A Message from the Navy’s Deputy Surgeon General: Global Health, Globally Engaged

By Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison III Last week I was invited to speak on a panel about global health engagement at the annual meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) in Washington, D.C. December is global health engagement month, so the topic is timely. Global health engagement is a critical part of the Navy …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Defend Against Ebola

VADM Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General: Defend Against Ebola

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan Ebola is at the forefront of our conscience right now. I want to assure you Navy Medicine remains committed to providing safe, high quality care to our Sailors, Marines, their families and beneficiaries. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our people. In the following video, I’m joined by Cmdr. James Lawler, …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Okay, Here’s The Deal – MHS Review

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan On May 28th, Secretary of Defense Hagel ordered a comprehensive 90-day review of the Military Health System (MHS). This very comprehensive review examined access, patient safety, and quality of care primarily in military treatment facilities. This review provided us the opportunity to compare ourselves to national benchmarks as well as against systems currently considered to be leading edge. The review …

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The 34th Surgeon General Looks Back on 911

By Vice Adm. Michael Cowan, as told to BUMED History Office Editor’s Note: Vice Adm. Michael Cowan was only thirty days into his tenure as Surgeon General of the Navy when the attacks on September 11th took place.(1)  Instantly, the world had changed and Navy Medicine’s course would forever be altered to meet the new challenges ahead.   In a recent oral …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Suicide Prevention

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan I have a truly remarkable appreciation for the more than 60,000 men and women who make up our Navy Medicine family. I especially admire your dedication and service to our country across the globe.  It’s commendable and praiseworthy, and I’m very proud to call myself a shipmate. That’s why I become deeply troubled when I …

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