NOTE: Medical units that are integral to major combat organization, such as divisions,
are not assigned to MEDCOM, but function closely with the MEDCOM system.
Is supporte r of the CG TRADOC in the combat development
process and The Surgeon General in the medical research and development
United States Army Medical Center (MEDCEN). A MEDCEN is a large
hospital, staffed and equipped to perform the following:
Provide health care for authorized persons. Such care includes a
wide range of specialized and consultative support for all medical facilities within the
assigned geographic area.
Provide specialized medical care to other patients referred to the
MEDCEN by appropriate authority.
Conduct postgraduate education in health professions, when
Serve as a referral hospital, to include laboratory, fo r the Medical
Department Activity (MEDDAC) within its Regional Medical Command (RMC).
Conduct professional training programs as specified in its assigned
Provide administrative and logistical support, as required, to other
units located on the installation for support.
: See figure 1-4 for typical hospital organizational chart.
United States Army Community Hospital (USACH). A USACH is a health
treatment facility which provides definitive inpatient care. It is staffed and equipped to
provide diagnostic and therapeutic services in the field of general medicine and surgery
and preventive medicine services. A USACH may also discharge the functions of a
clinic. When a MEDDAC (discussed below) has a hospital, the USACH is the primary
medical treatment facility of that MEDDAC and is separately identified in the TDA of the
MEDDAC. A USACH may also serve as a specialized treatment or teaching facility
when specified. The organizational structure of a USACH is similar to the hospital in a
United States Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC). A
MEDDAC is an organization encompassing a USACH or designated U.S. Army health
clinic and the associated activities which are responsible for providing health services to
authorized persons within an assigned Health Service Area (HSA). It normally has