Filipino-Americans have long played vital roles in the U.S. Navy and have helped to shape Navy Medicine through their numerous contributions as leaders, healthcare providers, medical administrators, and scientists.
There’s a reason why Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton Detachment Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is known as the best amongst the best when it comes to handling the largest radiation health program in Department of Defense (DoD).
Of the approximately 30 certified nurse midwifes in the Navy, there is one with Asian American Pacific Islander heritage. With May designated as Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and May 13 as Navy Nurse Corps 113th birthday, Lt. Cmdr. Cheryl Q. Castro is the embodiment of personal heritage and professional legacy.
Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) held a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic for TRICARE beneficiaries on May 1, 2021. NHP was prepared to provide more than 600 vaccinations to beneficiaries at least 16 years old during this drive-thru vaccination.
“WAAAAAH! WAAAAAH! WAAAAAH!” The mimicked sound of a crying baby weaves its way through the small crowd outside the quarterdeck of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.
On February 26, Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton (NAMRU-Dayton) officers received prestigious awards from the U.S. Naval Aerospace Experimental Psychology Society (USNAEPS) for their contributions to the field of aerospace psychology.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Apr. 28, 2021) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Emergency Management department provided training for members of NMCP Command Safety, Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) leaders, and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services Engine 23 crew on the MedSled emergency evacuation device, April 28.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald Place, director of the Defense Health Agency (DHA), visited Naval Medical Forces Atlantic, at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, to participate in a socially distanced establishment ceremony to mark the standup of the Tidewater Market, April 28, 2021.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (April 26, 2021) – Naval Medical Forces Atlantic (MEDLANT) Improvement Sciences department recently hosted the annual continuous process improvement (CPI) virtual project competition. This is the seventh year in which the online opportunity allows CPI professionals throughout the region to display and share work performed over the past calendar year.
On April 2nd of this year, Petty Officer Shawn Fahey was performing a Virtual Ship Sanitation Certificate Inspection when his officer-in-charge directed him to report to his office. Fahey remembers thinking, “is this a late April Fool’s prank?” He quickly became elated as he learned that his hard work and can do attitude earned him the next paygrade of Petty Officer 2nd Class.
When the Navy Medicine 101 pilot program was initiated in 2020 it was little surprise that Lt. Cmdr. Robert Bartholomew was selected as its architect and first course director. Since 2018, the Medical Service Corps officer has served as the Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence (POMI) course director and instructor for operational readiness and strategic management at both Navy Medical Leader & Professional Development Center (NMLPDC) and the Uniformed Services University.
As the saying goes, ‘If your pills are expired, they need to be retired.’ Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Pharmacy can assist with the safe handling of discarded medication.
From coast to coast, Navy Medicine personnel are helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. From the Pacific Northwest to the eastern seaboard, Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton has sent several staff members across the continent to aid the Department of Defense Community Vaccination Center support.
On April 24, 2021, newly completed destroyer USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG-123) was christened at the Ingalls Ship Yard in Pascagoula, Miss.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) announced Navy Medicine's fiscal year 2020 Sailor of the Year (SOY) at Defense Health Headquarters, April. 23.
The future is looking bright at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune as active-duty military members now have a more minimally invasive, eye surgery option available to them. NMCCL’s Ophthalmology Department is certified to perform the SMILE procedure which stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction [surgery].
When Hospital Corpsman 1st Class KC Geisler entered the Navy in 2002, his plan was to assist in detecting and neutralizing underwater mines.
As of today, April 19, 2021, any Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiary 18-years-old or more (16-years-old for the Pfizer vaccine) is eligible to make an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine at a local military treatment facility.
Even though April 18-24, 2021 is designated as Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, for laboratory technicians like Hospital Corpsman 1st Class KC Geisler, there’s no slow down or reduction of service taking place during the week.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) has administered 100,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines as of April 29.
VIRGINIA BEACH (NNS) – Rear Adm. Darin Via, commander, Naval Medical Forces Atlantic, and director, Tidewater Market, toured the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) Two Strike facility at Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek, Va., April 19, to learn how Navy EOD is focused on providing a holistic approach to training and maintaining long-term health for Navy EOD operators and divers.
When the Navy’s COVID-19 Pharmacy All-Star Spotlight came out in March, 2021, the publication showcased a host of pharmacy technicians in a number of categories.
At 101, Dr. Jack Hughes has achieved a longevity that puts him in rare company. Having a well-honed memory that extends back most of this lifetime including operational experiences in World War II is rarer still.
San Diego- Naval Medical Research and Training Center San Diego (NMRTC) conducted an annual mass casualty drill via video conference, April 16.
SILVER SPRING Md. (NNS)--Researchers from Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) found that antibodies produced after SARS-CoV-2 infections are largely protective against future infections but they are not a guarantee.
New medical equipment is helping Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune’s laboratory department increase and expand in-house testing capabilities.
