MANAMA, Bahrain, Nov. 17 -- The U.
S. Navy issued the following press release:
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason T. Poplin, Naval Support Activity Bahrain Public Affairs
Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Bahrain celebrated the opening of its pediatric primary care and health promotion clinic during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Nov. 16.
The clinic's opening marks the first time personnel assigned to NSA will be able to receive pediatric care for their children at the facility.
The ceremony was critically important for showcasing the clinic's new services available to the community, said Cmdr. Christina Jamieson, NBHC's pediatric nurse practitioner.
'We've had a huge influx of families since the base opened back up to dependents, and I think it's comforting for them to know that this facility now provides pediatric primary care services,' said Jamieson.
In 2004, the secretary of defense put a temporary halt to family members living on the island.
In the past, all pediatric patients were referred to facilities out in town, said Jamieson.
'Although the standards of care out in town are quite excellent, a common question that people coming to the base have had is, 'Where am I going to take my child for medical care?'' said Jamieson.
In addition to new pediatric services the clinic offers, personnel now have access to multiple health and wellness programs designed to improve quality of life.
Lt. Michelle Sanabia, NBHC's health promotion coordinator, said the new programs include a nutrition and weight management program, command health care information by request and tobacco cessation.
'These programs will benefit the community by offering access to resources that educate and expand the knowledge of the population enabling them to make well informed choices in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle,' said Sanabia.
Sanabia added that the ultimate goal of the clinic is to optimize the quality of life of all individuals that it serves. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org