Navy Medicine

Navy Surgeon General testifies before the U.S. House Armed Services Committee

. Editor’s note: Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, provided the following opening remarks to the House Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Military Personnel during a hearing Dec 5 on Military Health System reform and readiness. Remarks as prepared by Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham Chairwoman Speier, Ranking Member Kelly, distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, …

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Witness to Pearl Harbor: USS Solace

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery USS Solace 0755, Sunday, December 7th, 1941.  Pearl Harbor, T.H.  A group of physicians eating breakfast in the wardroom of the hospital ship USS Solace (AH-5) become startled when several explosions were heard.  As the ship began to vibrate the impression that an earthquake had hit soon shifted …

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Comfort Deployment 2019: A Nurse’s Journey

By: LCDR Kim Hendricks, NC, USN LCDR Hendricks is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Lt. Cmdr. Kim Hendricks, a nurse assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), holds a child at a temporary medical treatment site in St. George’s, Grenada, Sept. 20, 2019. Comfort is working with health and government partners in …

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Comfort Deployment 2019: Continuing Life Lessons

By: Hospitalman (SW) Cassandra Bonsall Hospitalman Bonsall is a Labor and Delivery Corpsman stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth U.S. Navy Hospitalman Cassandra Bonsall, assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), escorts a patient at a temporary medical treatment site in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oct. 16, 2019. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central …

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Comfort Deployment 2019: A Dentist Provides Help From Sea to Shore

By:  LT John F. Davies, DC, USN LT Davies is a General Dentist at Naval Health Clinic New England in Newport, RI U.S. Navy Lt. John Davies, a dentist assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), performs a dental exam on a woman at a temporary medical treatment site in Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 30, 2019. Comfort is working …

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