GROTON, Conn. – The Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London community officially entered Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccination efforts April 12, as Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Groton began supporting the scheduling and administering of vaccines to all authorized family, retiree, and veteran beneficiaries ages 18 and up.
As a young man growing up in Fresno, California, Navy Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer 1st Class James Williams knew without a doubt he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and serve in the U.S. Navy. However, he had always felt a call to be a firefighter.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Dylan Marrone, and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Matthew Lavengood were named Naval Medical Forces Atlantic (MEDLANT) Active and Reserve Components 2020 Sailors of the Year, April 8.
The day after Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton received an initial shipment of Moderna COVID vaccine, Dec. 22, 2020, doses were being administered to anxious staff members.
On April 9, 2021, at a ceremony held at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNNMC), Capt. Steve T. Aboona, MSC, USN, took the helm of Naval Medical Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bethesda, Md.
SAN DIEGO – Capt. Bradford Smith turned over command of Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD)/Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) San Diego to Capt. Devin Morrison, presided over by Naval Medical Forces Pacific Commander Rear Adm. Tim Weber April 9.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 9, 2021) Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Navy Medicine Operational Training Command (NMOTC) Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training (HMTT) course is fully operational and ready for the safe training of hospital corpsmen looking to further their trauma skills, with American Council of Education (ACE)-accredited training locations spread across the country.
On March 9, 2021, at a ceremony held at the Walter Reed Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Md., Capt. Gerald “Jay” Woelkers, MSC, USN, retired after 39 years in the Navy.
The first full week of each April is recognized as National Public Health Week, and the American Public Health Association has proclaimed this year’s theme as ‘Building Bridges to Better Health’.
A Hospital Corpsman assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Corpus Christi was recently selected as the Naval Medical Forces Atlantic Sailor of the Year.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Navy Medicine Operational Training Command’s information technology team received the Navy Medicine “CAPT Joan Dooling Information Professional Team of the Year” award for 2020.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 7, 2021) - The Navy Medicine Operational Training Command (NMOTC) information technology (IT) team received the Navy Medicine Capt. Joan Dooling Award for Information Professional Excellence for the year 2020.
Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton (NAMRU-Dayton) said Fair Winds and Following Seas to Captain Dennis Faix, MC, USN. Faix served as the NAMRU-Dayton Executive Officer from June 2019 to April 2021.
This face-to-face course is designed to provide new Naval Medical Department officers of all Corps with an indoctrination into Navy Medicine, covering fundamental personnel management and operational readiness knowledge, skills, and abilities.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) hosted a coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A session in the hospital's auditorium Mar. 30. The session's goal was to increase vaccine knowledge, and give staff members the opportunity to ask subject matter experts COVID-19 vaccine-related questions.
Rear Adm. Cynthia Kuehner, 26th Director of the Navy Nurse Corps, met with deployed Navy nurses, U.S Marines, and other medical staff assigned to 1st Marine Logistics Group (1st MLG) on March 29, 2021.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP) named Hospital Corpsman 1st Class, Thurman McCray III, assigned to U.S. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Guam, as the region’s active duty senior Sailor of the Year, March 25.
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) recently reached its one year anniversary of the start of the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. On March 8, 2020, NMCP ran their first COVID-19 test through the medical center and had their first COVID-19 patient admitted to the medical center.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) recognizes Occupational Therapy Month throughout April. Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants specialize in physical and cognitive rehabilitation, and improving patients' ability to perform day-to-day activities, which are referred to as occupations.
Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) scientists (along with scientists all over the world), study infectious diseases (ID) and have done so well before COVID-19.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought numerous challenges to our community, but with our AMAZING team here at NMCCL, we have worked hard to overcome these challenges! Recently, Hospital Corpsman Denisse Estrada Suarez was recognized for her commitment to our patients while serving at the Wallace Creek COVID-19 Vaccine site.
SAN ANTONIO (March 24, 2021) – The Diversity Committee onboard Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) hosted a Women’s Leadership Panel at Kilmer Hall at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-FSH), March 24.
The extraordinary and ongoing COVID-19 vaccination effort at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center has brought out the best in staff, many who volunteered to create a formidable team dedicated to one thing – getting shots in the arms of every staff member and as many of the FHCC’s veteran, military and military dependent patients as possible.
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith visited Sailors supporting the Community Vaccination Center at the York College in Jamaica, Queens, NY March 24.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) now offers online appointment scheduling to qualifying beneficiaries for the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine through the hospital’s public website beginning Mar. 25.
A U.S. Navy Nurse’s knowledge, initiative and commitment to medical care recently placed her at the forefront of patient safety in Navy Medicine.
The Navy Medicine Office of Women’s Health has successfully launched an Embedded Women’s Health Provider (EWHP) Pilot, which brings women’s healthcare to the Waterfront.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) recognized Sleep Awareness Week Mar. 14-20. Sleep Awareness Week is a campaign from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) that educates the public about the importance of sleep health.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC) announced Hospital Corpsman (HM) 1st Class Michael Shoener, assigned to Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC), as NMFSC’s Sailor of the Year (SOY) on March 22.
