The American Academy of Pediatrics' Uniformed Services Chapter West announced Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Love, a Naval Hospital Jacksonville pediatrician, as its 2018 Pediatrician of the Year on Nov. 4, during its 2018 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Naval Hospital Jacksonville as one of 83 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2017.
About 25 Naval Hospital Jacksonville staff returned the week before Christmas, from an 11-week medical support mission. The sailors were deployed aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), as part of U.S. Southern Command's Enduring Promise initiative.
Capt. Matthew Case, Naval Hospital Jacksonville commander, and Zachary Bassett, an Eagle Scout candidate, opened the Reflection Healing Garden at the hospital on Jan. 15 during a ribbon cutting ceremony.