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From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 17-Oct-2019

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

By Douglas Stutz | 16-Oct-2019

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

Courtesy Story | 16-Oct-2019

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

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

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

By Cmdr. Denver Applehans | 14-Oct-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Christina Clarke | 10-Oct-2019

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

By Seaman Meagan Christoph | 10-Oct-2019

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

By Sarah Hauck | 10-Oct-2019

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

By Dale Davis | 09-Oct-2019

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

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

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

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 08-Oct-2019

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

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

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

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

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

Courtesy Story | 07-Oct-2019

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

By Macy Hinds | 04-Oct-2019

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

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 04-Oct-2019

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

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

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

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

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

By Seaman Brendan Fitzgerald | 02-Oct-2019

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

By Steve Vanderwerff | 02-Oct-2019

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

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

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

By Dale Davis | 01-Oct-2019

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

By Macy Hinds | 01-Oct-2019

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

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 01-Oct-2019

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

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 01-Oct-2019

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

By Kathy MacKnight | 30-Sep-2019

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

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

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

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

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

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 26-Sep-2019

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

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 26-Sep-2019

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

By Douglas Stutz | 23-Sep-2019

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

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 23-Sep-2019

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

By Seaman Brendan Fitzgerald | 22-Sep-2019

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

Courtesy Story | 20-Sep-2019

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

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

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

Courtesy Story | 19-Sep-2019

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

By Christina Clarke | 18-Sep-2019

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

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

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

By Marcus Henry | 18-Sep-2019

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

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 18-Sep-2019

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

By Christina Clarke | 18-Sep-2019

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

By Douglas Stutz | 17-Sep-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 16-Sep-2019

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

Courtesy Story | 16-Sep-2019

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

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 13-Sep-2019

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

By Glenn Sircy | 13-Sep-2019

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

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

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

By Douglas Stutz | 13-Sep-2019

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

By Seaman Meagan Christoph | 13-Sep-2019

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

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

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

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

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

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 10-Sep-2019

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

By Dale Davis | 09-Sep-2019

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

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 06-Sep-2019

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) staff efficiently maintained

By Douglas Stutz | 06-Sep-2019

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

By Yan Kennon | 06-Sep-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Douglas Stutz | 03-Sep-2019

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

By Dale Davis | 03-Sep-2019

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

By Erika Figueroa | 31-Aug-2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs | 28-Aug-2019

Bremerton, Wash. (NNS) -- There is change coming to Naval Hospital Bremerton. Naval Hospital Bremerton, including Branch Health Clinic(s) Bangor, Everett and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, is preparing to transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Oct. 1.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Maria Llanos | 28-Aug-2019

SANTA MARTA, Colombia – Medical staff assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) met with Colombian military and civilian medical personnel to collaborate in subject matter expert exchange’s (SMEE) at Battalion Cordoba military base, Aug. 20, and University Hospital Julio Méndez Barreneche, Aug. 26.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 28-Aug-2019

SAN DIEGO -- Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) sees hundreds of patients, making hundreds of diagnoses daily, about 70 percent of which are based off of lab results.

By Steve Vanderwerff | 28-Aug-2019

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) scientists finished presenting how their work supports the unique medical needs of the warfighter at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Aug. 22.

By Dale Davis | 28-Aug-2019

The Defense Health Agency will officially assume responsibility for administration and management of Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi on Oct. 1, 2019.

By Dale Davis | 27-Aug-2019

Patients currently receiving optometry care at Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi will see some changes in the services offered by the clinic’s optometry department in the coming months.

By John Marciano | 27-Aug-2019

The Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting, had another successful annual conference this year. MHSRS provides a venue for 3,000 research colleagues to present and discuss new scientific findings resulting from military medical research and development from all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and various international collaborators.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Kryzentia Richards, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command & U.S. Fourth Fleet Public Affairs | 27-Aug-2019

SANTA MARTA, Colombia (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Colombia for its fifth medical mission in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Aug. 18.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Laura Myers | 27-Aug-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Aug. 27, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth held a graduation ceremony for the Psychology Intern class of 2019, Aug. 27.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg | 27-Aug-2019

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of a new, centralized immunization clinic Aug. 26.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom | 27-Aug-2019

SUFFOLK, Va. (Aug. 27, 2019) – Medical staff at the TRICARE Prime Clinic (TPC) Suffolk celebrate the completion of their first year with a cake cutting ceremony and cookout on Aug. 27.

