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Jan. 31, 2024

Modernization, Innovation in NMCSD appointment scheduling

The transition of Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) into the Military Health System (MHS) offers modernization and innovation opportunities in the delivery of health care. One such area NMCSD is embarking on is an effort to adopt and promote best practices in appointing services.

Jan. 31, 2024

Importance of Blood Donor Program Exemplified by NMCSD Lab Tech

During some medical crises a healthcare professional may also end up being a patient at the facility that they serve at. For Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Chief Hospital Corpsman Charlene Green, that is exactly what transpired for her during the recent holiday period. Green, who serves as one of NMCSD’s Laboratory Department divisional leading chief petty officers, and who is a native from Brooklyn, New York, oversees all aspects of operation of the hospital’s advanced laboratory department — to include its blood related divisions.

Jan. 18, 2024

CPO Advancement Exam hopes for NMCSD Sailor

The basketball court at Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) gym was converted to a test center as more than 130 first class petty officers were administered the FY 2024 Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Advancement Exam, 18 Jan. Off to the side as you entered the court is a table packed with cell phones while their rightful owners are taking the exam. You could hear the phones’ murmurs placed to their lowest setting permitted for some, while others depleted their battery as they vibrated.

Jan. 12, 2024

Two different roads, one final destination for pair of NMCSD pharmacists

As Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) celebrates National Pharmacist Day, 12 Jan., we present two pharmacists whose parallel trajectory lead them to serving in one of the hospital’s most relied upon departments by beneficiaries who expect a precision and expediency that leaves zero room for complacency.

Jan. 10, 2024

Legalman celebrates rating, reflects on service

As the U.S. Navy celebrates the 52nd anniversary of the Legalman (LN) rating, we take a look at one LN at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) who cherishes the role he plays helping ensure the command's legal duties are carried out. "Coming from a family comprised of lawyers who served in both the public and private sector, I have always had a calling to purse a legal career," says Legalman First Class Shawn Dorman, NMCSD Office of the Command Judge Advocate leading petty officer. "As an LN I have served on aircraft carriers and forward deployed locations and the one constant about the rate is that we are always in demand."

Jan. 10, 2024

Congressman Scott Peters visits NMCSD, learns about MTF capabilities

Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) hosted Congressman Scott Peters (CA-50) for a command tour, 3 Jan. The visit started with a command overview brief by Capt. Elizabeth Adriano, NMCSD director, who offered broader context on the current composition of the command and its mission; and, how it relates to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) construct.

Jan. 10, 2024

NMCSD Director, Nurse Share Unique Connection

Dual military couple, Lts. Brett and Kathy Stevens, were U.S. Navy Supply Officers stationed in San Diego when they received news that they would be welcoming their second child in the winter of 1999.

Jan. 10, 2024

San Diego Padres, Musgrove Visit NMCSD, Boost Holiday Morale

The San Diego Padres players, alum, and Swinging Friar mascot visited Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) to boost the holiday season morale of patients and staff members, 12 Dec. The visit was conducted in conjunction with the Fisher House San Diego’s open house.

Jan. 25, 2023

Equine Therapy Reduces Staff Stress and Anxiety at Military Hospital

Military facility animals—whose job is to de-stress staff and patients at hospitals and clinics—come in all shapes and sizes.

Oct. 17, 2022

Week of Wellness Kicks Off at NMCSD

Naval Medical Center San Diego kicked off the Health and Wellness department’s Week of Wellness fair, Oct. 17. The week-long event covers a broad range of topics all aimed at improving one’s overall health and wellness. October is filled with numerous health and wellness observations ranging from World Smile Day, observed on Oct. 7, to Mental Illness Awareness Week, observed Oct. 2-8.

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