NEWS

Naval Hospital Jacksonville Holds Change of Command

By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Senior Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla.─ Capt. Gayle Shaffer turned over leadership of Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville—comprised of its hospital and five branch health clinics (BHCs)—to Capt. John Le Favour during a change of command ceremony Aug. 8. Approximately 400 guests (military and civilians) attended the time-honored Navy tradition at the All Saints Chapel aboard Naval …

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Silencing Hearing Loss: the Loud Vocation of Naval Hospital Bremerton Audiologist

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Now hear this! Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) occupational audiology officer is doing all she can to silence the disquiet regarding ear injuries in the Navy, specifically hearing loss and tinnitus. Lt. A. Brooke Gordon, Medical Service Corps, assigned to Branch Clinic Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS), is responsible for the Hearing …

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Naval Hospital Bremerton Corpsmen support Black Hills 2014 Joint Field Exercise

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs The Black Hills of South Dakota are about as far removed from the open ocean as can be, but that was exactly where Sailors from Naval Hospital Bremerton have been training of late. Four teams of hospital corpsmen are taking part in 2014 Joint Field Exercise (JFE) not only supporting the …

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Naval Medical Research Center Provides 52 Walk-In Clinics for Bone Marrow Donations

By Mikelle D.Smith, Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs Since 1991, the Naval Medical Research Center’s (NMRC) Bone Marrow Research Directorate has played a critical role in supporting DoD bone marrow drives and identifying potential bone marrow donors. One little known method of collection, walk-in clinics, guarantees year-around donation capabilities outside of classic DoD bone marrow drives. There are 52 …

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Navy Forges Ahead with Clinical Informatics

From Barbara Ware, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Clinical Informatics Directorate The Navy’s Clinical Informatics Directorate continues to be on the forefront of promoting the understanding, integration and application of information technology in healthcare settings. Physicians, nurses, dentists and other healthcare providers are focusing on improving patient’s health and clinical processes with electronic health records, patient tracking tools …

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