evacuation hospital


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A field hospital in a combat zone which gives necessary treatment to casualties, but sends serious cases on to fixed hospitals for further care

evacuation hospital

A mobile advance hospital unit that replaces field hospitals and supplements base hospitals.
See also: hospital
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Fifty-two nurses are needed by this Evacuation Hospital, which will render emergency service as a mobile unit.
Within minutes of sustaining injury, soldiers were whisked off by helicopter to field, surgical, or evacuation hospitals for surgery and treatment.
World War I: Evacuation hospital experiences in WWI called for not only a surgical focus, but the addition of dentists, administrative officers, clerks, a chaplain, mechanics, 2 buglers (there was no public address system), cooks, pharmacists, and x-ray operators.
Early on the morning of September 13, the women of the 95th Evacuation Hospital Group who had been at Bizerte were asleep aboard the British hospital ship Newfoundland outside Salerno when the vessel was struck by a German bomb, set afire, and sunk.
36TH EVACUATION HOSPITAL (VIETNAM)--November 11-14, 2004, Contact Anne Philiben, Phone (541) 318-5713, Email annephiliben@bendcable.
Dole lay there for nine hours before he was finally taken to an evacuation hospital.
By later in 1944, and into 1945, with the Luftwaffe crippled, he was transferred from antiaircraft units to evacuation hospitals.
Largely designed by Colonel Edward Churchill, USA, around his concept of wound management, the medical support system "allowed forward hospitals to be more mobile, and concentrated more resource-intensive casualty care far to the rear in secure base areas where evacuation hospitals [would not be] required to move with changing tactical situations.
Within the "chain of evacuation" established by the Army Medical Department during World War II, nurses served under fire in field hospitals and evacuation hospitals, on hospital trains and hospital ships, and on medical transport planes as flight nurses.
The 421st's World War II role as a collecting company was to serve as the unit geographically located between the forward battalion aid stations and the clearing companies with the mission of regulating patients to the evacuation hospitals.