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OHSU Bremerton Change of Command held at Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Captain Julie Zappone turned over leadership of Operational Health Support Unit Bremerton to Captain Matthew A. McQueen during a change of command ceremony on Dec. 12, 2014. For Zappone, a Spokane Wash. native, the ceremony marks the end of her three-year tenure as commanding officer of OHSU Bremerton from Dec. 2011 …

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A brief history of the U.S. Navy Independent Duty Corpsman

By Matt Lyman, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Modern U.S. Navy corpsmen have been around for the last 116 years and have served with and supported every rate in any climate, around the world. That commitment to service and support was exemplified in 1944 when the Navy determined there was a need to have medical personnel …

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Hospital Corps’ Top Doc

31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Story by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei CAMP HANSEN, Japan – There were an estimated five thousand casualties suffered during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and independent duty corpsmen did their best to prevent the deaths of those injured. Petty Officer 1st Class Wilson Rodriguez, Jr., now an IDC himself, served as a hospital corpsman on …

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NHCP Pharmacists Receive Awards

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Yasmine T. Muhammad Two pharmacy staff members from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton received awards for outstanding performance from the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Pharmacy Specialty Leader. Lt. Jose Pulido was selected as the Navy Junior Pharmacist of the Year for fiscal year 2014. Pulido serves as the outpatient and branch health clinic division …

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NHCP Holds LARC Training for Providers

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Yasmine T. Muhammad, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Representatives from the Women’s Health Office at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery presented lectures, power point presentations and hands-on training to providers from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP) and surrounding branch clinics for long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) training Oct. 28. The training was held in …

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