Tag Archives: Surgeon General

Medical Service Corps Birthday Message 2015

  On behalf of Navy Medicine, I would like to honor the loyalty and dedication of the Medical Service Corps as you celebrate 68 years of exceptional service to our Nation and our Navy. Following its inception in 1947, the men and women of our Medical Service Corps have continuously served our global force of Sailors and Marines in times …

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Surgeon General’s Navy Nurse Corps Birthday Message 2015

 By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan On behalf of Navy Medicine, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Navy Nurse Corps on their birthday, celebrating 107 years of unwavering commitment and service to our Navy, Marine Corps, and Nation. President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Naval Appropriations Bill establishing the Nurse Corps as a necessary and unique …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Promoting a Culture of Safety Across Navy Medicine

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan As many command activities come to an end in recognition of National Patient Safety Awareness week, I ask for an “all hands” effort to continue to promote patient safety as a year round focus — especially  as Navy Medicine, along with the rest of the Military Health System (MHS), pursues our journey towards high …

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Access to Care

Good morning MHS Team, Since the TRICARE Prime benefit was first introduced in 1995, the Military Health System has established standards by which we hold ourselves accountable for access to health care. The standards are straightforward.  If a patient enrolled to a military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) needs to be seen within 24 hours, an appointment will be made with …

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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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