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Jan. 18, 2023

Lessening the Distance with MHS GENESIS Video Connect

By Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer -- In a region defined by navigating around, across and above the waters of Puget Sound, Naval Hospital Bremerton clinics are lessening the distance between provider and patient.

Nov. 28, 2022

On the Cross Country Recovery Road Less Traveled

On the recovery road less traveled... After suffering through a serious bout of sepsis, followed by a heart attack necessitating open-heart surgery and then repair for an excruciating hernia, Pat Flaherty, Naval Hospital Bremerton chief information officer, accompanied by wife Terri, Port Orchard residents and both avid cyclists, recently completed bicycling 3,762 miles across North America, from the Pacific shores of Washington State to Bay Harbor, Maine, on the Atlantic coast (Courtesy photo).

Nov. 28, 2022

I Am Navy Medicine – from Pacific Partnership to 3rd Med Battalion – Cmdr. Mathie

HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Aug. 31, 2022) - Lt. Cmdr. Cameron Mathie, from Chalfont, Pennsylvania, right, assists patients with medical personnel at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara during Pacific Partnership 2022. It was during his deployment as part of the mission that Mathie was informed he had been selected as the next chief nursing officer for the Marine Corps' 3d Medical Battalion Now in its 17th year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Pacific Partnership is a unifying mission that fosters enduring friendships and cooperation among many nations. The year's mission in Solomon Islands will include participants from the United States, Japan and Australia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Drace Wilson)

Nov. 28, 2022

I Am Navy Medicine – from Hospital Corps to Medical Service Corps – Ensign Emert

A passing of tradition...As part of her commissioning process going from hospital corpsman second class to ensign, Michaela Nicole Emert designates Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jonathon Meeks as recipient of her petty officer insignia to continue to advance in rate and responsibility as she has in becoming a Navy Medical Service Corps officer. Emert is from Ogden, Utah, and a 2012 graduate from Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School, Honolulu, Hawaii. (courtesy photo).

Nov. 22, 2022

I Am Navy Medicine – A Family Affair at NMRTC Bremerton

All in the family... Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Joshua Hebert and Diane Hebert are a mother-son team at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton. Joshua, a physical therapy technician, is the leading petty officer and of the command's Physical Therapy department and Diane is a an occupational health technician with NMRTC Bremerton Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Detachment (official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer).

Nov. 2, 2022

I Am Navy Medicine – HM3 John Ong – Lead Hearing Conservation Tech at NHB

When an earful about an ear full is needed, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class John Ong can provide any such helpful cautioning. As the lead hearing conservation technician and general duty corpsman for Naval Hospital Bremerton Otorhinolaryngology [better known as Ears, Nose and Throat] department, Ong handles everything from administering hearing tests to counseling patients on just what constitutes healthy hearing, which includes reminding patients at times to follow the old adage of not sticking anything in your ear smaller than your elbow, as well as adequately protect it from damaging, earsplitting noise (official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer).

Oct. 21, 2022

Inflections on Infection Prevention at Naval Hospital Bremerton

It takes a team... Elma Faye Miller, infection prevention and control nurse at Naval Hospital Bremerton (back) pauses with several of her command department liaisons before International Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 16-22, 2022, held annually to stress the importance of a culture of safety to "terminate outbreaks in health care facilities, reduce transmission of resistant organisms, and reduce overall infection rates," said Miller (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer)

Oct. 4, 2022

Immigration Physicals an exam away at NMRTU Everett

Oct. 4, 2022 - Providing a helping heath care hand... Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Jasmin Damian, assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness Training Unit Everett took it upon herself to craft a standing operating procedure to help guide - and streamline - the process of providing immigration physicals to those in need. "An immigration physical is an integral part of the entire process required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to establish applicants seeking immigration benefits and is not inadmissible to the United States public health," explained Damian, stressing the immigration physical is unlike any other physical which an eligible beneficiary can request at any military treatment facility like NMRTU Everett (courtesy photo).

Oct. 1, 2022

Think Pink at NMRTC Bremerton for Breast Cancer Awareness

In the Pink... From rose to fuchsia to salmon, with October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton staff members gathered on the quarterdeck, many in pink attire, to help raise awareness for the annual breast cancer campaign (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer). Taking a supportive stand against cancer...Naval Hospital Bremerton Pediatric Department and Immunization Clinic staff take a pink pause for the annual breast cancer awareness cause (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer). Corpsmen Care for the Cause...Sailors assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness Training Unit Bangor demonstrate - colorfully - their support in helping to raise awareness for the annual breast cancer awareness campaign held every October (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer).

Sept. 15, 2022

Part of a Quality Quartet of Chief Selectees

In the Navy, each eligible Sailor for chief is required to be selected by a ranking and selection board composed of master chiefs who actively chooses the future leadership from the most capable Sailors, considering both their aptitude as technical experts and ability as leaders. To signify the new leadership position of the chief petty officer rank, the time honored tradition of the chief’s pinning was created at the pay-grade’s inception in 1893. Getting to that pinning is also a process. As Brayman, Cunningham, Jenkins and Soriano are about to find out…

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