05 Oct '17, 6pm

#USNSComfort provides emergency care following hospital generator failure in #PuertoRico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (NNS) -- The Mercy-class Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, received five critical patients around 8 p.m. Oct. 4, from Ryder Memorial Hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico, after its generator failed. The possibility of hospitals in Puerto Rico failing due to running on emergency generators for extended lengths of time had been planned for by Comfort, the Federal Emergency Management System (FEMA) and other Federal and local agencies. Patients were medevaced by the Sea Knights of Navy Helicopter Sea Squadron (HSC) 22 and Army Blackhawks. "Working with the Army and the Hospital, we were able to reduce transport times for critically ill patients," said Lt. Cmdr. Christopher "Harm" Perry, a dual-designated emergency physician and naval aviator aboard Comfort who landed the MH-60S with patients. "This is the...

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