Posted by: arbeam | October 26, 2015

Nov 12: Naval Hospital Bremerton Tour

The November Tour is scheduled for the Bremerton Naval Hospital on Nov 12 @10:00AM. The tour will last approximately an hour and then we will finish with lunch in the Terrace Dining facility (approx. $5.50 per person).

If you are interested, please contact Byron Faber: Phone 360-638-1235
Cell 360-434-1144, Email byfaber@centurytel.net

NHB

Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB)

Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) is a community-based acute care and obstetrical hospital, offering expert primary care, urgent care and a broad range of medical and surgical specialties, with 30 staffed beds. NHB is the parent command for three Branch Health Clinics and the Puget Sound Family Medicine Residency Program. The three clinics are at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, NBK Bangor and Naval Station Everett. Also under the NHB umbrella are Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP).

Naval Hospital Bremerton has a threefold primary mission: to support our warfighters, past and present, and their families by providing exceptional care anytime, anywhere; to shape military medicine through training, research and graduate medical education; and to prepare our forces for deployment.

Naval Hospital Bremerton and the clinic staff consist of more than 1,400 dedicated military, civilian, contractor and American Red Cross volunteer personnel.

Naval Hospital Bremerton offers a variety of programs and services, providing our patients with the most effective and appropriate tools to maintain health and wellness for life. All services are centrally located at the main hospital with the exception of our health clinics and our drive-through satellite refill pharmacy, which is nearby in the Jackson Park Navy Family Housing area.

NHB’s legacy of providing patient-centered care, concern and compassion will continue as the command reshapes and realigns resources to better serve the beneficiary population.

NHB will focus on offering timely outpatient services with increased inpatient and ambulatory surgery to support the enrolled population. The bottom line is that NHB will maximize resources to maintain mission readiness, provide value and continue quality patient-centered health care to all patients.

NHB transitioned the Emergency Department to an Urgent Care Center (UCC) in September 2014. The UCC staff handles a wide spectrum of medical ailments from mild cases of poison ivy to broken bones, stitching up cuts and caring for minor burns or bruises. The UCC will be available to beneficiaries 24/7, with acute care needs handled on a case-by-case basis.

In emergency cases, patients will be transferred via ambulance to the local emergency room at a community hospital such as Harrison Medical Center.

There are approximately 59,000 eligible beneficiaries of active-duty service members, retirees and their families in the West Puget Sound, with more than 29,000 enrolled at NHB.

Another notable alteration to NHB includes the closing of the Intensive Care Unit due to low patient usage. Those in need of admission to an ICU have been referred to local area hospitals.

Additionally, the command’s Family Medicine Graduate Military Education program will be phased out with residents redistributed to other Military Treatment Facilities through 2016.

NHB will continue to offer a broad spectrum of necessary inpatient needs including: the Northwest Beginnings Family Birth Center and obstetrics and gynecology services; orthopedics; main operating room; inpatient general surgical procedures with robust outpatient surgery services; radiology (mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, X-ray, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine); physical therapy; Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic; audiology; ophthalmology (Lasik); oral surgery; urology; optometry; pharmacy; laboratory; internal medicine (gastrointestinal/endoscopy, pulmonary/respiratory therapy, cardiology, neurology); dermatology; mental health (and substance abuse rehabilitation program); and pediatrics department.

Primary care services have transitioned these past several years from the individual patient/provider model to a standardized primary care team model to provide better access, continuity, wellness and disease management for patients.

By standardizing primary care services and enhancing access and continuity, NHB has improved the partnership between the patient, his/her primary care provider, their primary care team and where appropriate, the patient’s family. This partnership has focused on sustaining and enhancing wellness for patients as well as providing efficient delivery of comprehensive health care services, based on the needs of our patients. This effort aligns with civilian models of enhanced primary care known as Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). In Navy Medicine, PCMH is known as “Medical Home Port.”

If you are interested, please contact Byron Faber: Phone 360-638-1235
Cell 360-434-1144, Email byfaber@centurytel.net

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