U.S. Department of Homeland Security appoints Acuity’s Chief Medical Officer to National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee

Acuity’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joe Mignogna, was recently appointed to a three-year term on the National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Secretary.

The National Merchant Mariner Medical Advisory Committee is comprised of nine healthcare professional members and five professional mariners. Together they advise the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to medical certification determinations for the issuance of licenses, certification of registry, and merchant mariners’ documents such as medical standards and guidelines, medical examiner education, and medical research. Dr. Joe has served on the committee continuously since 2014, contributing to and leading several task statements, and authoring an article for the U.S. Coast Guard Proceedings magazine devoted to mariner health and wellness.

“It’s really been a pleasure and a professionally rewarding experience working with Coast Guard leadership and the committee’s team of dedicated maritime professionals representing Acuity,” Dr. Mignogna said.

Congratulations Dr. Mignogna on this important recognition.

“As we work toward growing into Acuity this fall, the company is planning further corporate social responsibility initiatives to make real differences globally,” Stalick said. “We welcome partnering with other companies that align with our values of service in the areas of global missions, advanced technology and advanced medical.”