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Naval Hospital, Orlando FL

he Hospital's combined medical and dental staff of over 400 supported the Naval Training Center and other military installations in the Central Florida region, as well as dependents and retirees.

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Latest Activity: Aug 7, 2017

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Comment by Angie (Winters) Lopez on August 7, 2017 at 10:20pm

Hi Brian. I am very seriously contemplating moving back to Orlando. Seeing pictures of the hospital and old pictures of the Navy Base brought back so many amazing memories. My daughter was born in that hospital on 07/28/1988. We used to live in base housing for awhile and I was devastated to see that the part I lived in was torn down. I don't know if you remember my ex-husband. He worked in the Family Practice Clinic - Fernando Lopez. He is now a physician in North Carolina and I am much happier, living in Minnesota with a new husband. My daughter just turned 29 and she and her husband will be transferring to the Tampa area (her husband is a police officer) - that decision really made me realize how much I missed Florida.

Comment by Brian Skeoch on August 7, 2017 at 7:37pm

Hi Angie.  I was there until October 87 I think. I worked mostly in the clinics but did a stint on the 3rd floor. I was there not too long ago and it was like a ghost town. I went up to third floor and it was strange No patients yet all of the nursing stations were in tact. Brought back soo many memories as I was the only one up there. nothing had changed since I was there.. I think they may have changed the carpets but not much more. when I was there 15 years ago my CO in the Eye Clinic was still practicing eye surgery and he actually remembered me.  the cafeteria is still there and still smells the same. I loved that duty station too.

Comment by Angie (Winters) Lopez on August 3, 2017 at 9:36pm

I was stationed at the Orlando Navy Hospital from April '87 to January '91 - started working on the fourth floor surgical ward; then switched to the Pediatric Clinic before moving to the EKG/Internal Medicine Department. This was the best duty station I was assigned to and I worked with some amazing individuals. I was really saddened when they closed down the Navy Base and the hospital was taken over by the VA.

Comment by Brian Skeoch on June 13, 2017 at 11:04am

Greg, I was also a Corpsman at Naval Hospital Orlando.. 85 to late 87.  I worked in the Eye Clinic for a while then the 3rd floor.  I was also one of the EMT's to attend the Space Shuttle program launches. I think I saw 3 launches.  we drove an ambulance from the Hospital to Kennedy at 4 am and then would watch the launches and help any spectators that were injured.  You and I may have been on the same team ?.  Bryan Ritter and I teamed up for a couple launches as did a gal named Kim.  short girl with curly hair.  I still have all of my NASA credentials which is really cool.  we were 18 - 19 years of age and working at the Space Shuttle program.  fun fun fun..

Brian Skeoch

Comment by Gregory Eastom on April 4, 2016 at 6:48pm

As a Hospital Corpsman I was stationed at the Naval Hospital in Orlando Florida emergency room from 1984-1986. This was my first command and I have not been able to find anyone who worked there during my time, I have many wonderful memories about working there including providing medical coverage as a EMT at Kennedy Space Center. I would be interested in finding people stationed there during the same time frame as myself! Thanks...

Comment by Joseph Pelot on July 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
Norman, didnt we work together at the Recruit Dispensary, 1978ish? Did you work the front desk? I worked in the back with records, with Larry Brown and Frank Farris.

Joe Pelot
Comment by Norman Jerrol Grubb on July 6, 2015 at 1:58pm

Judi sorry to hear of Mike Stover's passing.  He was my first hero and friend when I came to NRMC Orlando in 1975.  Peds was my first ward assignment. I  remember the civilian nurses,  Marion McGlasson and Ms. Cuthrell? if my fading memory is close to correct. Mike and I also worked together at the Print Shop for a while later. Loved working with the kids on Peds.

Comment by Judi Maughan on July 5, 2015 at 9:43pm

I am sorry to report that my friend and shipmate,Mike Stover, has passed away. He was senior corpsman on peds. 1974-1978. RIP my friend

Comment by Frank Morelli on May 27, 2014 at 7:52pm
David , I got to the Hospital Sept of '68 .Discharged Oct '69 .Memorial Day May 30 Friday , A bunch of us went to Melbourne Beach ( Indian
Atlantic for the long week end .The rip tides were bad when we got there .Two Dental Techs went out on rafts and got caught in the current .Me ,Answered the call . Got to them and nearly drowned my self .One of the guys pulled me ashore .Intensive care at Patrick AFB
Then re-Hab ( Salt Water ) Digestion .The girls were okay .What a memory every Memorial Day I remember the taste of Salt Water and yes the blowing up of gloves you just mentioned .
Comment by David B. Murphy on May 27, 2014 at 7:22pm

Short Sea Story. I worked for LCDR Bobby Sharp, Dental Corps for awhile. Recruits identified as having oral hygiene issues were filtered out and eventually paid us a visit for counseling. LCDR Sharp being a good 'ole boy from Alabama would refer to bacteria as "bugs". He would have the patient in the chair, take a smear from the guy's mouth and have me set up a slide in the phase contrast microscope so the patient could see all the "bugs" in his mouth.  Well, I was suspicious that perhaps these guys were not really impressed with the bacteria. Now keep in mind that two steps out the door from our office in that old WWII complex was lots of good Florida foilage and you also know Florida is overrun with just about every kind of insect you can imagine -- and some you can't. So, I managed to collect some of the tinyest, meanist looking specimens -- real bugs -- I could find and put THOSE under the cover slip for the recruit to see. I guarantee you those boys definitely brushed their teeth vigorously after that.


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