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Aug. 6, 2020Naval Hospital Jacksonville oral surgeon selected as Navy Liaison to AAOMS

July 28, 2020Leadership changes hands at NBHC Albany and NMRTU Albany

July 23, 2020Navy Care virtual visits: Real-time access to care, from anywhere

July 23, 2020Naval Hospital Jacksonville physician selected as delegate to American Medical Association

July 10, 2020Leadership changes hands at NMRTC Jacksonville, NH Jacksonville, and Jacksonville Market

June 26, 2020 - Naval Hospital Jacksonville graduates family medicine physicians

June 25, 2020 - Expeditionary Medical Facility - M change of charge

June 5, 2020 - Navy Care virtual health app wins innovation award

May 8, 2020 - Naval Hospital Jacksonville ranks top ten in nurse communications

April 22, 2020 - NH Jacksonville and NMRTC Jacksonville win CNO Safety Award

March 10, 2020 - American Red Cross Month

Jan. 30, 2020 - Jacksonville Market strengthens DoD's medical readiness and patients' health

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Article 5/16/2019 A change of address may mean new TRICARE health options

A change of address, such as moving to a new country, city, region, or ZIP+4 code is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). This QLE means you have 90 days from the date of your address change to enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan based on your eligibility or plan availability in the new location. (U.S. Navy photo)

Photo 8/4/2020 AAPMS Delegate, Cmdr. Cecilia Brown

AAOMS Delegate
Cmdr. Cecilia Brown, Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s director for dental services and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, was recently selected as the Navy Liaison to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons’ House of Delegates. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Infographic 6/6/2019 Acute Chronic Pain

This infographic describes ways to retrain the brain's reaction to pain.
This infographic describes ways to retrain the brain's reaction to pain.

Article 3/1/2019 American Red Cross Month

Each year since World War II, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month, recognizing the services provided to people across the country and around the world. At Naval Hospital Jacksonville, American Red Cross volunteers contribute about 650 volunteer hours each month, and over 7,500 hours annually.

Photo 3/1/2019 American Red Cross Month

American Red Cross Month
Bobby Johnson, a retired Navy chief and American Red Cross volunteer of 15 years, discusses volunteer opportunities at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Each year since World War II, March has been declared American Red Cross Month, recognizing the services provided to people across the country and around the world. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Article 12/20/2018 Back Pain

Patients with back pain can now directly book an appointment with Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Physical Therapy Clinic without seeing their primary care manager, if they meet certain criteria.

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Back Pain
Lt. Cmdr. Peter Angell, a physical therapist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, conducts an adjustment during a low back pain appointment. Early treatment with a physical therapist can improve the way the patient moves and reduce pain. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Article 4/24/2020 Be Cyber Aware: COVID-19 Myths vs. Facts

While your attention is focused on staying safe and healthy at this time, don’t take your eye off cybersecurity measures. Whether you’re working from home or browsing social media sites, you’re a target for scammers taking advantage of the COVID-19 national health emergency.

Article 11/3/2017 Be Tobacco-Free: The Time is Now

More people in the U.S. are addicted to nicotine than any other drug, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. More than 480,000 users die annually from tobacco, and another 41,000 die from secondhand smoke.

Photo 10/20/2017 Be Tobacco-Free: The Time is Now

Tobacco-Free The Time is Now
Charlene Rees, Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s regional health promotion coordinator, discusses tobacco at the hospital’s Wellness Center. Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Each year, more than 480,000 users die from tobacco and another 41,000 die from secondhand smoke. Navy Medicine recognizes tobacco’s devastating effect on the health and readiness of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team, and provides tools and resources to help. Stop by the Wellness Center today. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 8/30/2019 BHC Jax Change of Charge

BHC Jax Change of Charge
Cmdr. Denise Boggs-Wilkerson assumes authority at a change of charge ceremony at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville on Aug. 30. During the ceremony, Boggs-Wilkerson relieved Cmdr. Robert Staten as the new officer in charge of NBHC Jacksonville. Boggs-Wilkerson earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and was commissioned in the Navy Medical Corps in 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 7/17/2019 Branch Health Clinic Mayport visited by its namesake

