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Customer Feedback: Quick, Easy, PainlessThat’s what led what led Tina Parr, Customer Relations Officer, Navy Medicine an...
10/30/2020
Customer Feedback: Quick, Easy, Painless

Customer Feedback: Quick, Easy, Painless

That’s what led what led Tina Parr, Customer Relations Officer, Navy Medicine and Readiness Command (NMRTC) at U. S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, (USNH GB) to develop an idea that’s now being recognized as best practice by the Department Health Agency Survey Work Group that manages Joint Outpatient Experience Survey (JOES). “I was doing an inventory of Inspector General inspectable areas and realized we weren’t capturing as much feedback as we could and that we might be able to improve that by making it easier for our patients to give feedback,” Parr explains.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381861/customer-feedback-quick-easy-painless

Dental Corps
10/30/2020

Dental Corps

NMCSD’s Bioskills and Simulation CenterA multimedia video showcasing Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Bioskills ...
10/29/2020
NMCSD’s Bioskills and Simulation Center

NMCSD’s Bioskills and Simulation Center

A multimedia video showcasing Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Bioskills and Simulation Center for the 2020 Virtual Fleet Week San Diego.

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/770901/nmcsds-bioskills-and-simulation-center

201027-N-DA693-1001 SAN DIEGO (Oct. 27, 2020) A multimedia video showcasing Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Bioskills and Simulation Center for the 2020 Virtual Fleet Week San Diego. NMCSD’s mission is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high q...

NMCSD’s Joint Tele-Critical Care NetworkA multimedia video showcasing Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Joint Tel...
10/29/2020
NMCSD’s Joint Tele-Critical Care Network

NMCSD’s Joint Tele-Critical Care Network

A multimedia video showcasing Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Joint Tele-Critical Care Network for the 2020 Virtual Fleet Week San Diego.

https://www.dvidshub.net/video/771012/nmcsds-joint-tele-critical-care-network

201028-N-DA693-1001 SAN DIEGO (Oct. 28, 2020) A multimedia video showcasing Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Joint Tele-Critical Care Network for the 2020 Virtual Fleet Week San Diego. NMCSD’s mission is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high ...

#NavyMedicine supporting Sailors at sea. DESRON 60 Embedded Mental Health team working with Naval Hospital Rota and USS ...
10/29/2020
Destroyer Squadron 60 Spearheads VTC Use for Mental Health, Maintaining Readiness for Sail

#NavyMedicine supporting Sailors at sea.

DESRON 60 Embedded Mental Health team working with Naval Hospital Rota and USS Porter to launch a video teleconferencing pilot program that provides mental health support to Sailors underway.

Read more below: https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/Article/2395411/desron-60-spearheads-vtc-use-for-mental-health-maintaining-readiness-for-sailor/fbclid/IwAR2Ru_6wE7FYHdCifq3dVHyu8zCzHlglbBFRxN553VZRCrQvV8emXC_KNbU/

The Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 60 Embedded Mental Health team recently collaborated with Naval Hospital Rota and USS Porter (DDG 78) to launch a secure video teleconferencing pilot program that

10/29/2020

Today in #Navymedicine History:

29 October 1942. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery establishes Aviation Psychology Section to “develop and administer tests for selection and classification of naval airmen.” Early tests include the Aviation Classification Test.

29 October 2012. Hurricane Sandy devastates the coastal regions of New York and New Jersey. Navy medical personnel serving with Marine Amphibious Squadron 6 participate in the humanitarian relief effort.

U.S. Naval Air Station. Adak, Alaska Nurses' Quarters. [Scene.] [Nurses. Nursing.] Naval Hospital, Adak, Alaska10/28/194...
10/29/2020

U.S. Naval Air Station. Adak, Alaska Nurses' Quarters. [Scene.] [Nurses. Nursing.] Naval Hospital, Adak, Alaska
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10/28/2020
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#NavyMedicine keeping the Navy operating through the COVID pandemic!

On the road with CNP: Getting a checkup from TEAM BUMED!

