Direct access to Commander, as a personal staff officer, as required.
Figure 6-3. Headquarters and headquarters detachment, hospital center.
(2) Centralized functions. The hospital center commander and staff, using
their centralized facilities, correlate and coordinate the overhead activities of assigned
hospitals. They assist the attached hospital staffs by coordinating and consolidating a
major portion of the administrative details associated with such services as supply and
maintenance, transportation, utilities, and similar essential services. These actions result
in the economical utilization of personnel and equipment. The hospital center
commander exercises control over the movement of patients to and from hospitals
attached to the center. Certain hospitals operating under the center headquarters may
be staffed and equipped to provide specialized treatment. Thus, the hospital center
affords the opportunity for increased specialization in certain fields of medicine. Such a
procedure insures the additional advantage of fully utilizing the skills possessed by highly
qualified professional personnel.
6-17. HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT, MEDICAL GROUP
(TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT 8-122).
a. Mission and Assignment. The mission of headquarters and headquarters
detachment, medical group, is to provide command, control, and administrative