Leadership

Hospital Corps Director Celebrates Corps’ 116th Anniversary

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and director, Hospital Corps It is with great pride and honor that I wish our hospital corpsmen a very Happy 116th birthday. Our history is well documented with stories of extraordinary heroism by hospital corpsmen who performed above and beyond the call of duty. The reality is …

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Hospital Corps’ 116th Birthday

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Hospital Corps as they celebrate 116 years of unwavering dedication and service. Since June 17, 1898, when President William McKinley signed an act of Congress, establishing …

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A Message From the Surgeon General: Navy Medical Education and Training

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Medical education and training is the foundation of the world-class care we provide around the globe. It ensures our personnel are medically ready and deployable; it allows us to administer cutting-edge care on, above, and below the water; and ensures that we …

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Happy 106th Birthday Navy Nurse Corps

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Nurse Corps as they celebrate 106 years of unwavering dedication and service. Since May 13, 1908, when President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill establishing …

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A Culture of Safety and Quality

As a system of health, and as individuals in that system, we rightfully take great pride in our combat medicine performance over the last twelve years of war. There are a number of characteristics evident in that performance that are hallmarks of a learning system focused on continuous improvement: a demand for data – paired with an openness to reporting, …

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