Changes are in the works at Naval Hospital Pensacola, as part of a Navy-wide effort to save money.
NHP’s emergency room and four-bed intensive care unit are scheduled to close this summer. Hospital commander, Capt. Maureen Padden, says Navy medicine has been conducted a resource analysis the past two years – well before this year’s sequester and partial shutdown of the federal government.
At issue by the Naval Bureau of Medicine and Surgery is just where critical resources should be placed to best serve the beneficiary population.