Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune now officially a Medical Center

…AND WITH THAT NEW NAME COMES BIG CHANGES FOR THE BASE AND THE COMMUNITY. W-N-C-T’S ELIZABETH TEW EXPLAINS HOW THE NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER WILL IMPACT THE COMMUNITY WITH THE ADVANCED SERVICES IT NOW OFFERS. “You’ve gone from being a small community hospital to a medical center. TUESDAY.CORPSMEN AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS GATHERED FOR THE OFFICIAL NAME CHANGE CEREMONY OF NAVAL HOSPITAL CAMP LEJEUNE. THE NOW NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER CAMP LEJEUNE COMES WITH INCREASED SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGIES OFFERED TO NOT ONLY THE WAR FIGHTER BUT ALSO CIVILIANS. “it means you have things like neurosurgery and you have all kinds of different subspecialties in order to allow that complex care and increase the training capability.” THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NAME CHANGE COMES AFTER SENATOR THOM TILLIS’ VISIT TO JACKSONVILLE WHERE HE ANNOUNCED THE MEDICAL CENTER WILL BE TRANSITIONING INTO ONE OF ONLY THREE TRAUMA CENTERS IN THE EAST. TO ACHIEVE THE STATUS OF A MEDICAL CENTER REQUIRED YEARS OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO MAKE UP THE WORKFORCE. THE MEDICAL CENTER NOW HAS THE CAPABILITIES TO CARE FOR ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE AS WELL AS.. Renovation of the emergency department, operating room and the incorporation of telemedicine and advanced training programs such as advanced trauma life support, advanced burn support, trauma critical care program. THE 117 BED CENTER IS THE ONLY MEDICAL CENTER LOCATED ABOARD A MARINE CORPS INSTALLATION AND THE NAVY’S FOURTH MEDICAL CENTER. THE SERVICES IT OFFERS WILL TRANSCEND THE BASE.PROVIDING INITIAL CRITICAL CARE TREATMENT FOR THE COMMUNITY. “Readiness is the main mission of this hospital. We believe in being ready for the war fighter, our beneficiaries, and the services our community needs.” SIG OUT “NAVY MEDICAL CENTER CAMP LEJEUNE” OFFERS MEDICAL SUPPORT FOR THE 60- THOUSAND MARINES AND SAILORS OF SECOND MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, AS WELL AS THE 170 THOUSAND ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS AND VETERANS. FAMILY MEMBERS AND VETERANS. ALSO IN ONSLOW COUNTY, MOTORISTS

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