Comfort Treats First Patients in New York

April 1, 2020 – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) treated her first patients Apr. 1 in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. Local health officials, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have established patient transfer protocols, with careful consideration to the safety and security of patients and medical care providers aboard…

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Comfort Underway to Support City of New York

March 29, 2020 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk today for New York City in support of the nation’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts. The ship will serve as a referral hospital for patients not infected with COVID-19, providing a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults,…

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Hospital Ships, Other DOD Assets Prepare for Coronavirus Response

March 18, 2020 – Two Navy hospital ships will be part of the Defense Department’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said. The USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy are being prepared for deployment “as needed to assist potentially overwhelmed communities with acute patient care,” Jonathan Rath Hoffman, assistant to the defense secretary for public affairs, said during…

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