USNS Comfort’s Medical Teams Help Hundreds
By Geraldine Cook April 01, 2010
The USNS Comfort’s 1,000-bed capacity was maxed out quickly when it arrived Januaru 19, 2010, in Haiti to treat patients who had suffered infections and serious injuries as
a result of the earthquake a week earlier. Designed as a floating emergency room for
treating combat injuries, the Baltimore-based U.S. military hospital ship treated more
than 850 patients in the eight weeks the USNS Comfort was stationed off Haiti’s coast.