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Air Force SMART program sustains readiness and c...

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Oct. 27, 2022

The Air Force’s Sustained Medical and Readiness Trained, or SMART, program has become a dynamic training...
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2022) – Capt. Sharon House, Naval Hospital Jacksonville director and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville commander, together with the command’s Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS team, prepare to cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new electronic health record system MHS GENESIS on September 24 at the hospital. The ribbon cutting recognized the launch of the new electronic health record at the hospital and its Naval Branch Health Clinics Jacksonville, Key West and Mayport. (U.S. Navy photo by Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).

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Sep. 26, 2022

Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville and Naval Branch Health Clinics (NBHC) Jacksonville, Key West and Mayport...
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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for 12 to 17 Year-Olds

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for 12 to...

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Aug. 31, 2022

Adolescents ages 12 to 17 can now receive the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, the fourth vaccine to be authorized...
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New COVID-19 Boosters Against Subvariants Coming Soon

New COVID-19 Boosters Against Subvariants Coming...

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Aug. 30, 2022

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Eligible Airmen, Guardians have access to more m...

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Aug. 22, 2022

The Department of Defense is increasing its supply of the approved monkeypox vaccine, JYNNEOS, which allows...
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JBSA-Lackland, JBSA-Randolph Pharmacies change processes

JBSA-Lackland, JBSA-Randolph pharmacies implemen...

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Aug. 19, 2022

The Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and Randolph Pharmacy teams are changing some of their processes to...
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After Dobbs Decision, Department of Defense Prov...

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Aug. 16, 2022

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Walk-in clinic aids service members with musculoskeletal injuries

Walk-in clinic aids service members with musculo...

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Aug. 16, 2022

The Brooke Army Medical Center Musculoskeletal Integrated Practice Unit, located in the Capt. Jennifer M...
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Local News | Feb. 3, 2022

Tidewater Market Leaders Meet to Discuss Strategic Way Forward

USNS COMFORT, Va. (Jan. 26, 2022) — Military and civilian leaders of the Defense Health Agency’s Tidewater Market gathered, in accordance with social distancing guidance, for a strategic planning offsite Jan. 25 to 28 to develop solutions aimed at achieving the market’s strategic goals.

During the symposium, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Lamey, deputy director of the Tidewater Market, discussed fostering a market perspective, improving performance and outcomes, achieving solvency through fiscal discipline and affordability, strengthening collaboration across facilities and product lines in support of integrated, highly-reliable system of medical training, readiness, and healthcare.
 
“To succeed in a resources-constrained and high-cost healthcare environment, Tidewater Market leaders must expeditiously think, collaborate, and innovate in all we do. It is imperative that we evaluate our current structure and processes to remain a relevant provider of accessible and affordable healthcare to the Tidewater region,” Lamey said.

For Tidewater’s leaders, developing a strategic way forward to proactively address operational challenges were key to making the symposium a success.
 
Rear Adm. Darin Via, director of the Tidewater Market, empowered leaders from McDonald Army Health Center, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and 633D Medical Group, as well as market staff and deputy directors, to excel as a high-reliability organization by adapting organizational structures to best support the beneficiaries within the market.
 
“If current structures hinder substantial performance, we will consolidate, eliminate, or restructure as needed,” said Via.
 
On the first day, market leadership met at the Army Transportation Museum Foundation in Fort Eustis, Va., to discuss short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals, and develop a strategic five-year plan. On the second day, the team met onboard the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), the Mercy-class hospital ship. The day concluded with a tour of the ship and a discussion of Joint military medicine.
 
“It was great to get together this week to determine our strategic priorities as a market and really see ourselves as one team moving forward,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Anne Marie McCain, director of the 633d Medical Group.

Lamey closed with saying, “We need to move forward as one market, enhancing our strengths and minimizing our weaknesses. The most important part of the past two days is developing a Market that provides greater choice and access to our eligible beneficiaries by operating as a single integrated health system.”
 
