Section III. HOSPITALIZATION UNITS
a. Each Army Medical Department unit operating in corps is organized and
equipped as prescribed by applicable TOE. In addition to outlining the mission,
organization, capability, degree of mobility, unit category and equipment authorized,
these tables also refer to supply manuals and stock lists that contain detailed
information on items listed only collectively in the TOE; for example, the contents of
medical assemblies, kits, and chests. Reference is also made in each TOE to
appropriate tables of allowances for use in determining allowances of expendable
supplies and of those items used only at installations, and which are not taken by a unit
into the field.
b. There is no fixed medical organization that routinely supports a corps, since
the corps is a flexible organization. Medical units are allocated to a given corps based
on its needs for a particular operation. One must understand that the bases of
allocation indicated in TOE and field manuals are only planning guides. Actual
allocations of units are based on requirements and are limited by troop ceilings, unit
availability, and other considerations.
c. We will first discuss the hospitalization units employed in the corps. There
are three hospitals normally employed in the area. They are the MASH, the CSH, and
the evacuation (EVAC) hospital. Additionally there is a medical clearing company,
whose mission it is to:
(1) Receive, sort and provide emergency or resuscitative treatment to
patients until evacuated.
Provide definitive treatment for patients with minor illness or injuries.
5-14. MOBILE ARMY SURGICAL HOSPITAL MOBILE ARMY SURGICAL
HOSPITAL (TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT 8-63)
The MASH provides resuscitative surgery and medical treatment necessary to
prepare critically sick, injured, or wounded patients for further evacuation. It is assigned
to a medical brigade and is normally further attached to a medical group. It is allocated
based on one per division or one per separate brigade when the brigade is not
otherwise supported by a CSH.
a. Organization. The MASH is organized as in Figure 5-4.