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Boys Town Hospital to Receive Visit from Navy Medical Bureau

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Contact: Brooke Wittrock
Manager, Marketing and Communications

July 7, 2014
Immediate Release

Boys Town Hospital to Receive Visit from Navy Medical Bureau

At noon on Wednesday, July 16, Rear Admiral William Roberts will be speaking at Boys Town National Research Hospital in celebration of Omaha’s Navy Week. Representing the Navy Medical Bureau, Roberts will be talking to Boys Town leadership and staff about the Navy’s medical programs, strategies, research and battlefield medicine.

Though Boys Town and the Navy Medical Bureau have seemingly different roles, the goals are strikingly similar: to provide excellent care for America’s families.

Recently, the Office of Naval Research awarded Boys Town National Research Hospital a grant for nearly $1 million to research ways to reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss and promote recovery from existing hearing loss. Results from this research conducted using grant funds could benefit individuals receiving care from the Boys Town Hearing and Balance Center, as well as those working on Navy aircraft ships.

"We are excited to be working on a study that will contribute to the hearing health of our military personnel," said John Arch, Executive Vice President of Health Care and Boys Town Hospital Director. "What we learn from this study will not only benefit our sailors and pilots, but also help us extend preventive care and treatment for hearing loss to children, families and communities across the country."


Boys Town National Research Hospital is internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. Located in Omaha, Nebraska, Boys Town Hospital has developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country.

The media is welcome to attend Admiral Roberts' presentation on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Hospital's Lied Learning and Technology Center, 425 North 30 Street, in Omaha. Contact Brooke Wittrock at 402-498-6640 for special accommodations.