Chief Petty Officers assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport take a photo with former Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class and Medal of Honor recipient, Robert Ingram, at the clinic. NBHC Mayport was dedicated in honor of Ingram at its grand opening in 2004. Ingram, a native of Clearwater, Florida, was presented the Medal of Honor in 1998, in recognition of his bravery and dedication while serving in Vietnam in 1966.
Chief Petty Officers assigned to Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport take a photo with former Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class and Medal of Honor recipient, Robert Ingram, at the clinic. NBHC Mayport was dedicated in honor of Ingram at its grand opening in 2004. Ingram, a native of Clearwater, Florida, was presented the Medal of Honor in 1998, in recognition of his bravery and dedication while serving in Vietnam in 1966. (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Article 8/30/2019 Change of Charge (BHC Jax)

Cmdr. Denise Boggs-Wilkerson assumed the officer-in-charge duties of Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville from Cmdr. Robert Staten on Aug. 30, during a ceremony at the clinic.

Photo 11/15/2018 Chaplain Corps

Chaplain Corps
Lt. Jason Shaw, a chaplain at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, discusses an upcoming deployment with a sailor. Shaw, a native of Inglewood, California, says “As a chaplain, we get the opportunity to meet people where they are. Whether in garrison or forward, inspiring hope is our currency. What a privilege it is to be a part of that kind of history.” The Navy Chaplain Corps celebrates its 243rd birthday on Nov. 28.

Photo 4/9/2019 Civilian Corps

Civilian Corps
Annabelle Dalton, a medical support assistant at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Orthopedics Clinic, hands check-in papers to a patient. April 30 marks the 2nd birthday of Navy Medicine’s Civilian Corps. The Civilian Corps joined the Medical, Dental, Medical Service, Nurse, and Hospital Corps as a means to support career and leadership development for Navy Medicine’s civilian team.

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Civilian Corps
Kimberly Krist, a physical therapy assistant at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, conducts stabilization exercises with a patient. April 30 marks the 2nd birthday of Navy Medicine’s Civilian Corps. The Civilian Corps joined the Medical, Dental, Medical Service, Nurse, and Hospital Corps as a means to support career and leadership development for Navy Medicine’s civilian team.

Photo 4/18/2019 Civilian Corps

Civilian Corps
Sharon Wesley (center), patient safety specialist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, discusses positive patient safety outcomes with quality management team members. April 30 marks the 2nd birthday of Navy Medicine’s Civilian Corps. The Civilian Corps joined the Medical, Dental, Medical Service, Nurse, and Hospital Corps as a means to support career and leadership development for Navy Medicine’s civilian team.

Photo 4/18/2019 Civilian Corps

Civilian Corps
Susanne White, Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Clinic manager, conducts a TeamSTEPPS huddle with clinical staff. April 30 marks the 2nd birthday of Navy Medicine’s Civilian Corps. The Civilian Corps joined the Medical, Dental, Medical Service, Nurse, and Hospital Corps as a means to support career and leadership development for Navy Medicine’s civilian team.

Photo 3/11/2020 Coronavirus Guidance

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Photo 4/24/2019 Dental Corps

Dental Corps
Cmdr. John Hoyos, a dentist at Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay, conducts an annual exam on Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Wesley Rogers. Since Aug. 22, 1912, from World War I to Afghanistan, the Dental Corps has been vital to ensuring the operational readiness of all who deploy.

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Dental Corps
Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Hoppe, a dentist at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, conducts an annual exam on Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Savannah Gamel. The Navy Dental Corps celebrates its 107th birthday on Aug. 22, and continues to contribute to combat and humanitarian missions around the world.

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Dental Corps
Lt. Timothy Sebreros, a dentist at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, conducts an annual exam on Logistics Specialist Seaman Luis Monzon Herrera. In 1917, five years after the Dental Corps was founded in 1912, the United States entered World War I. During that conflict, the Dental Corps expanded from 35 to more than 500 personnel, including 124 dentists commissioned in the regular Navy.

Article 2/4/2020 DoD releases guidance to protect forces from novel coronavirus

Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Matthew P. Donovan released a guidance letter for force health protection specifically relating to the novel coronavirus. In it, Donovan states that DoD will follow guidance by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

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Article 6/25/2020 Expeditionary Medical Facility - M change of charge

Capt. Kevin Brown turned over leadership of Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) - M to Capt. David Barrows, during a change of charge ceremony on June 25 at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.

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Expeditionary Medical Facility - M change of charge
Capt. Kevin Brown turned over leadership of Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) - M to Capt. David Barrows, during a change of charge ceremony on June 25 at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.

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Expeditionary Medical Facility - M change of charge
Capt. Kevin Brown turned over leadership of Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) - M to Capt. David Barrows, during a change of charge ceremony on June 25 at Naval Hospital Jacksonville.