SAN DIEGO - The Vector Control Department at Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 5 has recently begun a collaboration with the Game Warden Office at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to inspect and pluck ectoparasites off of game animals acquired by hunters.
On March 18, 2021, Vice. Adm. Donald Custis, the 26th Surgeon General of the Navy died. He was 103.
NMCCL's Labor and Delivery Department RN, Robin Russelle was recently recognized as a Daisy Award recipient. The Daisy Award is a national recognition program medical facilities use to acknowledge nursing staff who exhibit exceptional care to their patients.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (March 19, 2021) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of their new Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) services department clinic, March 19.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville opened an off-site COVID-19 vaccination location aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The site began administering vaccines on Jan. 11 and has received more than 1,000 positive ICE comments from patients, applauding the customer service, patient safety, and care.
When Navy Lt. Tiffinie Isreal recently passed the Nurse Executive certification exam on the way to earning her doctorate, it continued a learning legacy steeped in practical application.
Spring has almost sprung, and cultivating patient safety is a growing part of the seasonal change.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) recognizes Patient Safety Awareness Week March 14-20. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event that provides an avenue for healthcare associations to distribute information in regard to the work being done to promote patient safety.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) recognizes National Nutrition Month, which is held annually in March.
BREMERTON, Wash. – Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton, as part of its ongoing support of the Chief of Naval Personnel’s order to stand down and conduct extremism training, began addressing the topic March 15, 2021 with small-group discussions around the command.
On February 26th, 2021, Capt. Donna Bradley turned over her role as the Executive Officer of the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, and embarked on the final days of her 29 years of service. Her retirement marks an end of an illustrious naval career, and for Navy Medicine, a fond “farewell and following seas” to the last of the technical nurse warrant officers still on active duty.
One team, one fight. Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune’s leadership recognized the one-year establishment of the Acute Respiratory Clinic and COVID-19 Screening site aboard MCB Camp Lejeune on March 15, 2021.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (March 12, 2021) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)’s Rapid Rural Response Team (RRRT) deployed to Chinle Comprehensive Care Facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico to help the Navajo Nation in the fight against the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Dec. 16, 2020 to March 12, 2021.
Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class David R. Ray would have been 76 years old this year. The Congressional Medal of Honor recipient (posthumously) and namesake of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Everett was killed in action - a lifetime ago - for his actions at Phu Loc 6 near An Hoa in Quang Nam Province, Republic of Vietnam, on March 19, 1969.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) recognizes Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Month throughout March. TBI is classified as any impact or puncture to the head that causes a loss or alteration of consciousness.
Leadership recognized the excellence, achievements and potential of Sailors serving aboard Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point during a ceremony held Friday, March 12 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
Navy Reserve Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command (NR NMRTC) Portsmouth, formerly Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Portsmouth, held its change of command ceremony in the Chapel of Comfort March 6.
Public Health is the science concerned with the health of populations, whether large or small. Because of this, Public Health professionals work to limit health disparities, and promote healthcare equity, quality, and accessibility.
On a recent Saturday, Navy Lt. Andrea Mauter had to forego hiking with husband, Steven, and their puppy, Arleigh. The Navy Nurse Corps officer was on duty as on-site leader overseeing several hundred 75-year and older beneficiaries being administered their initial dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.
Telehealth is an innovative means of delivering healthcare in remote environments. For isolated Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) and naval vessels at sea, access to specialized healthcare is often geographically limited, requiring the use of host nation resources or temporary additional duty (TAD) assignment to larger MTFs for care.
(Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) “9-1-1. What is your emergency?” Every medical response typically begins with an often frantic call placed to a Fire & Emergency Services dispatch center.
A patient of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Pediatric Oncology Department received a gift from Operation Key West, March 4.
A Hospital Corpsman assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Kingsville was recently recognized as the winner of Naval Medical Forces Atlantic’s Good Catch of the Year award for 2020.
The past was honored by the present with a focus on the future as Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton celebrated the Navy Medical Corps 150th anniversary, March 3, 1871.
Multiple military optical fabrication laboratories in various Military Treatment Facilities throughout the United States are being connected electronically as the Defense Optical Fabrication Enterprise Management System (DOFEMS) comes online.
Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) will begin offering a Walk-In Contraceptive Clinic the first week of March, 2021. No appointment is necessary.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) celebrated the launch of a new electronic health record system, MHS Genesis with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the hospital, Feb. 27.
It’s not often that Labor and Delivery nurses conduct measurements in inches instead of centimeters. Such was the case during a recent winter storm, which blanketed the Pacific Northwest with near record snow and icy conditions over the long President’s Day weekend.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Feb. 23, 2021) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) recently launched the Mentoring Future Medical Professionals, Education Opportunities, Diversity through Outreach (MED) program to support diversity in healthcare professions.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) recognizes it's Cardiology Department staff during Cardiovascular Professionals Week Feb. 14-20. NMCSD offers a full spectrum of cardiovascular services.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners rarely have a background that directly ties to a lost WWII submarine ‘On Eternal Patrol,’ but such is the case for Navy Lt. Brad O’Keefe.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (February 19, 2021) - The Brigade Medical Unit for United States Naval Academy (USNA) unveiled the first self-serve pharmacy kiosk at Naval Health Clinic Annapolis (NHCA), Friday, Feb. 19.
A near record snowfall, icy roadways and freezing temperatures did not deter Navy culinary specialists from helping care for admitted patients at Naval Hospital Bremerton.
SAN DIEGO – A dental appointment at sea often consists of routine cleanings and cavity fillings, but for one newly-commissioned ensign, it led to a complex and life-altering diagnosis.
It spread like the common cold, caught many unaware, and sparked global suffering. The influenza illness of 1918 resulted in over 50 million deaths world-wide, including approximately 675,000 in the U.S., with countless others sickened.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is observing Prenatal Infection Prevention Awareness month during February.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) recognizes Low Vision Awareness Month throughout the month of February.
PENSACOLA, Fl. – The Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) recently changed its name and logo to better align with the Navy Medicine platform model.
“I am Hospital Corpsman First Class Bryan Escueta, Preventive Medicine technician and Directorate of Public Health (DPH) Leading Petty Officer (LPO), assigned to Navy Medicine and Readiness Training Command Pearl Harbor (NMRTC-PH).”
Camp Lejeune, NC- Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune has welcomed its inaugural class of Physician Assistant students to the Medical Center as part of a pilot program. The students arrived on January 19, 2021 to begin a year-long journey with military medicine’s Interservice Physician Assistant Program or IPAP.
NAPLES, Italy – Frontline healthcare workers, first responders, and security personnel have begun to receive their second dose of the Moderna coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine onboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy.
It’s a double whammy that public health experts across the country had indicated could happen. The ongoing pandemic outbreak has overlapped with the annual influenza season.
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune was honored to host the Director for Defense Health Agency, U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ronald Place and Senior Enlisted Leader for the Defense Health Agency, U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Michael L. Gragg.
Before the onset of the current pandemic outbreak last year, retired Navy Captain Tom Danaher visited his son stationed in the South Pacific. The prospect of being able to even consider a return trip seemed remote. Until now.
If there’s one healthcare group who already considered surgical masks as de rigueur for their job before the current ongoing pandemic, its Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs).
SAN DIEGO – Surgeons and specialists assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) General Surgery Department initiated an Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved surgical tele-mentoring study Jan. 27.
Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville has been recognized as a "CNOR Strong" (Certified Perioperative Nurse) facility by the Competency & Credentialing Institute.
The Department of Medical Services, Behavioral Health Clinic plays an important role in the overall health and well-being of our community.
SAN DIEGO—Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP) welcomed its newest chief petty officer, Chief Hospital Corpsman Rashanta S. Pippins, into the chiefs’ mess with a pinning ceremony, Jan 29.
Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP) joined forces with Navy Region Southwest (NRSW) Federal Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel at the Admiral Kidd Conference Center to administer the COVID-19 vaccine and provide immunization training, Jan. 29.
Helping others has been a mantra guiding Chief Hospital Corpsman Robert McQueen in both his civilian and military careers. When McQueen joined the Navy in 2003, he didn’t know what specific role he wanted to play in the military — he just knew he wanted to make a difference.
Less than 1.5% of all U.S. pharmacists are board certified in Geriatric Pharmacology. Part of the reason may be the rigorous exam that fewer than 50% pass the first time.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Jan. 27, 2021) - Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Nathan Warner, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Earle demonstrated exceptional commitment to organizational performance improvement by completing his Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Certified Master Black Belt program through Villanova University. He is the first active duty corpsman in the Navy to achieve the level of certified Master Black Belt.
SAN DIEGO –Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) administered the hospital’s first monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment to a COVID-19-positive patient Jan. 26.
Inspired by pandemic challenges, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center has built a new drive-thru facility for medical procedures, Building 33, informally called “The Pole Barn.”
As a certified industrial hygienist, Karl Agee has a broad scope of responsibilities, which include anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control and management of occupational hazards.
Lt. Joshua Johnson, a U.S. Navy anesthesiology resident assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) San Diego took first place in Naval Medical Forces Pacific’s (NMFP) annual process improvement essay competition, Jan. 22.
SAN DIEGO – Lt. Joshua Johnson, an anesthesiology resident assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) received the Capt. Cheryl C. Ringer Memorial Award for Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Jan. 22.
Virtual Health (VH) visits have been at an all-time high since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Some providers at Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Makalapa, BHC Kaneohe Bay, Desmond T. Doss Health Clinic, and Tripler Army Medical Center have been seeing patients via a Virtual Video Visit (V3).
Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain, personnel began receiving the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Rota, Spain, Jan 15.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas—Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) was one of five academic or scientific research institutions in San Antonio to provide presenters, judges, organizers and attendees for the annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum (SAPRF), Dec. 7-11, 2020.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Plastic Surgery department delivers high-quality healthcare services in support of active duty service members and beneficiaries.
The Society of United States Naval Flight Surgeons (SUSNFS) named Chief of Naval Air Training’s Aerospace Experimental Psychologist (AEP) as this year’s recipient of the Capt. Sonny Carter Memorial Award.
(Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain not only on frontline healthcare workers but also the medical laboratory professionals who perform COVID-19 testing behind the scenes.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Jan 8, 2021) – It’s just another day in the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pharmacy Call Center where staff members answer hundreds of calls a day to initiate and verify prescriptions to one of the densest populations of military beneficiaries during a global pandemic.
NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy - Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Department of Defense’s effort to protect its personnel against the virus, Jan. 8.
Coastal Carolina Community College faculty recently recognized Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune’s operating room staff for their continuous educational support of the school’s Surgical Technology Program.
NAPLES, Italy - U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Naples, Italy received its first shipment of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine on Jan. 8.
SAN DIEGO – Neurosurgeons assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) performed a herniated disk repair procedure, and for the first time at the hospital, used a 3D surgical microscope Dec. 6.
A total of more than 25 Naval Military Treatment Facilities on Navy and Marine Corps facilities around the world have now received COVID-19 vaccines as a continuation of the “Controlled Pilot” or first phase of the DOD COVID-19 vaccination plan.
SANTA RITA, Guam (Jan. 5, 2021) - Lt. Neil Rampy, the senior medical officer (SMO) and psychological health officer for Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific-Commander, Task Force (CTF) 75, was awarded Navy Medicine’s Clinical Social Work Officer of the Year for 2020.
Sailors of Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Two (NEPMU-2) not only support the public health needs of military members within the Atlantic and European regions but also use their expertise to support the local community and disadvantaged.
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Coronavirus (COVID-19) task force recently transitioned to working in a centralized, heated tent at NMCP’s COVID-19 Drive Thru Screening and Triage site.
SAN DIEGO – Surgeons assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) performed the Department of Defense’s (DOD) and California’s first ever immediate, jaw reconstruction surgery with 3D-printed teeth Nov. 18, and approximately six weeks later, the patient is well on his way to a full recovery.
On December 28, 2020, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune administered the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Naval Health Clinic Quantico (NHCQ) received the COVID-19 vaccine on December 22nd and administered its first dose in accordance with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) phased approach on December 23rd.
The long-term influence that military medicine has historically had on medical practice in civil society is undeniable. The accelerated medical advances originated by the military were infiltrated into the civilian sector during and after World War II.
Make no bones about it. Navy career responsibilities are often matched by the rigors intrinsic to a military life. Many a musculoskeletal system have required critical orthopedic support to handle the strenuous duties and physical challenges.
LEMOORE, Calif. – Naval Health Clinic Lemoore (NHCL) received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which was granted emergency use authorization (EAU) last week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Monday, Dec. 21.
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration under an emergency use authorization and is voluntary.
For Navy Lt. Courtney Saint the wait is over. The Family Medicine provider assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton was amongst the first health care workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
SAN DIEGO – Two of Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) facility dogs and their handlers met with Sailors and passersby to offer pets and pose for photos Dec. 23.
NAVAL HEALTH CLINIC CHARLESTON, S.C. – Naval Health Clinic Charleston (NHCC) received the COVID-19 vaccine Dec. 22, and will begin staff vaccinations in line with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) phased approach starting Dec. 23.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) celebrated its newborns during a Christmas Cuties holiday event Dec. 22.
Ensign Aaron Furr, a Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) registered nurse assigned to the Multiservice Ward (4H), was surprised with NMCP’s DAISY Award during a ceremony Dec. 22. Capt. Lisa Mulligan, NMCP’s commanding officer presented the award.
Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi received its first shipment of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine Dec. 22.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO - FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Dec. 22, 2020) Lt. Jonathan Gomez-Rivera, assigned to Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC), received Navy Medicine's 2020 Health Facility Planning and Project Officer of the Year award.
Annapolis, MD – December 22nd, 2020. Cmdr. Bridgette Ferguson, a Navy nurse and clinical manager for the Brigade Medical Clinic and the Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Annapolis director for expeditionary medicine, volunteered to be the first person to receive the Moderna vaccine protecting against COVID-19.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 21, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pediatric Inpatient Ward welcomed Operation PEACE on Dec. 21.
Navy Medicine’s priorities are the four P’s: People, Platforms, Performance and Power. Navy Lt. Erin Kocher, a physical therapist assigned to Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, hits all of the marks. She loves working with people and gains satisfaction from returning them to what they love doing.
That’s the message Puget Sound Military Health Systems (PSMHS) commands – Madigan Army Medical Center, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor, Naval Hospital Bremerton - emphasize to all eligible beneficiaries.
When immediate reaction to a potential medical emergency was needed, retired Chief Hospital Corpsman Steve C. Jackson knew instantly what to do.
Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville is among the first wave of Department of Defense (DoD) hospitals to receive COVID-19 vaccines. NH Jacksonville received an initial supply on Dec. 15, and vaccinations started on Dec. 16.
In an effort to improve the Readiness of our warfighters, Navy Medicine has made significant changes to the management of Sailors and Marines placed on Temporary Limited Duty (TLD, or LIMDU) to ensure the focus is on recovery.
Influenza Vaccinations from Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH) have been delayed for eligible family members of active duty and retired military, but that does not mean you should wait.
SAN DIEGO – Hospitalman Emily Parada, a Sailor assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Central Immunizations Clinic and the medical administrative officer (MAO) of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, has trained to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to volunteering staff members Dec. 15.
NAS LEMOORE (Dec. 16, 2020) Leadership aboard Naval Air Station Lemoore participated in a ribbon cutting to officially open the Naval Health Clinic Lemoore Satellite Pharmacy, Dec. 16.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) named Dr. Willian M. Hunt as Civilian Psychologist of the Year Nov. 20.
PORTSMOUTH, Va.— In coordination with the Defense Health Agency and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, three of Naval Medical Forces Atlantic’s (MEDLANT) Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) are among the first Department of Defense (DoD) hospitals to receive Coronavirus 2019 (COVID 19) vaccinations.
Seeing is believing. When the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS) was accepting nominees for annual awards, there was no shortsighted hesitation from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 15, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) received one of the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine, a shot of hope, Dec. 15.
The DAISY Award Program and Selection Committee consisting of Active Duty Navy and civilian nurses at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH) visited Branch Health Clinics (BHC) Kaneohe Bay and Makalapa, and Shipyard Clinic to recognize the beginning of the inaugural DAISY award nomination cycle for NHCH.
The COVID-19 vaccine that received emergency use authorization (EUA) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week is headed to two military treatment facilities in Southern California.
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP) has announced that it has earned the Go Clear Award™ Gold status, the highest tier! This status has been received for the achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures, and is the first Navy Medical Treatment Center to earn such a prestigious award.
The “We are NMCCL” initiative highlights the accomplishments of employees, clinics and offices of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. In recent months, “We are NMCCL” has focused on those who have been working around-the-clock to ensure our patients and personnel are cared for during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SAN DIEGO – Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command received the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Retention Excellence Award for fiscal year 2020 Dec. 4.
SAN DIEGO - A team of physical therapists, health coaches, dietitians and sleep specialists led Sailors assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) through an all-inclusive exercise program, which concluded its pilot program Dec. 11.
The top military medical leaders came together virtually as a panel during the annual Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Conference to discuss the top challenges they are facing including end strength reductions, facility restructuring, COVID-19 and the transition of medical facilities to the Defense Health Agency (DHA).
Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville pharmacy staff were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments during the Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar’s (JFPS) annual Navy pharmacy virtual awards ceremony on Nov. 13.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is one of five Department of Defense (DOD) locations taking part in the Phase III trial to evaluate the COVID-19 trial vaccine under development by AstraZeneca.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Sailors honored those who fought and gave the ultimate sacrifice at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7.
SAN DIEGO – Sailors assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Directorate for Administration (DFA) Sailor 360 program collected holiday care packages for Sailors in the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) Medical Department Dec. 4.
In the middle of October, a patient’s routine visit to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) took a potential lost turn.
When there was a need for logistical ingenuity and organizational initiative, Hospitalman Paul Matthew Tie knew just what to do.
With the world enmeshed in a global pandemic, getting this year’s seasonal flu shot may be more important than ever.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 1, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s galley staff are assisting the command’s battle against COVID-19 - one meal at a time.
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) COVID Call Center reached a milestone by answering their 50,000th call on Dec. 1.
Influenza Vaccinations from Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) will be available for all eligible family members of active duty and retired military beginning Dec. 13, 2020.
In 2016, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) was the first DoD medical command to obtain accreditation with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) for its Nurse Residency Program.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – During the initial phase of the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Defense issued guidance postponing all elective surgeries, invasive procedures, and dental procedures for 60 days.
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) completed patient decontamination training, Nov. 19.
SAN DIEGO – Surgeons assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) performed the Department of Defense’s (DOD) and California’s first ever immediate, jaw reconstruction surgery with 3D-printed teeth Nov. 18.
When U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ronald J. Place, Defense Health Agency (DHA) director called on Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), little did a newly arrived Navy petty officer realize he would be front and center during the visit.
With an eye on enhancing joint operation capability and a hand on improving personal and professional competency, Navy Nurse Corps officers have teamed up with Madigan Army Medical Center for clinical sustainment training.