By BUMED PAO | 26-Aug-2019

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) – Hospitalman Shane McGuire won the Best Medic competition at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) on August 9, 2019.

By Seaman Imani Daniels | 23-Aug-2019

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Labor and Delivery Department, along with the Weighted Angels Organization, hosted a donation ceremony, on Aug. 23rd, to honor families who have experienced the great loss and heartache of losing an infant.

From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs | 23-Aug-2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) scientists presented their research, “Simulated aeromedical evacuation exacerbated histopathology and immunomodulation,” during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida August 22.

From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs | 23-Aug-2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) scientists presented their research, “Determining DISSUB survival rates rescued subjects using Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System (SRDRS) standard operating procedures,” during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida Aug. 22.

Coutesy Story | 23-Aug-2019

SASEBO, Japan (Aug. 23, 2019) – Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Edward Navarro, of Riverside, California, serving onboard Avenger-class Mine Countermeasures Ship USS Chief (MCM 14), was selected by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) as the 2018 Surface Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) of the Year.

From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs | 22-Aug-2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) and Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) scientists presented their research titled, “Predictors of Psychological Well-Being among Junior Enlisted Sailors” during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida Aug. 21.

By Mariah Felipe, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs | 22-Aug-2019

KISSIMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Researchers from across the Navy Medicine enterprise presented their findings among peers in military medicine, academia and industry during poster sessions at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Aug 20 – 21.

By Regena Kowitz, Navy Medicine West Public Affairs | 22-Aug-2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Tim Weber, the new Navy Medicine West (NMW) commander who took the helm last week, attended the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) to show support for the region’s scientists as they showcased their research and development during the annual meeting, Aug. 20.

By Douglas Stutz | 22-Aug-2019

It was just six years after being established in 1912 that the U.S. Navy Dental Corps proved its mettle on the bloody battlefields of France during the First World War.

By Steve Vanderwerff | 21-Aug-2019

KISSIMMEE, Fl. – Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) scientists presented their research on the use of experimental countermeasures to reduce the negative effects of high altitude exposure to warfighters during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida, Aug 20.

By Regena Kowitz, Navy Medicine West Public Affairs | 21-Aug-2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine researchers from across the globe convened Aug. 19 in Kissimmee, Florida for the start 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) to discuss the latest scientific advances and initiatives that support warfighter health, readiness and survivability.

By Steve Vanderwerff | 21-Aug-2019

KISSIMMEE, Fl. – Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) scientists presented their research, “A meta-analysis of doxycycline as an adjunctive therapy to prevent decompression sickness (DCS)” during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida Aug. 20.

By Regena Kowitz | 20-Aug-2019

Navy Medicine researchers from across the globe convened Aug. 19 in Kissimmee, Florida for the start 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) to discuss the latest scientific advances and initiatives that support warfighter health, readiness and survivability.

By Regena Kowitz, Navy Medicine West Public Affairs | 20-Aug-2019

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Timothy Weber assumed command of Navy Medicine West (NMW) from Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 16.

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Vernishia R. Vaughn, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs | 20-Aug-2019

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Researchers from Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) shared study findings associated with limb trauma involving patients, one year post-rehabilitation, during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHRSRS), the Department of Defense’s four-day educational meeting, Aug. 19.

From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs | 19-Aug-2019

SILVER SPRING, Md (NNS) -- Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) researchers will discuss their latest findings during the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Aug. 19-22.

By Seaman Imani N. Daniels, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 19-Aug-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) leadership and American Red Cross staff recognized nearly two dozen teenage volunteers for their service at the medical center while participating in the American Red Cross Summer Youth Volunteer Program, Aug. 16. During the ceremony, the teen volunteers were presented with certificates.

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg | 19-Aug-2019

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, 38th surgeon general of the Navy and chief, U.S. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, visited Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) for an all-hands call Aug. 16.

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Harley K. Sarmiento | 19-Aug-2019

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) medical photography department plays a significant role in ongoing care of our active duty military patients and their beneficiaries. Select NMCSD patients in virtually all surgical departments will meet our medical photographers.

By Douglas Stutz | 15-Aug-2019

Activated Reserve Sailors assigned to Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Bremerton were joined by their Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) counterpart for joint exercise Tropic Halo alongside U.S. Air Force 446th Aeromedical Staging Squadron (ASTS) members at Joint Base Lewis McCord in Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 5-15, 2019.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs | 14-Aug-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) Fair took place with 45 booths and displays lining the 2nd floor hallway of the Charette Health Care Center, more commonly known as building two at NMCP. The fair spotlighted the various specialties within the enlisted community, as well as opportunities to cross-rate.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 14-Aug-2019

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) provides a wide range of services to military patients and their beneficiaries. One stand-out service that NMCSD provides is phlebotomy, or as most patients refer to it, lab services.

From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs | 13-Aug-2019

SILVER SPRING, Md. (NNS) -- Student interns enrolled in the Office of Naval Research’s Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) and Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP), who spent the summer at Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) graduated from the 10 week program Aug. 10.

By Regena Kowitz, Navy Medicine West Public Affairs | 12-Aug-2019

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- During a ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters Aug. 9, Rear Adm. Timothy Weber became the Navy’s 19th director of the Medical Service Corps (MSC), assuming the role from Rear Adm. Anne Swap, Navy Medicine East commander.

Courtesy Story | 12-Aug-2019

COLÓN, Panama – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held a closing ceremony pier side symbolizing the completion of the ship’s fourth medical mission in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, Aug. 12.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs | 09-Aug-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- A day in age where the U.S. Navy’s primary focus is on readiness, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) collaborated with the U.S. Army Medical Command to conduct the annual Combat Extremity Surgery Course (CESC) on Aug. 1 and 2.

Courtesy Story | 26-Jul-2019

A Directorate of Dental Services (DDS) Continuous Process Improvement team has successfully implemented a safety program aimed at protecting patients and staff from, and to raise awareness about, the blue light hazard posed by light emitting diode (LED) Light Curing Units (LCU) used daily in our dental clinics.

By Erika Figueroa, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka Public Affairs | 25-Jul-2019

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The department of surgical services at U. S. Navy Hospital Yokosuka (USNHY) welcomed their counterparts from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Yokosuka Hospital April 17 to complete an interoperability evolution involving a simulated patient with a previously treated gunshot wound, which now required a hernia repair and scar revision.

By Douglas Stutz | 23-Jul-2019

Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) is helping military families get a healthy head start on ensuring their school age children are back to school/sport physical ready for the upcoming school year.

By Petty Officer 1st Class John Kotara | 22-Jul-2019

Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery discussed the future of Navy Medicine, and plans to prepare medical personnel for the next fight, while visiting Rota, Spain, Naples and Sigonella, Italy, July 17 to 23.

By Douglas Stutz | 19-Jul-2019

“I am Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Christopher Chance Finley, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB).”

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento | 19-Jul-2019

San Diego — Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) received its highest-ever patient satisfaction ratings in eight years of tracking on the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Customer Satisfaction Survey.

By Yan Kennon | 17-Jul-2019

Former Navy hospital corpsman and Medal of Honor recipient, Robert Ingram, visited Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport on July 12.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Peter Lewis | 16-Jul-2019

RIOHACHA, Colombia (July 16, 2019) – The Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2019 Medical Engagement Team (MET) conducted subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) with Colombian partners, June 17-July 19.

By Kathy MacKnight | 16-Jul-2019

NEWPORT R.I. - NHCNE Hospital Corpsman Third Class (HM3) Kassandra Betancourt was the honored recipient of two prestigious awards recently.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby Siens | 14-Jul-2019

CALLAO, Peru - The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) completed its medical mission in Peru, the second of twelve stops in Central America, South America and the Caribbean during a closing ceremony, July 14.

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 12-Jul-2019

CALLAO, Peru (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, along with U.S. military and diplomatic representatives and partner nation representatives attended an opening ceremony for USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) mission stop in Callao, Peru, July 10.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Hammond | 12-Jul-2019

CHINA LAKE, California – Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWSCL) Branch Health Clinic re-opened today resuming normal hours of operation for mission essential personnel service members and dependents.

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

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 11, 2019) – Cmdr. Nelle Linz, an interventional cardiologist at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, received the 2019 Dr. Frank M. Yeiser Jr. Outstanding Pre-Hospital Physician Award from the Tidewater Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Council, Inc. on June 24. She was presented the award during a Norfolk Tides game at Harbor Park.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 08-Jul-2019

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) Primary Care Clinics, which include Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine, were given the Golden Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission June 27, 2019.

