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Navy Medicine Mobilizes New Platforms in the whole-of-nation fight against COVID-19

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Communications  |  8/5/2020

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

From Shoulder Boards to Shoulder Pads – Navy MSC Officer helps lead the way

By Douglas Stutz  |  8/4/2020

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

From Hospital Corps Chief to Medical Service Corps Admiral: The Story of Rear Admiral Mark Moritz

By Regena Kowitz  |  8/3/2020

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

NHC Annapolis’ operational approach to COVID-19 prevention puts U.S. Naval Academy on track for fall 2020 semester

By Lt. Sarah Ermoshkin, DDS  |  7/31/2020

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

Medical on Deck

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Leonard  |  7/30/2020

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

NMCSD’s Operating Rooms Get $27M Upgrade

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg  |  7/30/2020

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

NMCSD’s Labor and Delivery Ward Adjusts for COVID-19

By Seaman Luke Cunningham  |  7/28/2020

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

NMCSD Hosts ASSET+ Training for Expeditionary Surgeons

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg  |  7/8/2020

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

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