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Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton committed to care during furlough

By Public Affairs Office | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | July 11, 2013

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --

The naval hospital here and its seven Branch Health Clinics, to include Port Hueneme and Yuma, Arizona, will continue to provide quality health care to its patients during the nationwide Department of Defense furlough.

“Healing our nation’s heroes continues to be our first priority,” said Capt. Kenneth Iverson, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton.  “Because it is critical that the decreased staffing caused by the furloughs not compromise our ability to provide our patients with safe, high-quality care, some non-emergency, non-urgent care may be delayed.  Patients may also experience longer than usual wait times.”

To help mitigate impact on access to care, civilian staff furlough days have been staggered to align with patient care needs.  The furlough is scheduled to last from July 8 to the end of September 2013. 

“We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this reduction in staff hours and fiscally challenging time.  We remain committed to your health care and will resume normal operations at the earliest possible opportunity,” Iverson said.