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Portsmouth Naval Hospital

“Naval Medical Center Portsmouth”

 

—Fort Nelson Park • Path of History • Portsmouth, VA —

 
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By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Inscription. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is known as the “First and Finest.” It was the nation’s first Naval Hospital and has served the military since 1830. The hospital complex is 112 acres and serves approximately 430,000 active duty service members, military retirees and dependents. Portsmouth is one of three navy teaching hospitals with a Graduate Medical Education program. It is professionally staffed with more than 4,000 doctors, nurses, dentists, corpsman, medical officers and civilians. The hospital supports military readiness through quality health care for beneficiaries. It educates and trains its own staff.
 
Location. 36° 50.526′ N, 76° 18.332′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Effingham Street and Williamson Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located in Fort Nelson Park which is just outside the main gate of the hospital. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker);
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2010
2. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Left side of marker
a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2010
3. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Right side of marker
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
4. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2010
5. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Entrance to the hospital
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2010
6. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Entrance to the hospital is restricted
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 17, 2010
7. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   7. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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