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Adherence to the mission principle unfurled…pro cura militis is the Latin inscription, “for the care of the soldier,’ the mission objective of the Defense Health Agency. After the formal establishment of the Puget Sound Military Health System Market, December, 2021, DHA is now officially overseeing, managing and supporting all Army, Navy and Air Force medical and dental assets in the Pacific Northwest. The transition of management and administration – as well as personnel, property and systems – of military treatment facilities like Naval Hospital Bremerton, which was on temporary hold due to major efforts helping stop the spread of COVID-19, will take place July 17, 2022. NHB recently held three town hall meetings for civilian staff to explain that the majority of government service employees are going from the Department of the Navy to DHA, with active duty personnel still assigned to Navy Medicine. What the entire transition process means for the approximately 284,000 active duty service members, retirees and family in the greater Puget Sound region – including over 80,000 eligible in NHB’s area alone – is that all will have standardized care at Madigan Army Medical Center, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor, Air Force’s 62nd Medical Squadron and NHB. Each MTF is linked via the Department of Defense electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, to enhance teamwork and collaboration between all services in providing patient-centered care to all eligible beneficiaries. This also includes standardizing processes like appointments and referrals to ensure wherever service members and their families go, care will be consistent. Along with most Navy Medicine civil service civilians becoming DHA civilians, there will be property and systems also transitioning, including vehicles, property leases, supplies and property books. Amongst systems switching over will also be payroll systems, records management and task management systems and support agreements (Offic

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