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Appendix A

Table of Contents

APPENDIX A

Medical Standard Operating Procedures, 5th Logistical Command

HEADQUARTERS
5TH LOGISTICAL COMMAND (-)
Office of the Surgeon
APO US Forces 09478

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SUBJECT: Standard Operating Procedures - Medical

TO: See Distribution

1. The medical complex, 5th Logistical Command, will be hereafter designated US FORCES MEDICAL CENTER, COMDOMREP. It will consist of:

a. 15th Field Hospital (-)
b. 584th Ambulance Company (-)
c. 714th Preventive Medicine Company (-)
d. 545th Medical Company (Sub) (-)
e. 69th Medical Detachment (VFI)
f. 54th Medical Detachment (Air Amb) (RA) (-)

2. These units will be under the command control of the Commanding Officer, 15th Field Hospital. The hospital commander, a field-grade medical officer, will be the Deputy Command Surgeon.

3. The Executive Officer, Medical Section, 5th Logistical Command, is the senior medical administrative officer of this complex and will handle all major administrative directives, etc. under the guidance of the Command Surgeon which have medical and public health connotation.

4. The Command Surgeon, for the CO, 5th Logistical Command, will bear the responsibility for the health and well-being of the command and


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will promulgate medical and public health guidance for the command commensurate with the policies of higher commands. He will collaborate and coordinate with the Surgeon, higher command, but will implement the needs and desires of the Commanding Officer, 5th Logistical Command.

5. The 5th Logistical Command Medical Section, through the Medical Supply Officer, will review, coordinate and formulate medical supply procedures and requisitioning commensurate with standard medical supply policy of higher command. He will also coordinate all services and utility needs for the medical complex.

6. The 69th Medical Detachment (VFI) will be attached for support only to the 16th Quartermaster Battalion, as it is felt that 75% of its effort will be that of inspection of the Class I activity. Yet it is not felt that complete attachment, to include administration, etc. is justified in that there are other activities such as assistance and supervision in rodent control, canine control and animal husbandry for which its capabilities must be utilized.

7. The 714th Preventive Medicine Unit (-), whose duties are peculiarly command-wide, will receive instructions from the Medical Section, 5th Logistical Command through the Commanding Officer, 15th Field Hospital and will submit reports to the Command Surgeon through the Commanding Officer, 15th Field Hospital. Direct coordination and communication with the Medical Section, 5th Logistical Command, is authorized on problems which may otherwise be delayed by administrative action.

8. The 584th Medical Company (Amb) (-) will be responsible to the Commanding Officer, 15th Field Hospital, for transportation and evacuation of patients at the discretion of the Commanding Officer, 15th Field Hospital. All ambulance commitments other than emergency will be coordinated with Medical Section, 5th Logistical Command, through the Commanding Officer, 15th Field Hospital.

9. The 545th Medical Company (Sup) (-) will be responsible to the Command Surgeon, through the Commanding Officer, 15th Field Hospital, for all COMDOMREP medical supply activities. It will coordinate with the MSO, 5th Logistical Command, for all medical supply activities including CONUS depots, etc. The 545th Medical Company (Sup) (-) will provide medical maintenance support, within its capabilities, to all medical units in COMDOMREP.

10. The 15th Field Hospital (-), as the major medical unit, US Forces COMDOMREP, will be responsible for the specific medical support to all other medical units assigned or attached to COMDOMREP. It will operate under a fifteen (15) day evacuation policy, to be elastic as the Commanding


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Officer, 15th Field Hospital, deems commensurate with adequate and competent patient care. The Commanding Officer, 15th Field Hospital, is advise that the Command Surgeon directs that patient care and the health of the command are the primary function of the US Forces Medical Center COMDOMREP All other activities are secondary to this. Dispensary service, dental service and ordinary sick call will be provided within the complex, but away from the main hospital building. The hospital will provide all services except ophthalmology, urology, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology at this time. If and when commensurate professional staff is made available, and the command so indicates a need, such services will be provided. Physical examination, final type, cannot be completed at this time and wit not be attempted. Local foodhandler examinations for native personnel to be hired will be performed on a limited basis commensurate with needs and not desires. Major elective surgery will not be attempted at this time.

11. The 54th Medical Detachment (RA) (Air Amb) will operate under the control of the Commanding Officer, 15th Field Hospital. All commitments for emergency air evacuation will be coordinated with the Command Officer, 15th Field Hospital, or his representatives, and, depending on the individual case, will require a physician member on the crew. It is directed that the Surgeon, 5th Logistical Command, be notified of all major emergency evacuations at completion of the evacuation flight.

12. General:

a. All personnel, to include professional, ancillary profession al, administrative and enlisted personnel of this medical center, will adhere to the rules of COMDOMREP: - VIZ - Curfew at 1900 hours daily. No Personnel, repeat, no personnel will be outside their compound after these hours. Curfew ceases daily at 0600 hours. Personnel and vehicles dispatched during the hours from 1900 to 0600 will do so only at the express command of the Commanding Officer, 15th Field Hospital, or his designated representatives, and only with a written authorized pass. Such personnel will also word and alternate pass word for that day. Disobedience to these instructions will be severely dealt with.
 b. Personnel using the beach facilities adjacent to the copter area will strictly adhere to the instructions published by the 503d Military Police Battalion (copy attached).
c. Uniform regulations will be adhered to commensurate with the job to be done. Soft caps are authorized within the complex. Combat helmets and authorized weapons (unloaded) will be worn when leaving complex for any business.


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d. It is expected that all personnel who are a part of this medical complex will conduct themselves at all times in a manner to bring credit to themselves, to the medical service and to the command.

PETER S SCOLES
Colonel, MC
Surgeon

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Distribution

CO, 15th Fld Hosp (-)
CO, 584th Med Co (Amb)(-)
CO, 714th Pvnt Med Co (-)
CO, 545th Med Co (Sup)(a)
CO, 69th Med Det (VFI)
CO, 54th Med Det (RA)(Air Amb)(-)