

“I am Logistics Specialist 1st Class (Surface Warfare/Aviation Warfare/Information Warfare designations) Brenda Kedar Ike, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 23-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Immunization Clinic has remained open, and has continued to see patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Courtesy Story | 23-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) physicians have worked in conjunction with other researchers and Google Health to develop a new kind of deep learning system (DLS) to help diagnose prostate cancer and published their findings in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Oncology’s July 23, 2020 edition.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 22-Jul-2020

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC- Personal. Professional. Mission. Those three words are the philosophy by which Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune’s new Command Master Chief lives his life.

By Seaman Recruit Minh-Thy Chu | 22-Jul-2020

“I’m just grateful to help during this time,” said Hospitalman Second Class Jon Dociana, a Navy Reserve Medicine sailor deployed to the COVID-19 Respiratory Clinic stood up by the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 22-Jul-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 22, 2020) July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month. Craniofacial anomalies are a diverse group of deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones. These abnormalities are present at birth and usually come together during the early weeks in the development of an unborn child.

By Douglas Stutz | 21-Jul-2020

“I am Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Cruz Gabriela Gallardo, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton.

By Douglas Stutz | 16-Jul-2020

The Honorable Thomas McCaffery, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald J. Place, Defense Health Agency (DHA) director were hosted by Naval Hospital Bremerton July 16, 2020.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Herbst | 16-Jul-2020

PENSACOLA, FL – A Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) employee was selected by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) as the Civilian Equipment Manager of the Year for calendar year 2019.

Courtesy Story | 15-Jul-2020

CHERRY POINT, N.C. – Commander, Naval Medical Forces Atlantic (MEDLANT) Rear Adm. Darin K. Via, visited the Navy Medicine and Readiness Training Command (NMRTC)/Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point (NHCCP), July 15, 2020.

By Andre B. Sobocinski, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs | 15-Jul-2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va (NNS) -- Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Navy Medicine has continually adapted to meet the evolving nature of this infectious disease.  One example is the historic deployment of Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF)-Mike (M).

By Andre B. Sobocinski, Historian, Communications Directorate, BUMED Public Affairs | 14-Jul-2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Navy Medicine has continually turned to its arsenal of public health, and preventive medicine professionals and tools to help mitigate the spread of disease. Less visible, but no less important, has been the role of our mental health team in providing psychological first aid.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph | 14-Jul-2020

Latex paint and an assortment of makeup and brushes filled the end of a large table in a breakroom at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Unit (NMRTU) Everett. The room usually functions as a location for the occasional meeting, training exercise, or a place for staff members to dine during the day.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 14-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO – Marines assigned to Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) donated plasma at Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Blood Donor Center (BDC) July 14.

By Julius Evans | 14-Jul-2020

In keeping with the age-old adage “Go Navy, Beat Army,” a United States Navy Sailor won the U.S. Army’s Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers (BOSS) virtual 100-mile endurance run challenge that was held from 21 April through 24 May 2020.

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ariana Torman, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs | 10-Jul-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Nutrition Management Department, also known as the galley, is implementing an innovative system for heating, chilling and distributing meals to patients beginning July 6.

By Denise alford | 10-Jul-2020

SILVER SPRING, Md –- From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts of Navy Medicine’s research and development enterprise (NMR&D) to support everything from outbreak response to laboratory detection and warships to floating hospitals highlights the speed and relevance of military medical and scientific capabilities that help make the U.S. armed forces so strong.

By Riley Eversull | 09-Jul-2020

Each quarter the Military Health System recognizes military treatment facilities and employees as the “Best of the Best” based on patient satisfaction ratings captured through Joint Outpatient Experience Surveys (JOES).

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 08-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) hosted an Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET+) training evolution in the hospital’s Simulation Center July 8.

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 07-Jul-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) hosted a memorial service at the hospital's flag pole July 7. The memorial service was held to honor Ens. John Grider, an F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine student who passed away after an accident July 2.

By Douglas Stutz | 06-Jul-2020

For Machinist Mate (Auxiliary) 1st Class Sean Riebel, there was a sense of relief being able to get tested for COVID-19.Riebel was one of 13 Sailors from Trident Refit Facility, Bangor who took part in the inaugural COVID-19 Asymptomatic Testing (CAT) Clinic, July, 6, 2020, at Naval Hospital/Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NHB/NMRTC) Bremerton.

By Douglas Stutz | 03-Jul-2020

Swabbie might be older generational slang for a Sailor, but current Navy Medicine swab testing support for the Fleet has been timely, as well as progressive.

By Jayna Legg | 01-Jul-2020

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. -- Navy Medical Corps Capt. Thomas J. Nelson assumed command of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Great Lakes in a virtual ceremony at Lovell Federal Health Care Center June 30, relieving Capt. Gregory T. Thier.

By Douglas Stutz | 30-Jun-2020

Call it the COVID-19 complacency conundrum.As Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton continues efforts to help stop the spread of the pandemic outbreak, staff members remain vigilant to any potential lapses in place.

By Tia McMillen | 30-Jun-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Virginia. – Naval Medical Forces Atlantic will hold a socially-distanced change of command ceremony at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth at 11 a.m., July 1, 2020.

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 29-Jun-2020

SAN DIEGO – During June, men are given the opportunity to reflect on their health and well-being during Men’s Health Month, a national observance focused on encouraging boys, men and families to practice healthy lifestyles.

By Riley Eversull | 26-Jun-2020

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC- With face coverings on and social distancing measures in effect, the Camp Lejeune Family Medicine Residency program graduated its latest class of residents and interns at the annual Family Medicine Residency Graduation Ceremony on June 26 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Courtesy Story | 26-Jun-2020

NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (June 26, 2020) – U.S. Naval Medical Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Sigonella held an unconventional change of command ceremony on June 19. Due to current COVID-19 concerns, the ceremony was conducted with a limited audience via video tele-conferencing and Facebook live stream.

By Yan Kennon | 26-Jun-2020

Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s award-winning Family Medicine Residency Program, now in its 49th year of continuous accreditation, graduated 25 physicians (13 interns and 12 residents) at a ceremony on June 26 at the hospital.

By Macy Hinds | 26-Jun-2020

On June 19, Capt. Kimberly Zuzelski relinquished Command of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pearl Harbor (NMRTC PH) to Capt. Christopher Tepera during an alternatively formatted ceremony. NMRTC PH is one of the many commands changing hands this summer under unusual circumstances due to COVID-19.

By Jayna Legg | 26-Jun-2020

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. - The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) is ready to initiate its re-entry plan, aligned with the reopening of services in Illinois and Wisconsin that were postponed due to the coronavirus.

From the Office of the Navy Chief of Information | 25-Jun-2020

WASHINGTON (NNS) (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy established a surveillance testing program, called Sentinel Surveillance Testing (SST), to test asymptomatic service members for COVID-19 June 25.

By Jayna Legg | 25-Jun-2020

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. – The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center will hold a virtual change of command ceremony at the North Chicago hospital at 1 p.m., June 30, 2020.

By Jeanne Casey | 25-Jun-2020

Capt. Kevin Brown turned over leadership of Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) - M to Capt. David Barrows, during a change of charge ceremony on June 25 at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 25-Jun-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) annual observance of National Safety Month usually consists of highlighting important summer and heat safety and protection, but this June, the greatest health and safety issue is focusing efforts to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

| 23-Jun-2020

US Navy Surgeon General provides an update on the latest science regarding the COVID-19 pandemic as of 18 June 2020. The Surgeon General discusses prevention as well as what we know about how the course of the disease progresses.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 23-Jun-2020

SAN DIEGO – Ready and able Sailors are imperative to mission success. To stay mission-

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 22-Jun-2020

SAN DIEGO – Glenn Custodio, a civilian assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) received the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Civilian Biomedical Technician of the Year award, June 1.

By Douglas Stutz | 19-Jun-2020

“I am Lt. Shanece Washington, Navy Medical Service Corps officer and Occupational Audiologist, Regional Hearing Conservation Program Manager, and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Manager at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver, U.S. Navy Support Facility Diego Garcia Public Affairs | 18-Jun-2020

DIEGO GARCIA, British Indian Ocean Territory - (NNS) -- From the European trenches of World War I to the beaches of Normandy and jungles of Guadalcanal in World War II, to Vietnam and the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan, the calls of the wounded and dying have been answered by the United States Navy corpsman.

By Andre Sobocinski | 18-Jun-2020

Before news broke about the contagion aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, a two-person team from Naval Medical Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) No. 5 was already onboard supporting novel coronavirus surveillance efforts.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Shayla Hamilton and Cmdr. Dagoberto Salinas | 18-Jun-2020

SAN ANTONIO (June 1, 2020) – The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) announced its 2019 Medical Logistics Award winners, May 29.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 17-Jun-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (June 17, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) celebrated the 122nd birthday of the Hospital Corps June 17. The ceremony included a reading of Hospital Corps history, a letter from Force Master Chief Hosea Smith Jr., director of the Hospital Corps and senior enlisted advisor of the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), as well as a cake cutting.

By Douglas Stutz | 17-Jun-2020

No revelry, no festivities, no gatherings during this pandemic outbreak? No problem. Just as hospital corpsmen have adapted and overcome long odds, arduous conditions, and uncompromising dilemmas throughout their storied history, they found a way to acknowledge their Hospital Corps’122nd birthday June 17, 2020 at Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 17-Jun-2020

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Camp Lejeune honored the 122nd Hospital Corps birthday on June 17.

By Randy Martin | 17-Jun-2020

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In early March, Naval Medical Research Unit - San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) joined the fight against COVID-19 and future pandemic viruses by contributing knowledge from relevant studies and providing backup medical support at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC).

By Lt. Sarah Ermoshkin, DDS | 12-Jun-2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Available this week, the Naval Health Clinic Annapolis (NHCA) mobile application called “Clinic Connect” offers patients the ability to find clinic updates easily, access the secure messaging portal to communicate with their providers, contact the Nurse Advice Line and pharmacy, and provide immediate feedback.

By Jaciyn Matanane, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs | 11-Jun-2020

U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam began collecting COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CP) May 31 in support of the Department of Defense effort to develop therapeutics to support active duty readiness.

By Tia McMillen | 10-Jun-2020

BEAUFORT, S.C.— Naval Medical Forces Atlantic (NMFL) conducted its first-ever virtual change of command and retirement ceremony May 29, in order to preserve a time-honored Navy tradition while observing social distancing and health and safety protocols in the time of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID 19).

By Randy Martin | 10-Jun-2020

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) is giving some Navy graduates of the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) program practical experience that attacks one of COVID-19’s side effects, a maintenance backlog. The Sailors are assigned to the Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

By Seaman Alexander Williams | 10-Jun-2020

NAVAL BASE GUAM (June 5, 2020) – USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Sailors who have recovered from coronavirus and have met the Navy’s return to work criteria, volunteered to donate plasma beginning May 31, 2020, in an effort to support active duty service members and growing national needs.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Pinske | 10-Jun-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) observed its annual post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness month throughout June.

By BUMED PAO | 09-Jun-2020

The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings from a joint public health outbreak investigation into how the COVID-19 disease affected crewmembers aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR).

| 08-Jun-2020

In early March, when an active duty service member at Naval Hospital (NH) Rota was exhibiting symptoms resembling those of COVID-19, the hospital team jumped into action.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jessica L. Dowell | 08-Jun-2020

I am Lt. Cmdr. Megan Warth, Women’s and Children’s Nurse, assigned to Operational Health Support Unit Bremerton, Detachment Charlie, in Everett, Washington.

By Yan Kennon | 05-Jun-2020

Navy Care, the virtual health app at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, was recently announced as a 2020 FedHealthIT Innovation Award winner.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Erwin Jacob Miciano | 05-Jun-2020

SAN DIEGO –Landon Oprandy underwent a craniofacial reconstructive surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), June 5. Born in Iwakuni, Japan, Landon was diagnosed with Muenke syndrome, a form of syndromic craniosynostosis where parts of his skull had closed too early as an infant.

Courtesy Story | 04-Jun-2020

SILVER SPRING, Maryland –Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) has been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 from the start and continues to provide scientific support to warfighters with the COVID-19 Health Action Response for Marines (CHARM) study that began May 4 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 03-Jun-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Graduate Professional Medical Education (GME) program held its first of several graduation ceremonies for 195 interns, residents and fellows June 3.

| 03-Jun-2020

WASHINGTON (June 3, 2020) What is Contact Tracing and How Can I Help? Some of the questions answered in this intro to contact tracing for COVID-19 in the Navy.

By Petty Officer 1st Class David Kolmel | 03-Jun-2020

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC) announced its Junior Sailor of the Quarter (JSOY) for the 1st and 2nd quarters and Sailor of the Quarter (SOQ) for the 2nd quarter.

By Dale Davis | 03-Jun-2020

Naval Branch Health Clinic Kingsville was recently recognized for its outstanding patient care in the Military Heath System’s Best of the Best Report.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 03-Jun-2020

SAN DIEGO – Receiving blood from a donor can mean the difference between life or death for someone in need. In order to receive life-sustaining blood, others must first be willing to donate some of their own.

By LT Sarah Ermoshkin, DDS | 01-Jun-2020

In necessary response to the COVID-19 pandemic, health installations across the Department of Defense changed common practices to ensure all eligible beneficiaries receive high quality healthcare, without sacrificing safety. In an innovative approach, Naval Health Clinic Annapolis (NHCA) changed the way its pharmacy operates as part of these precautions.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 01-Jun-2020

A passion for helping others is a quality a Sailor from Truckee, Calif., has possessed since he was a child. To fulfil those supportive values, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Marc Gasbarri enlisted in the United States Navy to enter the Navy Medicine field.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 01-Jun-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Pediatrics Clinic is scheduled to expand its patient care levels for immunizations June 8.

By Seaman Apprentice Christian Ligon | 01-Jun-2020

BREMERTON, Wash. – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Navy has been taking necessary measures to maintain mission readiness while also protecting its Sailors. One important factor in accomplishing this is having a well-trained and efficient medical team.

Courtesy Story | 31-May-2020

LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2020) – A detachment of 61 hospital corpsmen and nurses from hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) concluded their mission supporting state healthcare providers at greater Los An-geles-area skilled nursing facilities, May 31.

| 30-May-2020

During the quarantine, we’re paying tribute to those who are on the frontline of the crisis. Tonight’s #HealthCareHero is U.S. Navy Reserve Nurse Lt. Rob Guerra from Palmetto, Florida.

By Petty Officer 1st Class David Kolmel | 29-May-2020

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Rear Adm. (RDML) Tina Davidson, commander of Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC), retires after 34 years of service.

From Dave Marks, Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms PAO Public Affairs | 29-May-2020

CHINA LAKE, Cal. (NNS) -- Former corpsman and current nurse practitioner Melissa Tracht has a new title to pin to her resume: Army captain.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Erwin Jacob Miciano | 29-May-2020

SAN DIEGO – Throughout the month of May, NMCSD continued to provide mental health services to its beneficiaries.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Pinske | 28-May-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) command diversity committee hosted a virtual Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month celebration via the hospital’s video teleconference system May 28.

By Douglas Stutz | 27-May-2020

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, clinical support services at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton continue to advance in patient-care support.

By Douglas Stutz | 27-May-2020

There’s no disguising the fact. Cloth face covering(s) are still mandated at NHB/Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.

By CAPT Jamie Reeves | 26-May-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided challenges on many levels from how we work, to how we socialize or exercise, to how we educate our children. The pandemic has also created a lot of fear and uncertainty regarding the extent of its impact on our economy, our health and the health of our loved ones, and how life will look going forward.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Shayla Hamilton | 26-May-2020

SAN ANTONIO (May 26, 2020) – On April 5, the Navy released NAVADMIN 100/20 requiring all servicemembers, civilians and spouses to wear cloth face coverings while on base whenever social distancing could not be practiced.

By Lt.Cmdr. Richard Moore | 22-May-2020

ASAN, Guam (May 22, 2020) – U.S. Navy Sailors are scheduled to begin movement of a Navy Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF), currently situated on DoD property in South Finegayan, to a new location in Santa Rita in the coming weeks.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Pinske | 20-May-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) held a staff appreciation luncheon May 20, in the galley at NMCSD. The luncheon was served to applaud staff members for their hard work during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Eduardo T Otero | 20-May-2020

"I swear by Apollo Physician, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture."

By Dale Davis | 20-May-2020

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Corpus Christi recently announced its Sailors of the Quarter, for the 2nd Quarter, Fiscal Year 2020.

Courtesy Story | 20-May-2020

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.– The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, set forth widespread changes to military medicine that will shape how the services provide care to beneficiaries and warfighters for years to come.

By Miguel Alvarez | 20-May-2020

SAN DIEGO - On a fateful Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital in Fremont, Ohio, Emil Althoff became one of at least 50 million estimated to die from the H1N1 flu virus in the deadliest pandemic of the 20th century, the influenza pandemic of 1918, sometimes referred to as the “Spanish Flu.”

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 18-May-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (May 18, 2020) Lt. j.g. Alex Moran, a Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) registered nurse assigned to the Mother Baby Unit (4KL), was surprised with NMCP’s DAISY Award during a ceremony on May. 18. Capt. Lisa Mulligan, NMCP’s commanding officer, and Capt. Dixie Aune, director for Nursing Services, presented the award.

By Cmdr. Kip Wright, Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer Program Public Affairs | 17-May-2020

STAMFORD, Conn. (NNS) -- On April 22-23 Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers (NEPLO) in Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, and Connecticut coordinated the transfer of 49 medical personnel from Texas and Louisiana to the Bennett Medical Center in Stamford, Connecticut.

From Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs | 16-May-2020

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived to Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, May 15, after supporting the Department of Defense (DOD) response efforts in the greater Los Angeles area during the coronavirus outbreak.

From U.S. Northern Command Public Affairs | 15-May-2020

LOS ANGELES (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Los Angeles after supporting the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response operations to the greater Los Angeles area during the coronavirus pandemic, May 15.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 15-May-2020

Electricity. Water. Air conditioning. That's just a few of areas our Facilities Department covers here at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune! We have recently been spotlighting NMCCL employees who our beneficiaries may not normally see during their visits, but these teams are always present!

From Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | 14-May-2020

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Senior leadership across the Navy Reserve Force and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery used the current COVID-19 climate to prove the feasibility and expedience of activating Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Sailors to Navy Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) in direct response to special authorities granted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 13-May-2020

LOS ANGELES — In addition to the support hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) has provided to Los Angeles, some Sailors are currently treating patients in a few of the city’s skilled nursing facilities.

By Dale Davis | 13-May-2020

As NMRTC Corpus Christi responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing additional health protection measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus, and enable us to better preserve the health and well-being of all patients and staff.

By Dale Davis | 12-May-2020

As Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Corpus Christi responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional health protection measures are being implemented to help mitigate the spread of the virus, and to preserve the health and well-being of all patients and staff.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Herbst | 12-May-2020

The Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) successfully deployed 17 Sailors to Guam in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sailors are all assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Medical Training Institute (NEMTI), a detachment of NMOTC located on Camp Pendleton, Calif., and integrated with the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) and Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCB) 1 and 5 under Commander, Task Force 75 (CTF-75).

By Douglas Stutz | 11-May-2020

Before the eruption of Mount St. Helens May 18, 1980, there was another seismic movement around this time that impacted Navy commands in Kitsap County. Certainly not as cataclysmic as a volcanic explosion, but on May 11, 1980, Naval Hospital Bremerton/Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton opened at its current Ostrich Bay location.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 11-May-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (May 11, 2020) – Lt. Sharrod R. Greene, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Anesthesia Department division officer, has been awarded the 2020 Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) Hero of Military Medicine Navy Award.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 11-May-2020

NORFOLK, Va. (May 11, 2020) – To help fight the spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, Naval Dental Clinic Norfolk staff members implemented a Mobile Car Triage testing process, currently operating out of the NAS Norfolk Air Passenger Terminal for the Hampton Roads area, on May 7.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 09-May-2020

LOS ANGELES — Unit cohesion is commonly regarded as critical to mission success, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, directorates aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), led by officers from the Navy’s Medical Service Corps (MSC), banded together to treat Los Angeles-area patients.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Vernishia Vaughn | 08-May-2020

SAN DIEGO – The rapid imposition of social distancing has limited in-person learning for Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) resident physicians. Understanding the value and importance of education, Steve Kalkhoff, a third-year Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) resident found a way for his team to continue learning, May 7.

By Yan Kennon | 08-May-2020

Naval Hospital Jacksonville ranks in Florida’s top ten hospitals for nurses’ communication with patients, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.

Courtesy Story | 07-May-2020

Staff members of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota (USNHR), on Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain, have been tracking the progression of COVID-19 from the beginning of the emergence of the novel virus. The hospital and staff have been organizing ongoing training in response to the fight against COVID-19.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Chidi Amadi | 06-May-2020

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Despite physical distancing guidance and stay-at-home orders as a result of COVID-19, military health care providers in the National Capital Region remain at the ready to provide service members, retirees, and their families quality healthcare at military treatment facilities (MTF) in the NCR or online via virtual care.

From Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs | 06-May-2020

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Navy nurses are joining peers worldwide to celebrate National Nurses Day on May 6, in a year of extraordinary effort in fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

By Marcus Henry | 06-May-2020

NAVAL HOSPITAL PENSACOLA, Fla -- Thirteen Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command — Pensacola staff returned Tuesday after a nearly-month-long medical support mission. Eighteen of NMRTC - Pensacola's Sailors deployed aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), supporting the Department of Defense response efforts to New York and New Jersey during the coronavirus outbreak.

By Patricia Rose | 06-May-2020

Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH), a key component of the Military Health System (MHS), pays tribute to its nurse corps this week as part of the 2020 National Nurses Week observance.

By Miguel Alvarez | 05-May-2020

SAN DIEGO - Capt. Bradford Smith, commanding officer for Naval Medical Center San Diego and Navy Medicine Training and Readiness Command, presented the DAISY award to Lt. j.g. Ashelynne Sakkalaek, May 5, in NMCSD’s Labor and Delivery (L&D) ward.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 04-May-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Apr. 24, 2020) – A team of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Anesthesiology Department staff members built a ventilator in an effort to help fight the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19, pandemic.

By Douglas Stutz | 04-May-2020

For Lt. Anna Dufour and the other approximately 4,000 active duty and reserve Navy Nurse Corps officers, helping stop the spread of COVID-19 follows their legacy of delivering patient-centered care since their inception 112 years ago.

By Seaman Angelina Grimsley | 03-May-2020

National Nurses Day, on May 6, marks the beginning of National Nurses Week. It ends on May 12, which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale was a British social reformer and statistician and is considered the founder of modern nursing. She is most well-known for her work at soldiers’ bedsides during the Crimean War in the 1850s.

From Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs | 02-May-2020

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after supporting the Department of Defense (DOD) response efforts to New York and New Jersey during the coronavirus outbreak, May 2.

By Chief Petty Officer Matthew White | 30-Apr-2020

SANTA RITA, Guam - Sailors assigned to Task Force 75.5 achieved engineering initial operating capability (IOC) of a 150-bed Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) as part of the Department of Defense’s fight against COVID-19 on board Naval Base Guam, April 25.

From Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs | 30-Apr-2020

NEW YORK (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed New York City today, April 30, after supporting the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response efforts to New York and New Jersey residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 29-Apr-2020

LOS ANGELES — Surgeons performed hospital ship USNS Mercy’s (T-AH 19) first-ever pacemaker replacement surgery April 29.

By Douglas Stutz | 29-Apr-2020

It’s been long days preparing for the unpredictable, limiting the unforeseen and controlling the unexpected. Such is the case during a pandemic outbreak for a Navy public health emergency officer (PHEO).

By Douglas Stutz | 29-Apr-2020

“I am Lt. Aaron Chambers DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) FACFAS (Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons), helping stop the spread of COVID-19.”

By Petty Officer 1st Class Vernishia Vaughn | 29-Apr-2020

SAN DIEGO –Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Capt. Kelly Elmore, Director, Healthcare Business, wraps up National Minority Health Month speaking on on Black Maternal Health Week and its importance, Apr. 27.

By Staff Sgt. Jordan Gilbert | 28-Apr-2020

Females make up only 19% of the United States Navy, so to say that it’s uncommon in the military to have a task force of all female leads, is an understatement. But on Naval Base Guam, where a detachment of 3rd Medical Battalion service members came to support aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), four diverse females are leading the charge.

From Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs | 28-Apr-2020

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- As part of the Navy’s aggressive response to the COVID-19 outbreak on board the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), the ship will arrive at Naval Base San Diego April 28 to provide medical care for its Sailors and to clean and disinfect the ship.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph | 27-Apr-2020

“I am Hospitalman Savannah Voges assigned to Navy Medicine and Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.”

By Douglas Stutz | 25-Apr-2020

When an entire auditorium of laboratory staff members were asked who participated in recent weekend support to stop the spread of COVID-19 related to operational fleet readiness, every one present raised a hand.

By Austin Rooney | 24-Apr-2020

Scientists at the Naval Medical Research Center are conducting crucial research into mitigation the pathogens of today, such as COVID-19, as well as those we may face in the future. U.S. Navy video by Mr. Austin Rooney

By Yan Kennon | 22-Apr-2020

Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville won the Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety (large non-industrial command) for Fiscal Year 2019.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 20-Apr-2020

Growing up off a nameless dirt road, 30 minutes away from the nearest town Truth or Consequences, N.M., was a young girl growing up with her single mom and older sister. The young girl not sure what to do with her life who eventually found her way to Navy Medicine

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 20-Apr-2020

Faith and a strong sense to serve his country has brought a Lebanon, Ore., native to the world of Navy Medicine.

Courtesy Story | 17-Apr-2020

NEW YORK – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) began admitting patients from hospitals in New Jersey April 17 in an effort to expand its support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Lawrence Davis | 17-Apr-2020

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 15, 2020) – Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Fort Worth (NAVREGSE RCC FTW) and its Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSC) conducted a second round of Distributed Mobilizations, sending 30 Navy Reserve healthcare and logistics professionals to the front lines in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 17-Apr-2020

SAN DIEGO – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) hosted the 34th annual Naval Medical Forces Pacific Academic Research Competition (ARC) virtually for the first time, April 17.

By Regena Kowitz | 16-Apr-2020

Got a medical emergency? Then you should go to the emergency room, even during a pandemic. That’s what the Director of Emergency Medical Services for Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP), Capt. Ben Walrath, wants people to know.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 16-Apr-2020

From undesignated airman aboard an aircraft carrier to leading petty officer of a military treatment facility immunization clinic. Meet Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jena Escobar, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton, who has known she wanted to be a Sailor most of her life.

Courtesy Story | 15-Apr-2020

A commitment to service before self is what makes Navy Medicine work, and in this case, it helped a Sailor choose his career path. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Isaac Kargbo, the radiology assistant leading petty officer at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton, is an immigrant from Freetown, Sierra Leone in West Africa.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Rafael Valdez | 15-Apr-2020

SAN DIEGO –Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) launched its Resiliency Support Team (REST) March 31st, introducing a new resource to help staff at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Seaman Ariana Torman | 14-Apr-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (April 14, 2020) - In March 2020, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) implemented a Car Triage screening process in wake of the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Lindahl | 14-Apr-2020

CHASKA, Minn. – It is hard to argue that the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota, is not a National treasure. Serving more than 1.2 million people a year, the clinic has become one of our most trusted national healthcare assets, continually sitting atop U.S. News and World Report’s national hospital rankings.

By Chief Petty Officer Gary Keen | 13-Apr-2020

Pharmacists from the U.S. Army Reserve joined the medical team aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) nearly doubling the pharmaceutical support available to the people of New York City and local health officials in response to the nation’s COVID-19 outbreak, April 13.

By Douglas Stutz | 13-Apr-2020

There’s a nourishing, nutritious necessity that Navy experts say during this time of pandemic is perhaps more crucial than ever.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 13-Apr-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Virginia (NNS) -- Francis Watson, MD, emergency physician for Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Emergency Department (ED), graciously decided to postpone his retirement in an effort to help fight COVID-19 and embrace teamwork alongside his fellow ED physicians.

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Public Affairs | 08-Apr-2020

NEW YORK (NNS) -- Medical care providers aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) received critical supplies in support of COVID-19 response efforts in New York City, April 8.

From Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | 07-Apr-2020

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Under the direction of U.S. Northern Command for COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, approximately 500 Navy Reserve medical professionals will soon expand local medical capabilities in the New York City area.

From Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs | 01-Apr-2020

NEW YORK (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) treated its first patients Apr. 1 in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. 

From Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs | 31-Mar-2020

LOS ANGELES (NNS) -- Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) welcomed Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly in Los Angeles March 31 during its support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.

From U.S. 2nd Fleet Public Affairs | 30-Mar-2020

NORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in New York March 30, 2020 in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.

From Petty Officer 2nd Class Natalie Byers | 29-Mar-2020

U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) accepted its first patients in Los Angeles March 29 during its support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Courtesy Story | 28-Mar-2020

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk today for New York City in support of the nation’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts.

From Commander, U.S. Third FLEET Public Affairs | 27-Mar-2020

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- SAN DIEGO – Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Los Angeles, March 27 to support the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.

By Douglas Stutz | 27-Mar-2020

It spread like the common cold, caught many unaware, and sparked multi-nation and multi-community afflictions. The influenza pandemic over 60 years ago in 1957 resulted in over a million deaths world-wide, including 70,000 who died, and countless others were sickened.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Abigayle Lutz | 26-Mar-2020

PACIFIC OCEAN – Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Alex Berry, a St. Louis native, is serving aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Craig Rodarte and Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Van Nuys, Commander, Navy Reserve Force Public Affairs | 26-Mar-2020

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Ready to answer the nation’s call, Navy Reserve Sailors reported to the Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) March 25, to support the ship’s upcoming medical relief mission to New York City.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Alston | 24-Mar-2020

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Nearly 60 Reserve medical professionals reported to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) March 22, to support Mercy’s upcoming medical relief mission.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Herbst | 24-Mar-2020

The first class for Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training (HMTT) - Cleveland graduated Thursday, March 12. The class consisted of sixteen hospital corpsman from across the Navy and marked a new chapter in training for the Navy hospital corps.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessica Paulauskas, Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs | 23-Mar-2020

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Naval Station San Diego today, and is now underway to Los Angeles in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.

From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs | 22-Mar-2020

SOUTH CHINA SEA (NNS) -- Members of Navy Forward-Deployed Preventive Medicine Units (FDPMU) and Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) embarked several 7th Fleet ships March 14 to help combat the risk of and provide laboratory batch testing for COVID-19 aboard the ships.

BY Jim Garamone | 19-Mar-2020

Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Ronald J. Place, director of the Defense Health Agency, and Navy Surgeon General Rear Adm. (Dr.) Bruce L. Gillingham told Pentagon reporters today that the military medical establishment is looking at all ways to support Americans.

By Dale Davis | 19-Mar-2020

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Corpus Christi is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, on March 19, 2020 by honoring its board-certified nurses.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 18-Mar-2020

To support Marine Corps Installations East (MCIEAST) in maintaining readiness and out of an abundance of caution, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) is standing up two COVID-19 screening sites as of March 18, 2020.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Lyle Wilkie | 18-Mar-2020

RED SEA (NNS) – Aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21), Sailors and Marines train for a myriad situations while deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 13-Mar-2020

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) is committed to taking every measure possible to protect the health of our patients and staff. Out of an abundance of caution, NMCCL will temporarily alter guidelines for visitors of patients.

By BUMED PAO | 10-Mar-2020

On Mar. 9, a U.S. Navy civilian employee at the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) in Falls Church, VA tested “presumptive positive” for the coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first positive case of a U.S. Navy civilian in Virginia.

Courtesy Story | 09-Mar-2020

 Navy Medicine exists as a support system for Sailors to keep them healthy and mission-ready, but that support system can’t exist without a support system of its own.

By Denise Alford | 05-Mar-2020

PUTUMAYO RIVER, Peru-A staff member from U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) embarked with the Peruvian Navy aboard the vessel B.A.P Rio Putumayo II (PIAS 3104) in Iquitos, Peru for a 30-day mission from 19 November to 19 December along the Putumayo River, which forms the border between Peru and Colombia.

By Douglas Stutz | 05-Mar-2020

With March 5, 2020 marking the 78th anniversary of the Navy Seabees, Joey deCourval, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton utility manager, reflects on his tenure with the storied Navy construction battalion organization.

By Angela Ciancio | 04-Mar-2020

FALLS CHURCH (NNS) –Rear Adm. Gayle D. Shaffer relieved Rear Adm. Terry J. Moulton and will now serve as the Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in addition to Chief of the Dental Corps as of March 2, 2020.

By BUMED PAO | 03-Mar-2020

Navy Medicine unveiled a series of unifying logos today to support the establishment of more than 60 new medical commands.

By Angela Ciancio | 03-Mar-2020

FALLS CHURCH (NNS) – After 37 years of Service, Rear Adm. Terry J. Moulton retired as Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Chief of US Navy Bureau Medicine and Surgery, February 28, 2020.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 03-Mar-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Mar. 3, 2020) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) staff members celebrate the 149th Navy Medical Corps birthday on Mar. 3. As the Navy Medical Corps celebrates its 149th birthday, active duty and reserve physicians who comprise the Navy Medical Corps demonstrate an exceptional commitment to those who have pledged their lives to defend their country.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Herbst | 02-Mar-2020

(Pensacola, Fla.) The Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) hosted the United States Naval Aeromedical Conference (USNAC) aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Monday, February 24-26.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Herbst | 02-Mar-2020

The National Association of Occupational Health Professionals (NAOHP) has awarded the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute a three-year Quality Certification in Occupational Health Services, achieving an outstanding total score of 100 percent!

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 28-Feb-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Feb. 26, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Diversity Committee hosted a Black History Month event on Feb. 26. NMCP staff and visitors celebrated the achievements of African-Americans as well as recognized the immeasurable impact they have had on the history of the United States.

By Denise alford | 28-Feb-2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The American Medical Association (AMA) presented the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service to Dr. Martha Sedegah, director of Parasitology and Clinical Immunology for the Malaria Department in a ceremony earlier this month.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph | 28-Feb-2020

“I am Navy Medicine Ensign Jeffrey DeCenso, assigned to Navy Medicine and Readiness Training Facility (NMRTC) Bremerton.” DeCenso, from New Middletown, Ohio, graduated from Springfield Local High School in 2003, earned a bachelor of science in finance from Youngstown State in 2008, and earned a masters in finance from Southern New Hampshire University in 2016.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christop | 27-Feb-2020

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton’s Diversity Council recognized Black History Month with a celebratory march, speeches from staff and cake cutting Feb. 27, 2020.

Courtesy Story | 27-Feb-2020

The Embedded Mental Health Program (eMHP) Sailor Resiliency Center had its grand opening ceremony on the piers of Naval Station Rota, December 16, 2019. The Sailor Resiliency Center is partnered with eMHP which is the new mental health care delivery model that was started at Destroyer Squadron Sixty (DESRON 60) in 2019.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 24-Feb-2020

NORFOLK, Virginia (NNS) -- Defense Health Agency (DHA) director, Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, visited Naval Station Norfolk to discuss the transformation within the Military Health System (MHS) on Feb. 7.

By BUMED PAO | 20-Feb-2020

Falls Church, Va. (NNS) –Medal of Honor Recipient and former Senator Joseph (Bob) Kerrey visited the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) on February 20, 2020.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 20-Feb-2020

Everybody who decides to join the military has their own reasons. Some join to travel the world or further their education. Some follow in their family’s footsteps to continue a legacy of service.

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Haydn N. Smith | 20-Feb-2020

There are a plethora of jobs in the military. Some service members choose their job because it sounds exciting, others choose theirs for the career opportunities.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 20-Feb-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth staff members joined together to host the Great American Spit Out Day Health Fair on Feb. 20.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 18-Feb-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Feb. 18, 2020) Jo Adderly, a Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) registered nurse assigned to the Operating Room (OR), was surprised with NMCP’s DAISY Award during a ceremony Feb. 18. Capt. Lisa Mulligan, NMCP’s commanding officer, and Capt. Dixie Aune, Directorate for Nursing Services, presented the award.

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Haydn N. Smith, for NMRTC Bremerton Public Affairs | 18-Feb-2020

Sailors looking to invest in their higher education were provided the opportunity to meet experts from several colleges to discuss a myriad of options presented to them.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 15-Feb-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) hosted Gary Sinise, actor, activist and honorary Navy chief petty officer, and Robert Irvine, celebrity chef, for the 21st annual Invincible Spirit Festival Feb. 15.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 14-Feb-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Feb. 14, 2020) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Health Promotion and Wellness Department hosted a Heart Health Fair on Feb. 14, to raise awareness on heart disease during American Heart Month. The event featured informational pamphlets and statistics to educate the medical center staff and beneficiaries about the importance of taking care of your heart.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 14-Feb-2020

Not all the enlisted Sailors in Navy Medicine are hospital corpsman. Meet Personnel Specialist 1st Class Briana Marlin.

By Douglas Stutz | 14-Feb-2020

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton hosted Rear Adm. Tim Weber, Commander, Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP), and director of the Navy Medical Service Corps, Feb. 13 and 14, 2020.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Rafael Valdez | 13-Feb-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C5) department hosted five science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students from Nampa High School, Idaho, Feb. 11-12.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 13-Feb-2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (now renamed COVID-19) is a virus identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. As of 13FEB, there are more than 45,000 confirmed cases globally with more than 1,000 deaths.

Courtesy Story | 13-Feb-2020

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (NNS) – The Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute (NEMTI) on Camp Pendleton, California, hosted clinical training with Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP) as part of an initiative for operational knowledge, skills and abilities training.

By Douglas Stutz | 12-Feb-2020

With a career expanding 18 years, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Brandon Vargo, From Crass City, Mich., now serves as Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton’s leading petty officer for the hospital’s career counseling team.

By BUMED PAO | 12-Feb-2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- Two Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery officers were recognized for excellence during the annual meeting of AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals, in National Harbor, Maryland on Dec. 5.

By Douglas Stutz | 11-Feb-2020

For Capt. Andrea Donalty, chief medical officer (CMO) and general pediatrician at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton, every day is National Women’s Physician Day.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 10-Feb-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Feb. 10, 2020) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) hosted the Jewish New Year of the Trees, or Tu B’Shvat, service on Feb. 10. Tu B’Shvat is considered a festival of nature, full of wonder, joy, and thankfulness for creation in anticipation of the renewal of the natural world. During this holiday, Jews recollect the sacred obligation to care for the world, and the responsibility to share the fruits of the earth.

By Macy Hinds | 10-Feb-2020

Lt. Cdr. Brittany Jansen, a physical therapist at Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Pearl Harbor, was recently awarded Navy Medicine’s 2019 Senior Physical Therapy Officer of the Year. As the Department Head of the Physical Therapy/Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Team (PT/SMART), Jansen leads a staff of 29 musculoskeletal specialists across two clinics to maintain a medically-ready and a ready medical force.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 07-Feb-2020

“This is a drill. This is a drill. This is a drill,” was broadcast throughout Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton Feb. 7, 2020. The hospital’s security team, without hesitation, armed up with their training weapons and left the security office to respond to the fictitious scenario playing out.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 07-Feb-2020

Not every Sailor’s journey from being a civilian to the world of Navy Medicine is a designed, straightforward destination. There are some Sailors who join the Navy with a different path in mind but eventually find their calling to help support mission readiness and an operationally ready force.

By Douglas Stutz | 06-Feb-2020

“I am Roger B. Smith, retired Navy chief petty officer and staff member working at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Ethan Carter | 05-Feb-2020

Busan, Republic of Korea -- Medical staff from U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy led a medical evacuation demonstration for the ROK Navy Fleet Surgeon during Blue Ridge’s port visit in Busan, Feb. 5.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 04-Feb-2020

Imagine being presented an award for giving as well as receiving. Such was the case at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 04-Feb-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) was one of 29 Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) commands to receive the Retention Excellence Award (REA) for fiscal year 2019 (FY19).

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph | 03-Feb-2020

The leading petty officer (LPO) of the Family Medicine Department at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jesus Albarran, was named Senior Sailor of the Quarter (SSOQ) for the first quarter Jan. 24, 2020.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph | 03-Feb-2020

“I am Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Emma Nolan, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.” Nolan, from Lowell, Ore., graduated from Lowell Junior/Senior High School in 2014 and became a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in 2017 at Pioneer Pacific College, Springfield, Ore. She joined the Navy shortly after earning her LPN.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 03-Feb-2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) orthopedics surgery department was chronicled as a top-performing department during fiscal year 2019 (FY19).

By Jeanne Casey | 30-Jan-2020

The Jacksonville Market is on the leading edge of the Military Health System’s historic change, following the Market’s certification by the Defense Health Agency on Jan. 30, 2020. By standing up the Jacksonville Market, DHA supports collaboration across the Market’s hospital and clinics.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 30-Jan-2020

In an all-hands message, Capt. Shannon Johnson, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton Commanding Officer, announced that Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Erin Shelly-Moody had been selected as the hospital’s Sailor of the Quarter for the first quarter.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 29-Jan-2020

The assistant leading petty officer of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton’s Labor and Delivery Unit, Hospitalman Megan Schnell, was named the hospitals Blue Jacket of the Quarter (BJOQ) for the first quarter Jan. 24, 2020.

By Aaron Strickland, Naval Safety Center Safety Promotions Public Affairs | 28-Jan-2020

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The Department of the Navy’s ongoing Safety Awareness Campaign is an integral component of the department’s overall safety culture that aims to increase awareness of the risks inherent in daily operations and activities, on and off duty. Promoting a Culture of Excellence, communication and professionalism helps to reduce mishaps and save lives.

By Seaman Cory Dau | 28-Jan-2020

A Sailor is walking through the passageway when they hear a cry for help from a nearby compartment. The Sailor rushes into the compartment and see others gathered around the injured shipmate. What is the Sailor’s next move?

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph | 24-Jan-2020

“I am Hospitalman Cassandra Wintter, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB).” Wintter, from North Pole, Alaska, graduated from North Pole High School in 2009 and is enrolled at American Military University. She enlisted out of Fairbanks, Alaska, in January 2018 after being inspired by her parents.

From Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point Public Affairs | 23-Jan-2020

CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) -- Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point (NHCCP) and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (MCAS) leaders cut the ribbon opening a new behavioral health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) facility Jan. 23, on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

Courtesy Story | 23-Jan-2020

LIMA, Peru– Senior Research Physician from U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) provides DOD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP) support in Honduras and El Salvador to organize the Stigma and Discrimination (S&D) Reduction in the Armed Forces Health Services TOT (Training of Trainers) Workshop.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 23-Jan-2020

SAN DIEGO – Four Sailors graduated from Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) fellowship during a ceremony held in the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park Jan. 23.

From Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point Public Affairs | 22-Jan-2020

CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) -- The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Fleet Support and Logistics, recently recognized Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point’s (NHCCP) Materiel Management (MATMAN) department as the top performer in Navy Medicine East for Fiscal Year 2019 in logistics metrics.

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 21-Jan-2020

SAN DIEGO – Medical staff assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) participated in an Advanced Module Mannequin (AMM) study at the hospital Jan. 13 through Jan. 17.

By Douglas Stutz | 18-Jan-2020

The New Year’s winter for Puget Sound has brought freezing temperatures, inclement weather, and a steady increase in influenza cases.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Heather C. Wamsley, USS Frank Cable Public Affairs | 17-Jan-2020

POLARIS POINT, Guam (NNS) -- Navy Surgeon General and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, visited the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), Jan. 17.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelsey Hockenberger | 17-Jan-2020

APRA HARBOR, Guam (Jan. 17, 2020) – Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) hosted Surgeon General of the Navy Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham during a visit to Santa Rita, Guam, Jan 17.

By BUMED PAO | 14-Jan-2020

FALLS CHURCH (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, U.S. Navy Surgeon General, released his operational order to the Fleet Jan. 6, highlighting how the command will support the Navy Fleet and the Marine Corps.

By Christina Clarke | 14-Jan-2020

Commander Corey Gustafson, a doctor at U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples, was named the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Physician of the Year for 2019.

By Petty Officer 1st Class John Kotara | 13-Jan-2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) announced Navy Medicine's fiscal year 2019 active and reserve duty Sailors of the Year (SOY) during a ceremony held here Jan. 10.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Allison Ryan | 10-Jan-2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Jan. 10, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) held a ceremony to honor the returning service members attached to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) from the recent deployment to the Caribbean, Central and South America, on Jan. 10.

By Seaman Meagan Christoph | 09-Jan-2020

BREMERTON, Wash— “I am Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brittany Concepcion, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB).”

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 01-Jan-2020

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) welcomed the first baby of 2020 born in Onslow County, North Carolina.

By Douglas Stutz | 01-Jan-2020

Isabella couldn’t wait any longer to join her parents once the New Year and new decade began.

By Seaman Mohamed Labanieh | 26-Dec-2019

The United States Navy has programs in place to help Sailors whenever needed. If a Sailor feels stressed, overwhelmed, or struggles with any mental health issue, the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) provides 24-hour access to care.

By Marcus Henry | 23-Dec-2019

NAVAL HOSPITAL PENSACOLA, Fla. – Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russ Smith visited Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Air Station Pensacola Dec. 20, following an active shooter incident, to praise Sailors' response during and after the event.

By Douglas Stutz | 23-Dec-2019

If there’s been one constant throughout this past decade – and century up to this point - its Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) staff members deployed to Afghanistan.

By Cmdr. Denver Applehans | 20-Dec-2019

U.S. Navy Orthopaedic surgeons from around the world presented their cutting edge research regarding musculoskeletal trauma care at the 61st Annual meeting of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons here Dec. 17-20.

By Cmdr. Denver Applehans | 19-Dec-2019

U.S. Navy Surgeon General, Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, spoke to a crowd of joint and allied military surgeons at the 61st Annual meeting of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons in West Palm Beach, Florida on Dec. 18 about what a future war might look like and how Navy Medicine can support survivability of the warfighter.

By Angela Ciancio | 18-Dec-2019

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti, Africa - Members from the Regional Health Command Europe and Army and Navy Virtual Health teams traveled to Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa, to unveil a plan to bring Virtual Health options to the region.

By John Marciano | 18-Dec-2019

On a routine day in April 2009, Operational Infectious Diseases (OID) lab personnel at Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) were busy screening specimens delivered to the lab from surveillance sites when one particular influenza sample was revealed to be “untypable.” It was at that moment, everything changed for this small lab.

By David Marks | 18-Dec-2019

Mentorship is obviously good. New personnel get to learn the ropes, receive lessons learned—the easy rather than the hard way—and become more capable.

By Regena Kowitz | 18-Dec-2019

For the second year in a row, a continuous process improvement (CPI) initiative from Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH) was awarded first place in a regional essay competition, Navy Medicine West (NMW) announced today.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 18-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 18, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pediatric Inpatient Ward patients received a welcoming surprise visit from members of Operation Homefront on Dec. 18.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 17-Dec-2019

ORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Amy McCullough, a Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) registered nurse assigned to Inpatient Mental Health, was surprised with NMCP’s DAISY Award during a ceremony Dec. 16. Capt. Lisa Mulligan, NMCP’s commanding officer, and Capt. Dixie Aune, Directorate for Nursing Services, presented the award.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 16-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 16, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pediatric Inpatient Ward welcomed Miss Virginia local titleholders and a Miss District of Columbia finalist for Operation PEACE on Dec. 16.

Courtesy Story | 13-Dec-2019

Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Five (NEPMU-5) was awarded the 2019 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Force Health Protection (FHP) Award at the association’s annual meeting and dinner event, Dec. 5.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 13-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pediatric Inpatient Ward patients and beneficiaries received a welcoming surprise visit from Santa and his helpers on Dec. 10.

By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs | 13-Dec-2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Patricia Gill, a Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurse, was presented with the Military Health System’s Federal Civilian Nursing Leadership Excellence Award (junior leadership category) on Dec. 5, during the annual meeting of AMSUS, The Society of Federal Health Professionals, in National Harbor, Maryland.

By Allen P. Cutchin, NMCP Command Historian, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs | 13-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- On Dec. 1, 1959, a five-point star was raised on the roof of the elevator penthouse crowning Building 215 of Portsmouth Naval Hospital, now known as Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Building 3.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 12-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 12, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Caregiver Occupational Stress Control (CgOSC) team sets up a display table to discuss and hand out information on Dec. 12.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom | 11-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 11, 2019) – Members of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach visited Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pediatric Ward and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to give gifts to patients and mothers on Dec. 11.

By Regena Kowitz | 11-Dec-2019

Capt. Jung Tae Park, Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy surgeon general visited Navy Medicine West (NMW) headquarters, Dec. 11, and met with Mark Boman, chief of staff, to discuss mutual medical interests.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 10-Dec-2019

SAN DIEGO – (Dec. 04, 2019) Military Sealift Command (MSC) Force Nurse and Branch Head for Training and Quality Assurance, Capt. Kevin Buss is aboard MSC hospital ship USNS Mercy’s (T-AH 19) for the quarterly Mercy Exercise (MERCEX) 20-1 to begin the movement to standardize the training conducted between the Mercy and USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

By Douglas Stutz | 10-Dec-2019

Just as every orchestra relies on every musician, so does the Defense Health Agency (DHA) depend upon all military medical treatment facilities (MTF) like Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB).

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 10-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 10, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) teamed up with the Navy College Office and hosted an Education Fair on Dec. 10. This opportunity allowed NMCP staff members to talk one-on-one with representatives from 25 colleges nationwide.

By Regena Kowitz | 10-Dec-2019

Navy Medicine West (NMW) announced the region’s active duty and Reserve Senior Sailors of the Year for fiscal year 2019.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 10-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Hematology/Oncology Department hosted the 19th annual Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Christmas party.

Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham | 09-Dec-2019

Editor’s note: Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, provided the following opening remarks to the House Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Military Personnel during a hearing Dec 5 on Military Health System reform and readiness. Remarks as prepared by Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 09-Dec-2019

Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) quarterdeck lit up with a holiday glow in honor of deployed staff members Dec. 9, 2019.

By Regena Kowitz | 06-Dec-2019

Cmdr. Tim Whiting, public health nurse and global health engagement manager at Navy Medicine West (NMW), was recognized for his nursing leadership excellence at the 2019 Association of Military Surgeons of the Unites States (AMSUS) meeting, Dec. 5.

By Yan Kennon | 06-Dec-2019

Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Jacksonville held its change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station Jacksonville’s pavilion on Dec. 6.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom | 04-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 4, 2019) Members of the Civil Engineer Corps Officers’ Spouses Club-Hampton Roads decorated Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pediatric Ward for the 22nd consecutive year on Dec. 3.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Laura Myers | 04-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 26, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Clinical Investigation Department (CID) staff members deliver donated items to the Fisher House on Nov. 26.

By Christina Clarke | 04-Dec-2019

Recent visitors to the Support Site hospital and Capodichino clinic may have noticed new artwork in the waiting areas. The art, part of a temporary exhibit titled “The Art of Medicine,” is a collection of works by U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples employees.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 04-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 4, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Health Promotion and Wellness Department hosted an Impaired Driving Health Fair on Dec. 4.

By Macy Hinds | 03-Dec-2019

Tobacco use can hinder military readiness for members expected to be fit to deploy at a moment’s notice.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 03-Dec-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 03, 2019) Congratulations are in order for Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) for winning multiple 2019 Advancement Toward High Reliability (HRO) in Healthcare Awards.

By Pfc. Benjamin Castro | 02-Dec-2019

RIFFA, Bahrain (Nov. 18, 2019) U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman from various ships and Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Paramedics completed prehospital trauma scenarios as part of an engagement with U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) and the BDF Royal Medical Service at the Crown Prince Center for Training and Medical Research.

By Douglas Stutz | 01-Dec-2019

This year six nominees from Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) competed for the title of Junior Sailor of the Year (JSOY), and one proved to be a cut above the rest.

By Douglas Stutz | 01-Dec-2019

“I am Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class James Gibbens, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton.”

By Douglas Stutz | 01-Dec-2019

“I am Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Chad Galvin, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as Directorate for Medical Services leading petty officer.”

By Angela Ciancio | 26-Nov-2019

After years of work, Navy Medicine achieved a 44% decrease in opioid prescriptions for Sailors, Marines and families between the years of 2013 and 2018, with 15% of the decrease taking place in 2017 and 2018 alone.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 21-Nov-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 21, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth staff members joined together to host the Great American Smoke Out Day Health Fair.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 21-Nov-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 21, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) recently hosted a tour for Sentara Norfolk General’s nursing leadership. The tour included visits to the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and The Healthcare Simulation and Bioskills Training Center (HSBTC).

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 20-Nov-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) hosted the Future of Military Medicine panel to discuss military treatment facilities’ (MTFs) transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

By Dale Davis | 19-Nov-2019

Patients at Naval Branch Health Clinic Fort Worth will see some changes in the clinic’s pharmacy operating hours beginning next year.

By Douglas Stutz | 19-Nov-2019

Call it flu fiction, flu fabrication, or flu falsehood.

By BUMED PAO | 19-Nov-2019

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, November 15 after five months underway providing medical assistance in 12 partner nations across South and Central America and the Caribbean.

By Yan Kennon | 19-Nov-2019

Twenty-six staff from Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville returned on Nov. 19 from a humanitarian deployment aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) in support of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.

By Douglas Stutz | 18-Nov-2019

There are a few stipulations for some Veteran Affairs (VA) patients seeking treatment at Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Urgent Care Clinic (UCC).

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 16-Nov-2019

Hard work, sacrifice and dedication to service for the last eight years, from ship to shore, has a Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailor achieving a goal she set for herself the day she enlisted in the U.S. Navy

By Seaman Meagan Christoph | 15-Nov-2019

As the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Elmo Zumwalt, created the Sailor of the Year program in 1972 to recognize outstanding Sailors at sea.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom | 15-Nov-2019

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 14-Nov-2019

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) sterile processing department (SPD) opened its doors after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14.

By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs Senior Writer , Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs | 13-Nov-2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Jacksonville kicked off its 2019-2020 Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring (S2M2) program on Nov. 12 at Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby Siens | 11-Nov-2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Port-au-Prince, Haiti, following the completion of the ship’s twelfth and final medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Nov. 11.

By Douglas Stutz | 11-Nov-2019

Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Multi Service Unit (MSU) recently received multi service support that augmented the inpatient medical and surgical care they provide.

By Seaman Luke Cunningham | 08-Nov-2019

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvements Program (NSQIP) recently recognized Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) for meritorious outcomes in several categories throughout calendar year 2018.

From Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs | 08-Nov-2019

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (NNS) -- Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) officially welcomed its first patient in the ship's clinic facilities in Newport News Nov. 4.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 08-Nov-2019

Every November, Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) joins in recognizing National Radiologic Technology Week and the work of Radiology Department staff members.

By Dale Davis | 07-Nov-2019

Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi recently announced its 2019 Sailors of the Year.

By Regena Kowitz | 07-Nov-2019

Staff from Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), both Navy Medicine commands aligned under Navy Medicine West (NMW), brought a host of hands-on displays to San Diego Fleet Week’s STEM Student Day, Nov. 7.

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse Schwab, USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Public Affairs | 06-Nov-2019

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) participated in a blood drive Nov. 4 and 5 in support of the Armed Services Blood Program.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 06-Nov-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) recognized 39 providers as master and associate master clinicians in a ceremony held on Nov. 5.

By Cmdr. Denver Applehans | 04-Nov-2019

The U.S. Senate confirmed Rear Adm. Bruce L. Gillingham as the U.S. Navy’s next surgeon general on October 31, 2019.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby Siens | 04-Nov-2019

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for its last medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Nov. 4.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 01-Nov-2019

A time-honored naval tradition continued at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) in the form of Naval Reserve (NR) Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Bremerton’s commanding officer handing the reins over during a change of command ceremony Nov. 1, 2019.

By Douglas Stutz | 01-Nov-2019

“I am a Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer, stationed at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as a physician assistant assigned to Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Everett.

By Angela Ciancio | 01-Nov-2019

FALLS CHURCH, VA (NNS) – Navy Medicine is proud to have Hospital Corpsman First Class Alan P. Aaron and Hospital Corpsman First Class Victor J. Desantis as the 2019 recipients of the Armed Services YMCA Angels of the Battlefield Award, October 29, 2019.

By Seaman Brendan Fitzgerald | 01-Nov-2019

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Kathryn Wheelbarger, acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, visited the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and was a guest speaker at the closing ceremony in Jamaica following the completion of the ship’s 11th medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Nov. 1.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 31-Oct-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Congratulations are in order for the 2018-2019 National Faculty Junior Teacher of the Year Award winner, Maj. Daniel Adams, a pediatric infectious disease physician in Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pediatric Department. Adams received the award from the Uniformed Services University (USU) dean and associate dean for Faculty Development, at the Faculty Development Roadshow on Oct. 29.

By Dale Davis | 28-Oct-2019

The pharmacy at Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi completed a major equipment upgrade recently aimed at improving safety and efficiency in the delivery of patient’s medication.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 28-Oct-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Congratulations are in order for the 2019 Military Health System (MHS) Navy Senior Female Physician of the Year Award, awarded to Cmdr. Marilisa Elrod, the associate director of Professional Education (DPE) and a developmental behavioral pediatrician at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP).

By Douglas Stutz | 28-Oct-2019

National Healthcare Quality Week has come and gone, but Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Quality Management (QM) department attention to patient-centered care continues as a high standard throughout the year.

By Angela Ciancio | 25-Oct-2019

WASHINGTON (NNS) – Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison, III, the Navy’s 38th Surgeon General, celebrated the culmination of 39 years of active duty service at a retirement ceremony at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, Oct. 25, 2019.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Maria Llanos | 25-Oct-2019

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Kingston, Jamaica, for its eleventh medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Oct. 25.

By Dale Davis | 24-Oct-2019

Flu shots are now available at NHC Corpus Christi for all TRICARE beneficiaries.

By Yan Kennon | 24-Oct-2019

Naval Hospital Jacksonville (including its five branch health clinics) is conducting mass vaccinations of active-duty personnel and health care workers aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Air Station Key West, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and Naval Station Mayport.

By Seaman Meagan Christoph | 24-Oct-2019

What started out as a glimmer of an idea by a Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailor has blossomed into a promising environmental stewardship and civic action project.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 24-Oct-2019

AN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) honored the Sailors of the Quarter (SOQ) and Bluejackets of the Quarter (BJOY) for the 4th quarter during a ceremony held in the hospital’s executive dining room Oct. 24.

Courtesy Story | 23-Oct-2019

The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC), along with Veterans Affairs, the Office of Personnel Management, and other Department of Defense (DoD) organizations are partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to host a Facebook event in support of the 2019 Tobacco Free Days , November 4-18.

From U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs | 23-Oct-2019

LIMA, Peru (NNS) (NNS) -- The Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2019 Medical Engagement Team (MET) conducted their final mass casualty drill with Peruvian military medical personnel culminating a month-long series of subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) and field exercises, Oct. 21.

By Douglas Stutz | 22-Oct-2019

Don’t expect any brief respite in normal duties this week by medical assistants in Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Family Medicine department.

Courtesy Story | 22-Oct-2019

San Francisco Fleet Week is an annual celebration of the Bay Area naval tradition, honoring men and women serving in our armed forces while also facilitating disaster preparedness. This year, three members of Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Five (NEPMU-5), presented at the Fleet Week Peer-to-Peer Medical Exchange (MedEx).

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 22-Oct-2019

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) nursing and obstetrics departments received patient safety awards from the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Military Health System (MHS) high-reliability in healthcare awards program 2019.

Courtesy Story | 21-Oct-2019

Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Five (NEPMU-5), has been selected as recipient of the 2019 Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Force Health Protection (FHP) Award.

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Laura A. Myers, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 21-Oct-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Professional Contract Services Inc. (PSCI) staff members were recognized during a ceremony for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, on Oct. 18. Lisa Lucas-Burke, vice mayor for the City of Portsmouth, read the proclamation.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 21-Oct-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Diversity Committee hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Oct. 17. The ceremony featured a few of NMCP’s very own guest speakers. This year’s theme, “Honoring Hispanic Americans: Essential to the Blueprint of Our Nation,” was highlighted during the celebration with several speakers who shared their personal history and stories of their native countries.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Maria Llanos | 21-Oct-2019

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held its closing ceremony in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, symbolizing the completion of the hospital ship’s tenth medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Oct. 21.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kaitlin Rowell | 18-Oct-2019

October is National Dental Hygiene Awareness month. This year the focus is on four routines to help maintain a healthy smile: brush, floss, rinse and chew.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 18-Oct-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 18, 2019) Hospitalman Trudi Hill, general duty corpsman assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Ear, Nose and Throat/Audiology Department, artistically created a playful painting, just in time for Halloween.

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 17-Oct-2019

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oct. 14, for its tenth medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cosmo Walrath | 17-Oct-2019

The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) medical department teamed up with Hospital Corpsman from Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 5 to host a health awareness fair for Sailors assigned to the ship, October 17.

By Douglas Stutz | 16-Oct-2019

Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) is preparing to stick it to you. NHB’s Preventive Medicine team, along with Immunization Clinic and Branch Health Clinics (BHC) Bangor and Everett are taking a concerted and collaborative jab in providing the annual influenza vaccinations to all beneficiaries in need.

Courtesy Story | 16-Oct-2019

Oct. 13-19, 2019 is International Infection Prevention Week which coincides with the beginning of the Northern Hemisphere influenza season. Our clinics are now able to provide the influenza vaccine to all active duty and Tricare beneficiaries and it is strongly recommended to all persons aged 6 months and older to help minimize the impact of this seasonal affliction.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Riley | 15-Oct-2019

Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) coordinator, Nurses Association, and Nursing Professional Development Committee hosted a meet-and-greet for enlisted Sailors interested in pursuing a commission in Navy Medicine Oct. 15, 2019.

By Cmdr. Denver Applehans | 14-Oct-2019

The US Navy Surgeon General presented a talk on the US Navy experience in moving toward value-based care at the 5th Latin American Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in São Paulo, Brazil, October 14, 2019.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby Siens | 12-Oct-2019

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed St. Kitts and Nevis following the completion of the ship’s ninth medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Oct. 12.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom | 12-Oct-2019

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) welcomed back their little NICU superheroes for the 21st Annual NICU Reunion on Oct. 12.

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Jake Greenberg, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs | 11-Oct-2019

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors, civilian staff and contractors assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) kicked-off flu season with a pandemic flu exercise Oct. 8.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 11-Oct-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine East (NME) hosted a 2.44 mile run/walk around Hospital Point and the historic building 1 of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Oct. 11. The run was conducted in honor of the U.S. Navy’s 244th birthday Sunday, Oct. 13. NME and NMCP personnel, past and present, participated in the event.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Peter Lewis | 11-Oct-2019

LIMA, Peru (October 11, 2019) – The Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2019 Medical Engagement Team (MET) conducted a mass casualty drill with Peruvian military medical personnel, October 11.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 11-Oct-2019

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) hosted a patient safety and quality forum in the hospital’s auditorium Oct. 11.

By Christina Clarke | 10-Oct-2019

U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples is recognizing individual staff members and highlighting entire directorates as part of National Customer Service Week. The first full week of October honors customer service professionals across a wide range of business, government, and industry.

By Seaman Meagan Christoph | 10-Oct-2019

Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) celebrated Hispanic American Heritage Month on the quarterdeck with speakers, a cultural presentation by the NHB Choir, and food for staff members and visitors Oct. 10, 2019.

By Sarah Hauck | 10-Oct-2019

Filling more than 3,000 prescriptions a day is just a normal day in the office for Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune’s Pharmacy team. The team’s ability to fill nearly 1.2 Million prescriptions in Fiscal Year 2019 following funding changes, Hurricane Florence and the transition to the only trauma center in the Navy, helped the team be selected as the United States Navy’s Pharmacy Team of the Year.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 10-Oct-2019

SAN DIEGO – After a doctor’s appointment patients commonly need to wait for prescriptions to be filled, but with the advent of pill dispensers their wait time is greatly shortened. The four automated pharmacy dispensers in Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) pharmacy help reduce the time patients have to wait for their prescriptions to be dispensed, allowing them to get home to recover faster.

By Dale Davis | 09-Oct-2019

Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, including its San Antonio Detachment and Branch Health Clinics in Kingsville and Fort Worth officially transitioned under the management and administration of the Defense Health Agency on Oct. 1, 2019.

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Harley K. Sarmiento, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs | 08-Oct-2019

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Diversity Committee hosted a Women’s Equality Day celebration Aug. 28, in NMCSDs chapel.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 08-Oct-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 8, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) hosted its first Jewish Pre-Yom Kippur (Yoom Keep-poor) service on Oct. 8. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement, when Jews are closest to God and most connected to the essence of their souls. It’s the holiest day of the year, when Jews come together, fasting and praying as one.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 07-Oct-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) --  September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.

From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs | 07-Oct-2019

SILVER SPRING, Md. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) hosted Rear Adm. Tim Weber, commander, Navy Medicine West (NMW) and director, Medical Service Corps, Oct 3.

Courtesy Story | 07-Oct-2019

This week is “Mental Illness Awareness Week” and as your new staff psychiatrist I am excited to provide everyone with some information about a problem that everyone deals with: STRESS. Stress is a feeling of physical or emotional tension.

By Macy Hinds | 04-Oct-2019

In May 2019, Lt. Joshua Yahalom, a physical therapist at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH), returned from a six month deployment to Afghanistan with more than new memories and eye-opening experiences. He returned with a token of his deployment in tow and a more enhanced appreciation for the command.

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 04-Oct-2019

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Saint Lucia following the completion of the ship’s eighth medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Oct. 2.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron Pinske | 04-Oct-2019

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) patient relations department received the satisfaction ratings for both inpatient and outpatient care according to the TRICARE inpatient satisfaction survey (TRISS) and the joint outpatient experience surveys (JOES) for the third quarter, fiscal year 2019, Oct. 4.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby Siens | 03-Oct-2019

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, for its ninth medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Oct. 3.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom | 03-Oct-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 3, 2019) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) promoted 44 Sailors through the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) and held a promotion ceremony after observing morning colors outside of NMCP’s historic Building 1 on Oct. 3.

By Seaman Brendan Fitzgerald | 02-Oct-2019

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Saint Lucia following the completion of the ship’s eighth medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Oct. 2.