From Navy Support Element East Public Affairs | 08-Jul-2019

CALLAO, Peru (NNS) -- Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Callao, Peru, for the second port visit of its 2019 deployment, July 8.

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 05-Jul-2019

MANTA, Ecuador (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) wrapped up its first medical mission in Manta, Ecuador, during a symbolic closing ceremony, July 3.

From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs | 03-Jul-2019

SILVER SPRING, Md. (NNS) -- Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) scientists presented their findings how expired nitric oxide (NOexp) can be used as a non-invasive physical indicator of hyperbaric (high-pressure) oxidative stress to divers during the annual Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico June 27.

From Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune PAO Public Affairs | 03-Jul-2019

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (NNS) -- One of the many components of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune is the robust Camp Lejeune Family Medicine Residency (CLFMR) program, which was recognized last month at the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians Research (USAFP) Competition held in St. Louis, Missouri.

From Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Public Affairs Office | 03-Jul-2019

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (NNS) -- Every professional finds their inspiration in different ways. For Debbie Satterfield, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune’s (NMCCL) Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program’s (SARP) lead counselor, being her college dorm’s listening ear sparked her passion for counseling.

By Sarah Hauck, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Public Affairs | 03-Jul-2019

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (NNS) -- As a Level III trauma center, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) sees a variety of severely injured patients, which has required necessary shifts in services and capabilities within the medical center. One significant need is the demand for whole blood units.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 02-Jul-2019

Each quarter Navy Medicine recognizes military treatment facilities (MTF) and those working in them as the Best of the Best based on patient satisfaction ratings captured through Joint Outpatient Experience Surveys (JOES).

By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs | 01-Jul-2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville’s award-winning Family Medicine Residency Program, now in its 48th year of continuous accreditation, graduated 23 physicians (13 interns and 10 residents) at a ceremony June 28 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

From Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point Public Affairs | 01-Jul-2019

CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) -- Laurie A. Varner, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point’s (NHCCP) material management assistant department head, was recently selected as the 2018 Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s Civilian Medical Logistician of the Year.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 28-Jun-2019

The latest group of Camp Lejeune Family Medicine Residency (CLFMR) graduates took major steps toward their futures as family physicians, hopeful Flight Surgeons, Undersea Medical Officers and newly-advanced medical residents June 28 at the annual Residency Program Graduation.

From Dave Marks, NHTP PAO Public Affairs | 28-Jun-2019

TWENTYNINE PALMS, California (NNS) -- Embrace change, said Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison, III, U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, during his June 26 visit to Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms (NHTP).

By Petty Officer 1st Class Laura Myers | 27-Jun-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (June 27, 2019) – Ninety-one medical interns graduated from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) June 21, making them eligible to independently provide healthcare at military medical facilities around the world.

From USNS Comfort Public Affairs | 27-Jun-2019

MANTA, Ecuador (NNS) -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Manta, Ecuador for the first mission stop of the 2019 deployment, June 26.

By Regena Kowitz | 27-Jun-2019

Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Forrest Faison discussed the future of Navy Medicine, and how it plans to prepare medical personnel for the next fight, while visiting San Diego, June 25-27.

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brannon Deugan, Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs | 26-Jun-2019

NAVAL AIR STATION WHITING FIELD, Fla. (NNS) -- Two Sailors assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Whiting Field recently completed professional certifications to further their knowledge and skills within the medical community, June 26.

By Steve Vanderwerff | 24-Jun-2019

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) scientists presented their vaccine research to combat travelers’ diarrhea (TD) at the International E. coli and the Mucosal Immune System Symposium in Ghent, Belgium June 5.

By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs | 18-Jun-2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Twenty-five staff from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Jacksonville (co-located with Naval Hospital Jacksonville) are deploying aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is on a five-month mission to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, starting in mid-June.

From Jeanne Casey, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville | 17-Jun-2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- More local services will be available for active and retired military service members and their adult family members, with the planned July opening of a new inpatient behavioral health unit at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville.  The inpatient unit will complement the hospital’s existing outpatient services.

By Yan Kennon | 17-Jun-2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville hosted its annual Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring (S2M2) internship at the hospital June 10-14 with 13 high school students from Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts.

By Regena Kowitz | 17-Jun-2019

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, Navy Medicine West (NMW) commander and chief of the Navy Medical Corps, cultivated a better understanding of the Navy’s role in protecting American prosperity and freedom during an executive engagement visit to Philadelphia, June 10-12.

