by PO1 Jacob Sippel | Jun 27, 2019 | DVIDS Chaplain, Navy Chaplain
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 19, 2019) – Wanda Johnson, a registered nurse and behavioral health care facilitator at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Family Medicine Clinic, discusses care options with a patient. It’s normal to have post-traumatic stress after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event. For #PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), there is treatment that works. PTSD treatment can turn someone’s life around, even if they’ve struggled for years. Talk to your doctor, mental health clinic, chaplain, or call Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville’s Deployment Health Center at (904) 546-7099/7110 or go to: www.realwarriors.net. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released). #PTSDAWARENESS
by PO1 Jacob Sippel | May 22, 2019 | DVIDS Chaplain, Navy Chaplain
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (May 10, 2019) – Lt. Jason Shaw, Naval Hospital Jacksonville chaplain, blesses Lt. Cmdr. Karen Downer, a nurse educator, during a Blessing of the Hands ceremony on May 10 at the hospital, as part of National Nurses Week (May 6-12). National Nurses Week is celebrated in commemoration of the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The Blessing of the Hands acknowledges the many ways nurses give quality patient care and reaffirms the commitment to nursing. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).
by PO1 Jacob Sippel | Apr 30, 2019 | DVIDS Chaplain, Navy Chaplain
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 18, 2019) – Religious Program Specialist Seaman Apprentice Christian Whitman lights a candle at Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s chapel. Whitman, a native of Los Angeles, California, says, “I joined the Navy after giving my life to God. I feel purpose-driven every day I go to work and attend to patients, staff, and active duty, alongside our chaplains, according to their religious needs.” (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville/Released).