Partnerships

US Government and DoD Response to the Ebola Crisis

Dear MHS Colleagues, The international health community is working closely together to help confront the outbreak of Ebola virus in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and, more recently, Nigeria. As military medical professionals, we want to ensure that you are aware of the facts of the crisis, US government support to this effort, the Department of …

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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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Access to Care

Good morning MHS Team, Since the TRICARE Prime benefit was first introduced in 1995, the Military Health System has established standards by which we hold ourselves accountable for access to health care. The standards are straightforward.  If a patient enrolled to a military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) needs to be seen within 24 hours, an appointment will be made with …

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Navy Medicine Globally Engaged….Making History at RIMPAC

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Earlier this month FORCM Boss and I wrapped up a trip to Hawaii to see many of our medical forces on the island of Oahu. What an honor it was to get out and meet with those of you serving in the …

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Collaborative Leadership and an Evolving Military

By Lt. Jay A. Morrison, Ph.D., MSC, Naval Hospital Guam Our leadership uses multiple frameworks to maximize organizational effectiveness. Well organized and positive leadership profoundly impacts an establishment, including in our military and military healthcare systems. However, in the wake of lessons learned, after more than a decade of war, the nature of the military and military medicine is changing …

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