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Navy Surgeon General testifies before the U.S. House Appropriations 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 Committee Appropriations , subcommittee on Defense during a hearing Mar 5, 2020 on Military Health System reform and readiness. Remarks as delivered by Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham Chairman Visclosky, Ranking Member Calvert, distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, on …

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US Navy supports infectious disease prevention in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

A team of US Navy scientists from Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit Six (NEPMU-6) traveled to Majuro and Ebeye in the Republic of the Marshall Islands in January 2020 to work with local authorities from the Ministry of Health and Human Services and other regional partners to conduct training sessions to strengthen the local government’s ability to conduct disease …

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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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Navy Medicine Teams Return from USNS Comfort Deployment

By BUMED PAO NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 15, 2019) USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returns to Naval Station Norfolk after a five month deployment, Nov. 15, 2019. Comfort worked with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems, including …

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Comfort Deployment 2019: From a Surgical Doctor’s Perspective

By: LCDR Steven Bradley, MD, USN LCDR Steven Bradley is a staff anesthesiologist stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Steven Bradley, an anesthesiologist aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), preps a man with a broken ankle before going into surgery off the coast of Kingston, Jamaica Oct. 28, 2019. Comfort is working with health …

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