the patient care units (wards) and transmits a consolidated report to the medical group
headquarters to which the hospital is attached. This report is, in effect, an evacuation
request. It should contain, as a minimum, the following information:
(a) Number of patients by diagnostic categories: surgical, medical and
(b) Number of patients by transportability categories: litter ambulatory.
(c) Official status of patients: US military, US civilian, indigenous
civilian, POW, and so forth. This information is important because it establishes, to a
considerable extent, hospital bed requirements, loading configuration of transportation,
and special handling requirements of patients.
(4) The MRO at group headquarters receives the reports from the attached
hospitals, consolidates them, and forwards a consolidated report to the medical brigade
MRO. He also indicates desired departure airfields, since air is the preferred mode of
patient evacuation. The medical brigade MRO consolidates the reports from all groups
within the corps and submits a consolidated report to the MEDCOM MRO. The medical
groups in the COMMZ follow the same procedure, submitting consolidated reports to
the MEDCOM MRO.
(5) Concurrently, general hospitals in COMMZ submit daily reports to
hospital center MROs, indicating the status of beds available at the time of the report,
plus a forecast of dispositions during the next 24 hours. These reports are consolidated
by hospital center MROs and forwarded to the MEDCOM MRO.
(6) The MEDCOM MRO consolidates the reports from the medical brigades
and hospital centers and forwards the information to the joint medical regulating office
(JMRO) (see para 7-24, below).
(7) Based upon the reports received from the MEDCOM and the MROs of
other component services, the JMRO designates specific general hospitals to receive
patients reported for evacuation. When the MEDCOM MRO receives the hospital
designations, he requests USAF evacuation from the AECC and/or tasks MEDCOM
evacuation units for movement of patients by Army aircraft or ground ambulance. When
the evacuation details have been finalized, the MEDCOM MRO notifies the MROs of the
hospital centers and medical groups of the flight schedules, departure and arrival
airfields, and other necessary information.
7-24. JOINT MEDICAL REGULATNG OFFICE
A joint medical regulating office is a joint agency consisting of elements of two or
more services, established to regulate the movements of patients, within a TO, to
medical treatment facilities having the capabilities to provide the necessary care. When
established, the JMRO is located in COMMZ. The JMRO consolidates the evacuation