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June 10, 2024

Making history and honoring heritage – New medical center commander/director hopes to inspire

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – United States Navy Captain Anja Dabelić makes history at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune as the first woman to lead the Medical Center since its establishment as a haven for care some 80 years ago. Dabelić assumed directorship of the facility and command of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Camp Lejeune on May 21, 2024.

May 21, 2024

New commander and director welcomed at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL) hosted a Change of Command and Directorship ceremony on May 21, 2024, at Marston Pavilion aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The ceremony is a formal tradition symbolizing the transfer of total responsibility, authority, and accountability from one officer to another.

May 14, 2024

New clinic expands physical therapy services for Marines, Sailors on Lejeune

A new clinic is increasing physical therapy options for Marines and Sailors on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Rather than defer physical therapy (PT) care to the network, the Warfighter Readiness and Rehabilitation Center has recaptured PT consults for active-duty service members by bringing PT care in closer proximity to military personnel.

March 16, 2024

NMCCL in 14th year of helping high school students lay foundation for futures in nursing

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune has partnered with Lejeune High School for 14 years to offer students a foundation for future nursing careers.

March 8, 2024

NMCCL officer selected as one of Navy Medicine’s financial management officers of the year

United States Navy Lieutenant Commander Mashiana Sutton has been named Navy Medicine’s Senior Financial Management Officer of the Year for 2023. Sutton currently serves at the director for resource management at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Camp Lejeune at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.

March 1, 2024

NMCCL graduates and commissions eight physician assistants

Eight new physician assistants will soon arrive at their next duty station ready to provide care for Marines and Sailors. Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune graduated its third class from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) on Mar. 1, 2024, during a commencement ceremony at Marston Pavilion on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Oct. 27, 2023

Survey feedback leads to housing improvement for Sailors

Feedback from the 2022 Defense Organizational Climate Survey resulted in new kitchenettes for Sailors at the Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune barracks.

Sept. 26, 2023

Intrepid Spirit celebrates 10 years of healing and hope

The Intrepid Spirit Center at Camp Lejeune will celebrate 10 years of care for those with traumatic brain injuries or TBI-related ailments. The clinic was founded on Oct. 2, 2013.

May 23, 2023

New psychiatry residency partnership aims to bolster mental health care for military, civilians in Eastern North Carolina

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune will be a part of increasing access to psychiatric care in Eastern North Carolina through a new residency program. NMCCL has joined Novant Health, along with UNC Health and the UNC School of Medicine, to found the Psychiatry Residency Program. The program’s establishment was formally announced during a presentation at Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Wilmington on May 22, 2023.

May 9, 2023

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune registered nurse receives national Daisy Award

On May 9, 2023, as part of Nurses Week celebrations, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune leaders and staff gathered to host a Daisy Award Recognition Ceremony.

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