Decision-Making at the Speed of a Virus: U.S. Navy Surgeon General visits Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Whe...
10/28/2020
Decision-Making at the Speed of a Virus: U.S. Navy Surgeon General visits Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Oct. 22

Decision-Making at the Speed of a Virus: U.S. Navy Surgeon General visits Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center

When meeting with staff, Gillingham shared his gratitude for the work they accomplished throughout COVID-19. He relayed the Secretary of the Navy and Chief of Naval Operations share these sentiments. “The one term Navy leadership has used most frequently when expressing their opinion of your response is ‘impressive,’” he said. “The work this team has done, to help the Navy navigate this pandemic, and remain operational has been fundamental to our success.”

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381534/decision-making-speed-virus-us-navy-surgeon-general-visits-navy-and-marine-corps-public-health-center

Naval Medical Forces Pacific Commander Visits Branch Health ClinicsFrom Branch Health Clinic Port Hueneme to the Naval A...
10/28/2020
Naval Medical Forces Pacific Commander Visits Branch Health Clinics

Naval Medical Forces Pacific Commander Visits Branch Health Clinics

From Branch Health Clinic Port Hueneme to the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Dental Clinic, Navy Medicine Sailors and civilians are working at the peak of their skills to meet the mission of keeping the Navy and Marine Corps team healthy and mission ready. Rear Adm. Tim Weber, commander, Naval Medical Forces Pacific, and Command Master Chief Sean Howe, visited multiple clinics in Southern California, starting with Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and its branch clinics, Oct. 13-14, and ending with Naval Medical San Diego’s clinics Oct. 20.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381632/naval-medical-forces-pacific-commander-visits-branch-health-clinics

NMCP Staff Recognized During National Disability Employment Awareness Month Ceremony Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (...
10/28/2020
NMCP Staff Recognized During National Disability Employment Awareness Month Ceremony

NMCP Staff Recognized During National Disability Employment Awareness Month Ceremony

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Diversity Committee hosted a National Disability Employment Awareness Month ceremony, Oct. 21. This year’s theme, “Honoring the Past, Securing the Future” was highlighted during the celebration as well as NMCP’s Professional Contract Services Inc. (PSCI) staff members, who were recognized.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381630/nmcp-staff-recognized-during-national-disability-employment-awareness-month-ceremony

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Diversity Committee hosted a National Disability Employment Awareness Month ceremony, Oct. 21.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville and VA offer inpatient care to veterans in JacksonvilleNaval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville and ...
10/28/2020
Naval Hospital Jacksonville and VA offer inpatient care to veterans in Jacksonville

Naval Hospital Jacksonville and VA offer inpatient care to veterans in Jacksonville

Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have partnered, to provide inpatient care to veterans at NH Jacksonville. The partnership provides an additional option for veterans and their physicians, when an overnight stay at the hospital is needed.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381615/naval-hospital-jacksonville-and-va-offer-inpatient-care-veterans-jacksonville

BETHESDA, Md. (Oct. 28, 2020) US Navy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Bruce Gillingham receives his annual flu immunization...
10/28/2020

BETHESDA, Md. (Oct. 28, 2020) US Navy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Bruce Gillingham receives his annual flu immunization from US Navy Hospitalman Macie Jones at Walter Reed National Medical Center Oct. 28, 2020.

Receiving the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19; however, flu vaccination has been shown to reduce the risk of illness and hospitalization from an influenza infection.

Service members should check with their local military treatment facility or medical personnel to find out where they can get their shots.

NMRTU Groton Conducts COVID-19 Specimen Collection for Deploying SubmarinersA team of 14 sailors from Navy Medicine Read...
10/27/2020

NMRTU Groton Conducts COVID-19 Specimen Collection for Deploying Submariners

A team of 14 sailors from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Groton conducted a pilot evolution to collect COVID-19 specimen samples for 165 submariners preparing to deploy from Naval Submarine Base New London. The unique conditions onboard a submarine, including close quarters, limited medical resources, and the absence of external aid necessitates thorough testing in advance to ensure the highest quality of force health underway. While each vessel has an independent duty corpsman (IDC) to provide healthcare for its crew, an IDC does not have the resources to handle a task of this caliber alone.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381740/nmrtu-groton-conducts-covid-19-specimen-collection-deploying-submariners

