1 Emergency ambulance services are the responsibility of the
Chief, Department of Primary Care and Community Medicine.
2 This service may include patient transportation ambulance
services when authorized by the commander. When necessary, requirements for
medical attendants will be coordinated with the Chief, Department of Nursing.
(c) Operation of the linen management program within the activity and
the provision of all linen services.
(d) Evaluation, consolidation, and submission of requests Directorate
of Facilities Engineering (DFAE) support from all organizational elements. This includes
maintaining status of job order requests and coordinating schedules of the requesting
service with the facility engineer to accomplish jobs with the least possible disruption of
medical care activities.
(e) Coordination of operation and repair of non-medical electronic
equipment with the Installation Director for Communications and Electronics (DCE).
(6) Other branches. Establishment of other branches, when authorized by
the commander, will be dependent primarily on the size of the hospital. As appropriate,
the following branches may be established:
(a) Housekeeping Branch. Also see paragraph c (5) above.
(b) Optical Fabrication Branch. This branch is established at and
operated in the Logistics Division of select activities, except at Fitzsimons Army Medical
Center (FAMC), as authorized by HQ HSC. At FAMC, the Optical Fabrication
Laboratory will be under the supervision of the Executive Officer. Functions include:
1 Fabrication and repair of spectacles for authorized beneficiaries
on an area support basis.
2 Fabrication and repair of related ocular items.
(c) Contracting Branch. This branch is established and operated in the
Logistics Division at select MEDCEN's as authorized by headquarters (HQ) HSC
1 Performance of the procurement mission.
2 Provision of local purchase support to installation and activity
elements, tenant activities, and satellites. For those MEDCEN's that are tenants on an
installation of another command, local purchase support is for medical materiel and
allied services only.