Navy Medicine West Story Archive

Navy Medicine West Sweeps 2018 Patient Administration Officer of the Year Awards  (21 February 2019)
Two officers from Navy Medicine West (NMW) were named the senior and junior Navy Medicine 2018 Patient Administration Officers of the Year, Feb. 19.
Navy Medicine West's Champions for Patient Safety and Quality Care  (15 March 2019)
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.
Forward to the Sea: Navy Medicine West Leads Virtual Health Care Delivery to Warfighters  (26 March 2019)
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.
Navy Medicine West Commander Connects Philadelphians with Their Navy  (17 June 2019)
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.
Navy Medicine Shifting Focus to Be Ready for the Next Fight  (3 July 2019)
Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Forrest Faison discussed the future of Navy Medicine, and how it plans to prepare medical personnel for the next fight, while visiting San Diego, June 25-27.
Navy Hospital Yokosuka, Japanese Maritime Surgical Teams Participate in Exercise  (25 July 2019)
U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka welcomed their Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Yokosuka Hospital counerparts for an interoperability medical exercise.
Can You Hear Me Now? NMW Tests Alternate Communications During Citadel Rumble  (8 August 2019)
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.
Navy's 19th Director of the Medical Service Corps Takes Charge with a Nod to the Past and Eyes on the Future  (12 August 2019)
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.
Rear Admiral Timothy Weber Takes the Helm at Navy Medicine West: Command Says Farewell to Rear Admiral Paul Pearigen  (20 August 2019)
Rear Adm. Timothy Weber assumed command of Navy Medicine West (NMW) from Rear Adm. Paul Pearigen during a ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 16.
Navy Medicine Researchers and Scientists Kick Off the 2019 Military Health System Research Symposium with Strong Showing  (21 August 2019)
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.
New Navy Medicine West Commander Talks Science with Researcher at MHSRS  (22 August 2019)
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.
Former Navy Corpsman Talks about Sustaining En Route Care Skills at 2019 MHSRS  (4 September 2019)
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.
Suicide Prevention Is Year-Round at Navy Medicine West  (17 September 2019)
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.
Director of Navy Medicine Civilian Corps Visits Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms  (4 November 2019)
Mr. Andrew Jones, Ph.D., deputy chief, Total Force, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), and director, Navy Medicine Civilian Corps, visited Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms (NHTP), Oct. 17.
Navy Medicine West Personnel Spark Interest in STEM during San Diego Fleet Week  (12 November 2019)
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.

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