Jun. 25, 2012
Naval Hospital Beaufort Director for Administration Wins BUMED Award
BEAUFORT, S.C. – Naval Hospital Beaufort’s Director for Administration, Lt. Cmdr. Raymond Bristol, was selected as the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s 2012 Director for Administration of the Year on June 6, during Navy Medicine’s 2012 Audit Readiness Training Symposium.
“Lt. Cmdr. Bristol has truly been instrumental in ensuring that the hospital exercises fiscal prudence while providing optimal health care and outstanding services for our beneficiaries and our staff,” said Capt. Joan Queen, the commanding officer of Naval Hospital Beaufort. “He is one of the hardest workers I know and is, without doubt, a vital member of our team.”
Every year, the American Society for Military Comptrollers (ASMC), the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller), and Navy Medicine solicit nominations and issue awards to individuals and teams who perform outstanding work in financial management for the Department of Defense. The Director for Administration (DFA) of the Year is an award category for Navy Medicine that recognizes DFAs that have implemented meaningful change in the financial, logistical, and analytical communities.
“I am completely surprised and honored to be recognized by such a prestigious award,” said Bristol. “Knowing many of my fellow DFAs, I find it hard to categorize myself as the DFA of the Year because I know my fellow DFAs are doing great things. This is clearly an extremely challenging job and I have learned so much during my tour. I appreciate the opportunity that the Naval Hospital Beaufort leadership team gave me to succeed and I’m looking forward to continuing my service in support of the Navy and Marine Corps fighting forces.”
Among Lt. Cmdr. Bristol’s many achievements during the past year were working closely with human resources staff to keep civilian human resources expenses in check while ensuring that the hospital maintained optimal staffing by keeping critical positions filled. He also addressed difficulties that deployed active duty staff had with processing travel claims by working with Navy Medicine East to improve services for these Sailors.
Open since 1949, Naval Hospital Beaufort provides general medical, surgical, and emergency services to all active duty personnel, as well as retired military and family members residing in the Beaufort area, a total population of approximately 29,000 beneficiaries.