From Military Sealift Command Public Affairs | 14-Jun-2019

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) left from Naval Station Norfolk, June 14, to begin its deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kris R. Lindstrom , Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs | 12-Jun-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency (DHA) director, visited staff from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) recently, to discuss the transition of military treatment facilities to the Defense Health Agency and centralizing Military Medicine.

By Douglas Stutz | 12-Jun-2019

National Time Out Day on June 12 is more than just taking a short break or brief suspension.

By Yan Kennon | 12-Jun-2019

Naval Hospital Jacksonville ─ its hospital and five naval branch health clinics (NBHCs), Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Jacksonville, Operational Health Support Unit Jacksonville Headquarters, and 17 of Operational Health Support Unit Jacksonville’s detachments have earned the Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Blue H Award for 2018.

By Petty Officer 1st Class John Kotara | 11-Jun-2019

SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), and Force Master Chief Hosea Smith, director of the Hospital Corps emphasized readiness as Navy medicine’s future focus during their visit to Naval Health Clinic Saratoga Springs on June 4.

Courtesy Story | 11-Jun-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Virginia (NNS) -- The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) announced June 6, that 472 Navy and Marine Corps organizations received the 2018 Blue H - Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award – the most ever.

By Douglas Stutz | 10-Jun-2019

“I am Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jonathan Faletoi, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB).” Faletoi, from Pago Pago, American Samoa, and 2005 graduate of Rancho Alamitos High School, Calif. and Thomas Edison State University, N.J. in 2018, was recently selected as NHB’s Senior Sailor of the Quarter.

By Angela Ciancio | 10-Jun-2019

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, visited the Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton (NAMRU-D) to tour the Naval Aerospace Medical Research laboratory (NAMRL) and the Environmental Health Effects Laboratory (EHEL) June 6.

By Yan Kennon | 07-Jun-2019

Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Wellness Center now provides complete body composition analysis, with more detail and faster than the Bod Pod.

By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs | 04-Jun-2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Jacksonville has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) for achieving one of the highest reported rates in Florida for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection.

From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs | 28-May-2019

SILVER SPRING, Md (NNS) -- Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) held its annual safety stand down to emphasize the 101 Critical Days of Summer May 23.

From Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Office | 23-May-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) held their second annual Quality Symposium on May 17 hosting lectures, workshops and numerous project presentations from many commands on the east coast.

By Petty Officer 1st Class John Kotara | 23-May-2019

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, served as a keynote speaker for the 40th Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences graduation held at National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall May 18.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 23-May-2019

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC- More than 2,800 people in Onslow County have been certified on how to control bleeding during an emergency thanks in part to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) staff and Corpsmen teaching Stop the Bleed classes at various events.

From USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Public Affairs | 20-May-2019

ARABIAN SEA (NNS) -- The secondary mission of U.S. Navy amphibious assault ships is casualty receiving. Usually a fleet surgical team (FST) embarks these ships for deployments to augment the capabilities of the indigenous medical department, bringing skills such as trauma surgery and mental health services. But with a lack of major cases, these specialists often find themselves with more downtime than usual and a challenge to maintain their proficiency.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Meranda Keller | 20-May-2019

FAIRFIELD CA (May 20, 2019) Four Sailors received their Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine during the 2019 Commencement for the Touro University California on May 20.

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Officer | 17-May-2019

BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) and the Air Force 92nd Medical Group are geographically distinct and culturally different, except when using MHS GENESIS to support mission readiness.

By Angela Ciancio | 10-May-2019

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) – Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, honored Cmdr. Erin M. Simmons as she posthumously received the 2019 Navy Hero of Military Medicine Award at the Heroes of Military Medicine Awards dinner May 9, 2019.

By Douglas Stutz | 10-May-2019

"Who’s able to leap a tall hospital bed and resuscitate a patient in a single bound?"

By Suzanna Brugler, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs | 08-May-2019

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- A Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) nurse earned special recognition for exceptional leadership from two distinct organizations: the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) on March 19, and the Defense Health Agency for Nurses Week, May 6-12.

From U.S. Southern Command Public Affairs | 08-May-2019

MIAMI (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is scheduled to deploy in June from Naval Station Norfolk to the Caribbean, Central America and South America to conduct humanitarian medical assistance missions in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of political and economic crises in Venezuela.

