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THE command of U.S. Naval Hospital Guam has been passed on to a new leader. Capt. Jeffrey M. Plummer assumed command from Capt. Kevin W. Haws on Friday, Aug. 3 at a change of command ceremony held at the hospital.
Plummer received a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in 1994. He is board-certified in healthcare management and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He is also ACHE Navy’s 2012 Healthcare Executive of the Year.
His recent assignments have included director for Administration at U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy; officer-in-charge of the Naval Branch Health clinic at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla.; and deputy director of Health Affairs on the Joint Staff of the Multinational Security Transition command, Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Haws holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. He is an original member of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s Primary Care Advisory Board. His recent assignments include executive officer of Naval Hospital Beaufort, S.C.; specialty advisor to the Navy Surgeon General; Department Head of Pediatrics at Naval Hospital Bremerton; and Director for Branch Health Clinics, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka.
Haws was awarded the Legion of Merit for his services and, upon being relieved of command of Naval Hospital, retired from the U.S. Navy after 32 years of service.