Shipyard opens new Naval Branch Health Clinic: Seacoast health news

Lena Weib

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard opens new Naval Branch Health Clinic

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD, Maine – Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Portsmouth on Thursday, Jan. 6.

Surgeon General for the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Bruce Gillingham and Chief of Staff, Small Market and Stand-Alone Military Treatment Facility Organization for the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Mr. Eric Stringer served as guest speakers for the event.

“The completion of this beautiful military treatment facility is a significant milestone in our journey together with the DHA to enhance the healthcare delivery and readiness in the communities we serve,” said Rear Adm. Gillingham. “However, as beautiful as this facility is it’s not about the brick and mortar, but most importantly the people who care for the naval force and their families. It’s their expertise, compassion and mission-dedication that will bring this facility to life and will provide patient-centered medical care to all of its beneficiaries.”

U.S. Representative Chris Pappas, along with staff representatives from both Maine and New Hampshire congressional delegations, were honored guests at the ceremony.

“I was honored to join the ribbon cutting at NBHC Portsmouth, a new clinic that will serve Portsmouth Naval Shipyard,” said Congressman Pappas. “This facility will ensure that those working on behalf of our national security and naval readiness will have access to the care and services that they need. I congratulate the shipyard on the opening of this new facility and remain committed to securing all available federal resources to support the shipyard and its workforce as it continues its long tradition of being the best in the nation.”

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