Partnerships

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Value and Jointness in 2015

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan Happy New Year, Shipmates! Let me start by acknowledging your tremendous professionalism and dedication. We are fortunate to have our country’s finest health care professionals serving in Navy Medicine. Your service, marked by an ethos of readiness, agility and commitment, has a significant impact on our Navy and Marine Corps family and all our …

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Navy Medicine Engages in Global Health: Leveraging its People, Organization and Capabilities

By Capt. Glendon Diehl, director, Navy Global Health Engagement Hello everyone, December is DoD Global Health Engagement (GHE) month. Your Navy Medicine team celebrated GHE month by participating in a panel forum with our GHE counterparts from the Air Force and the Army.  It was a lively discussion that lasted thirty minutes longer than anticipated and filled a lecture hall at …

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Backyard Bugs to Global Health: Curiosity Leads to Rewarding Navy Career

By Lt. Cmdr. James C. Dunford, Ph.D., Medical Entomologist, Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit 2 Many professional entomologists have a similar story:  we were all fascinated by creepy crawlies when we were young and the curiosity never went away. While that is basically my story, I never envisioned where that curiosity would take me and how it might affect public health …

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Invictus Games 2014: A Medical Perspective

By Cmdr. John Biery, senior medical advisor, Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor I had the incredible honor of supporting the wounded warrior athletes participating in the Invictus Games in London this past September.  It was the first-ever international adaptive athletics competition for wounded, ill or injured service members from 13 countries – from Afghanistan, to Germany, to New Zealand. …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Okay, Here’s The Deal – MHS Review

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan On May 28th, Secretary of Defense Hagel ordered a comprehensive 90-day review of the Military Health System (MHS). This very comprehensive review examined access, patient safety, and quality of care primarily in military treatment facilities. This review provided us the opportunity to compare ourselves to national benchmarks as well as against systems currently considered to be leading edge. The review …

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