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Dec. 11, 2023

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth marks designation of the first U.S. Navy-led Level II Trauma Center

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 8, 2023) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the designation of the medical center as a Level II Trauma Center, Dec. 8.

Dec. 11, 2023


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Dec. 1, 2023) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Hematology/Oncology Department hosted the 21st annual Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department Christmas party in NMCP’s Galley, Dec. 1.

Dec. 11, 2023

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Receives Level II Trauma Center Designation

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Aug. 24, 2023) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) has been awarded provisional designation as a Level II Trauma Center by the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Health.

Aug. 3, 2023

NMCP Hosts Elementary Students For STEM Tour

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (July 26, 2023) Elementary school students attending Starbase Victory MedBase summer camp, hosted by Portsmouth City School District, toured Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) July 26, as part of an effort by the district to expose children to the world of STEM.

July 20, 2023

Tidewater Market Saves by Integrating and Optimizing Pathology Services

In a Defense Health Agency Market that serves more than 390,000 beneficiaries, U.S. Navy Capt. Stacie Milavec is the subject matter expert on all matters concerning clinical laboratory and anatomic pathology services. So, when Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Commanding Officer U.S. Navy Capt. Shelley Perkins first asked her to look for ways to optimize services within the newly established Tidewater Market, Milavec, with more than 23 years of experience in military medicine, took on the challenge and immediately began to identify opportunities.

July 20, 2023

Antibiotic Allergy De-Labeling Improves Healthcare and Saves Money

Antibiotics are one of the most frequently prescribed medications in the world today. And among all antibiotics, penicillin and related beta-lactam antibiotics have proven to be the safest and most effective at eradicating common bacterial infections since their discovery in the early 20th century. Unfortunately, today, many U.S. patients are incorrectly labeled as having a penicillin allergy, which limits their access to essential medications and makes them vulnerable to complications associated with broad-spectrum antibiotic treatments.

May 25, 2023

NSA Hampton Roads hosts Clean the Base Day at Portsmouth Annex

Approximately 235 volunteers took a break from their daily work duties and spent a beautiful Friday morning walking around the base and picking up trash during Clean the Base Day at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Hampton Roads-Portsmouth Annex May 5.

May 25, 2023

Lt. j.g. Receives Mayor's Lifesaving Award

Lt. j.g. Paul Strunc, left, a critical care nurse at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer, center, and Tyler Volpe pose for a photo after they were both presented the Virginia Beach Mayor’s Lifesaving Award at City Hall, May 8.Strunc was recognized for administering lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a civilian at the beach on Oct. 2, 2022. Through their rapid intervention and emergency response, the person was stabilized until ambulatory services arrived on the scene. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Nube Macancela)

Jan. 20, 2023

New Electronic Health Record System Launches for Beneficiaries in Tidewater

The Military Health System’s new electronic health record system, MHS GENESIS, will deploy for more than 390,000 beneficiaries in the Defense Health Agency’s Tidewater Market on Jan. 21, 2023.

Jan. 20, 2023

DHA Tidewater Market prepares for MHS GENESIS: A Transformational Change in Military Healthcare

DHA Tidewater Market Military Medical Treatment Facilities (MMTFs) including Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Air Force 633 Medical Group (Langley), and McDonald Army Health Center will transition to the Military Health System’s new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, on January 23, 2023.

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