Tag Archives: U.S. Army

A Culture of Safety and Quality

As a system of health, and as individuals in that system, we rightfully take great pride in our combat medicine performance over the last twelve years of war. There are a number of characteristics evident in that performance that are hallmarks of a learning system focused on continuous improvement: a demand for data – paired with an openness to reporting, …

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Message from Military Health System Leadership

By Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Military Health System Team, Greetings from our nation’s capital and the combined headquarters of our Military Health System. On behalf of the Service Surgeons’ General and your Health Affairs leadership,  I want to thank you for all the hard work you are doing around the world in providing quality …

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Saving lives: Navy hospital corpsmen

By Cpl. Isaac Lamberth, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing The Bastion Role 3 hospital is known in Helmand province for its superb medical care and the extraordinary talent of its medical staff. Completing a three-week tour at the hospital, two sailors from Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3 gained combat life-saving experience and were able to apply …

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One Day at a Time: Supporting a Family Member with PTSD

By Paul Ross, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs and Editor, Navy Medicine Magazine When my kid brother left for Iraq he was just that — a kid. He returned home shattered inside. The “dark pit,” as he calls it, was hidden underneath his gruff, infantry-tattooed exterior. No one in our family could have predicted what he …

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