A Conversation with Vice Admiral Matthew Nathan, M.D., Surgeon General, U.S. Navy and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

 

A Conversation with Vice Admiral Matthew Nathan, M.D., Surgeon General, U.S. Navy and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Friday, July 12th, 2013 - 13:48
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The U.S. Department of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery has a long and cherished tradition of serving and safeguarding the health of its service members and their families.

In fact, the foundation of Navy Medicine is force health protection—that is, ensuring the availability of a medically ready, healthy, and fit force; it is what it does and why it exists. Whether at sea, on the battlefield, or at home, Navy Medicine also plays a central role in the most effective joint casualty care and management system in military history, a system that has saved thousands of lives that otherwise would have been lost on the battlefield.

What are Navy Medicine’s strategic priorities? What is force health protection? How is the continuum of care for military personnel being enhanced and strengthened? How is medical research and development helping Navy Medicine? Vice Admiral Matthew Nathan, Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore these questions and so much more. The following provides an edited excerpt from our interview.

Read the excerpt from the interview.

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