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In conjunction with her visit to the Pacific Northwest, Defense Health Agency Director Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland (2nd from left) took a photo-op pause while visiting Naval Hospital Bremerton, June 8, 2023. Flanking Lt. Gen. Crosland are (from L to R) Capt. Juliann Althoff, Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor director and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Oak Harbor commanding officer; Capt. Patrick Fitzpatrick, NHB director and Navy Medicine Readiness Training Command Bremerton commanding officer; and Col. Jonathan Craig Taylor, Puget Sound Military Health System director and Madigan Army Medical Center commanding officer. Lt. Gen. Crosland held a town hall for all staff members at the military treatment facility, which was also made available for NHB’s three branch health clinics located at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Naval Station Everett, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as well as for NHCOH/NMRTC Oak Harbor. NHB leaders provided a tour of the facility which included stops at Mental Health department, Main Operating Room, Urgent Care Clinic, and Family Practice Clinic (official Navy photos by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer)
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Military Hospitals and Clinics

Military hospitals and clinics are the core of the Military Health System. They are located on military installations around the world. Military hospitals and clinics are also referred to as Click to closeDirect CareDirect care refers to military hospitals and clinics, also known as “military treatment facilities” and “MTFs.”direct care, military treatment facilities or MTFs. Search by state or "overseas" to find a military hospital or clinic near you.

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How MHS Video Connect Improves Mission Effectiveness and Care Quality

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Open to all active duty service members, retirees, and their families enrolled in a military hospital or clinic, MHS Video Connect empowers patients to meet with their military health provider virtually through live video on any internet-connected computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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Department Of Defense Health Affairs Media Roundtable Announcement of NDAA 2017, Section 703(d) Report to Congress

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Thomas McCaffery, Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Health Affairs; Dr. David Smith, Reform Leader For Health Care Management; and Lieutenant General Ronald Place, Director, Defense Health Agency, participated in a Health Affairs Media Roundtable following the announcement that the NDAA 2017, Section 703(d) Report was submitted to Congress.

Last Updated: November 08, 2023
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