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Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune to change names

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CAMP LEJEUNE, Onslow County - Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune was scheduled to hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony early Tuesday. The hospital prepared to change names.

The ceremony signals an official re-naming of the hospital from Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune to Naval Medical Center. The event was scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

The re-naming of the hospital as a medical center recognizes that the institution has achieved a level of service and care provided to its beneficiaries above and beyond a standard hospital, according to a news release from Camp Lejuene officials.

Capt. James Hancock, Commanding Officer, will speak to invited guests on the importance of this event prior to cutting the ribbon.

NHCL offers medical support for the 63,000 Marines and Sailors of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Special Operations Command, as well as the 170,000 eligible family members and veterans of Eastern North Carolina.

On May 31, 2017, Sen. Thom Tillis announced re-naming.

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