NHB harnesses the power of the sun to increase COVID-19 protectionNaval Hospital Bremerton has employed a new tactic aga...
10/27/2020
NHB harnesses the power of the sun to increase COVID-19 protection

NHB harnesses the power of the sun to increase COVID-19 protection

Naval Hospital Bremerton has employed a new tactic against the coronavirus and other similar, contagious germs by harnessing the power of the sun. The Bremerton, Washington-based military treatment facility recently acquired an ultraviolet (UV) light emitting robot, specifically designed to eradicate infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and is finalizing the last stages of staff training before implementation.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381627/nhb-harnesses-power-sun-increase-covid-19-protection

Dental Literacy something to smile about at Naval Hospital BremertonFor Capt. Mary Elizabeth Neill, board certified staf...
10/27/2020
Dental Literacy something to smile about at Naval Hospital Bremerton

Dental Literacy something to smile about at Naval Hospital Bremerton

For Capt. Mary Elizabeth Neill, board certified staff periodontist assigned to Branch Health Clinic Bangor, her belief in sharing knowledge is centered on empowering her patients to make healthy choices to increase their overall well-being.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381743/dental-literacy-something-smile-about-naval-hospital-bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer – If you’re not true to your teeth, your teeth will be false to you. That old dental proverb is nothing to smirk about.

I am Navy Medicine – and Pharmacy Technician – HM3 Ilandra O’Doherty“Being a pharmacy technician requires immense attent...
10/27/2020
I am Navy Medicine – and Pharmacy Technician – HM3 Ilandra O’Doherty

I am Navy Medicine – and Pharmacy Technician – HM3 Ilandra O’Doherty

“Being a pharmacy technician requires immense attention to detail to avoid errors,” said the San Antonio native and 2013 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School . “We are often the last place a patient visits before they return home. Positive customer service experience is paramount to ensuring our patients leave feeling confident in our hospital and the services rendered to them.”

read more at https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381690/am-navy-medicine-and-pharmacy-technician-hm3-ilandra-odoherty

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kyle Steckler, NMRTC Bremerton public affairs - The first thing you notice about Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Ilandra O’Doherty is the welcoming smile. It’s the smile of someone who is not only good at what she does, but genuinely enjoys it.

18th MEDCOM (DS) Commander Visits NMCSDArmy Maj. Gen. Michael Place, 18th Medical Command’s (MEDCOM) (Deployment Support...
10/27/2020
18th MEDCOM (DS) Commander Visits NMCSD

18th MEDCOM (DS) Commander Visits NMCSD

Army Maj. Gen. Michael Place, 18th Medical Command’s (MEDCOM) (Deployment Support) commander, visited Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Oct. 21. Place took command of the 18th MEDCOM (DS) earlier this year. The 18th MEDCOM (DS) is an expeditionary command that ensures mission readiness, and plans and synchronizes medical functions within integrated forces.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381435/18th-medcom-ds-commander-visits-nmcsd

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicineParticipating in a Navy Day parade and review conducted by the 1st Marin...
10/27/2020

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicine

Participating in a Navy Day parade and review conducted by the 1st Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, Calif., on 27 Oct 1971, are (from left to right): MAJGEN Ross T. Dwyer, Jr., USMC, Commanding General; MAJGEN Herman Poggemeyer, Jr., USMC (now retired); CAPT Ramon J. Wallenborn, DC, USN (then CO, Nav Dental Clinic, MCB, Camp Pendleton); CAPT Jan F. King, DC, USN, CO 1st Dental Co., 1st Marine Division; CAPT George M. Ricketson, MC, USN, CO Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton at the the time; CAPT Earl D. Sneary, CHC, USN, Base Chaplain, MCB; CAPT Malcolm Carpenter, CHC, USN, Division Chaplain, 1st Marine Division; CAPT Anderson T. Mason, MSC, USN, CO Medical Service School, MCB; and CAPT Elizabeth Feeney, NC, USN, Chief Nursing Service, Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton. [Exterior][Scene][Parades]

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14th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards – Media Event live from The National Press ClubPlease join us on October 27...
10/27/2020
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14th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Awards – Media Event live from The National Press Club

Please join us on October 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Be sure to register and login at least ten minutes prior to the event.

https://www.workcast.com/register?cpak=2335221939505686

Enjoy the evening as we Honor those that sacrifice so much for us.

