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Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicineOblique of U.S. Naval Hospital. Looking north.   [Aerial.][Building.][Sc...
09/10/2020

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicine

Oblique of U.S. Naval Hospital. Looking north. [Aerial.][Building.][Scene.] Bremerton, Washington
09/10/1952; USN 479086

Navy Medicine Historical Files Collection - Facilities series
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San Diego's 100 year-old dispensary was repurposed, rather than torn down.Centennial Commemoration of Building 14, Fleet...
09/10/2020
Centennial Commemoration of Building 14, Fleet Weather Center San Diego

San Diego's 100 year-old dispensary was repurposed, rather than torn down.

Centennial Commemoration of Building 14, Fleet Weather Center San Diego

Capt. (ret.) Clark was the first Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) commanding officer to take up tenancy in Building 14, when Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Facility (NAVPACMETOCFAC) moved into the old hospital wings, or “Dispensary,” in 1993.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/359465/centennial-commemoration-building-14-fleet-weather-center-san-diego

Images from Navy Medicine's historical office's archives
09/09/2020

Images from Navy Medicine's historical office's archives

Images from Navy Medicine's historical office's archives

Lieutenant Elizabeth A. Woerner, Nurse Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve, models the smart new pant suit, an optional working un...
09/09/2020

Lieutenant Elizabeth A. Woerner, Nurse Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve, models the smart new pant suit, an optional working uniform for women officers of the Navy Medical Department who are actively engaged in patient care. Lieutenant Woerner is a member of the staff at the Naval Hospital, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, and has recently learned that she is to receive a Freedom Medal from the Department of Defense in recognition of the prize-winning essay she submitted in competition. [Women.] [Nurses. Nursing.] [Portraits.] [Uniforms.] Nurse Corps Uniform, General.

09/09/1971; BuMed PR 71225;
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'Do the right thing at all times’ New medical center commander pushes for growthU.S. Navy Captain Reginald Ewing has a q...
09/09/2020
'Do the right thing at all times’ New medical center commander pushes for growth

'Do the right thing at all times’ New medical center commander pushes for growth

U.S. Navy Captain Reginald Ewing has a question for his sailors and staff - if he were stranded on the side of the road, would they stop to help? “I want to establish a culture that if anyone needs help, our staff would stop and render assistance,” said Ewing. “And if our staff isn’t helping others and one another, we are clearly doing something wrong.” In July 2020, Ewing took the helm of Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune as both its Director and the Commander of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Camp Lejeune, a component of the NMCCL that focuses on executing service-required medical readiness functions for installations and commands.

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/377500/do-right-thing-all-times-new-medical-center-commander-pushes-growth

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NMCCL Director discusses his vision for the Medical Center moving forward.

‘I am Navy Medicine’ – helping another in need - Hospitalman Grace Pridmore of NMRTC BremertonHospitalman Pridmore, assi...
09/09/2020
‘I am Navy Medicine’ – helping another in need - Hospitalman Grace Pridmore of NMRTC Bremerton

‘I am Navy Medicine’ – helping another in need - Hospitalman Grace Pridmore of NMRTC Bremerton

Hospitalman Pridmore, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton Detachment Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS), was acknowledged for her selfless effort by Capt. Shannon J. Johnson, NMRTC Bremerton commanding officer, for identifying another Sailor at risk and taking quick action to help get the Sailor to the appropriate level of care, very possibly saving a life.

read more at https://www.dvidshub.net/news/377442/am-navy-medicine-helping-another-need-hospitalman-grace-pridmore-nmrtc-bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer – It takes more than just awareness to respond to someone showing signs of distress.

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicineTrustful eyes - A young Vietnamese boy looks trustingly into the eyes of...
09/08/2020

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicine

Trustful eyes - A young Vietnamese boy looks trustingly into the eyes of a Vietnamese woman, who besides acting as an interpreter, aids in medical treatment. Navy Yeoman 3rd Class Lyle J. Glazmair, a MEDCAP volunteer lends a helping hand. [Children.]
09/08/1968; 279-0068

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NMCSD’s Blood Donor Center Requests for CCP DonorsNaval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Armed Services Blood Program ...
09/08/2020
NMCSD’s Blood Donor Center Requests for CCP Donors

NMCSD’s Blood Donor Center Requests for CCP Donors

Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) Blood Donor Center (BDC) requests COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) donors to donate and help fight coronavirus. Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and since recovered are encouraged to donate CCP as part of a Department of Defense (DOD)-wide effort to alleviate the symptoms of those currently suffering during the pandemic.

More information at https://www.dvidshub.net/news/376348/nmcsds-blood-donor-center-requests-ccp-donors

NAVCENT Medical Personnel Embed with Bahrain Ministry of Health to Manage Pandemic ResponseU.S. Navy medical personnel a...
09/08/2020
NAVCENT Medical Personnel Embed with Bahrain Ministry of Health to Manage Pandemic Response

NAVCENT Medical Personnel Embed with Bahrain Ministry of Health to Manage Pandemic Response

U.S. Navy medical personnel assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) have partnered with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Health (MOH) since April 2020, in an effort to coordinate coronavirus (COVID-19) mitigation efforts and ensure full compliance with the partner nation’s public health guidelines. The two officers, Lt. Shannon Jackson and Lt. Dominic Chambers, serve as medical liaisons embedded with the MOH’s National Task Force for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19), operating alongside Bahraini medical personnel at the Crown Prince Center for Training and Simulation.

More at https://www.dvidshub.net/news/377387/navcent-medical-personnel-embed-with-bahrain-ministry-health-manage-pandemic-response

Naval Health Clinic Annapolis and Uniformed Services University partner to Reduce Sudden Cardiac Death In a new approach...
09/08/2020

Naval Health Clinic Annapolis and Uniformed Services University partner to Reduce Sudden Cardiac Death

In a new approach, a specialized electrocardiogram specifically used for young athletes has been added to the usual historical and physical examination recommended by the American Heart Association. Since July 20th, the team has evaluated 1178 incoming plebes. The examination has proven expeditious, taking less than 10 minutes to perform, and allows 80 midshipmen to be screened daily by only two Hospital Corpsmen overseen by Haigney, who describes it as a game-changer.

“By partnering with experts within Navy Medicine and trying out a new, more efficient test that provides good data in order to ensure a medically ready force, we are able to enhance naval superiority here in Annapolis.” - Capt. Walter Brafford, Commanding Officer of Naval Health Clinic Annapolis

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/377392/naval-health-clinic-annapolis-and-uniformed-services-university-partners-reduce-sudden-cardiac-death

Uniformed Services University Naval Health Clinic Annapolis Naval Medical Forces Atlantic

Orthopedic surgeon assigned to FHCC Lovell receives the Hughston Award for 2020U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Bernhardson, a...
09/07/2020
Orthopedic surgeon assigned to FHCC Lovell receives the Hughston Award for 2020

Orthopedic surgeon assigned to FHCC Lovell receives the Hughston Award for 2020

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Bernhardson, an orthopedic surgeon assigned to the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, never expected the research he started with his team would result in an award and national accolades.

read more at https://www.dvidshub.net/news/377225/orthopedic-surgeon-assigned-fhcc-lovell-receives-hughston-award-2020

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicineLCDR T.P. Breaud, MSC, and HM1 J.J. Roarty, Jr., inspect the ruins of th...
09/07/2020

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicine

LCDR T.P. Breaud, MSC, and HM1 J.J. Roarty, Jr., inspect the ruins of the commissary convenience store at Homestead AFB for fly breeding sites. 7 Sept 1992 [Officer][Corpsman][Natural Disaster][Hurricane Andrew]

Published in Sept-Oct 1992 Navy Medicine Magazine
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Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicineNavy Medical Clinic, Long Beach, Ca. disestablished 6 Sept 1996. Capt J....
09/06/2020

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicine

Navy Medical Clinic, Long Beach, Ca. disestablished 6 Sept 1996. Capt J. M. Landon, MSC, USN Commanding Officer.caption signed in gold ink on photograph

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Coronavirus COVID-19 responses
09/05/2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 responses

Naval Medical Forces Atlantic leadership met to discuss strategic prioritiesMilitary and civilian leaders of Naval Medic...
09/05/2020
Naval Medical Forces Atlantic leadership met to discuss strategic priorities

Naval Medical Forces Atlantic leadership met to discuss strategic priorities

Military and civilian leaders of Naval Medical Forces Atlantic (MEDLANT) gathered, in accordance with social distancing guidance, for the command’s annual leadership conference Aug. 28 to develop solutions aimed at achieving the command’s strategic goals. During the symposium, Rear Adm. Darin Via, commander, MEDLANT discussed the importance of the commander’s decision cycle, the operational end state, and Navy Medicine’s lines of effort needed to ensure the command is manning, training, and equipping medically ready forces and ready medical forces in support of naval superiority.

read more at https://www.dvidshub.net/news/377195/naval-medical-forces-atlantic-leadership-met-discuss-strategic-priorities

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicineRear Admiral Michael Mittelman receives a Legion of Merit citation from ...
09/05/2020

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicine

Rear Admiral Michael Mittelman receives a Legion of Merit citation from Surgeon General Adam Robinson, September 5, 2008.

Rear Admiral Michael Mittelman receives a Legion of Merit citation from Surgeon General Adam Robinson, September 5, 2008.

Navy Medicine Scientific Advisory PanelUS Navy Surgeon General, Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham meets with his COVID-19 Scien...
09/04/2020
Navy Medicine Scientific Advisory Panel

Navy Medicine Scientific Advisory Panel

US Navy Surgeon General, Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham meets with his COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Panel at the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia on Sept. 3, 2020. The Scientific Panel produces a Weekly COVID-19 Public Health Update that provides a scientific synopsis of latest COVID research for senior Navy and DOD leadership.

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. (Sept. 3, 2020) US Navy Surgeon General, Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham meets with his COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Panel at the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia on Sept. 3, 2020. The Scientific Panel produces a Weekly COVID-19 Public Health...

