Readiness

Supporting the Fleet and Marine Forces

From Navy Live Blog  Hospital Corpsmen give fellow servicemembers routine, preventive and emergency health care. They help care for their families back home. They take part in relief missions, providing aid for hurricane or earthquake victims. Whether they are working in a hospital or on a ship, at a clinic or in the field, Hospital Corpsmen are always ready to …

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Communication Works to reduce Missed Appointments

By Dan BarberNaval Hospital Twentynine Palms Showing up late or not showing up at all for medical appointments is an ongoing challenge for most military treatment facilities. In 2010 the average monthly appointment “no-show’ rate was 10 percent at Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms (NHTP).  This rate translated into about 120 empty appointments each month that could have been used by …

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Building a more effective, responsive Navy Medicine enterprise

By Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, chief of staff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Earlier this year Vice Adm. Nathan directed senior Navy Medicine leadership to explore realignment options that would result in a more effective, efficient and responsive organization.  Over the past several months, Navy Medicine leadership discussed and prioritized organizational opportunities and challenges to build a better …

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Get Informed on Hurricane Preparedness

By U.S. Navy Live Blog Navy Live is the official blog of the United States Navy and is maintained by Department of the Navy, Office of Information (CHINFO). Hurricanes approach land at varying speeds. Why wait until it’s too late to prepare your hurricane kit. After a hurricane, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they …

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Charting the Course for the Future of Military Health care

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General The Military Health System and Navy Medicine have done the amazing and exceeded expectations over the past decade.  We have not only established the highest survivability rate in the history of war but the medical advancements we’ve achieved will benefit the U.S. public and global health systems for countless people …

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