c. Organization. The field hospital is organized with a headquarters and three
identical hospitalization units (Figure 6-6). It is designed to provide a single facility with
400-bed capacity, or three l00-bed treatment facilities (hospitalization units) operating in
separate locations. Treatment capabilities are limited to general and internal medicine
and general surgery.
Figure 6-6. Field hospital.
d. Concept of Operations. The field hospital, normally operating under tentage,
is not considered a part of the normal evacuation system (Figure 4-1). It may be
employed either in the corps or the COMMZ, but normally it s used to provide area health
service support in the forward areas of the COMMZ. The three hospitalization units
provide the flexibility necessary to handle mass casualties or a sudden influx of patients
from other hospitals. The field hospital is particularly well suited to the mission of
providing care and treatment for an indigenous civilian population, displaced persons, or
prisoners of war.