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Innovations in Military Medicine Recognized by Military Health System

Image of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, director of the Defense Health Agency, presents Beverly Luce, senior nurse consultant with DHA’s Primary Care Clinical Management Team, the Federal Military Nursing Leadership Excellence Award. Luce was given the award during the Military Health System awards ceremony at National Harbor, Maryland, on Feb. 16.   . U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, director of the Defense Health Agency, presents Beverly Luce, senior nurse consultant with DHA’s Primary Care Clinical Management Team, the Federal Military Nursing Leadership Excellence Award. Luce was given the award during the Military Health System awards ceremony at National Harbor, Maryland, on Feb. 16.  

Military Health System leaders were recognized in two ceremonies at the annual meeting of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, held in National Harbor, Maryland, from Feb. 13-16.

AMSUS recognized federal health care professionals from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony Dr. Jonathan Woodson, president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and Dr. John Cho, executive director of AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, present Dr. Carol Romano, dean and professor of the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, with the AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 AMSUS Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, Feb. 13. Credit: Robert Hammer

The MHS awards recognized health care professionals from across the military health enterprise.

Top military medical leaders helped present the awards, including Ms. Seileen Mullen, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs; U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, director of the Defense Health Agency; Dr. Jonathan Woodson, president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle; U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Robert I. Miller; and U.S. Navy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Bruce L. Gillingham.

The awards spotlighted outstanding achievements in a range of topics including leadership, innovation, high reliability, management, and other elements of military medicine.

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Monica Ormeno, psychiatry specialty leader for the Naval Medical Forces Pacific in San Diego, California, received the senior Female Physician Leadership Excellence Award during the Military Health System Awards Ceremony at National Harbor, Maryland, on Feb. 16. Pictured are, from left, U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Scott Dingle, U.S. Navy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, Cmdr. Ormeno, Rear Adm. Aisha Mix, chief nurse officer of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, Defense Health Agency Director U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, and Seileen Mullen, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. Photo Credit Robert Hammer U.S. Navy Cmdr. Monica Ormeno, psychiatry specialty leader for the Naval Medical Forces Pacific in San Diego, California, received the senior Female Physician Leadership Excellence Award during the Military Health System Awards Ceremony at National Harbor, Maryland, on Feb. 16. Pictured are, from left, U.S. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Scott Dingle, U.S. Navy Surgeon General Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, Cmdr. Ormeno, Rear Adm. Aisha Mix, chief nurse officer of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, Defense Health Agency Director U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Telita Crosland, and Seileen Mullen, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. Credit: Robert Hammer

Rising Star Award

U.S. Public Health Service Cmdr. (Dr.) Elizabeth Davlantes received the Rising Star award. The award is given to an individual who early in his or her career has demonstrated success in clinical health care delivery or management, which has placed them on an ascending path to an executive leadership role. Davlantes was recognized for her leadership on national and international high-profile, high-impact initiatives for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the USPHS.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Carol Romano, dean and professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at USU, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award marks a distinguished career of consistent excellence and is given to honor an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to federal health care, either through a single transcendent act or a body of work. Romano developed the first graduate program in nursing informatics at the University of Maryland and served as the chief nurse officer for the U.S. Public Health Service.

 

AMSUS Premier Awards

Individual Professional Awards

Nursing Award U.S. Navy Capt. Andrea Petrovanie-Green
Lewis L. Seaman Enlisted Award for Outstanding Operational Support—Senior Enlisted (E-7—E-9) U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Holly J. Mason
Lewis L. Seaman Enlisted Award for Outstanding Operational Support—Junior Enlisted (E-5—E-6) U.S. Army Sgt. Tomas Martinez

Functional Mission Awards

William Gorgas Preventive Medicine Award U.S. Army Spec. Ciarra Upchurch
Research & Development Award U.S. Public Health Service Lt. Cmdr. Adeola Adeyeye
Training and Education Award U.S. Public Health Service Cmdr. Jason A. Wilken

2022 Military Health System Leadership Awards

Leadership Excellence Awards

Female Physician Leadership Excellence Award

Recognizes contributions to military medicine and work mentoring others, inspiring young women working in the fields of medicine and science.

