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Member Spotlight: Capt. Kimberly Davis, MC, USN, Receives Award for Excellence from American Hospital Association  

AHA Board of Trustees Chair John M. Haupert, president and CEO, Grady Health System; and General James Conway (retired), United States Marine Corps; are pictured above with Capt. Davis.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) presented Capt. Kimberly D. Davis, director of Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), with an Award for Excellence at AHA’s 2023 Annual Membership Meeting. The award recognizes uniformed and non-uniformed federal health care leaders whose innovative achievements and leadership have contributed substantially to the mission of the federal health system.  

Capt. Davis has 30 years of distinguished service and has been the director of NMCSD, the Navy’s largest military treatment facility, since 2021.  

Under Capt. Davis’ diversity-focused leadership, a VolunTEEN program and a Fleet Week experience with interactive STEM exhibits for 8,000 students were created, earning her two back-to-back Navy Retention Excellence Awards. Additionally, Capt. Davis, a subspecialty surgeon by training, has had a transformative impact on patient safety culture. As the Department of Defense liaison to the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, she effectively forged new partnerships with Veterans Affairs and top-tier civilian hospitals to expand graduate medical education sites, recapture care, and strengthen exposure to wartime critical skills.  

Her team has provided continuous medical support around the globe with 1,000 personnel deployed annually onboard USNS MERCY, Operation Allies Welcome, COVID-19 Defense Security Cooperation Agency missions, Special Psychiatric Rapid Intervention Team, and for public health threats.  

Join us in congratulating Capt. Davis and read the full press release online.