The Tidewater Market includes the following military medical treatment facilities:

Navy
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Branch Health Clinic (BHC), Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek (Boone Clinic)
  • BHC, Dam Neck Annex
  • BHC, Norfolk Naval Station (Sewells Point)
  • BHC, Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • BHC, Chesapeake (Northwest Annex)
  • BHC, Naval Air Station Oceana
  • BHC, Yorktown (Naval Weapons Station)
  • TRICARE Prime Clinic Virginia Beach
  • TRICARE Prime Clinic Chesapeake
  • TRICARE Prime Clinic Suffolk
Army
  • McDonald Army Health Center, Fort Eustis
  • Troop Medical Clinic 1 (TMC1)
  • Troop Medical Clinic 2 (TMC2)
  • Fort Story Army Health Clinic
  • Community-Based Medical Home Williamsburg
Air Force
  • USAF Hospital Langley Air Force Base (633 MDG)

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Local News | Feb. 3, 2022

Tidewater Market Leaders Meet to Discuss Strategic Way Forward

USNS COMFORT, Va. (Jan. 26, 2022) — Military and civilian leaders of the Defense Health Agency’s Tidewater Market gathered, in accordance with social distancing guidance, for a strategic planning offsite Jan. 25 to 28 to develop solutions aimed at achieving the market’s strategic goals.

During the symposium, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Lamey, deputy director of the Tidewater Market, discussed fostering a market perspective, improving performance and outcomes, achieving solvency through fiscal discipline and affordability, strengthening collaboration across facilities and product lines in support of integrated, highly-reliable system of medical training, readiness, and healthcare.
 
“To succeed in a resources-constrained and high-cost healthcare environment, Tidewater Market leaders must expeditiously think, collaborate, and innovate in all we do. It is imperative that we evaluate our current structure and processes to remain a relevant provider of accessible and affordable healthcare to the Tidewater region,” Lamey said.

For Tidewater’s leaders, developing a strategic way forward to proactively address operational challenges were key to making the symposium a success.
 
Rear Adm. Darin Via, director of the Tidewater Market, empowered leaders from McDonald Army Health Center, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and 633D Medical Group, as well as market staff and deputy directors, to excel as a high-reliability organization by adapting organizational structures to best support the beneficiaries within the market.
 
“If current structures hinder substantial performance, we will consolidate, eliminate, or restructure as needed,” said Via.
 
On the first day, market leadership met at the Army Transportation Museum Foundation in Fort Eustis, Va., to discuss short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals, and develop a strategic five-year plan. On the second day, the team met onboard the USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), the Mercy-class hospital ship. The day concluded with a tour of the ship and a discussion of Joint military medicine.
 
“It was great to get together this week to determine our strategic priorities as a market and really see ourselves as one team moving forward,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Anne Marie McCain, director of the 633d Medical Group.

Lamey closed with saying, “We need to move forward as one market, enhancing our strengths and minimizing our weaknesses. The most important part of the past two days is developing a Market that provides greater choice and access to our eligible beneficiaries by operating as a single integrated health system.”
 
The Tidewater Market includes the following military medical treatment facilities:

Navy
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Branch Health Clinic (BHC), Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek (Boone Clinic)
  • BHC, Dam Neck Annex
  • BHC, Norfolk Naval Station (Sewells Point)
  • BHC, Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • BHC, Chesapeake (Northwest Annex)
  • BHC, Naval Air Station Oceana
  • BHC, Yorktown (Naval Weapons Station)
  • TRICARE Prime Clinic Virginia Beach
  • TRICARE Prime Clinic Chesapeake
  • TRICARE Prime Clinic Suffolk
Army
  • McDonald Army Health Center, Fort Eustis
  • Troop Medical Clinic 1 (TMC1)
  • Troop Medical Clinic 2 (TMC2)
  • Fort Story Army Health Clinic
  • Community-Based Medical Home Williamsburg
Air Force
  • USAF Hospital Langley Air Force Base (633 MDG)
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