January 13, 2024
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Announces Strategic Partnership with U.S. Marine Corps and Navy to Enhance Military Clinicians’ Emergency Medicine and Trauma Skill
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center commemorated the signing of an agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy aimed at establishing a comprehensive training rotation program for military clinicians. This initiative seeks to elevate emergency medicine and trauma skills and experience among the participating teams.
Under the terms of the agreement, two distinct clinical teams, comprising Navy physicians, nurses, and medical corps personnel, will embark on a six-month rotation at Harbor. The teams will consist of one emergency medicine unit and one surgical team, fostering an exchange of knowledge and expertise between the Navy personnel and Harbor’s esteemed clinical team.
This collaboration represents a significant step forward in supporting the training and preparedness of military clinicians to deliver critical medical care in a combat zone. The sharing of best practices, experiences, and specialized skills will contribute to a more robust and well-prepared medical force.
“We are thrilled to embark on this transformative partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy,” said Azar Kattan, Chief Operations Officer at Harbor. “This collaboration not only highlights our commitment to advancing emergency medicine and trauma care but also underscores the importance of collective efforts in ensuring the highest standards of medical preparedness for military clinicians.”
The training rotation is set to commence this spring, marking the beginning of a collaborative journey that holds promise for advancements in military medical capabilities.
About Harbor-UCLA Medical Center:
Since 1964, Harbor has been a prime provider of high-quality health care, serving insured and uninsured Los Angeles County residents, alike. Harbor is an essential part of the County’s health care safety net, a world-class academic medical center and a major medical research site. Since our inception we have been on a mission to provide exceptional equitable and exceptional care with the respect and compassion we would want for our loved ones.