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Officer | 06-May-2019

Bremerton, Wash. (NNS) -- There’s an unseen enemy out there potentially threatening every command.

By BUMED PAO | 04-May-2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Navy Medicine’s ‘Operation PINC clinics’ received the prestigious Council of District Chairs (CDC) Service Recognition Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), May 4.

By Christina Clarke | 01-May-2019

A slight chill in the air on Saturday did not stop over 175 Naples community kids and their parents from coming out to Carney Park to participate in the third annual Teddy Bear Health Clinic.

By Douglas H Stutz , Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Officer | 25-Apr-2019

Bremerton, WASH. (NNS) -- Trust laboratory professionals to get results. Even behind the scenes at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as National Medical Laboratory Professionals week was acknowledged the week, April 21-27, 2019.

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs | 24-Apr-2019

Oak Harbor and Bremerton, Wash. (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, visited Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor (NHCOH) and Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), April 17 – 19, 2019, where he addressed concerns regarding Navy Medicine transition, mission readiness, and personnel manning.

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Officer | 24-Apr-2019

Tacoma, Wash. (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, served as a keynote speaker at 'Caring for the Military Child Symposium’ held at Madigan Army Medical Center April 18, 2019.

By Sarah Hauck | 24-Apr-2019

One of the many components of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune is the robust Camp Lejeune Family Medicine Residency (CLFMR) program, which was recognized last month at the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians Research (USAFP) Competition held in St. Louis, Missouri.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Laura Myers | 24-Apr-2019

Members of the Joint Base Langley-Eustis Sergeant Audie Murphy Club donated a Nintendo Switch to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Pediatrics Ward.

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cosmo Walrath, USS Bonhomme Richard Public Affairs | 23-Apr-2019

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Medical Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Comstock (LSD 45), Fleet Surgical Team (FST) 9 and Naval Medical Center, San Diego participated in the Shipboard Surgical Trauma Training course (S2T2) at the Strategic Operations facility in San Diego, April 5.

Courtesy Story | 22-Apr-2019

The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) released a new tool, “The Truth About Tobacco” dynamic slideshow, which is designed to encourage those who use tobacco to consider quitting and to promote tobacco free living. "The Truth About Tobacco" highlights common misconceptions that adults may frequently use to continue smoking, dipping and/or vaping as well as the latest tobacco information. The slideshow also discusses the typical reasons for quitting tobacco and where to get assistance with tobacco cessation, all in less than two minutes.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Tyrell Morris | 14-Apr-2019

Multinational service members embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EFP 6) kicked off the fourth mission stop for Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) with an opening ceremony aboard the ship, followed by a community health and sports fair at Saramen School, April 13.

By Chief Petty Officer Rafael Martie | 13-Apr-2019

San Juan, Puerto Rico – As a Puerto Rican resident or native from the island there are different things you come to love. The proximity to the sea, landscape, food, music, culture, pride in one’s country and above all family.

By Sarah Hauck | 12-Apr-2019

A corpsman with Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) holds a petri dish filled with a red gel, discussing the difference between bacterial and viral infections with a group of middle school students. The scientific discussion with Camp Lejeune’s Brewster Middle School on April 12 is part of NMCCL’s annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair.

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brannon Deugan, Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs | 08-Apr-2019

NAVAL CONSTRUCTION BATTALION CENTER GULFPORT, Mississippi (NNS) -- A four-member team from Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Gulfport recently won first place out of 47 entries in the quality category at the 2019 National Capital Region Quality Symposium March 27.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains, Pacific Partnership 2019 Public Affairs | 02-Apr-2019

KUCHING, Malaysia (NNS) -- Malaysian Armed Forces and local medical staff joined Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) personnel deployed with the Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) in providing medical services to Kuching residents during a community health engagement at SK Tanah Puteh, March 31.

From Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Public Affairs | 27-Mar-2019

Hampton, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) kicked off the annual Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Conference, Hampton, Va., March 26-28.

Courtesy Story | 25-Mar-2019

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (NNS) – The Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute (NEMTI) on Camp Pendleton, California, hosted Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) training as part of Pacific Blitz 2019 (PacBlitz19).

By Lt.j.g. Kassandra Collins | 24-Mar-2019

TACLOBAN, Philippines - Senior mission leadership, host nation and partner nation personnel attended the closing ceremony of the second Pacific Partnership mission stop in Tacloban, March 22.

