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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Health and Partnerships

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general Shipmates, Navy Medicine is dedicated to the best readiness and health in the world and it is our mission to keep Sailors, Marines and their family ready, healthy and on the job. As your 38th Navy surgeon general, I understand the significance of quality care and the increasing role patients play in …

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Leadership Cares- U.S. Fleet Forces Hosts Mental Health Summit

By Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Jonathan E. Donnelly U.S. Fleet Forces Command hosted a three-day Fleet Mental Health Summit aboard Naval Support Activity, Hampton Roads in Norfolk, Va. January, 26-28. “For the first time, we’ve taken everybody that holds a piece of the spiritual or mental health puzzle and put them all in one room in an effort to …

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Naval Hospital Bremerton Lab Blood Bank acknowledged for professionalism

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton The vast majority of the work conducted in Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Laboratory Department Blood Bank is routinely accomplished behind the scenes. It is rare for the staff to be in the spotlight, but they were twice during the last week of January 2015. The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) conducted an unannounced annual inspection …

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Independent Duty Corpsman – A Specialized Lifesaver

By Matt Lyman, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDCs) are specialized hospital corpsmen who aspire to reach the pinnacle of Navy Medicine. These Sailors serve on land or at sea alongside Navy and Marine Corps warfighters, and at isolated duty stations where no medical officer is assigned. IDCs fulfill a variety of critical …

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OHSU Bremerton Change of Command held at Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Captain Julie Zappone turned over leadership of Operational Health Support Unit Bremerton to Captain Matthew A. McQueen during a change of command ceremony on Dec. 12, 2014. For Zappone, a Spokane Wash. native, the ceremony marks the end of her three-year tenure as commanding officer of OHSU Bremerton from Dec. 2011 …

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