Readiness

Preparing For Duty at Role 3 Hospital in Afghanistan

By Lt. Monique Overfield, Patient Administration Department Head, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas From the time I enlisted in the Navy, I had one goal — to help other people. The first 16 years of my career I was a hospital corpsman. It was then that I decided to become an Medical Service Corps officer. Since the initial day at my first command as …

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“Gaming” the System: Study Looks at Standards for Small-Arms Waivers for Patients on Antidepressants

By Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Can a video game influence Navy policy? Cmdr. Rob McLay and Lt. Cmdr Heather Kurera, psychiatrists at Naval Medical Center San Diego, think so. With the help of researcher Massoud Nikkhoy of the Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control, the study seeks to provide data to determine the …

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Transforming a Navy Hospital to be Ready for Hurricane Irene

By Capt. Dan Zinder, Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune To weather the storm of Hurricane Irene, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune transformed our facility from a medium-sized community hospital into a hospital, hotel, kid park, and kennel. We knew staff would not be able to concentrate on work if they were worried about their families so we invited them to …

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Hurricane Irene: The Storm is Coming—Are You Ready?

By Cmdr. Jason Spencer, Director for Administration, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Hurricane Isabel, the eighth hurricane of the 2003 season, made landfall along the coast of North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane on the afternoon of Sept. 18, 2003, passing through the Washington Metropolitan Area during the evening and the following day. Results for the area …

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