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Military Health System Review

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directed the Defense Department to conduct a comprehensive review of the Military Health System focused on access to care. The review assessed the safety and quality of health care in military treatment facilities and the health care DOD purchases from civilian providers. The MHS provides health care for more than 9.6 million beneficiaries.

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Naval Medical Center San Diego

Naval Medical Center San Diego

From the original tent dispensary established in 1914 to the modern facility of today, Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) mission has remained constant: provide the finest medical care in a family-centered environment to military service members, their families and those who served in the past. Website

Madigan Army Medical Center

Madigan Army Medical Center

Since its opening in 1944 as a temporary hospital for war wounded, Madigan has grown into a tertiary care medical center providing a wide array of medical services, such as general medical and surgical care, patient-centered adult and pediatric primary care, a 24-hour emergency room, specialty clinics, behavioral health and wellness services. Website

United States Air Force Academy Cadet Clinic


Winn Army Community Hospital

Winn Army Community Hospital

We are dedicated medical professionals committed to providing our soldiers, family members, veterans, and retirees the highest quality care available. We will remain focused on improving your access to care, and we will go out of our way to help you by maintaining a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. Website

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Our priority at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital is to provide safe, quality and compassionate care to our nation's heroes – for whom this state-of-the-art hospital was built. From our warfighters, to our spouses and children back home, to our retirees, we are one team dedicated to ensuring all our nation's heroes receive world-class medical care in a Culture of Excellence. Website

Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River

Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River

We will be an innovative leader in healthcare while ensuring optimal warrior readiness and family wellness. We provide healthcare services, ensuring readiness and operational support through health promotion and evidence-based patient-centered care. Website

RAF Lakenheath Hospital

RAF Lakenheath Hospital

The 48th Medical Group (48 MDG) at RAF Lakenheath provides general and specialized medical services to more than 700 military and civilian members. It is the largest Air Force medical facility in Europe. The 48 MDG is the referral medical facility for the US Air Force, Navy and Army personnel assigned to the United Kingdom, as well as a referral facility for USAFE. Website

The 90-day review of the MHS directed by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel would include site visits to medical facilities.

As the secretary has made clear, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our people.

Pentagon Press Secretary
Rear Adm. John Kirby

Top Stories

Hagel Orders Improvements in Military Health Care

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered improvements in the Military Health System following a comprehensive review. Story

Report Identifies Best Practices and Plans For Military Health Care

Medical experts have found that the Military Health System provides quality health care but also made six recommendations for improvement. Story

Military Health System Survey Begins

The first of seven site visits of the Military Health System review was launched at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters. Story

Press Secretary Outlines Health Review

In outlining the objectives of the Defense Department's military health system review, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Adm. John Kirby noted that "to the degree we learn about issues affecting the health care of our military health beneficiaries, including active duty service members, retirees, and their eligible family members, we will address them." Memo

Hagel: Health System Review to Begin

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters traveling with him on a multi-country 12-day trip that he began asking military leaders about Defense Department hospitals and health care facilities around the world about a week ago. Story

Hagel Orders Health System Review

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a comprehensive review of the Military Health System that will focus on access to care and an assessment of the safety and quality of health care, both in military treatment facilities and in health care that the Defense Department purchases from civilian providers. Story

Infographic showing statistics with medical professionals at over 150000, hospitals at over 50, and clinics at over 600. Other missions being: public health, medical reasearch, and educational instituations. The total cost comes out to about $50 billion a year.

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