Your healthcare team at Naval Hospital Bremerton and our branch clinics at Everett and Banger want to remind all patients that one of the best ways to communicate about any personal health care issue is via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal.
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Rapid Rural Response Team (RRRT) deployed to Starr County Memorial Hospital in Rio Grande, Texas, to help in the fight against the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) from July 19 to Sept. 7.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Labor and Delivery Department receives security and cosmetic upgrades to enhance patient satisfaction.
An independent duty corpsman (IDC) is helping to maintain operational readiness for the Submarine Force aboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) at Naval Station Norfolk.
U.S. Navy Lt. Daria Seipeltyra said she knew two things from a very young age; she wanted to be a nurse, and she wanted to join the United States Navy.
Quality customer service ranks high on NMCCL’s priorities, and the Medical Center is fortunate to have two dedicated employees working to accomplish this before beneficiaries enter the building. NMCCL shuttle drivers, Luis Minguela and Terry Cole, are often the first and last faces our people see during their visit to NMCCL, and they say “top-notch customer service” is their motto.
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Naval Hospital Jacksonville as one of 89 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2019.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) observes National Radiologic Technology Week during the week of November 8 to celebrate advancement in radiology.
Nov. 10, 2020 - Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) recognized 19 providers as master and associate master clinicians in the medical center’s auditorium at a ceremony held on Nov. 10. Overall 40 staff members received awards, but many weren’t able to attend the ceremony.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 6, 2020)—Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s Obstetrician-Gynecology (OBGYN) Department, along with Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Norfolk, have partnered with the Bureau of Medicine (BUMED) Office of Women’s Health and the Female Forces Readiness Clinical Community to pilot a new program called ‘Women’s Healthcare at the Waterfront.’
In her capacity as a medical technician at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Everett, Mrs. Jamie Eglinger has long been considered an invaluable asset attentive to patient needs and supporting clinic operations.
Navy industrial hygienists such as Michael Humann routinely focus on unique and complex issues to help care for others.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 4, 2020) – Five Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) providers received the Uniformed Services University’s (USU) Advanced Training in Faculty Development certificate Nov. 4.
Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH) put a spooky spin on patient safety this fall. The NHCH Quality Management Department (QMD) organized a ‘Room of Errors’ patient safety training activity with a Halloween theme for clinic staff.
As the effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 continues, a Navy physician assistant (PA) is also supporting care for COVID-19 caregiver’s health, wellness and resilience needs.
The Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Five (NEPMU-5) expanded its education and outreach program sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) by participating in the Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP.)
“Germ-Zapping” robots have landed at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. The robots, manufactured by Xenex Disinfection Services, are awaiting their start date at the facility.
It’s official. The switch was flipped at 7 a.m. as the Department of Defense’s (DOD ) new electronic health record (EHR), MHS GENESIS, was deployed at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP), California on Oct. 31.
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, NMRTC GB is able to practice large scale emergency response training.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Pastoral Care Department hosted a Voices United in Prayer event in commemoration of Spiritual Care Week/Pastoral Care Week on Oct. 29.
SAN DIEGO – Hospitalman Melodie Abell, a Sailor assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC), Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego, plays a vital part in processing Marine Corps recruits, ensuring their health and wellness during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP) announced Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (HM1) Janice Aquino as the regional headquarters 2019 Sailor of the Year and the first recipient of the Chief Yeoman La Toya Calvin Leadership Award.
Located at Naval Station Rota, Spain, the Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Seven (NEPMU-7) has been one of the Navy’s standard-bearers in the war against COVID-19 across Europe and Africa.
Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) will commence providing annual influenza vaccinations sometime after Halloween, when the annual shipment of the flu vaccine is expected to arrive.
If you’re not true to your teeth, your teeth will be false to you. That old dental proverb is nothing to smirk about.
NEWPORT, Rhode Island--A team of 14 sailors from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Groton conducted a pilot evolution to collect COVID-19 specimen samples for 165 submariners preparing to deploy from Naval Submarine Base New London.
Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Everett Optometry clinic was experiencing lengthy patient wait times for routine eye exams.
“What isn’t measured can’t be managed” is a fundamental American business principle and a big reason you’ll find customer feedback surveys almost everywhere you go. In theory, by asking questions, you get feedback gain insight and can fix problems, except, if any stage is lacking you’re back to: what isn’t measured, can’t be managed.
The first thing you notice about Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ilandra O’Doherty is the welcoming smile. It’s the smile of someone who is not only good at what she does, but genuinely enjoys it.
From Branch Health Clinic Port Hueneme to the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Dental Clinic, Navy Medicine Sailors and civilians are working at the peak of their skills to meet the mission of keeping the Navy and Marine Corps team healthy and mission ready.
With patient – as well as staff – safety paramount, one command has gone solar for additional safeguards in providing safe care to all in need.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ─ Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have partnered, to provide inpatient care to veterans at NH Jacksonville.
