Commander, Navy Medicine National Capital Area, relieved the commanding officer of Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Md., June 29, citing a loss of confidence in her ability to command due to significant lack of leadership and integrity that eroded good order and discipline of the command.
Rear Adm. Alton Stocks, Commander, NCA, relieved Capt. Lisa Henning Raimondo following results of a routine Medical Inspector General investigation that demonstrated that she fostered a poor command climate. Raimondo had been in command for nine months and has since been reassigned to Navy Medicine NCA in Bethesda, Md.
NHCPR's Command Master Chief, Hospital Corpsman Master Chief Petty Officer (FMF/SW) Merrilyn C. Crawford, was also relieved of her duties for similar reasons and has been reassigned to Navy Medicine NCA in Bethesda, Md. Master Chief William D. Glascoe assumed duties as NHCPR Command Master Chief June 29.
Capt. Fred McDonald, the incoming executive officer, will temporarily take command until a permanent relief can be named.
Patient safety and security were not adversely affected and were not a factor in the decision. The change in leadership will have no impact on the clinic's ability to effectively carry out its mission.
NHCPR is the health care system for the Navy in the southern NCA providing medical care to more than 14,500 beneficiaries. The command headquarters is located in Patuxent River, Md., with Navy Branch Health Clinics at Dahlgren, Va., Indian Head, Md., and at the Joint Base Andrews, Md.