U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Story Archive

Lifesaving Adult ECMO Transport First in WESTPAC  (3 April 2012)
The aeromedical evacuation of a critically ill U.S. servicemember from U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Okinawa to Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) in Hawaii March 26, marked the first extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, transfer performed with an adult in the western Pacific region.
USNH Okinawa Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month  (1 June 2012)
The staff of U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Okinawa participated along with local artisans and entertainers in an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration staged in front of the hospital May 23.
USNH Okinawa Officer Receives Award from Japanese Government   (1 June 2012)
The government of Japan recognized the head of the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Okinawa Preventive Medicine Department May 23, for his work in conducting plant quarantine inspections of vessels and military equipment entering U.S. military ports in Okinawa.
USNH Okinawa Takes Care Of Families  (13 August 2012)
The military likes to run on schedules. It allows for a streamline of production and quality control, but babies do not follow those guidelines.
USNH Okinawa hosts Japanese BLS Course  (24 September 2012)
Medical professionals from throughout Okinawa came to Camp Lester Sept. 19 to attend a Japanese-language Basic Life Support (BLS) course hosted by U. S. Naval Hospital Okinawa.
US Naval Hospital Okinawa kicks off Customer Service Week  (11 October 2012)
The staff of U. S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Okinawa kicked off the command's observance of Customer Service Week in a brief ceremony at the hospital's Wall of Honor Oct. 1.
USNH Okinawa Welcomes First Baby of 2013  (3 January 2013)
U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan welcomed the first baby of the new year.
Outfitting Underway at New USNH Okinawa  (7 February 2013)
Outfitting and inspections are currently in progress at the new U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa (USNHO) facility on Camp Foster, and planning is underway to transfer hospital operations to the new facility in March of 2013.
Sailor Returns to Birthplace as Staff Member  (28 March 2013)
A Sailor assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa (USNHO) put an interesting new spin on the idea of returning to one's birthplace.
Camp Lester Hospital Officially Closes  (29 March 2013)
U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Okinawa personnel lowered the colors at the Camp Lester facility for the last time March 26, marking the hospital's official closure.
Babies Born into USNH Okinawa History  (30 March 2013)
The birth of two babies on March 16 at at U. S. Naval Hospital Okinawa was not only a special event for their families, but also punctuates the hospital's historic transition to a new location.
USNH Okinawa Moves to Camp Foster  (30 March 2013)
U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa (USNHO) opened for business March 16 at its new location on Camp Foster, beginning a new chapter in the history of the largest overseas medical facility in the Navy.
USNH Okinawa Welcomes New CO  (19 July 2013)
U. S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan held a change of command ceremony aboard Camp Foster July 18.
USNH Okinawa earns Blue 'H' Award  (7 August 2013)
Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy Surgeon General, awarded U. S. Naval Hospital Okinawa (USNHO) the 2012 Blue H - Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Gold Star Award July 19.
Hero Miles Program helps Okinawa family  (7 August 2013)
Close coordination between U. S. Naval Hospital Okinawa (USNHO) and the Fisher House Foundation recently helped a military family travel to the Washington, D. C. area to join their service member while he received medical treatment.

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