On Thursday, Nov. 29, Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery came together with military medicine leaders during AMSUS for a panel discussion on the future of the services as they begin to transition medical facilities to the Defense Health Agency.

On Oct. 1, 2018 Navy Medicine began phase one of the DHA transition, transferring Naval Hospital Jacksonville administration, management and control to the DHA. While this transition presents significant change for Navy Medicine, the mission to keep Sailors, Marines and their families healthy and ready does not.

“The Navy is taking advantage of the many opportunities that come with this transformation. It allows us to focus on our true north and ensure we’re doing all we can to save lives and return sons and daughters home to their families” said Faison.

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