Tag Archives: USNS Mercy

A surgical point of view: Global Health Engagement during Pacific Partnership 2018

By Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin Editor’s note: Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin is a Hand/Microvascular, Burn and Trauma Surgeon stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and currently aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). She has deployed twice (Fallujah, Iraq 2006/07; Afghanistan 2011/12) where she garnered extensive wartime trauma experience. USNS Mercy departed from San Diego in February …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Danielle Berkowitz, voyage on USNS Mercy

The day I reported to the Mercy it was freezing cold for San Diego standards and pouring rain. With two sea bags, my uniforms and my backpack, I sloshed through a torrential downpour. A petty officer I had never met offered me help, as would be common in the months to come. As I walked across the brow, my lack …

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Navy Medicine Engages in Global Health: Leveraging its People, Organization and Capabilities

By Capt. Glendon Diehl, director, Navy Global Health Engagement Hello everyone, December is DoD Global Health Engagement (GHE) month. Your Navy Medicine team celebrated GHE month by participating in a panel forum with our GHE counterparts from the Air Force and the Army.  It was a lively discussion that lasted thirty minutes longer than anticipated and filled a lecture hall at …

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Navy Medicine Globally Engaged….Making History at RIMPAC

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Earlier this month FORCM Boss and I wrapped up a trip to Hawaii to see many of our medical forces on the island of Oahu. What an honor it was to get out and meet with those of you serving in the …

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Surgeon General’s Corner: Navy Medicine’s Highlights Global Health Engagement

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General Our motto in Navy Medicine is “world-class care, anytime, anywhere.” The task we have before us to provide care, whether it is to a forward-deployed Sailor serving at sea, to someone in need during a medical civic assistance project, or developing a vaccine in one of our overseas research labs, …

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