09/03/2020
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New issue of Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Update online now athttps://static.dvidshub.net/media/pubs/pdf_55693.pdf

Director, Defense Health Agency Visits Naval Hospital PensacolaDuring his visit, Place showed his appreciation to those ...
09/03/2020
Director, Defense Health Agency Visits Naval Hospital Pensacola

Director, Defense Health Agency Visits Naval Hospital Pensacola

During his visit, Place showed his appreciation to those that have been committed to excellence by recognizing five NHP staff members for notable individual achievements. Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Celia Decastro was one of the Sailor’s recognized for her dedication and commitment to the mission of the Urgent Care Clinic throughout the past few months.

read more at https://www.dvidshub.net/news/377366/director-defense-health-agency-visits-naval-hospital-pensacola

Director, Defense Health Agency (DHA) visited with Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) leadership, held a town hall for staff and toured the facility, Sept. 2, 2020.

09/02/2020

Historical Notes from Navy Dentistry’s First Year
By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, BUMED

On August 22, 1912, President William Taft signed into law an act creating a formal corps of uniformed dentists in the U.S. Navy. This date did not mark the beginning of dental care in the Navy, but rather the formal establishment of a professional community of trained uniformed dentists. Some form of dental care had long been practiced in the service, but at best, was an additional duty assigned to a Navy surgeon or hospital steward who had some dental training.

read more at https://navymedicine.navylive.dodlive.mil/archives/13180

Advanced X-Ray Technology added to NMRTU BangorAn entire new system – mirroring the similar addition at Navy Medicine an...
09/02/2020
Advanced X-Ray Technology added to NMRTU Bangor

Advanced X-Ray Technology added to NMRTU Bangor

An entire new system – mirroring the similar addition at Navy Medicine and Training Command Bremerton – provides the clinic with the latest in state-of-the-art x-ray capability to support operational readiness for all Naval Base Kitsap Bangor based commands. “We now have better imagery for better diagnoses. This is a huge improvement over our previous system,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jordan Rozul.

read more at https://www.dvidshub.net/news/377033/advanced-x-ray-technology-added-nmrtu-bangor

By Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer -- Navy Medical Readiness and Training Unit (NMRTU) Bangor unveiled the latest in advanced x-ray technology August 27, 2020.

NMRTC Camp Lejeune Diversity Council honors Women's Equality DayThe socially distanced gathering honored the 100th anniv...
09/02/2020
NMRTC Camp Lejeune Diversity Council honors Women's Equality Day

NMRTC Camp Lejeune Diversity Council honors Women's Equality Day

The socially distanced gathering honored the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Coincidentally falling on Women's Equality Day, the event featured readings and a guest speaker, CMDCM (Retired) Michelle Brooks who most recently served as Command Master Chief of NMRTC Camp Lejeune.

read more at https://www.dvidshub.net/news/376908/nmrtc-camp-lejeune-diversity-council-honors-womens-equality-day

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicineSubject: Monthly formal inspection of nurses assigned to Hospital Corps ...
09/02/2020

Historical photos - On This Day in Navy medicine

Subject: Monthly formal inspection of nurses assigned to Hospital Corps School, San Diego, California. Directions: reading from foreground to background. Left hand column: Ensign M.V. Hillard, Ensign S. Bulik, Lt(jg) [Lieutenant (junior grade)] V.M. Lucey, Ensign M.M. Beltz, Ensign R.K. Alexander, Lt (jg) G.Hampson, Ensign B.B. Brennan, Ensign G.H. Gardiner, Lt(jg) B.B. Bockhaus, Lt(jg) R.G. Stachelski, Lt(jg) M.L. Allen. Center column: Captain C.W. Lane - officer in charge of school, Lieutenant Commander M.E. Zimmerman - personnel officer, Lieutenant G.L. Baker - instruction officer. Right hand column: Ensign B. Brudzinski, Ensign L.M. Lang, Ensign P.L. Bohnhoff, Ensign B.A. Hegele, Lt(jg) M.M. Hanel, Ensign H.H. Jungerson, Ensign I.P. Hompland, Lt(jg) R.N. Miller, Lt(jg) G.V. Moore, Lt(jg) L.S. Ostrom. [Women.] [Nurses. Nursing.] [Portraits.] [Scene.] Group photos, Inspection, Presentations.

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U.S. Naval Hospital Yokohama and the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1923By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau o...
09/01/2020
U.S. Naval Hospital Yokohama and the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1923 – Navy Medicine

U.S. Naval Hospital Yokohama and the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1923
By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Naval Hospital Yokohama was established on 16 May 1872 on a 100-foot bluff overlooking the city proper. Its pri­mary mission was to provide medi­cal support to personnel attached to the Asiatic Squadron. During its life, the hospital and its complement of personnel contended with severe cholera and influenza outbreaks, an influx of sick and injured expedi­tionary forces during the Boxer Re­bellion, Spanish-American War ca­sualties, and the ever-present threat of devastating earthquakes.

read more at https://navymedicine.navylive.dodlive.mil/archives/13204

U.S. Naval Hospital Yokohama and the Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1923 By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery U.S. Naval Hospital Yokohama in 1922. All images courtesy of the Naval History and Heritage Command Nearly 20 years after an era of self-imposed se­clusio...

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