Tag Archives: DoD

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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NEMTI – “Real World Training, Wherever the Mission Takes Us”

By Navy Medicine Education and Training Command Public Affairs Nearly 200 Active-duty and Reserve Sailors who will deploy in support of contingency operations around the world and specifically to the NATO Role II and III trama hospitals in Afganistan completed the second round of training at the Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute (NEMTI) in Camp Pendleton, Calif.  This training brings …

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Have The Courage to Intervene for Suicide Prevention

By: Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  The Military Health System has an important role to play in educating the military community and the civilian communities where we live on how to recognize the signs of suicide risk, where to access care and treatment, and how to intervene.  I don’t …

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Newsletter for Navy & Marine Corps Medicine

From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine is proud to present the July 2012 issue of Navy and Marine Corps Medical newsletter. It features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done across Navy Medicine around the world. Click here to view the newsletter online.

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Seven Everyday Ways to Promote Suicide Prevention Awareness

Suicide Prevention in the Navy is an all hands evolution, all the time. While September is nationally recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the effort to promote Lives Worth Living is ongoing. Here are seven actions that individuals, families, work centers or commands throughout Navy Medicine can take to prevent suicide at any time of year. Providers for more information about …

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