h. Automated Data. The Information Management Officer (IMO) manages the
total automation resources of the MEDCEN including clinical automation. He is
responsible for giving guidance on budgeting, funding, and operating programs
pertaining to medical automation. He is responsible for training automatic data
(COOP) for the MEDDAC, and assists in administering the Army Automation Life Cycle
i. American Red Cross Hospital Field Director. The American Red Cross
(ARC) hospital field director is a civilian assigned by the American National Red Cross.
He is responsible for developing, implementing, supervising, and coordinating Red
Cross social work and volunteer services.
j. Safety Manager. The Safety Manager coordinates the planning, directing,
and evaluating all elements of the MEDDAC's safety programs; interprets safety policies
and procedures; investigates accidents and determines their causes; recommends
corrective measures when warranted; and develops safety training programs.
k. Radiation Protection Officer (Health Physics). The Radiation Protection
Officer advises the commander on all matters pertaining to radiation protection
standards and criteria. He is responsible for supervising the overall radiation protection
program to include personnel radiation monitoring, issuing of film badges, recording and
reporting exposures, and periodic radiation surveys of areas where radiation sources
l. Alcohol and Drug Control Officer. The Alcohol and Drug Control Officer
(ADCO) is either a commissioned officer or civilian who manages the MEDCEN's
ADAPCP. The ADAPCP is designed to prevent alcohol and other drug abuse, identify
alcohol and other drug abusers, restore both military and civilian alcohol and other drug
abusers to effective duty (if possible) through rehabilitation programs, separate
rehabilitation program failures from Government service, and provide alcohol and drug
abuse prevention education at all levels.
m. Precious Metal Recovery Program Manager. The Precious Metal
Recovery Program (PMRP) Manager prepares policy for the control, recovery, and
disposition of precious metals and precious metal-bearing scrap (old x-ray film, and so
A typical MEDCEN hospital is organized as shown in figure 2-4. As in the case
of any other TDA organization, the exact organization structure will depend upon the
specific mission of the hospital. When the MEDCEN is also an installation (see
paragraph 1-6), additional elements (facilities engineering, transportation, laundry
services, and so forth) are included in the TDA to provide the support that is normally furnished
by the host installation.