By Steve Vanderwerff | 02-Oct-2019

Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) executive officer, Captain Franca Jones, was recently promoted at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 02-Oct-2019

SAN DIEGO – Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne, Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) assistant director for combat support and Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS Functional Champion, toured Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego’s Naval Branch Health Clinic, met with senior leadership, and hosted an MHS GENESIS kick-off event at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Oct. 2.

By Dale Davis | 01-Oct-2019

For patients at Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Tuesday looked just like every other day. However, for the clinic’s staff, the day marked a major milestone in what has been a nearly year-long transition process.

By Macy Hinds | 01-Oct-2019

Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH), including its five branch health clinics on the island of Oahu, will transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) between Oct. 1, 2019 and Sept. 30, 2021.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 01-Oct-2019

The Defense Health Agency will officially assume responsibility for administration and management of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune on Oct. 1, 2019.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 01-Oct-2019

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship class of 2019 received their certificates of completion during a ceremony on Oct. 1.

By Kathy MacKnight | 30-Sep-2019

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE), including its three branch health clinics, will transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) on Oct. 1, 2019.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 27-Sep-2019

PACIFIC OCEAN – (Sept. 27, 2019) Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy’s (T-AH 19) quarterly Mercy Exercise (MERCEX) concluded Sept. 27 after completing 5 days underway.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 26-Sep-2019

PACIFIC OCEAN – If you see a doctor at a hospital at home, medical records and documentation are an expectation, so why wouldn’t you expect the same from a world-class hospital ship like Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19)?

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 26-Sep-2019

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Castries, Saint Lucia, for its eighth medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Sept. 23.

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 26-Sep-2019

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Grenada following the completion of the ship’s seventh medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Sept. 21.

By Douglas Stutz | 23-Sep-2019

Navy Medicine military treatment facilities (MTF) transferring management and administration to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) is old news at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB).

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 23-Sep-2019

The Healthcare Simulation and Bioskills Training Center (HSBTC) at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth invited staff, patients and visitors to experience first-hand the simulators and training available during an open house on Sept. 23.

By Seaman Brendan Fitzgerald | 22-Sep-2019

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (NNS) – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Grenada following the completion of the ship’s seventh medical mission in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, Sept. 21.

Courtesy Story | 20-Sep-2019

Effective this October, the Military Health System (MHS) Optical Fabrication Enterprise (OFE) will offer a new selection of eyewear to all Active Duty Service Members as part of DOD’s Frame of Choice program. It is also slowly removing older eyewear styles over time. The previous refresh was completed in 2016.

From Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 19-Sep-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Military Treatment Facility (MTF), including its 10 branch health and TRICARE Prime clinics in the Hampton Roads area, will transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) on Oct. 1.

Courtesy Story | 19-Sep-2019

As Chief of the Navy Medical Corps, Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen climbed to one of the highest peaks of Navy Medicine. Now his son Aidan is following a similar path, beginning his career in the foothills.

By Christina Clarke | 18-Sep-2019

U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples, Italy, including its Capodichino branch health clinic, will transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) no later than September 30, 2021.

By Staff Sgt. Jacob Cessna | 18-Sep-2019

WISE, Va. -- “The only reason I’m a dentist today is because of surfing.” Lt. Cmdr. Jay Ross cares about people. He exudes warmth, he comforts patients during operations, and he urges them to bring in friends and family who need care. Missions like the Innovative Readiness Training Appalachian Care 2019, held Aug. 16-29 in Wise, Virginia, are where he thrives.

By Marcus Henry | 18-Sep-2019

PENSACOLA, Florida (September 18, 2019) Naval Hospital Pensacola, including its ten branch health clinics, will transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) on Oct. 1, 2019.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 18-Sep-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Sept. 18, 2019) – September is National Suicide Prevention month. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth hosted a Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Health Fair. The Health Promotion and Wellness Committee, in conjunction with the Suicide Prevention Program, handed out information pamphlets, business cards and other tools to communicate the importance of mental health and suicide prevention, Sep. 18.

By Christina Clarke | 18-Sep-2019

U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples, Italy, including its Capodichino branch health clinic, will transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) no later than September 30, 2021.

By Douglas Stutz | 17-Sep-2019

Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), along with branch health clinics on Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Naval Station Everett and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, will transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Oct. 1, 2019.

By Regena Kowitz, Navy Medicine West Public Affairs | 17-Sep-2019

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- While September is the month individuals and organizations across the nation raise awareness about suicide, efforts to promote psychological health and prevent suicide are ongoing every month of the year at commands throughout the Navy Medicine West (NMW) region.

By Lt.j.g. Meagan Morrison | 17-Sep-2019

SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 17, 2019) Where America’s day begins in Guam, a new day is beginning for 29 first class petty officers and one technical sergeant as they are promoted to the rank of chief petty officer at the Naval Base Guam Big Screen Theater on Sept. 13, 2019.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom | 17-Sep-2019

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) welcomed Dr. Andrew Jones, deputy chief, Total Force, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), for all hands discussions with our active duty and civilian personnel on the upcoming Defense Health Agency (DHA) transition.

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 16-Sep-2019

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (NNS) -- Senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) alongside partner and host nation representatives attended an opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the ship’s seventh medical mission stop in St. George’s, Grenada, Sept. 15.

Courtesy Story | 16-Sep-2019

YOKOSUKA, Japan. Patient safety is the responsibility and goal of every member of Navy Medicine.

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 13-Sep-2019

LA BREA, Trinidad and Tobago (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Trinidad and Tobago Sept. 11, following a six-day medical mission.

By Glenn Sircy | 13-Sep-2019

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Thirty-eight Sailors from the Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT), Naval Hospital Pensacola, Navy Information Operations Command Pensacola, and Information Warfare Training Command Corry Station, donned their chief petty officer (CPO) anchors during a pinning ceremony at the National Naval Aviation Museum onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, Sept. 13.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 13-Sep-2019

SAN DIEGO – Thirty-three Sailors and one Marine assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) earned the title of chief petty officer (CPO) and honorary chief during a pinning ceremony in the hospital’s courtyard Sept. 13.

By Douglas Stutz | 13-Sep-2019

“I am a Navy Medical Service Corps officer, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as office in charge of Branch Health Clinic Bangor.

By Seaman Meagan Christoph | 13-Sep-2019

Five Sailors assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) were advanced to the rank of chief petty officer during a pinning ceremony Sept. 13, 2019.

By Joycelyn Biggs, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Public Affairs | 12-Sep-2019

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (NNS) -- A recently burst water line had no effect on patient care at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH GB) due to quick response and community effort, according to hospital representatives.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 10-Sep-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- August is Cancer Research Awareness Month, and the Warriors of Hope Cancer Awareness Committee hosted the 2nd annual Cancer Research Rodeo on Aug. 29 to promote cancer research and resources at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP).

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 10-Sep-2019

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) hosted a Research Fair Sept. 10 for residents and faculty to help connect with research-related resources that the command offers, and to inspire research collaborations among staff.

By Dale Davis | 09-Sep-2019

As Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi prepares to transition under the management and administration of the Defense Health Agency, clinic leadership continues to set the standard in improving business planning to optimize health care in the Military Health System.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 06-Sep-2019

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) staff efficiently maintained

By Douglas Stutz | 06-Sep-2019

In a career spanning more than three decades, Remy DeLeon adheres to a forthright attitude about her job. “I love working here. The hospital personnel are the best,” said Remy DeLeon, who started working at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) 31 years ago in 1988.

By Yan Kennon | 06-Sep-2019

Naval Hospital Jacksonville (its hospital and five branch health clinics) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Primary Care Medical Home Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby Siens | 05-Sep-2019

LA BREA, Trinidad – Senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) alongside partner and host nation representatives attended an opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the ship’s sixth medical mission stop in Trinidad and Tobago, Sept. 5.

By Regena Kowitz, Navy Medicine West Public Affairs | 04-Sep-2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- During a breakout session at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), a former hospital corpsman presented findings from an analysis of patient care transports at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, Aug. 21.

By Petty Officer 2rd Class Erika Kugler | 04-Sep-2019

ATLANTIC OCEAN – There I was, month four of the deployment, sprinting on a treadmill, listening to my 80’s hair metal playlist, when it happened. The ship shifted, or I landed wrong – maybe both – but I knew in that moment, my sciatic nerve was beyond angry.

By Douglas Stutz | 03-Sep-2019

It took a MAP to get from Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

By Dale Davis | 03-Sep-2019

Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi is looking for volunteers to join the Patient and Family Partnership Council and help to improve the quality of care for all patients and family members.

By Erika Figueroa | 31-Aug-2019

ISEHARA, Japan – U.S. military medical forces joined over 100 U.S. and Japanese disaster relief organizations in the Kanagawa Prefectural Government’s Annual “Big Rescue” Disaster Prevention Joint Drill at Isehara City Sports Park August. 31, 2019.

From U.S. Navy Story by U.S. 4th Fleet Public Affairs | 30-Aug-2019

MANAUS, Brazil (NNS) (NNS) -- Six U.S. military medical professionals deployed to Manaus, Brazil completed a 26-day Brazil Riverine humanitarian medical mission with their Brazilian navy counterparts to exchange medical expertise and to provide medical care to isolated communities along the Amazon River, Aug. 30.

From Jeanne Casey and Yan Kennon, Public Affairs, Naval Hospital Jacksonville | 30-Aug-2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Sixteen hospital corpsmen from across the Navy graduated from Navy Medicine’s Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training program on Aug. 29 at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.  This is the second evolution at NH Jacksonville, the Navy’s second site to host the program.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc Cuenca | 29-Aug-2019

OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor’s (NHCOH) revamped facilities have been officially opened for use with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Ault Field, Aug. 29.