I am Navy Medicine: Capt. Annie Case


By Capt. Annie Case I am a Navy Nurse Corps officer, recently assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as Quality Management Department head. On July 1, 2016, I promoted to the rank of Navy captain as a Navy Nurse Corps officer, and transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka to become director, Nursing Services. I first […]

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“Innovation Through Collaboration”


By Linda Albrition, Lead Continuous ProcessImprovement Analyst, Navy Medicine West The traditional view of “healthcare innovation” often focuses on financial returns like new medical devices or latest drug therapies. Navy Medicine is shifting this focus to value-based gains that measure not only the safety and quality of patient care, but the convenience and experience of […]

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Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Medical Informatics


By: Mike Galarneau, Director for Operational Readiness, Naval Health Research Center “Big data” is a popular buzz phrase these days—a term used to describe large volumes of data that can be mined and analyzed for information and insights. The term “big data” may be new, but the concept isn’t, and at the Naval Health Research […]

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Thinking Outside the Clinic: Researching Novel Approaches to Improving Psychological Health

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By: Cindy Thomsen, Ph.D., Health and Behavioral Sciences Department Head, Naval Health Research Center When it comes to finding new ways to treat familiar illnesses and injuries, military medicine has always been on the frontline of the fight. This holds true whether the illness or injury is physical or psychological. Navy Medicine researchers are leading […]

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class LaToya Stephens


When I was younger I dreamed of being a Nurse. I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and graduated from John F. Kennedy School in 2004. As graduation approached I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted to do as a nurse or in a hospital. I just knew that’s where I wanted to be, working hands […]

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