Tag Archives: Surgeon General

Building a more effective, responsive Navy Medicine enterprise

By Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, chief of staff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Earlier this year Vice Adm. Nathan directed senior Navy Medicine leadership to explore realignment options that would result in a more effective, efficient and responsive organization.  Over the past several months, Navy Medicine leadership discussed and prioritized organizational opportunities and challenges to build a better …

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Immunizations Awareness Month: Naval Hospital Beaufort

By Lt. Cmdr Shawn Garcia, MD, MPH, Naval Hospital Beaufort With August being Immunizations Awareness Month, I thought it would be a good time to highlight the many achievements not only of modern medicine, but also of Navy Medicine and specifically Naval Hospital Beaufort in fighting infectious disease.  The U.S. military has long been a leader in the prevention of …

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Pacific Partnership: “Casting” an international impact

From Pacific Partnership Public Affairs Cambodian students gained valuable medical knowledge aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in casting techniques Aug. 4, during Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12). Forty-one students from International University and the University of Health Sciences joined PP12 medical professionals in the subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) aboard USNS Mercy to learn and …

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Charting the Course for the Future of Military Health care

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General The Military Health System and Navy Medicine have done the amazing and exceeded expectations over the past decade.  We have not only established the highest survivability rate in the history of war but the medical advancements we’ve achieved will benefit the U.S. public and global health systems for countless people …

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NMRC & STEM: Encourages students to pursue science and engineering careers

Captain Richard L. Haberberger, Jr., commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center Often, when we talk about Navy Medicine‟s notable achievements in biomedical research and development, we highlight those who came before us whose efforts and accomplishments laid the cornerstones for the foundation of our successful enterprise. To sustain our legacy, we also need to look to the future, and that …

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