As of Feb. 2, more than 350 medical patients have been transferred or discharged from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) following treatment for critical injuries sustained during a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
Doctors and nurses with Project HOPE (Help Opportunities for People Everywhere) joined 33 fellow volunteers aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Feb. 4 to help provide medical services to victims of the earthquake that devastated Haiti earlier this year.
When a Red Cross volunteer noticed a young boy in the pediatrics ward aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) crying for his father who was still in Port-au-Prince, a passion to help moved him to action resulting in a Feb. 5 reunion between father and son.
Patients who recently received treatment aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived at an intermediate aftercare facility (IAF) in Port-au-Prince Feb. 5 for post-operative treatment for inuries sustained during the devastating earthqauke.
Personnel from USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) scouted possible helicopter landing zones near Cange, Haiti Feb. 8 that would expand the hospital ship's capability to transfer and receive patients injured in the earthquake that left hundreds of thousands of Haitians injured or dead.
As USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) marks one month of supporting Operation Unified Response in Haiti, an embarked Haitian-American physician continues to impact the mission by bridging the cultural gap between crew members and patients while also treating his fellow countrymen and women.
Culinary Specialists (CS) and Food Service Attendants (FSA) aboard the Military Sealift Commnad hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) have provided more than 40,000 meals to the ship's crew, medical patients and their escorts as of Feb. 12.
The crew of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) gathered Feb. 12 on the vessel's mess deck for a service of remembrance and hope honoring Haitians and relief workers affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which devastated Haiti one month ago.
Sailors from the pastoral care department aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) delivered toys and clothes Feb. 15 to children at the University of Miami Field Hospital recovering from injuries suffered in the earthquake that devastated Haiti.
Sailors embarked on the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) provided physical therapy assistance and subject-matter expert advice to medical staff members at St. Damien Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Feb. 19.