Readiness

A Time of Reflection

By Capt. Rita G. Simmons, MSC, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio Three months into the New Year and I am fast approaching the finish line of my term as Commanding Officer for the Naval Medical Research Unit -San Antonio (NAMRU-SA).  It is a time of reflection on the achievements of the command and a heralding of what’s to come …

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Patient Safety Through Training

By Kathleen Davitt, nurse educator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville  National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 8-14.  While we remain focused on patient safety 24/7/365, we leverage this week as an education and awareness campaign for health care safety.  The theme this year is “United in Safety”—which enforces the fact that everyone in the health care process plays a role in …

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Navy Medicine Research and Development Enterprise

By Capt. John W. Sanders III, MC, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center Sailors and Marines are stationed or deployed around the world and face many challenges while performing their duties.   Navy biomedical researchers are conducting many studies to assess these challenges and develop methods or products to enhance force health protection. Our research teams work on many projects in areas such as …

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Take a Run – Distance makes the Heart Grow Stronger

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Don’t you just love it when an article from a reputable source validates what you’re doing and helps strengthen Navy Medicine’s February theme of ‘Heart Health?’ “Distance makes the heart grow stronger” Jenni Osborne, MPH, CHES, Health Educator assigned to Health Promotion and Wellness Department at Naval Hospital Bremerton shared an …

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An Insider’s Perspective from the Ebola Front Lines in Liberia

By Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Weiner, officer- in-charge, Naval Medical Research Center Mobile Laboratory Island Clinic Editor’s Note:  The Navy mobile laboratory at Island Clinic processed its last sample January 26, 2015. Joint Force Command for Operation United Assistance (JTF-OUA) closed the Island Clinic laboratory as a result a reduction in positive results and samples to be tested. In order to …

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