Leadership

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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A Brief Conversation with our Deputy Surgeon General

U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs We had an opportunity recently to sit down with our deputy surgeon general, (DSG) Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison, III and we thought we’d share his thoughts with you. He gave us his insight on what it takes to be a successful leader, he talked to us about his role as our DSG, discussed the importance of the standup of …

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A Message from the Surgeon General: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery When we join the military, we take an oath to uphold the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Sexual assault — which has no place in the military and is a crime — erodes these core values and the trust …

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Happy 143rd Birthday to the Navy Medical 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 Medical Corps as they celebrate 143 years of dedicated service March 3. The Medical Corps has come a long way since 1871 when the 41st Congress …

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Navy Surgeon General Addresses Top Priorities During Virtual Leadership Symposium

By Valerie A. Kremer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine’s top leadership discussed the future of Navy Medicine and warfighter support during the 2014 Navy Surgeon General’s Virtual Leadership Symposium at the Defense Health Headquarters Feb. 18. Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, Rear Adm. Forrest Faison, deputy surgeon general, and guest speaker, …

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