Today in History: 27 October 1942. The Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI)—the forerunner of today’s Naval Medical R...
10/27/2020

Today in History:

27 October 1942. The Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI)—the forerunner of today’s Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC)—is established in Bethesda, MD. Throughout World War II, NMRI’s crew of scientists and researchers—some of the most brilliant minds in the military—would embark on an ambitious mission of “comprehensive research” relating to all aspects of military and especially naval problems.

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicineHQMC [Headquarters, Marine Corps], Quantico Virginia. Combat Corpsmen - ...
10/26/2020

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicine

HQMC [Headquarters, Marine Corps], Quantico Virginia. Combat Corpsmen - Naval Medical personnel assigned to the Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Virginia operate an aid station in conjunction with a demonstration in which Corpsmen evacuated simulated Marine casualties "under fire." Shown (reading clockwise) are: Corporal James D. MacDonald, USMC [U.S. Marine Corps], front litter; Private 1st Class Henry Cane, USMC, second litter; Lieutenant (Doctor) T.R. Sweeney, U.S. Navy Medical Corps, treating "patient"; Corpsman Ronald D. Mitchell HM3 [Hospital corpsman 3rd Class] U.S. Navy, Assisting Doctor; Corpsman Sherman D. Greenlee, HM3, U.S. Navy, treating patient in background; Private 1st Class Henry T. O'Boyle, USMC, on Saw buck litter and Private Joseph J. Elwood under tree. [Training.] [Scene.] Hospital Corps Training - Field Medical Service School and with the Marines.

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NMCSD’s Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory Performs Gait AnalysisNMCSD's Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory's primary missio...
10/25/2020
NMCSD’s Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory Performs Gait Analysis

NMCSD’s Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory Performs Gait Analysis

NMCSD's Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory's primary mission is to perform biomechanical analyses in conjunction with measuring functional outcomes and quality of life in patients with lower-extremity trauma within the Department of Defense.

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6398880/nmcsds-clinical-biomechanics-laboratory-performs-gait-analysis

201022-N-LW757-1015 SAN DIEGO (Oct. 22, 2020) Trevor Kingsbury, a biomechanist and interim laboratory director of Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory, collects data during a gait analysis at the hospital Oct. 22. NMCSD's Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory's primar...

Daughter of WWII Veteran Donates Plasma to NMCPNaval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) is collecting COVID Convalescent P...
10/25/2020
Daughter of WWII Veteran Donates Plasma to NMCP

Daughter of WWII Veteran Donates Plasma to NMCP

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) is collecting COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP) in an effort to help patients who are sick with COVID-19 fight the virus. Cheryl McClesky, daughter of Alfred Martin Palacios, World War II veteran, visited NMCP to donate plasma, Oct. 19.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381624/daughter-wwii-veteran-donates-plasma-nmcp

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) is collecting COVID Convalescent Plasma (CCP) in an effort to help patients who are sick with COVID-19 fight the virus. Cheryl McClesky, daughter of Alfred Martin Palacios, World War II veteran, visited NMCP to donate plasma, Oct. 19.

Keeping an eye on Patient Centered Care at NMRTU EverettIn the past six months, the Optometry clinic reduced patient wai...
10/25/2020
Keeping an eye on Patient Centered Care at NMRTU Everett

Keeping an eye on Patient Centered Care at NMRTU Everett

In the past six months, the Optometry clinic reduced patient wait time by 87 percent and increased access to care by 51.4 percent. The implemented changes resulted in a cost-savings of $24,192 and projected patient wait time savings of 994 hours annually.

dvidshub.net/news/381691/keeping-eye-patient-centered-care-nmrtu-everett

By Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer -- Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Everett Optometry clinic was experiencing lengthy patient wait times for routine eye exams. Patients were spending upwards of 30 minutes in the waiting room prior to being called back....

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