Naval Hospital Lemoore will be officially renamed Naval Health Clinic Lemoore, on Sept. 30.
While the name will change, the services provided will not, according to Customer Relations Officer Constancio Alvarez.
"We will continue to serve our beneficiaries with the same skill, quality, service and compassion as we’ve always done," he said in a news release. "Our new name better aligns with our capabilities/staffing and better reflects the services available. Our service to you remains the same."
Alvarez said the decision to take "hospital" out of the name and replace it with "clinic" was a deliberate choice to better describe the type of healthcare facility it is.
"We are retaining the ‘Lemoore’ portion of our name to continue honoring the Lemoore community that has supported Naval Air Station Lemoore so well," Alvarez said. "Naval Health Clinic Lemoore will retain the highest quality ambulatory care services including surgical capability that the community has grown to appreciate."
Anyone with questions about the change or about the facility's services are encouraged to contact Alvarez directly at (559) 998-4458 or by email at Constancio.email@example.com.