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Article 6/26/2020 Family Medicine Residency Program Graduation

Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s award-winning Family Medicine Residency Program, now in its 49th year of continuous accreditation, graduated 25 physicians (13 interns and 12 residents) at a ceremony on June 26 at the hospital.

Photo 10/9/2019 Flu Pandemic Plan (2019)

Flu Pandemic Plan-3
Naval Hospital Jacksonville tests pandemic plan by conducting mass vaccinations for flu

Photo 10/22/2019 Flu Pandemic Plan (2019)

Flu Pandemic Plan-1
Naval Hospital Jacksonville tests pandemic plan by conducting mass vaccinations for flu

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Flu Pandemic Plan-2
Naval Hospital Jacksonville tests pandemic plan by conducting mass vaccinations for flu

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Article 4/16/2020 Get Familiar with Your Emergency and Urgent Care Options

During the COVID-19 crisis, you may have more questions than usual about where to seek care or even the level of care you need. Now is the time to learn the difference between emergency and urgent care, and the rules for your TRICARE health plan. That way, you can get the appropriate treatment you need.

Article 2/27/2020 Got Feedback About TRICARE Publications? Take the Survey

Do you love TRICARE newsletters, or are fact sheets answering your questions? TRICARE wants to hear your feedback. Your comments, suggestions, and questions help to create better content and improve your TRICARE benefit resources.

Article 3/27/2019 Great 100 Nurses

Four Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurses have been selected for The Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida’s “Great 100” award. The award recognizes nurses who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the patients and families for whom they care, the profession as a whole, and the community in which they live.

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Great 100 Nurses
Lt. Cmdr. Chad Moore (right), a nurse anesthetist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, and a colleague use video laryngoscopy to intubate a patient in an operating suite. Moore, a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was named a Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida. “I’m honored and humbled to have had the opportunity to care for those who are most deserving. As a younger critical care nurse, I cared for service members returning from overseas with injuries sustained in battle. My mentors taught me to become a capable and independent nurse anesthetist, providing compassionate care at a time when patients feel most vulnerable. I’m especially honored to have the opportunity to pass along that skillset to the next generation who will care for our fellow wounded service members.” Four Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurses have been selected for The Great 100 Nurses of Northeast Florida’s “Great 100” award. The award recognizes nurses who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the patients and families for whom they care, the profession as a whole, and the community in which they live. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Article 6/12/2019 Health Promotions and Wellness Award

Naval Hospital Jacksonville ─ its hospital and five naval branch health clinics (NBHCs), Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Jacksonville, Operational Health Support Unit Jacksonville Headquarters, and 17 of Operational Health Support Unit Jacksonville’s detachments have earned the Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Blue H Award for 2018.

Article 6/10/2019 Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose rate

Naval Hospital Jacksonville has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition for achieving one of the highest reported rates in Florida for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection.

Photo 4/26/2019 Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose rate

Hepatitis B
Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Tommy Baker checks on Navy Logistics Specialist Seaman Tabernesha Victrum and Romeo Taylor as they hold their newborn daughter at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Maternal Infant Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

Photo 4/24/2019 Hospital Corps

Hospital Corps
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Marqintae Smith, a physical therapy technician at Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay, monitors Sonar Technician (Submarine) 1st Class Lee Norwood on the arm bike. The Navy Hospital Corps, the largest and most decorated rating in the Navy, celebrates 121 years of service on June 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Hospital Corps
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Seth Linton, a preventive medicine technician at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, uses a microscope to examine mosquitos. Established June 17, 1898, the Hospital Corps cares for sailors and Marines on the battlefield, at sea, under the sea, in the air, and in military treatment facilities worldwide. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Hospital Corps
Hospitalman Scarlett Vigil, a surgical technician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, retrieves instruments for surgeons during a laparoscopy in the O.R. On June 17, the Navy’s most decorated rating celebrates 121 years of service. The Hospital Corps is the only enlisted corps in the military and the hospital corpsman rating is the largest and most diverse in the Navy.

