Eastvale Native Provides Healthcare for U.S. Navy Sailors

By Kayla Good, Navy Office of Community Outreach

SAN DIEGO– A 2000 Jose Olaya High School in Peru graduate and Eastvale, California native is serving in the U.S. Navy at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

Petty Officer 3rd Class German Vargasdavila serves as a hospital corpsman at the San Diego based hospital. According to Navy officials, the hospital’s priority is to provide the safest, highest quality patient-centered medical care for veterans, service members and their families.

“The best part of my job is treating my patients,” said Vargasdavila. “I enjoy intereacting with people so this is a perfect job for me.”

The sailors who are part of Navy medicine are the most highly trained, educated and specialized force in history, said Navy officials. The role of Navy medicine in preserving the healthy and fighting readiness of that force has never been greater or more critical.

“Serving our nation’s warriors and their families is an honor, and our staff is dedicated to providing the existing best care possible,” said Capt. Joel Roos, Naval Medical Center San Diego Commanding Officer. “Our continuous training coupled with unparalleled innovation allow us to deliver exceptional care.”

Vargasdavila said he feels honored to be able to serve at a hospital that is continually raising the bar in health care.

“I like that I get to serve in San Diego,” said Vargasdavila. “This is a teaching hospital so I am able to learn more while serving here.”

Those who serve in Navy medicine understand that they play a key role in meeting the missions of the armed forces, according to Navy officials.

“When I first joined the Navy, the language barriers were a challenge,” added Vargasdavila. “Now that I am use to the enviornment, I know I have a purpose. I am fighting for freedom for my family and the country.”