company or platoon strength to augment existing resources in moving patients between
and within hospitals, and at airheads or other transfer points. The clearing company may
be used to establish temporary MTF at airheads or on an area basis.
Section III. HOSPITALIZATION UNITS
6-19. GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1,000-BED (TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND
a. Mission. The mission of the general hospital is to provide specialized and
definitive hospitalization to the theater Army.
b. Assignment and Basis of Allocation. The general hospital is assigned to
theater Army MEDCOM as required to satisfy approximately 75 percent of the COMMZ
bed requirements. There is a much higher requirement for this type hospital than for the
other hospitals in COMMZ. The general hospital has highly specialized treatment
facilities, and it receives patients from all other types of hospitals, both in the combat
zone and in the COMMZ.
c. Organization. See Figure 6-4.
d. Concept of Operations. General hospitals are normally attached to hospital
centers in order to ensure efficiency in the command, control, and utilization of
personnel. The majority of patients admitted to general hospitals will come from the
combat zone; however, patients are also received from medical installations of the
6-20. STATION HOSPITAL, 200-300-500-BED (TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND
EQUIPMENT 8-223, 8-233, 8-253)
a. Mission. The mission of station hospitals is to provide station-type
hospitalization, to include limited outpatient services, to an installation or the military
population of a specified geographical within the COMMZ.
b. Assignment and Basis of Allocation. Station hospitals are assigned to
theater Army MEDCOM as required to satisfy approximately 13 percent of the COMMZ
c. Organization. Figure 6-5 shows the organization of a hospital. This
organizational structure applies to the 200-300-, and 500-bed hospital; however, the
strengths and equipment allowances of the hospitals will vary with the bed capacity.