(c) Intensive/recovery, intermediate, and minimal care ward-nursing
service for inpatients. The intensive/recovery care ward nursing service is capable of
providing care for up to 40 inpatients. The remaining ward nursing care capability is
divided between the intermediate and minimal groups (Figure 5-5) that combined can
support patient loads ranging from 100 to 160 inpatients. The maximum available ward
nursing service capability is dependent on the mix of patients in all three categories.
(d) Consultation services for outpatients referred other medical
treatment facilities in support of up to 9,000 troops.
(e) Primary medical outpatient service for only the personnel assigned
to the hospital.
(f) Pharmacy, clinical laboratory and radiology services for up to 200
inpatients and for outpatients referred to the hospital for consultation.
Medical administrative services to support workloads designated
c. Concept of Operations and Employment. The CSH is normally employed
farther to the rear of the division's rear boundary than the MASH. It retains the
capability to receive and treat those critical patients not regulated to the MASH and
provides hospitalization support for the critical and noncritical patients from the division
and corps units on an area support basis. The CSH will not be in the
treatment/evacuation chain for patients evacuated from the MASH. It will routinely
evacuate stabilized patients directly to the mobile aeromedical staging facility (MASF)
for evacuation out of the combat zone. The CSH will be employed in an area that may
require frequent displacement. When the tactical situation demands relocating the unit,
the CSH displaces in two lifts with organic vehicles. The first echelon (approximately 50
percent of the unit) displaces to a new operating location and establishes a forward
treatment element consisting of those necessary functions that provide capabilities
consistent with hospital level support. The second echelon continues care and
treatment of only those patients on hand awaiting evacuation or requiring further
stabilization prior to evacuation. As the residual patient load is evacuated, the second
echelon strikes, loads, and displaces to rejoin the forward echelon.
5-16. EVACUATION HOSPITAL (TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND
a. The EVAC hospital is a 400-bed facility that provides hospitalization for
all classes of patients within the combat zone and prepares patients for further
evacuation as necessary. Whereas the mission of the CSH is to provide hospitalization
for general classes of patients, the EVAC hospital provides hospitalization for all
classes. This simply means that the EVAC hospital has the capability to care for
more types of patients (that is, all classes) as compared with the CSH (that is, general
classes). The EVAC hospital receives patients from CSH, division treatment