Rear Admiral Nancy J. Lescavage

Senior Health Care Executive
Regional Director, TRICARE Regional Office West

Rear Admiral Nancy J. Lescavage

Rear Admiral Nancy J. Lescavage currently is assigned as the Regional Director of the TRICARE Regional Office – West, San Diego, overseeing Managed Care Support contracts and an integrated health care delivery system in 21states covering more than 2,700,000 TRICARE eligible beneficiaries. Nancy J. Lescavage recently served as the 20th Director of the Navy Nurse Corps and was the commander, Naval Medical Education and Training Command, Bethesda, Md.  Lescavage hails from Port Carbon, Pa., and is a licensed nurse in that state. Her diploma in Nursing is from Saint Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Reading, Pa. She received a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland, a graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and a certificate in Management from the Wharton School of Business. Receiving her commission in May 1972, Lescavage has held numerous senior executive leadership positions to include: Assistant Chief, Health Care Operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (2001-2002); Deputy Assistant Chief for Health Care Operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (1999-2001); commanding officer, Naval Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas (1997-1999); executive officer, Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Ill. (1995-1997); and commanding officer, Fleet Hospital Five (1995-1997). Additionally, she served as a Congressional Fellow in the Office of United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye [Hawaii] (March 1993 – January 1995). Quickly recognized as an authority on the legislative process and its application to health care, she provided critical liaison with the White House and health care task forces concerning National Health Care Reform issues. From August 1989 to March 1993, as a Senior Health Facilities Planner for the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Lescavage was responsible for the planning and design of military medical construction projects worldwide and for performing comprehensive health care and cost-benefit analyses in support of DoD initiatives. Prior to her Department of Defense assignments, she was in charge of the Recruit Medical Clinic at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. This clinic was responsible for providing medical care to approximately 40,000 recruits annually. Other assignments include: National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md.; Naval Hospital Philadelphia; and the Navy Medical Clinic, United States Embassy, London. During these assignments, she gained expertise in the specialties of Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Operating Room, Obstetrics, Neonatology, Recovery Room, Ambulatory Care, Cardiac Surgery, Medicine and General Surgery. Rear Adm. Lescavage has had numerous articles published and has been a keynote speaker on many occasions on a variety of topics. She is the recipient of the Legion of Merit (four awards), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, several unit commendations and the General George Joulwan Achievement Award.

Updated: 4 December 2008