Tag Archives: MEDNEWS

I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Wayne Papalski

Editor’s Note: HM1(NAC/PJ/EXW/SW/AW) Wayne Papalski was recently named 2015 Armed Services YMCA Angel of the Battlefield and Naval Hospital Oak Harbor’s Sailor of the Year. He currently serves as the leading search and rescue (SAR) corpsman for Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search and Rescue Unit. He is a national registry paramedic, board of critical care flight paramedic and tactical …

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Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Assuming the Watch

Shipmates: It is my privilege and honor to have assumed the watch as your 38th Surgeon General. I am humbled to lead such an amazing organization of more than 63,000 active duty, reserve, civilian and contract personnel. I am incredibly proud of the tremendous impact Navy Medicine has made and continues to make throughout our history. I look forward to …

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#240NavyBday: Navy Medicine Reserves Celebrate 100 Years of Readiness

By Capt. Patricia K. McCafferty, executive officer, Operation Health Support Unit For 100 years, Navy Medicine Reservists have supported Sailors and Marines.Today, the Navy Medicine Reserve supports the entire U.S. Navy as it celebrates 240 years of naval presence around the globe, around the clock. Trained and ready, Navy Medicine Reservists have been mobilized in times of crisis, whether it’s …

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Hospital Corpsman Skills Basic Course a Program Reborn

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Matthew Blake Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” If you’ve been around Navy Medicine for any time, you’ve likely found that to be a common mantra – constantly striving to improve. Starting Oct. 1, Hospital Corpsman (HM) at every Budget Submitting Office (BSO) 18 Patient Care …

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Innovating Health and Empowering Patients in a Digital Age

By Shannon Smith, Command RelayHealth Champion Health care is changing, which is a good thing. Instead of taking care of our patients only when they’re sick or injured, we’re shifting focus to keep our patients healthy. We are shifting the paradigm from health care to health! This new focus requires a different way of thinking about health care and a new …

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