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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:32 PM
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Military hospital's workload doubles
On Corporate News Network, no less.
5 * 70 = 350
7 * 70 = 490


LANDSTUHL, Germany (CNN) -- Battle casualties received by doctors at this American military hospital in Germany have more than doubled since the Falluja operation in Iraq began, the facility's commander told reporters Sunday.

Col. Rhonda Cornum said more than half the 419 patients received at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center last week were from the Army and just over 40 percent were Marines. Nearly 200 of those patients have been sent back to the United States for further treatment, she said.

"I cannot tell you which ones were injured in Falluja," she said, adding that 95 percent of the patients came from Iraq and more than half were wounded in battle. Most of the rest of the patients came from Afghanistan.

"Normally, 25 percent are battle injuries," she said. "Normally, we average 32 patients a day. In the last week, we've had an average of 70."

CNN
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:42 PM
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1. here's another:
BAGHDAD, Nov 14 (Reuters) - In Falluja, they were enemies battling it out in a six-day-old offensive.

At Baghdad's main U.S. combat hospital, medical staff have been working round the clock to treat American and Iraqi troops as well as insurgents bloodied in the U.S.-led assault.

"We've been very busy this last week or so since the start of the Falluja campaign," said Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Poffenbarger, a neurosurgeon who took a few minutes off from his work in the intensive care unit to talk to Reuters.

`snip~
Medical staff said they had not been so busy since April, when U.S. troops last attacked Falluja and also found themselves fighting an uprising across the Shi'ite Muslim south of Iraq.

"We've seen at least two or three severe brain injuries a day. We operate on most of those so it has been pretty much a 24-hour schedule since the fighting started," Poffenbarger said.

more: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L14456103.htm
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:00 PM
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2. No wonder I keep getting recruiting letters....
too bad they're wasting postage on me. :P
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n2mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 08:17 PM
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3. If there is a God
do something.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:13 PM
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4. U.S. patient load surges at military hospital in Germany-USA Today
Cornum said 419 patients, including one American civilian, have been flown for treatment to Landstuhl since Nov. 8, the day after the offensive began against militants in Fallujah, 40 miles west of Baghdad. (Related item: Troops target insurgent holdouts in Fallujah)

She said 95% of those patients have come from Iraq, and 5% from Afghanistan. Most of those from Iraq were wounded in Fallujah, but Cornum could not say exactly how many.

There have been two peaks in the patient load: 98 arrived Thursday, 44 on Friday, 94 on Saturday, and 49 on Sunday, Cornum said. All of the patients have been U.S. citizens.

~snip~

Since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, the staff at Landstuhl has treated 20,330 patients, Shaw said. Of those, more than 95% were Americans. More than 3,000 patients came from the Afghan conflict, and more than 17,200 from Iraq.

more: http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-11-13-inju...
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-15-04 02:07 AM
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5. Lord love Rhonda Cornum
She is one hell of an officer, a good physician too, and a caring human being. Smart, savvy. Aside from that, she is a GENUINELY nice person.

She was shot down, her arms were broken and captured in GW1; and she's still at it. Wonder when she will get a star? I'm thinking she's overdue...
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