As Navy Medicine began the journey towards high reliability in 2014, senior leaders identified a need for champions to drive the organization toward a culture of health care quality and patient safety excellence. As a result, the role of Chief Medical Officer/Chief Dental Officer was embraced.
Navy Medicine West (NMW) kicked off the fifth annual virtual health program review at its headquarters in San Diego March 5, to discuss the current and future states of using technology to connect warfighters with medical care, no matter the distance.
Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen, Navy Medicine West (NMW) commander and chief of the Navy Medical Corps, cultivated a better understanding of the Navy's role in protecting American prosperity and freedom during an executive engagement visit to Philadelphia, June 10-12.
A magnitude 7.0 that significantly damages infrastructure and disrupts phone lines. A fast-moving wildfire that destroys buildings, including hospitals, and takes out cell towers. Disasters like these are not just possible along the West Coast, they're probable.
During a ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters Aug. 9, Rear Adm. Timothy Weber became the Navy's 19th director of the Medical Service Corps (MSC), assuming the role from Rear Adm. Anne Swap, Navy Medicine East commander.
Navy Medicine researchers from across the globe convened Aug. 19 in Kissimmee, Florida for the start 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) to discuss the latest scientific advances and initiatives that support warfighter health, readiness and survivability.
Rear Adm. Tim Weber, the new Navy Medicine West (NMW) commander who took the helm last week, attended the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) to show support for the region's scientists as they showcased their research and development during the annual meeting, Aug. 20.
During a breakout session at the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), a former hospital corpsman presented findings from an analysis of patient care transports at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam.
While September is the month when individuals and organizations across the nation raise awareness about suicide, efforts to promote psychological health and prevent suicide are an ongoing evolution that happen every month of the year at commands throughout the Navy Medicine West (NMW) region.
Staff from Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), both Navy Medicine commands aligned under Navy Medicine West (NMW), brought a host of hands-on displays to San Diego Fleet Week's STEM Student Day, Nov. 7.