Photo 8/20/2019 Hospital Corpsmen graduate from trauma training program at Naval Hospital Jacksonville

Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training
Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Henry Branham (right), a sailor participating in Navy Medicine’s Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training, assists with suturing a patient’s partially-draped arm at UF Health Jacksonville on Aug. 20. Sixteen hospital corpsmen from across the Navy received two weeks of specialized training at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, followed by five weeks at UF Health Jacksonville (a Level I trauma center). Branham, a native of Seattle, Washington, will be assigned to11th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. “This course has exposed me to real-life scenarios that I’ll be expected to assess and treat on my own when I’m down range with my Marines. Because of this training, I believe I’ll be able to provide the best medical care to my Marines when they need it.” The corpsmen, who have already served one tour at a military treatment facility, are then assigned to operational units across the globe. The clinical rotations provide enhanced real-world trauma experience for Navy hospital corpsmen, who provide life-saving care to sailors and Marines in the field. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville (co-located with NH Jacksonville) ensures warfighters’ medical readiness to deploy and clinicians’ readiness to save lives. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 9/6/2019 Housekeeping

Housekeeping
Gregory Phillips, a housekeeping aide at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, cleans the hospital’s mural in the central tower’s elevator lobby. Housekeeping Week (Sept. 8 - 14) recognizes the hard-working housekeeping staff, who play a critical role on the patient care team. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Article 4/16/2020 How to Help: Delay Routine and Elective Medical and Dental Procedures

To keep up with self-distancing practices due to COVID-19, you should strongly consider rescheduling certain medical and dental appointments. Your health care provider may have already contacted you to reschedule your appointment. Be sure to check on the availability of telehealth and teledentistry appointments as an option to address your health care.

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Photo 9/30/2019 Immunizations Month

Immunizations
Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Vernon Thomas, a preventive medicine technician, gives a vaccine at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Immunizations Clinic. National Immunization Awareness Month is campaign held each August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Article 5/8/2019 Jacksonville nurse throws out first pitch at MLB game

Navy Cmdr. Coby Croft threw out the ceremonial first pitch Monday, May 6, before the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Croft, the associate director of nursing at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, was invited to throw out the pitch as part of National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6-12.

Article 2/20/2020 Join Feb. 27 TRICARE Webinar on TRICARE For Life

Do you have questions about TRICARE For Life (TFL)? Not sure if you’re eligible for TFL, or how TFL coverage works? Join the “What is TRICARE For Life?” webinar on Feb. 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to get your TFL questions answered.

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Photo 2/14/2019 Medical Corps

Medical Corps
Cmdr. Frank Axelsen, a family medicine physician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, checks a patient’s heart during a checkup. The Navy Medical Corps celebrates its 148th birthday on March 3. Navy physicians serve from the sea to the battlefield, all the way to the halls of Congress and the White House. They serve in the aviation and undersea medical communities, and as astronauts exploring the frontiers of space.

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Medical Corps
Lt. Brin Freund, a neurologist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, performs an eye movement examination on a sailor. The Medical Corps is comprised of the Navy’s physicians, who pave new frontiers in patient care delivery, medical education, and biomedical research. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Medical Corps
Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Love, a pediatrician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, checks a patient’s ear during a visit. The Navy Medical Corps is comprised of physicians from over 30 specialties and subspecialty areas. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Medical Corps
Lt. Cmdr. Alexandra Perry-Moseanko, a pulmonary/critical care physician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, checks a patient’s heart rate. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 2/26/2019 Medical Corps

Medical Corps
Lt. Mariela Ventocilla, a physician at Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport, checks a sailor’s mouth during a visit. Since March 3, 1871, the Navy Medical Corps has continued the proud tradition of the "Ship's Surgeon," who was part of the ship's crew since the establishment of the Navy in 1775.

Photo 7/11/2019 Medical Service Corps

MSC Corps
Lt. Angela Jiatu, a pharmacist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, counts tablets. Since 1947, the Medical Service Corps has led from the front in clinical, scientific, and administrative specialties, while supporting the mission of Navy Medicine across the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 7/12/2019 Medical Service Corps

MSC Corps
Lt. Robert Scherl, an emergency medicine physician assistant at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s emergency department, performs a musculoskeletal exam on retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Charles Jones. Medical Service Corps officers have continuously served sailors and Marines, in times of war and peace, since Aug. 4, 1947. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 7/15/2019 Medical Service Corps

MSC Corps
Lt. Ashley Russell, lab manager at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, discusses sampling technique with Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Bethany Johnson and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Christopher Barkley. On Aug. 4, the Navy Medical Service Corps celebrates 72 years of exceptional service. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 7/23/2019 Medical Service Corps

MSC Corps
Lt.j.g. Christopher Wimmer and Hospitalman Jenna Werner review patient travel at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s patient administration department. On Aug. 4, the Navy Medical Service Corps celebrates 72 years of exceptional service. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Article 11/27/2018 Meritorious Outcomes

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Naval Hospital Jacksonville as one of 83 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2017. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Naval Hospital Jacksonville is required to track the outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and collect data that assesses patient safety and can be used to direct improvement in the quality of surgical care.

