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The Military Health System (MHS) is an interconnected network of Service Members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor 75 years later

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12/7/2016
Harold Mainer, now 95, was stationed on the USS Helena when Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Arkansas native was only 20 years old at the time and had joined the Navy a year before. He served in the Navy throughout the war and was honorably discharged Jan. 17, 1947. (Photos courtesy of the Mainer family)

Navy Medicine played a critical role during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Today, MHS honors the 75th anniversary

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Special Operations surgical team saves hundreds during deployment

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12/6/2016
U.S. Air Force Special Operations Surgical Teams practiced integration operations with a special operations partner force during an exercise. SOST members are military medical professionals selected to provide battlefield trauma and other surgical support in a special operations mission set. SOST members often forward deploy to austere or hostile areas to perform life-saving trauma surgery for special operators with little to no facility support. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team treats more than 750 patients during a recent deployment to the Middle East

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Year in Review: MHS stepped up measures against antibiotic resistant bacteria

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12/6/2016
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan saw a rise in antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. In 2016 the Military Health System stepped up efforts to identify and study such bacteria and share information gathered with the larger health-care community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Stewart)

If the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria continues unchecked, we will be at a point where we really don’t have antibiotics to treat simple things

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2016 Improved Access Awards presented at AMSUS

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12/5/2016
Accepting awards on behalf of their commands for the 2016 Improved Access awards are (left to right): Capt. Jason Heaton, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Access to Specialty Care; Mark Smithwick and Capt Matthew Jansen, 97th Medical Group, Altus AFB, Oklahoma, Access to Primary Care (1st Place); Maj Brittanie Neaves, 14th Medical Group, Columbus AFB, Mississippi, Access to Primary Care (2nd Place); Dr. Robin Meadows, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Virginia, Pharmacy Access; Col. David Duplessis, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Embedded Specialists; Sarah McComb, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, Washington, Operational Access to Primary Care; and Maj Riliwan Ottun, U.S. Army Medical Command, San Antonio, Access to Primary Care (3rd Place). (MHS photo by John Davis)

The Military Health System honored its top military treatment facilities making “advancements towards high reliability in healthcare” during an awards ceremony Dec. 1, at AMSUS Federal Health 2016 in Washington, D.C.

2016 Patient Engagement Award presented at AMSUS

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12/5/2016
Accepting the 2016 Patient Engagement award on behalf of Naval Health Clinic, Patuxent River, Maryland, are Capt. Karin Warner, Nicole Quinn, and Dr. Paul Ciminera. (MHS photo by John Davis)

The Military Health System honored its top military treatment facilities making “advancements towards high reliability in healthcare” during an awards ceremony Dec. 1, at AMSUS Federal Health 2016 in Washington, D.C.

2016 Federal Civilian Nurse Award presented at AMSUS

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12/5/2016
The recipients of the 2016 MHS Federal Civilian Nursing Excellence in Leadership Awards are (left to right): Nursing Junior (Army) Lydia Kreighbaum, Fort Carson Medical Department Activity, Fort Carson, Colorado; Nursing Junior (Navy) Judith Graff, Naval Health Clinic, Annapolis, Maryland; and Nursing Junior (Air Force) Coral Marie Warren, Headquarters 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida. (MHS photo by John Davis)

The Military Health System honored its top federal civilian nurses during an awards ceremony Dec. 1, at AMSUS Federal Health 2016 in Washington, D.C.

2016 MHS Federal Military Nurse Award presented at AMSUS

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12/5/2016
The recipients of the 2016 MHS Federal Military Nursing Excellence in Leadership Awards are (left to right): Nursing Junior (Navy) Lt. Cmdr. Shane Lawson, Pre-Commissioning Unit GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78), Norfolk, Virginia; Nursing Senior (MHS) Navy Capt. Andrea Petrovanie, Naval Medical Center San Diego; Nursing Junior (Army) Maj. Danielle Rodondi, Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Nursing Junior (Air Force) Maj. Marion Foreman Jr., 412th Medical Group, Edwards AFB, California. (MHS photo by John Davis)

The Military Health System honored its top federal military nurses during an awards ceremony Dec. 1, at AMSUS Federal Health 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Coming Soon: Patient Safety Reporting System Login Changes

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12/5/2016
Joint Patient Safety Reporting logo. The system used to capture patient safety events underwent software improvements in August 2017 to enhance user experience.

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2016 Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Awards presented at AMSUS

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12/5/2016
Accepting awards on behalf of their commands for 2016 Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety awards are (left to right): Capt. Jason Heaton, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Honorable Mentions 1,5 and 7; Maj. Renee Matos, San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Award 3 and Honorable Mentions 4 and 8; Lt. Col. Kurt Schaecher, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, Award 2; Lt. Cmdr. Brent Lacey, Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida, Award 1; and Col. Lozay Foots III, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, Honorable Mention 3. (MHS photo by John Davis)

The Military Health System honored its top military treatment facilities making “advancements towards high reliability in healthcare” during an awards ceremony Dec. 1, at AMSUS Federal Health 2016 in Washington, D.C.

2016 MHS Allied Healthcare Awards presented at AMSUS

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12/5/2016
The recipients of the 2016 MHS Allied Health Leadership Excellence Awards are Senior Allied Health Provider (Air Force) Lt. Col. Jennie Sheffield, 15th Medical Operations Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and Junior Allied Health Non-Provider (Air Force) Capt. James Reilly, 28th Medical operations Squadron at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. (MHS photo by John Davis)

The Military Health System honored its top allied healthcare providers during an awards ceremony Dec. 1, at AMSUS Federal Health 2016 in Washington, D.C.

2016 MHS Female Physician Leadership Awards presented at AMSUS

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12/5/2016
The recipients of the 2016 MHS Female Physician Leadership Awards are (left to right): Physician Senior (MHS) Army Col. Irene Rosen, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado; Physician Junior (Navy) Cmdr. Shauna O’ Sullivan, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia; and Physician Junior (Air Force) Lt. Col. Heather Yun, Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio. (Photo by John Davis, MHS)

The Military Health System honored its top female physicians during an awards ceremony Dec. 1, at AMSUS Federal Health 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Feature: Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Award Winners Revealed

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12/5/2016
Command personnel representing five military treatment facilities that received the Advancement toward High Reliability in Healthcare: Quality and Safety Award pose at the AMSUS awards banquet. (Photo by John Davis, MHS)

Strategies for disease containment: DoD utilization of global health principles

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12/5/2016
Rift Valley fever is an acute, febrile and viral infection first identified in livestock within Kenya’s Great Rift Valley in 1910.

Changes in climate, globalization and human migration have had an impact on the kinds of interactions between people, animals, and their environment. Learn how the DoD utilizes global health principles to predict, mitigate disease outbreaks like Rift Valley Fever.

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The intersection of health and security: The value of Global Health Engagement

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12/5/2016
Air Force Col. Rudolph Cachuela, Command Surgeon, U.S. Southern Command

The U.S. government has reaffirmed that global health is a critical priority in achieving a peaceful, prosperous and secure society

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HRO Corner: Understanding Your Patient Safety Resources

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12/5/2016
Four hospital corpsmen participating in total ship survivability exercise aboard a ship discuss next steps for patient care in operating room.
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