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Naval Hospital Jacksonville, reserve units earn 2014 Blue-H Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award

By Yan Kennon | Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany | June 2, 2015


Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida — its hospital and five naval branch health clinics — Navy Operational Support Center Jacksonville, Operational Health Support Unit Headquarters Jacksonville and 10 OHSU detachments have earned the 2014 Blue-H Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award.

“Receiving the Blue-H award is an honor and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our active-duty and reserve units, who provide world-class care to our nation’s heroes — past and present — and their families,’” Capt. John Le Favour, commanding officer, NH Jacksonville, said. “Fostering a culture of safe, high reliability and providing superior service is essential to meeting our goals and exceeding expectations each and every day.” 

The hospital, NBHC Jacksonville, NOSC Jacksonville, OHSU Headquarters Jacksonville, and OHSU detachments (E, G, J, N, O, P, R) each received the highest recognition — Gold Star level. NBHC Kings Bay, Georgia; NBHC Mayport, Florida; and OHSU detachments (D and Q) received the Silver Eagle and NBHC Albany, Georgia; NBHC Key West, Florida; and OHSU detachment K received the Bronze Anchor.

The Blue-H award recognizes excellence in clinical primary prevention services, community health promotion and medical staff health. The award assesses health topics such as alcohol abuse prevention, injury prevention, nutrition, physical activity, psychological health, sexual health, tobacco cessation and weight management.

Only 342 Navy and Marine Corps active and reserve units were selected for the prestigious Blue-H Award this year.

To find out more about Navy wellness programs, contact your local Wellness Center or Health Promotions, or visit the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center at www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/health-promotion/Pages/default.aspx.

NH Jacksonville's priority since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nation's heroes and their families. The command is comprised of the Navy's third largest hospital and five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. There are more than 71,000 active and retired sailors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen and their families enrolled with a primary care manager and Medical Home Port team at one of its facilities.

To find out more and to download NH Jacksonville’s mobile app, visit the command website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/navalhospitaljax.