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?
“Interventional radiology” is a term that personnel and patients will soon be using frequently at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAN DIEGO – Army Maj. Gen. Michael Place, 18th Medical Command’s (MEDCOM) (Deployment Support) commander, visited Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Oct. 21.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 21, 2020) - Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Diversity Committee hosted a National Disability Employment Awareness Month ceremony, Oct. 21. This year’s theme, “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future” was highlighted during the celebration as well as NMCP’s Professional Contract Services Inc. (PSCI) staff members, who were recognized.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 14, 2020) – Cmdr. Dagoberto Salinas, a Navy Nurse Corps officer assigned to Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTC), was named as co-recipient of the 2020 RDML Mary F. Hall award for nursing publication – non peer-reviewed category.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) observes National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) during October.
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.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Oct. 8, 2020) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) celebrated National Midwifery Week by hosting a cake cutting, Oct. 8.
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.
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.
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class SonnyPaul Soriano almost didn’t make it into the Navy.
If there’s one thing most U.S. Navy hospital corpsman have in common, it’s passion for the job.
Child vaccinations in Washington State have fallen - by almost a third - during the ongoing pandemic outbreak.
“I am Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (Surface Warfare designated) Aaron Souders, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Oak Harbor.
Each individual at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune is essential to providing the best quality of care to our patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It didn’t take long for Hospitalman Paighton Scott to make a noticeable difference.
When it comes to mental health for service members, civilians, and their families, Naval Air Station Sigonella has many available resources.
“I am Sean O’Driscoll, affiliated with Navy Medicine as command ombudsman for Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Every year, Naval Medical Logistics Command recognizes National Hispanic American Heritage Month with large and festive celebrations.
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.
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.
Naval Branch Health Clinic Kingsville was recently recognized for its outstanding patient care in the Military Heath System’s Best of the Best Report.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“I am Hospitalman Kevin Stout, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton Detachment Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS).”
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.
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.
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.
Navy Medical Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Bangor unveiled the latest in advanced x-ray technology August 27, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When nominations were being accepted for the Outstanding Navy Legal Professional Award for the Pacific Northwest, there was no hesitation from Naval Hospital Bremerton.
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.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Patient Safety Program posed the straightforward question, ‘who are champions for resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic?’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to mental health for service members, civilians, and their families, Naval Air Station Sigonella has many available resources.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Corpus Christi recently announced its Sailors of the Quarter, for the 3rd Quarter, Fiscal Year 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BETHESDA, Md. – The Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC) recently changed its name to optimize its medical leader development mission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“I am Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Cruz Gabriela Gallardo, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
SAN DIEGO – Ready and able Sailors are imperative to mission success. To stay mission-
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.
“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.
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.
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.
SAN ANTONIO (June 1, 2020) – The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) announced its 2019 Medical Logistics Award winners, May 29.
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.
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.
Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Camp Lejeune honored the 122nd Hospital Corps birthday on June 17.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) observed its annual post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness month throughout June.
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).
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.
I am Lt. Cmdr. Megan Warth, Women’s and Children’s Nurse, assigned to Operational Health Support Unit Bremerton, Detachment Charlie, in Everett, Washington.
Navy Care, the virtual health app at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, was recently announced as a 2020 FedHealthIT Innovation Award winner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Naval Branch Health Clinic Kingsville was recently recognized for its outstanding patient care in the Military Heath System’s Best of the Best Report.
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.
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.
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.
SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Pediatrics Clinic is scheduled to expand its patient care levels for immunizations June 8.
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.
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.
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.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Rear Adm. (RDML) Tina Davidson, commander of Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC), retires after 34 years of service.
CHINA LAKE, Cal. (NNS) -- Former corpsman and current nurse practitioner Melissa Tracht has a new title to pin to her resume: Army captain.
SAN DIEGO – Throughout the month of May, NMCSD continued to provide mental health services to its beneficiaries.
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.
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.
There’s no disguising the fact. Cloth face covering(s) are still mandated at NHB/Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Corpus Christi recently announced its Sailors of the Quarter, for the 2nd Quarter, Fiscal Year 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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville ranks in Florida’s top ten hospitals for nurses’ communication with patients, according to Becker’s Hospital Review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES — Surgeons performed hospital ship USNS Mercy’s (T-AH 19) first-ever pacemaker replacement surgery April 29.
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).
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
“I am Hospitalman Savannah Voges assigned to Navy Medicine and Readiness Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton.”
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.
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
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.
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
Faith and a strong sense to serve his country has brought a Lebanon, Ore., native to the world of Navy Medicine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s a nourishing, nutritious necessity that Navy experts say during this time of pandemic is perhaps more crucial than ever.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Corpus Christi is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, on March 19, 2020 by honoring its board-certified nurses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Navy Medicine unveiled a series of unifying logos today to support the establishment of more than 60 new medical commands.
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.
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.
(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.
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!
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.