Accession Number : ADA526613


Title :   New Equipping Strategies for Combat Support Hospitals


Corporate Author : RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Lewis, Matthew W ; Bower, Aimee ; Cuyler, Mishaw T ; Eden, Rick ; Harper, Ronald E ; Morganti, Kristy G ; Resnick, Adam C ; Steiner, Elizabeth D ; Valdez, Rupa S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a526613.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 133


Abstract : The U.S. Army uses Combat Support Hospitals (CSHs)-mobile, deployable hospitals housed in tents and expandable containers?to provide surgical and trauma care close to combat action. A CSH is a 248-bed hospital staffed by approximately 500 personnel. Modular in design, it can also operate as two geographically separated hospitals (split-based operations), one with 164 beds and the other with 84 beds. CSHs provide the highest level of in-theater medical care available to American military personnel serving in active, deployed operations, including stabilization and surgical capabilities comparable to those in the trauma centers of major hospitals in the United States. Currently the Army has 29 CSHs, soon to be reduced to 26: 10 in the active component (8 in the continental United States and 2 forward stationed in South Korea and Germany) and 16 in the U.S. Army Reserve.


Descriptors :   *HOSPITALS , COMBAT SUPPORT , TENTS , TRAUMA , SURGERY , ARMY PERSONNEL , MEDICAL SERVICES


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE