by Dusty Good, Navy Office of Community Outreach
(Plain Press, September 2019) (Jacksonville, Fla.) – A 2009 James Ford Rhodes High School graduate and Cleveland, Ohio native is serving at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville.
Petty Officer 3rd Class LaSean Rice serves as a hospital corpsman that is responsible for processing and maintaining medical records.
Rice credits his hometown for giving opportunities he would not have had otherwise experienced that have helped in serving with the Navy.
“Growing up in Cleveland taught me how to work with a diverse group of people and work hard,” said Rice. “You can take the skills from there and apply them in the Navy and that’s been very useful in my service.” Rice is currently enrolled at Florida State College at Jacksonville pursing a degree in health sciences.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (MNRTC) Jacksonville deliver quality health care, in an integrated system of readiness and health. Naval Hospital Jacksonville includes five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. It serves 163,000 active-duty and retired sailors, Marines, soldiers, airmen, guardsmen, and their families, including about 83,000 patients who are enrolled with a primary care manager.
“I joined the Navy because I wanted to do something great and not be a burden on anyone,” said Rice. “I wanted to take care of my responsibilities and make them my own.”
PHOTO BY NAVY SENIOR CHIEF MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST GARY WARD
July 24, 2019; Jacksonville, Florida: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class LaSean Rice serves as a hospital corpsman responsible for processing and maintaining medical records at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville. Rice is a 2009 graduate of James Ford Rhodes High School.