Senior Category
  • U.S. Army Col. Ashley M. Maranich
  • U.S. Navy Cmdr. Monica D. Ormeno
  • U.S. Air Force Col. Renée I. Matos
  • U.S. Public Health Service Capt. Francisca A. Abanyie
Junior Category
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Allison A. Eubanks
  • U.S. Army Maj. (P) (Dr.) Emily R. Penick
  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michelle E. Kiger
  • U.S. Coast Guard (Dr.) Lt. Cmdr. Swati Singh

Military Allied Health Leadership Excellence Awards

Acknowledges and honors military allied health professionals in the field at the tactical and operational level. They have demonstrated exemplary leadership along with outstanding clinical or non-clinical skills.

Senior Provider U.S. Navy Cmdr. Christopher S. DeAngelis
Senior Non-Provider U.S. Navy Cmdr. Seth A. Reini
Junior Non-Provider U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Matthew J. Miles
Junior Provider U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. James W. Spence

Federal Nursing Leadership Excellence Awards

Acknowledges and honors military and civilian registered nurses in the field at the tactical/operational level who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and skill resulting in noteworthy clinical or administrative accomplishments.

Army
Senior Military U.S. Army Col. Donald E. Kimbler Jr.
Midgrade Military U.S. Army Maj. Farley A. Raquel II
Senior Civilian Dr. Jennifer E. Wissemann
Navy
Senior Military U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ken D. Radford
Midgrade Military U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Keith A. West
Junior Military U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Sunshine D. Knapp
Senior Civilian Jessica T. Booher
Air Force
Senior Military U.S. Air Force Col. Cheryl C. Lockhart
Midgrade Military U.S. Air Force Maj. Cenean W. Raphemot
Junior Military U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jordan A. Seid
Senior Civilian Christopher L. Reese
USPHS
Senior Military U.S. Public Health Service Cmdr. Christine M. Kandra
Midgrade Military U.S. Public Health Service Lt. Cmdr. Carissa Haney
DHA
Senior Civilian Beverly K. Luce, MHSA, BSN, RN, FACHE, CCM

High Reliability in Health Care Awards

Brooke Army Medical Center A Quality Improvement Project: Rapid Response EEG Headset Reduces Time to Determination of Non-Convulsive Status Epilpecticus at a Level 1 Trauma Center in the DOD

 

Brooke Army Medical Center Rapid Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy by Virtual Health in Service Members Newly Diagnosed with HIV Infection
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital CPI Manager: Build a Competitive Edge
377th Medical Group—Kirtland Air Force Base First-Five-Minutes Drill Program
Naval Health Clinic Hawaii Improving Physical Therapy Purchased CareThe TRICARE Health Program is often referred to as purchased care. It is the services we “purchase” through the managed care support contracts.Purchased Care Recapture of Low Back Pain Encounters
Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor Increasing Virtual Women’s Health Appointments
Naval Hospital Okinawa Depression Screening Initiative in Military NICU Parents
Naval Hospital Okinawa Standardized Enteral Feeding Protocol: Impact on Growth, Central Line, and TPN Days in Very Low Birthweight Infants
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Penicillin Allergy Testing and Clearance: Patient-Centered Readiness Initiative through Non-Allergist Engagement
Naval Readiness and Training Command Camp Pendleton Improving Point-of-Use Decontamination
Naval Readiness and Training Unit Iwakuni Streamlining Training Records
Medical Group—Patrick Air Force Base Leveraging a Virtual Check-in Queue to Decrease Patient Wait Times and Increase Patient Satisfaction in the Pharmacy
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Tele-Pain and Patient-Centeredness
Brooke Army Medical Center Implementation of a Rapid HIV Screening Program in the Emergency Department
Brooke Army Medical Center High Fidelity Simulation of Acute Neurology Enhances Rising Resident Confidence: Results from a Multicohort Study
Brooke Army Medical Center Determining Progesterone Threshold for Fresh IVF Cycles in a Military Facility
39th Medical Group—Incirlik Air Base, Education and Training SharePoint
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital Optimization of Patient Centeredness, Education, and Access to Neurologic Care in Alaska: An Underserved Market
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital Point of Service Vaccine Administration During Routine Obstetric and Gynecologic Clinic Care
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol Implementation for Breast Surgery Patients to Reduce Post-Operative Opiate Use

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