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Nov. 5, 2021

Defense Health Agency gets familiar with new Hawaii Market

Dr. Brian Lein, assistant director for health care administration for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) visited the newly established Hawaii Market the week of October 18, 2021. Lein assists the DHA director in unifying the Military Health System, standardizing health care delivery across all military hospitals and clinics, and sustaining medical readiness of the armed forces. During his time in Hawaii he toured each of the Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) on Oahu to gain perspective of the unique capabilities, staff, and mission sets each MTF brings to the Hawaii Market.

Oct. 4, 2021

NMRTC Pearl Harbor Activates Active Duty Flu Vaccine Campaign

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Pearl Harbor is gearing up for Hawaii’s flu season, typically stretching from November to May. The command began administering flu vaccines to the active duty Navy and Marine Corps population beginning early October.

July 30, 2021

New Hawaii Market strengthens DoD’s medical readiness, promises better patient experience

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) formally established the Hawaii Market, a critical milestone in once-in-a-generation Military Health System reform efforts to improve the readiness of the force and the health care service provided to warfighters, retirees and military families, on July 13, 2021. The Hawaii Market will enable greater collaboration across military hospitals and clinics in the Hawaii region to strengthen the medical readiness of service members and enable these facilities to deliver better care and a better patient experience.

Dec. 18, 2020

First COVID-19 Vaccines at NHCH

NHCH has initially received a limited quantity of COVID-19 vaccines for frontline healthcare personnel and emergency support services. NHCH is following the Department of Defense's (DoD) phased, standardized, and coordinated approach to administering COVID-19 vaccines. The strategy was developed in collaboration with Operation Warp Speed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the DOD’s COVID Task Force assessment of unique mission requirements.

Dec. 18, 2020

New, State-of-the-art Cleanslate UV Sanitizer Machine

The Cleanslate UV machine is a new, state-of-the-art sanitation machine recently implemented in Naval Health Clinic Hawaii clinics for use by patients and staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The machine is a hospital-grade UV light sanitizer that kills bacteria on surfaces such as cell phones, keys, wallets, and badges in 20 seconds.

Dec. 15, 2020

Naval Health Clinic Hawaii Inaugural DAISY Award Kick-Off Begins Nomination Cycle for Extraordinary Nurse Recognition

The DAISY Award Program and Selection Committee consisting of Active Duty Navy and civilian nurses at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH) visited Branch Health Clinics (BHC) Kaneohe Bay and Makalapa, and Shipyard Clinic to recognize the beginning of the inaugural DAISY award nomination cycle for NHCH. The cycle runs from Dec. 14, 2020 to April 2021. The kick-off consisted of revealing the foundation’s banner to be hung in each clinic and a brief to educate nursing staff on the award. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care nurses provide patients and families every day.

Nov. 4, 2020

'Room of Errors' Patient Safety Training

Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH) put a spooky spin on patient safety this fall. The NHCH Quality Management Department (QMD) organized a ‘Room of Errors’ patient safety training activity with a Halloween theme for clinic staff.

Oct. 21, 2020

Stay only as Long as we are Having Fun

Dr. Britt C. Bayles, a seasoned Navy veteran and pharmacist at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii (NHCH) joined the Navy in 1975. Forty five years later, he’s stuck around with one promise to his wife: “We will stay only as long as we are having fun.”

Oct. 2, 2020

COVID-19 Task Force

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pearl Harbor (NMRTC-PH) stood up an Expeditionary Testing Team (ETT) in April to conduct mass operational COVID-19 testing. Created in a moment’s notice, their mission is to help ensure operational readiness of the fleet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sept. 14, 2020

Flu Vaccine Essential during COVID-19 Pandemic

Influenza (flu) season is upon us. In the United States, flu season lasts through the fall and winter. While influenza viruses circulate year-round, most flu activity peaks between December and February, but can last as late as May. Not only are we entering flu season, we are in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, further stressing the importance of the flu vaccine.

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