By Regena Kowitz | 24-Mar-2019

Navy Medicine West (NMW) kicked off the fifth annual virtual health program review at its headquarters in San Diego March 5 to discuss the current and future states of using technology to connect warfighters with medical care, no matter the distance

By Cpl. Ashley Lawson | 22-Mar-2019

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. --- U.S. Marines and sailors must have a clean bill of oral health prior to deployment.

From Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs | 18-Mar-2019

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 130, in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Hospital Corpsman Master Chief William Charette.

From Pacific Partnership 2019 Public Affairs | 18-Mar-2019

TACLOBAN, Philippines (NNS) -- U.S. servicemembers, Philippine servicemembers and Tacloban city health care professionals working collaboratively as part of Pacific Partnership 2019 hosted a community health engagement at Tigbao Diit Elementary School to provide medical services and education to the local community, March 15.

By BUMED PAO | 14-Mar-2019

Starting your electronic physical health assessment, or ePHA, just got a little easier with the completion of a mobile-friendly format.

By Sarah Hauck, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune Public Affairs | 14-Mar-2019

CAMP LEJEUNE (NNS) -- Each quarter Navy Medicine East (NME) recognizes military treatment facilities (MTF) and those working in them as the Best of the Best based on patient satisfaction ratings captured through the Joint Outpatient Experience Survey (JOES).

By Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Johnson | 11-Mar-2019

MAJURO, Republic of the Marshall Islands - Pacific Partnership 2019, the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific, kicked off with an opening ceremony and reception aboard the Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6), March 11.

By Lt.j.g. Kassandra Collins | 11-Mar-2019

TACLOBAN, Philippines – Senior mission leadership, host nation and partner nation personnel attended the opening ceremony of the second Pacific Partnership mission stop in Tacloban, Philippines, March 11.

By William Love | 08-Mar-2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (March 8, 2019) – Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi announced that five Sailors have been promoted through the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) 2019 Season One.

By Jason Bortz | 22-Feb-2019

PENSACOLA, Florida (February 22, 2019) On Feb. 22, a Sailor assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action during a 2011 deployment.

By Yan Kennon | 22-Feb-2019

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Jacksonville’s Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Mike earned Tier 1 readiness capability certification, after completing a two-week training evolution on Feb. 13 at Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute in Camp Pendleton, California.

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison | 21-Feb-2019

Military medicine, including Navy Medicine, is undergoing some of the most significant changes we have seen in decades. From changes mandated by Congress, to Department of Defense-directed reforms, we have an opportunity to successfully navigate these changes and create an improved Navy Medicine to support our Navy and Marine Corps.

By William Love | 20-Feb-2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (Feb. 20, 2019) -- A Navy surgeon in South Texas got the surprise of his 25-year military career Feb. 7, 2019.

By Douglas Stutz | 20-Feb-2019

Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) might be miles from a measles epicenter, but the mere threat of the contagious viral infection has command officials continually monitoring the situation.

By Regena Kowitz | 20-Feb-2019

Two officers from Navy Medicine West (NMW) were named the senior and junior Navy Medicine 2018 Patient Administration Officers of the Year, Feb. 19.

By Petty Officer 1st Class John Kotara | 08-Feb-2019

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) announced Navy Medicine's fiscal year 2018 active and reserve duty Sailors of the Year (SOY) during a ceremony held here Feb. 8.

By Regena Kowitz | 29-Jan-2019

SAN DIEGO - Navy Medicine West (NMW) named the regional 2018 Senior Sailor and Reserve Senior Sailor of the Year during a ceremony, Jan. 24.

Courtesy Story | 29-Jan-2019

NORFOLK, Va. – The Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Two (NEPMU-2) was selected by Navy Region Northwest as the proud recipients of the 2018 Project Good Neighbor Community Service Flag Award in the “small shore command” category, January 10, 2019.

By Rebecca Perron | 28-Jan-2019

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) as one of 83 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2017.

From Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs | 27-Jan-2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Naval Hospital Jacksonville as one of 83 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2017.

By Sarah Burford | 25-Jan-2019

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) played host to 55 international students from the Navy War College’s Naval Command College Jan. 23 in San Diego, Calif.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Laura Myers | 25-Jan-2019

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) hosted an open house during National CRNA Week on Jan. 25.

