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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Honor Your Oath

The following message was sent by Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Forrest Faison to Navy Medicine commanders world-wide. I want to echo Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson’s message about the recent discovery of online sites degrading service members — we have a problem. We must, at every level of the leadership chain, send a clear message that this …

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Navy Medicine Roundup: United for Patient Safety

As National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 12-18) comes to a close, we remain “United for Patient Safety” and committed to promoting a culture of safety year-round. Here are a few examples of patient safety in action across the Navy Medicine enterprise: Weeding Out Germs during Patient Safety Awareness Week at Naval Hospital Bremerton There’s a germ — or two — that …

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10 Notable Moments for Women in Navy Medicine

Editor’s note: Although this blog honors several individuals, there are thousands of remarkable women who contribute to the Navy Medicine mission and continue to make an impact every day. 1942: Navy nurse superintendent Sue Dauser is the first woman in the Navy to serve as a captain. She received her commission in the Navy on Oct. 16, 1917.   Feb. 1, 1943: First female hospital …

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Navy Medicine in Focus: February 2017

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile, rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Ensuring lives are saved wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict our medical professionals at work during February …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Medical Corps 146th Birthday

On behalf of the entire Navy Medicine family, it is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps as they celebrate 146 years of service, providing the very best care our nation can offer to those who have sacrificed to defend our freedom. Since its establishment on March 3, 1871, the medical corps has been at the helm …

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