Tag Archives: Navy Medicine

I Will Never Forget

By Cmdr. H. A. Tetteh, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, BUMED Physician Health Policy Adviser Where were you? On September 11, 2001, President George Bush admonished, “None of us will ever forget this day.” On that clear morning in New York City I watched in real time, from the roof of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, as a second plane collided …

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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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Come September Morning

By Steven Van Der Werff, BUMED Public Affairs Author’s note: For 21 years, first as a photographer and then retiring as a Chief Mass Communication Specialist I had the unique privilege of telling the Navy story; call it being a paid tourist. The past five years I’ve done the same as a civilian and in June my good fortune continued when I …

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WTP: Fortifying Resilience in our IA Sailor

By Cmdr. Cherie Blank, head, WTP Care Team  It was early February and after a busy morning in clinic I sat working at my desk trying to finish my notes. As I worked, an email message popped up at the bottom of my screen. It was an email from my Specialty Leader, “You’re not going to believe this, but I need …

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Robin Williams and 47 Shipmates, Suicide takes a toll

By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Navy Medicine is recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Month, but the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has brought the devastating act to the forefront of our emotions. When Williams was pronounced dead by suicide, the loss of such an enormous talent and ardent supporter of our military was felt …

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