Naval Medical Center SD and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton transition to DHA
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has officially assumed administration responsibilities for Naval Medical Center SD and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton as part of Military Health System reform.
The reform was mandated by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Acts of Fiscal Years 2017 and 2019.
“From a patient perspective, most of these changes should go unnoticed,” said Navy Vice-Adm. Raquel C. “Rocky” Bono, DHA director. “Patients can expect the same high quality, trusted care they have come to know at our military treatment facilities. Providers can expect to focus on practicing medicine and maintaining their preparedness in the event of crisis.”
More than 50 hospitals and 377 clinics are making to transition according to the DHA; including Naval Medical Center San Diego and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.
DHA will be responsible for all facilities with respect to budgetary matters; information technology; health care administration and management; administrative policy and procedure; and military medical construction.
The Defense Health Agency said they will also take over management responsibilities for NMC San Diego and NH Camp Pendleton on Oct. 1, 2020.