Photo 11/15/2018 Meritorious Outcomes

Recognition for Meritorious Outcomes
A general surgeon at Naval Hospital Jacksonville performs a surgical procedure in the operating room. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Photo 5/5/2020 National Nurses Week

Top Ten Hospitals
Lt. Cmdr. Nicole Cuthbertson and Lt. Timothy Dye view patient flow charts at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Emergency Department. Cuthbertson, a native of Miami, Florida, holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Liberty University.

Photo 7/28/2020 Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany Changes of Charge

NBHC Albany CoCH
Cmdr. Jeremy Pyles, officer in charge of Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Albany, receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Capt. Teresa Allen, Naval Hospital Jacksonville commander and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville commanding officer.

Photo 7/28/2020 Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany Changes of Charge

NBHC Albany CoCH
Cmdr. Jeremy Pyles, officer in charge of Naval Branch Health Clinic Albany and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Albany, is presented with the Meritorious Service Medal certificate by Capt. Teresa Allen, Naval Hospital Jacksonville commander and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville commanding officer.

Photo 6/14/2019 Naval Hospital Jacksonville expands behavioral health care with new inpatient unit

New Inpatient Unit
Leaders and staff at Naval Hospital Jacksonville celebrate the planned July opening of a new, eight-bed inpatient behavioral health unit, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 14. Participating leaders include: Dr. Paul Cordts (deputy assistant director for medical affairs, Defense Health Agency), Rear Adm. Anne Swap (commander, Navy Medicine East), Col. Richard Lindsay III (chief of staff, Defense Health Agency's National Capital Region), Capt. Matthew Case (commander, Naval Hospital Jacksonville), Capt. Tracy Skipton (mental health director, Naval Hospital Jacksonville), and Lt. Cmdr. Willie Barksdale (a nurse at Naval Hospital Jacksonville). (U.S. Navy photo by Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Article 12/26/2018 Naval Hospital Jacksonville Sailors return from Deployment

About 25 Naval Hospital Jacksonville staff returned the week before Christmas, from an 11-week medical support mission. The sailors were deployed aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative.

Photo 12/6/2018 Naval Hospital Jacksonville Sailors return from Deployment

Sailors return from Deployment
The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is anchored off the coast of Honduras as part of an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. Working with health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Honduras, the embarked medical team will provide care on board and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by an increase in cross-border migrants. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership and solidarity with the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Scott Bigley)

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Navy Care
Navy Care offers a live, virtual visit with one of our clinicians — on your smartphone, laptop, or computer. You can use it from home, work, or wherever you want to receive care. It’s private, secure, and free. Download the Navy Care app today.

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Navy Care virtual visits
Lt. Adam Hoynacki, a physician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Family Medicine Clinic, conducts a Navy Care virtual health visit. Navy Care offers a live, virtual visit with a clinician, from the patient's smartphone, laptop, or computer. Patients can use it from work, home, or anywhere that offers privacy. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 7/24/2019 Navy Cmdr. Croft

Navy Cmdr. Coby Croft throws out the first pitch at the invitation of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team as they took on the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 6. Croft was invited as part of this year's National Nurses Week celebration, which continues until May 12. (Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Rays.)
Navy Cmdr. Coby Croft throws out the first pitch at the invitation of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team as they took on the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 6. Croft was invited as part of this year's National Nurses Week celebration, which continues until May 12. (Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Rays.)

Article 6/28/2019 NH Jax Family Medicine Residency Graduation

Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s award-winning Family Medicine Residency Program, now in its 48th year of continuous accreditation, graduated 23 physicians (13 interns and 10 residents) at a ceremony June 28 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville.

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Naval Hospital Jacksonville graduates family medicine physicians
Capt. Matthew Case, Naval Hospital Jacksonville commander and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville commanding officer, speaks at the Family Medicine Residency Program graduation on June 28. The hospital’s program, now in its 48th year, graduated 23 physicians (13 interns and 10 residents). The graduation also served as a kick-off to the program’s new academic year, which begins July 1 with 47 residents and interns. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. All program participants are physicians who have completed medical school. (U.S. Navy photo by Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 6/14/2019 NH Jax Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring (S2M2) internship

NH Jax S2M2 Internship
Phong Ly and Jetta Fant, Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts students, apply plates and screws to simulated fractured bones as part of Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring program. Thirteen high school students from Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts are participating in the hospital’s S2M2 summer internship. The goal of S2M2 is to nurture students’ commitment to science and medicine in a welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment. The S2M2 partnership with Darnell-Cookman complements the school’s focus on equipping high-performing students with the skills and experiences to pursue advanced medical degrees. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Article 2/22/2019 NMRTC Jacksonville's Expeditionary Medical Facility

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Jacksonville’s Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Mike earned Tier 1 readiness capability certification, after completing a two-week training evolution on Feb. 13 at Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute in Camp Pendleton, California.

Photo 2/11/2019 NMRTC Jacksonville's Expeditionary Medical Facility

EMF Mike
Medical personnel assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville’s Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Mike perform trauma care on a mock patient on Feb. 11 during a two-week training at Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute in Camp Pendleton, California. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Joseph Castro, Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute).

Article 6/17/2019 NMRTC Jax staff deploy aboard USNS Comfort

Twenty-five staff from Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville (co-located with Naval Hospital Jacksonville) are deploying aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is on a five-month mission to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, starting in mid-June.

Photo 6/5/2019 NMRTC Jax staff deploy aboard USNS Comfort

NMRTC Jax sailors prepare to deploy
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Efren Sollegue discusses pre-deployment requirements with Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Billy Kersey at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville’s Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence (POMI) office. Twenty five staff from NMRTC Jacksonville (co-located with Naval Hospital Jacksonville) are deploying aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Comfort is on a five-month mission to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, starting in mid-June. The deployment reflects the United States’ enduring promise of friendship, partnership, and solidarity with the Americas. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 4/9/2019 Nurse Corps

Nurse Corps
Ensign Pauline Gachalian hands a newborn boy to his mother, Petty Officer 2nd Class Emily Smith, at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Maternal Infant Unit. We celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).​

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Nurse Corps
Ensign Sandy Link, a nurse at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Multi-Service Unit, flushes a patient’s intravenous tubing. We celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12. Since the American Revolution, military nurses have served their country by playing central, heroic roles in military medicine. Nurses provide unique contributions during peacetime and conflict and serve in roles that go beyond the hospital and clinic.

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Nurse Corps
Lt. Alan Chambers, a nurse at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Ambulatory Procedure Unit, checks a patient’s temperature. We celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Article 10/10/2018 Partners with Private-sector Hospitals

Naval Hospital Jacksonville has developed innovative partnerships with private-sector health systems to maintain clinicians’ advanced life-saving skills and to continue to provide warfighters with state-of-the-art medical care.

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Partners private-sector hospitals
Cmdr. Luke Fifer, a board-certified urologist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, maintains his robotic surgery skills using the equipment at St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Jacksonville, Florida. NH Jacksonville has developed innovative partnerships with private-sector health systems to maintain clinicians’ advanced life-saving skills and to continue to provide warfighters with state-of-the-art medical care. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Article 11/21/2018 Pediatrician of the Year

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Uniformed Services Chapter West announced Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Love, a Naval Hospital Jacksonville pediatrician, as its 2018 Pediatrician of the Year on Nov. 4, during its 2018 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

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Pediatrician of the Year
Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Love, a Naval Hospital Jacksonville pediatrician, interviews an adolescent patient at the hospital’s Pediatrics Clinic. Love was recently selected as 2018 Pediatrician of the Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Uniformed Services Chapter West. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Article 4/2/2020 Possible Military Pharmacy Changes Due to COVID-19

Do you use a military pharmacy? If so, there may be temporary limitations that result in a decrease in service or closure at your pharmacy due to COVID-19. To maintain patient and personnel safety, you may have to temporarily switch your prescription to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or to a TRICARE retail network pharmacy.

Photo 7/12/2019 Preventive Health

Preventive Health
Tracy Stephens, a radiologic technologist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, prepares a patient for a mammogram. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat and before it’s big enough to feel. Starting at age 40, talk with your primary care manager about when to start and how often to get a mammogram. You have the choice to get an annual mammogram at age 40 and up.

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Preventive Health
Casey Adams, certified nurse midwife at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, discusses cervical cancer screenings with a sailor. The Pap test looks for pre-cancers (cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if not treated appropriately). The HPV test looks for a virus than can cause these cell changes. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Article 3/10/2020 Red Cross Month

Each year since World War II, the president of the United States proclaims March as Red Cross Month, recognizing the services provided to people across the country and around the world.

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Red Cross Month
Each year since World War II, the president of the United States proclaims March as Red Cross Month, recognizing the services provided to people across the country and around the world.

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Photo 7/12/2018 Safety Award, Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety

Capt. Kevin Brown - Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety
Capt. Kevin Brown, Naval Hospital Jacksonville executive officer, speaks during a morning safety brief in 2018. The daily safety brief brings staff together (in person and by phone) from across the command to identify potential risks early, so they can be acted on promptly. Brown, a native of Genoa, Ohio, says "Patient safety is the most important issue for any healthcare organization.

Photo 4/27/2020 Safety Award, Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety

Manny Delacruz - Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety
Manny Delacruz, a safety specialist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, assists a sailor with fitting an N95 respirator. NH Jacksonville and Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville won the Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety (large non-industrial command) for Fiscal Year 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 4/27/2020 Safety Award, Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety

Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Haley Brown - Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety
Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Haley Brown, a member of Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s safety department, checks a fire extinguisher. NH Jacksonville and Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville won the Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety (large non-industrial command) for Fiscal Year 2019.

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Kori Reese - Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety
Kori Reese, an audiology technician at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville’s occupational health clinic, conducts a hearing exam with Airman Diosney Moraga. Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medical Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville won the Chief of Naval Operation’s Award for Achievement in Ashore Safety (large non-industrial command) for Fiscal Year 2019.

Photo 11/7/2018 Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring (S2M2) program kick off

S2M2 Kick off
Chief Hospital Corpsman Rebecca Green, an independent duty corpsman at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, discusses enlisted health career opportunities in Navy Medicine with Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts students at a Science, Service, Medicine, and Mentoring (S2M2) event on Nov. 7 at the school. S2M2 was developed in 2004 by Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and adopted by Naval Hospital Jacksonville in 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Article 12/19/2018 Specialty Referral Office

It’s now easier for Naval Hospital Jacksonville patients to schedule specialty referral appointments onsite, before leaving the hospital. So, if you see your primary care manager and they refer you to a specialty clinic at our hospital, you can more easily book your specialty appointment before you leave the hospital.

Photo 12/10/2018 Specialty Referral Office

Specialty Referral Office re-locates
Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Specialty Referral Office enables patients to schedule specialty referrals onsite before leaving the hospital. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Article 4/2/2020 Staying Mentally Fit During Social Distancing

Are you experiencing cabin fever? If so, you’re not alone. Sudden lifestyle changes and extended time at home is a reality for many during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Suicide Prevention
Lt. Amy Strickman, a psychologist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, discusses mental health resiliency with a sailor. Tap into resources by talking to your primary care manager (PCM), behavioral health clinic, or Deployment Health Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Article 9/18/2019 The Joint Commission

Naval Hospital Jacksonville (its hospital and five branch health clinics) has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

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Gold Seal - The Joint Commission
Naval Hospital Jacksonville (its hospital and five branch health clinics) has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation.

Article 3/12/2020 Tracking COVID-19: Know the Symptoms and How to Get Care

Take action and stay informed about the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Simple measures can protect you and your community. It’s also important to identify the symptoms of COVID-19 and know when to seek help.

Article 9/13/2018 Transition to Defense Health Agency

Naval Hospital Jacksonville, including its five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia, will be the first Navy military medical treatment facility (MTF) to transition to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) on Oct. 1, 2018.

Photo 8/30/2018 Transition to Defense Health Agency

Transition to DHA
Navy Lt. Jacob Balesi, a flight officer with Patrol Squadron Thirty, and his family visit Naval Hospital Jacksonville's pediatrics clinic. On Oct. 1, NH Jacksonville, including its five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia, will be the first Navy medical treatment facility to transition to the Defense Health Agency and establish a Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

Article 4/17/2019 Trauma Training Program

Sixteen hospital corpsmen from across the Navy graduated from Navy Medicine’s Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training program on March 29 at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. This is the first evolution at NH Jacksonville, and the Navy’s second site to host the program.

