USNS Comfort responds to second hospital generator failure in Puerto Rico

October 12, 2017

The hospital ship USNS Comfort recently received four critical patients from Hospital Menonita in Caguas, Puerto Rico, after its generator failed, according to an article on the Navy Dispatch website.

"We are a mobile platform that can respond to the greatest area of need or act as a strut to help the Puerto Rican health system," said Capt. Kevin Buckley, commanding officer of the medical treatment facility onboard Comfort.

Comfort, with the assistance of Army Black Hawk helicopters, had medevaced critical patients from Ryder Memorial Hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico two days prior, after its generator also failed. 

Comfort is a seagoing medical treatment facility that currently has more than 800 personnel embarked for the Puerto Rico mission including Navy medical and support staff assembled from 22 commands, as well as over 70 civil service mariners.

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