New Equipping Strategies for Combat Support Hospitals
RAND ARROYO CENTER SANTA MONICA CA
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The U.S. Army uses Combat Support Hospitals CSHs-mobile, deployable hospitals housed in tents and expandable containersto 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.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics