Health

I am Navy Medicine: Dr. Samuel Rivera

By Dr. Samuel Rivera, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas I was raised in the Bronx, New York and I earned my Doctorate of Health Sciences with emphasis in Public Health Education from Honolulu University in 2002. Before coming to Texas I served as the public health educator for U.S. Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Wellness Center in Puerto Rico. And …

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HM ‘A’ School Instructors Promotes Healthy Habits, Cultural Diversity Through Dance

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, NMETC public affairs SAN ANTONIO – The Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) Diversity Council started a weekly Latin dance class Aug. 3 at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), promoting healthy habits while encouraging a culture of inclusion. The lessons include salsa, bachata, and merengue and are designed to …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 1

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s Note: Before 1990 people with disabilities could be discriminated against without legal consequences. That isn’t the case today. Today we honor the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act when our country committed itself to abolishing judgement against people undermined by injury or disease, clearing …

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I am Navy Medicine: Capt. Annie Case

By Capt. Annie Case I am a Navy Nurse Corps officer, recently assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) as Quality Management Department head. On July 1, 2016, I promoted to the rank of Navy captain as a Navy Nurse Corps officer, and transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka to become director, Nursing Services. I first became interested in a career …

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“Innovation Through Collaboration”

By Linda Albrition, Lead Continuous ProcessImprovement Analyst, Navy Medicine West The traditional view of “healthcare innovation” often focuses on financial returns like new medical devices or latest drug therapies. Navy Medicine is shifting this focus to value-based gains that measure not only the safety and quality of patient care, but the convenience and experience of that care.  By leveraging Continuous …

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