Navy Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions: Transition of Navy Military Medical Treatment Facilities

Q: What is changing? What’s the purpose of the changes? A: Navy Medicine is structuring its forces to focus on Readiness to better meet the needs of operational commanders, while transferring the administration and management of the Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF) to the Defense Health Agency (DHA). This transition will drive better integration and standardization of care across all …

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Navy Medicine Transition Quick Facts

The National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2017, 2018 and 2019 require the Military Departments to transition administration and management of military medical treatment facilities (MTFs) to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) not later than Sept. 30, 2021. This change in administration and management of Navy hospitals and clinics began in Oct. 2018 with Naval Hospital Jacksonville. The transition …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Military Medical Treatment Facilities Transition

As many of you have heard, the administration and management of the Services’ hospitals and clinics under the Military Health System (MHS) are undergoing a transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA).  This transition began October 2018, with Naval Hospital Jacksonville and will occur over the next several years with a goal envisioned by Congress that the MHS will become …

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Remembering Navy Medicine in the Balkan Crisis

By Rear Adm. James A. Johnson, Jr., Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, Retired Editor’s Note.   In the years following Josip Tito’s[i] death the tenuous confederation of states known as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia disintegrated under the strain of ethnic nationalism.  Serbs, Croats, and Slovenians—Catholics, Orthodox Christians and Muslims— each fought to establish their own geographic borders based on their …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Hospital Corps 121st Birthday

On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, I would like to thank the members of the Hospital Corps for their 121 years of faithful and exceptional service. You have supplied our Navy and Marine Corps team with unmatched first-rate health care that has allowed our warfighters to protect and serve our nation. We commend and celebrate the inception, accomplishments, and …

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