By Petty Officer 1st Class David Kolmel | 25-Jan-2019

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) – Commander of Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) and Navy Nurse Corps director Rear Adm. Tina Davidson and NMTLC Command Master Chief Richard Putnam conducted Navy Medicine site visits across Pensacola and at Fort Rucker, Ala., from Jan 22-25.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Brannon Deugan | 24-Jan-2019

On Dec. 20, a U.S. Navy corpsman graduated from Gulf Coast State College's emergency medical technician (EMT) certification course in Panama City, Florida.

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs | 24-Jan-2019

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Department of Defense (DoD) has granted a temporary exception to policy to allow select service members to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to dependents until July 12, 2019. 

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Kris Lindstrom | 23-Jan-2019

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The words of the late Martin Luther King Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” were taken to heart, and quite literally, by the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Diversity Committee when they planned to volunteer at the Oasis Soup Kitchen.

By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht | 23-Jan-2019

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2019) — A Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI) leading training petty officer was awarded a Purple Heart today for wounds received in action on Oct. 21, 2009 in Afghanistan.

By NMCCL Public Affairs | 18-Jan-2019

CAMP LEJEUNE- The first trauma center aboard a United States Marine Corps installation celebrated its achievements with an official ribbon cutting on January 18, 2019. This follows a year of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) obtaining Level III verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and state designation by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NC OEMS).

By Petty Officer 1st Class John Kotara | 16-Jan-2019

January brings a new year, and an opportunity to develop a fresh new you. Whether it’s exercise, eating healthy, better sleep, or quitting a bad habit, one small change can lead to positive outcomes.

By Douglas Stutz | 14-Jan-2019

Not surprisingly, the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. Two weeks into 2019, for those who think that weight loss is just food for thought, Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Combined Food Operations and Nutritional Management department has ready recommendations to assist in the process of shedding a few pounds.

By Petty Officer 1st Class Brannon Deugan | 11-Jan-2019

Lt. Cmdr. Marissa Greene, associate director of Clinical Support Services, Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP), was recently named Navy Medicine’s Physical Therapy Senior Officer of the Year for 2018.

By Jason Bortz | 26-Dec-2018

NAVAL HOSPITAL PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Lt. Cmdr. Gennell Kidder, director of Resource Management, Naval Hospital Pensacola, was recently named Navy Medicine’s Financial Management Comptroller Officer for 2018.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Cameron T Pinske | 11-Dec-2018

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) announced its Sailors of the Year (SOY) and Bluejacket of the Year during a ceremony Dec. 11, in the hospital's executive dinner room.

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom, Littoral Combat Group One Public Affairs | 30-Nov-2018

PACFIC OCEAN (NNS) (NNS) --  Electrician’s Mate Fireman Samuel Guidroz was more than 4,500 miles away from home when he was awakened by a sharp pain in his abdomen on the morning of Nov. 27, 2018.

By John Marciano | 16-Nov-2018

Researchers from Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) set up an impressive exhibit on Broadway Pier, participating in San Diego Fleet Week activities, sharing knowledge, demonstrating technology and testing skills for the many curious visitors to the Qualcomm Innovation Zone experience.

By Lt. j.g. Chelsea Dietlin , Navy Public Affairs Support Element East - (Active) | 14-Nov-2018

PANAMA CITY, Panama (NNS) -- Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T- AH 20) transited the Panama Canal, Nov. 11, following a two-day port visit in Panama City.

From Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs | 14-Nov-2018

BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) annual influenza vaccination clinic administered 3,826 flu shots to uniformed service members, eligible beneficiaries and DoD Civilians, Nov. 1 through Nov. 6, 2018.

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brannon Deugan, Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs | 14-Nov-2018

PENSACOLA, Florida (NNS) -- A routine trip to the department store on Saturday, Nov. 3, turned into a life changing event for two individuals. Merging traffic revealed the hazard lights of two vehicles: a post office delivery vehicle in the median and a van in the left hand lane.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Liston, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East | 13-Oct-2018

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 13, 2018) – Doctors, nurses and other embarked medical personnel aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) conducted a mass casualty training exercise in preparation for visiting medical sites in Central and South America, Oct. 13, 2018

Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Kreitzer, Naval Medical Center San Diego | 12-Oct-2018

SAN DIEGO (October 12, 2018) A pediatrician at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) helped students and staff of a local school make their school and community a safer place to be.