2003-06-06 / Community

Completes Basic Hospital Corps

Navy Hospitalman Recruit Dustin R. Gonzalez, a 2002 graduate of Beach Channel High School, Far Rockaway, recently graduated from the Basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Illinois.

During the 14-week course, Gonzalez learned a wide range of medical procedures used to provide first aid and assist Navy doctors and nurses. Gonzalez also received an introductory instruction for service in a variety of medical environments, from fleet hospitals and shipboard medical departments to fleet Marine forces and medical administration offices.

Graduates’ newly acquired skills and knowledge will enable them to help provide quality health care to Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families. Gonzalez’s first assignment after school will involve direct patient care, but with his training, Gonzalez can work in several areas, including first aid and assisting with minor surgery, pharmacy and laboratory analysis, patient transportation, and food service inspections.

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