Hospitals

“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 that care.  By leveraging Continuous …

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Mitchell Center a one-of-kind Facility Devoted to POWs

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Clutter, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs Three men, all well into retirement, casually reminisce together one morning. From a distance, their talk would seem typical of men their age.  Get closer, though, and you realize that their conversation is anything but typical. They sit and laugh and toss stories back and forth …

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Mental Health Department, Naval Branch Health Clinic, Bahrain: A Little Department with a Big Punch

CDR Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD, Clinical Psychologist What do you get when you put three psychiatric technicians, one substance abuse counselor, two social workers and one psychologist on a small island in between Iran and Saudi Arabia? One busy little department! With over 4,500 beneficiaries on base, 147 tenant commands, and another 15,000 or so service members floating nearby at …

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Navy Family Medicine Programs Prep to Graduate Medical Home Port Specialists

By Lt. Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S., Family Medicine Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. It is hard to believe that just 11 months ago, I, along with many other Naval Medical Officers began our medical internship training. In less than one month, we will graduate from our internships prepared to help our fellow shipmates, dependents and retirees in the fleet or …

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