Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

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Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
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U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA (1827), John Haviland, architect.
Founded 1827
Country United States
Branch United States Navy
Type Hospital
Part of Navy Medicine East, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Motto First and Finest[1]
Decorations Meritorious Unit Commendation[1]
Website http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/NMCP2/
Commanders
Commander Rear Admiral Terry J. Moulton[2]
Deputy Commander

Captain Bradford L. Smith[3]

Portsmouth Naval Hospital
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth is located in Virginia
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Location On Hospital Point at Washington and Crawford Sts., Portsmouth, Virginia
Coordinates 36°50′51″N 76°18′17″W / 36.84750°N 76.30472°W / 36.84750; -76.30472Coordinates: 36°50′51″N 76°18′17″W / 36.84750°N 76.30472°W / 36.84750; -76.30472
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1832 (1832)
Architect Haviland, John; Wood, Don & Deming
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 72001516[4]
VLR # 124-0036
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 13, 1972
Designated VLR November 16, 1971[5]

The Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), formerly Naval Hospital Portsmouth,[6] is a United States Navy medical center in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. It is the oldest continuously running hospital in the Navy medical system.[7]

The historic Portsmouth Naval Hospital building was designed by noted architect John Haviland (1792–1852) and built in 1827. It is a three-story granite and Freestone building on a 12-foot (3.7 m) basement. Its form is that of a hollow square, measuring 172 feet (52 m) wide by 192 feet (59 m) deep. The front facade features a 92 feet (28 m) wide Doric order portico with 10 columns. The building's interior was reconstructed in 1907, and a shallow dome was added to the roof. Located on the property are a contributing marker erected by Haviland over the grave of Major Saunders, one time commander of Forts Nelson and Norfolk, who died March 15, 1810; and a memorial cannon commemorating Fort Nelson.[8]

Notable Births[edit]

Stefanie DeLeo, American author and playwright. b.1982

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Naval Medical Center Portsmouth". Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  2. ^ "Commanding Officer". Med.navy.mil. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Command Leadership". Med.navy.mil. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "History Page" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  7. ^ Yarsinske, Amy Waters (2007). The Elizabeth River. Charleston, SC: History Press. p. 153. ISBN 978-1-59629-207-9. 
  8. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (June 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Portsmouth Naval Hospital". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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