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Trauma Training Program
Hospitalman Juan Ramos crawls toward a mannequin to apply a tourniquet, during the hospital corpsman trauma training program at Naval Hospital Jacksonville on Feb. 15. Sixteen hospital corpsmen from across the Navy are receiving two weeks of training at NH Jacksonville (including various simulation labs and a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course), followed by five weeks at University of Florida Health Jacksonville.

Article 7/11/2019 Traveling Overseas? Know How to Get Care With TRICARE

If you’re planning to travel overseas this summer, your TRICARE coverage goes with you. However, the rules vary based on your sponsor status, your location, and your health plan. Familiarize yourself with your plan’s rules and these tips so you know what to do if you have health issues while traveling overseas.

Article 3/27/2020 TRICARE Covers Certain Telemedicine Services in the U.S.

TRICARE covers certain telemedicine services. You may be able to see a TRICARE-authorized provider without leaving your home. Using a computer or smartphone, you connect with your provider by secure video conferencing.

Article 2/20/2020 TRICARE Dental Coverage Options Keep Your Smile Healthy

Let’s kickoff National Children’s Dental Health Month by looking at how you can keep your and your family’s smile healthy with TRICARE dental options. If you’re new to TRICARE dental or need a refresher, there are three dental options. These options are separate from TRICARE health care options

Article 12/12/2019 TRICARE Expands Care With New Policy Changes

TRICARE recently expanded coverage for beneficiaries who meet certain criteria. Coverage now includes: concurrent pediatric hospice and curative care, portable continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, and platelet rich plasma injections.

Article 4/2/2020 TRICARE Extends Temporary Telehealth Support for Applied Behavior Analysis Services

TRICARE is taking new steps to support family members in the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD). From March 31 to May 31, TRICARE will temporarily cover telehealth support for applied behavior analysis (ABA) parent or caregiver guidance services. This is to help support ACD beneficiaries during social distancing and the COVID-19 respons

Article 4/24/2020 TRICARE Offers Telehealth Services for Mental Health Care

The Military Health System is working to provide you with health options while you practice social distancing to combat the coronavirus pandemic. TRICARE covers telehealth services to include otherwise-covered mental health services.

Article 3/27/2020 TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery Brings Your Prescriptions to Your Door

When practicing social distancing, you may want an alternative to having to travel to the pharmacy. Now is a good time to ensure you have adequate medication on hand to cut down on leaving the house. The TRICARE Pharmacy Program gives you three ways to get up to a 90-day supply of your covered prescriptions, including delivery right to your door.

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Article 4/24/2020 With TRICARE, Help From a Nurse is Just a Call Away

With TRICARE and the Military Health System (MHS) Nurse Advice Line, you can. Whether you’re dealing with an ankle sprain or a sore throat, you can use the MHS Nurse Advice Line and get health advice from a registered nurse anytime, at no cost, from the comfort of your home.

Photo 7/10/2018 Women’s Health: Taking Time for Yourself

Women’s Health
Navy Lt. Jessica Miller, a nurse at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic, discusses cervical cancer screenings with a patient. Starting at age 21, women should get a Pap test every three years. After turning 30, women have a choice. Get a Pap test every three years, or get a Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years. Women should talk with their doctor about options. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

Article 12/18/2018 World War II WAVES

Elizabeth Thomson Imsande, a member of the World War II Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), visited Naval Hospital Jacksonville on Dec. 18.

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World War II WAVES
Lt. Cmdr. Candy Anderson, Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Multi-Service Unit department head, and Elizabeth Thomson Imsande, a former World War II Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES), discuss the history of the Navy’s hospital corps uniforms. Imsande trained and worked at NH Jacksonville during World War II as a pharmacist’s mate. During Imsande’s visit, she toured hospital clinics and units. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Photo 9/11/2019 911 Remembrance

911 Remembrance
Sailors at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Naval Air Station Jacksonville participate in a 9/11 memorial run in remembrance of the lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. About 200 military and civilian personnel later gathered at NH Jacksonville’s flagpole for the raising of morning colors and to honor first responders. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 9/11/2019 911 Remembrance

911 Remembrance
Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s color guard raises the flag at a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony during morning colors. The ceremony paid tribute to the lives lost during the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the courage of first responders. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

Photo 9/11/2019 911 Remembrance

911 Remembrance
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Efren Sollegue, a sailor at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, participates in the hospital’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11. About 200 military and civilian personnel gathered at the hospital’s flagpole for the raising of morning colors and a ceremony to honor the fallen, first responders, and the nation’s resilience.

Last Updated 8/6/2020