Hospital ship homecoming… Welcome home #USNSComfort from your Hurricane Maria relief mission. The hospital ship returned to Naval Station Norfolk on Monday after providing 76,000 liters of oxygen and 10 tons of food and water, treating 1,899 patients and performing 191 surgeries. #GoNavy #InstaNavy #LifeAtSea #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #Sailors
USNS Comfort. #ship #USNSComfort #hospital #health #travel #OSJ #caribbean #PUR #vacations #visitPUR #photooftheday #fotodeldia #mobilephotography #iphonephotography #blackandwhiteonly #blackandwhitephotography #instadaily #instamoments #military #help #thankyou #thankful #clouds
💙 #Repost @usnavy (@get_repost) ・・・ Hospital ship homecoming… Welcome home #USNSComfort from your Hurricane Maria relief mission. The hospital ship returned to Naval Station Norfolk on Monday after providing 76,000 liters of oxygen and 10 tons of food and water, treating 1,899 patients and performing 191 surgeries. #GoNavy #InstaNavy #LifeAtSea #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #Sailors @deptofdefense @fema @ricardorossello
Hospital ship homecoming… Welcome home #USNSComfort from your Hurricane Maria relief mission. The hospital ship returned to Naval Station Norfolk on Monday after providing 76,000 liters of oxygen and 10 tons of food and water, treating 1,899 patients and performing 191 surgeries. #GoNavy #InstaNavy #LifeAtSea #LifeOnTheWater #Military #NavyLife #Sailors @deptofdefense @fema @ricardorossello
US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk afternoon providing life-saving medical care to the people of Puerto Rico. Comfort departed Virginia Sept. 29 and had been in Puerto Rico for almost two months providing disaster relief support after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Comfort worked with the Puerto Rico Department of Health and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to treat patients since the first day it arrived in Puerto Rico, Oct 3. Since departing Norfolk to provide humanitarian relief, Sailors aboard Comfort have treated 1,899 patients, performed 191 surgeries, provided 76-thousand liters of oxygen and ten tons of food and water. The ship conducted nearly 200 total surgeries to include 44 general surgical procedures such as hernia repair, gallbladder removal and appendix removal; 25 major orthopedic surgical cases; 17 amputations and 15 urologic procedures. Several notable surgeries included a modified radical mastectomy for an advanced case of breast cancer, a complex multi-organ abdominal cancer resection, an urgent drainage and exploration of a complicated neck infection, and an emergent open repair of a ruptured aortic aneurysm which comprised the largest, most complex surgery ever performed on a hospital ship. There were two children born onboard Comfort during the hurricane relief mission. The first was a baby girl, Sara Victoria Llull Rodriguiz, Oct. 14 and the second was a baby boy, Isaias Valerio-Fonseca Nov. 3. #PuertoRico #military #Navy #news #hospital #ship #USNSComfort #Naval #Station #Norfolk #Virginia #HurricaneMaria #atlantic #surgery #help #usn #usnavy #warship #Human
Some photos of the mission and a summary to go with it. // Our mission: activate and crew up the USNS Comfort in 3 days, go where we need to go, do our job effectively, and get home safely. We did just that. Nearly 1900 patients were treated and 191 surgeries were performed during our 7 weeks in Puerto Rico. The ship can't rebuild the electrical power grid, build new homes or deliver cell phone service to the whole island, but we did our job in providing medical treatment and saving lives. We all know that every media network and journalist will say whatever fits their agenda. It's important to look past that and see the true value in why we do what we do. This mission ultimately wasn't about politics and 12 hour work days, it was about making a difference in the lives of Americans impacted by a natural disaster. Happy to have made a difference, proud to have served.
USNS Comfort hospital ship returning from medical relief mission in Puerto Rico.
2 months n #puertorico is still suffering tho there getting more help from the ppl n artist from donations than the #usgovernment with this #trumpadministration Meanwhile hospital r still on generators lights go on n off cuz of the power grid Ppl r still getting sick some with food n some without these who r sick n must keep there meds in a cool place cant cuz powerful roads r still hard to travel in places Guy from #Prepa resigned #usnscomfort left #puertorico Ppl r leaving the island to #Florida #NewYork etc The animals that also lost the home n family they know n was taking in to rescue center some r sick with the same thing the ppl in #puertorico have Meanwhile our #government still is ignoring what they themselves have seen There is a #dcmarch4puertorico today sht it needs to be done all over #uscitizen on #usterritory r being ignored https://www.google.com/amp/www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-puerto-rico-electricity-20171118-story,amp.html https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/two-months-after-maria-puerto-ricos-health-system-struggles-to-meet-needs-1510960587 https://www.google.com/amp/wtkr.com/2017/11/17/usns-comfort-returning-from-puerto-rico/amp/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/us/prepa-ceo-resigns-puerto-rico.amp.html https://www.google.com/amp/amp.timeinc.net/time/5030710/new-hampshire-puppies-leptospirosis https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/11/18/opinions/dc-march-for-puerto-rico-guadalupe-opinion/index.html
El barco hospital de Estados Unidos USNS Comfort, que llegó a Puerto Rico tras el paso del huracán María por la Isla el pasado mes de septiembre, dejará de dar servicios. El gobernador de Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, anunció hoy que el barco zarpará en breve del País, adonde llegó el pasado 4 de octubre con el objetivo de paliar las carencias sanitarias tras el impacto del potente huracán. "Va a estar saliendo, lo que permitirá a los hospitales que sigan velando por los pacientes", señaló el jefe del Ejecutivo durante un acto en San Juan de la Asociación de Hospitales. La embarcación atendió a casi 5,000 pacientes hasta principios de noviembre, según el Departamento de Salud federal. La embarcación dispone de 250 camas, 12 salas de operaciones y un equipo de cerca de 1,000 personas. #puertorico #usnscomfort #laisladelencanto #sanjuan #sanjuanpuertorico @hopeforpuertorico
The USNS Comfort, a U.S. Navy Floating Hospital sent to Puerto Rico to aid Hurricane María relief efforts. It has the capacity to hold 1,215 Navy medical personnel, equipped with one of the largest trauma centers in the world, X-ray machines, CAT scan units, dental, optometry and physical therapy centers, a pharmacy and an angiography suite. It is sent to provide emergency on-site care for combatant forces, to support disaster relief and aid humanitarian operations 🏥⚓️. #puertorico #usnscomfort #medicine #life #hurricanemaria
Una de las experiencias que nunca olvidaré fue dormir dentro del USNS Comfort un barco hospital de la armada de los Estados Unidos que realizó trabajo humanitario en Centroamérica. En la foto, personal del comfort son vistos en el helipuerto del barco. #usnavy #usnscomfort #sea #marineros #sunrise
Thanks to the USNS Comfort and the wonderful staff in Casualty Receiving for caring for Puerto Rico and for showing us the ropes!
Meet Lt. Joseph Kelly DPT’15 who is leading the physical therapy group during the US Navy’s humanitarian mission in Puerto Rico. Read the full story... link in profile!
Accessible The USNS Comfort Navy Hospital Ship docked at the San Juan pier. For many weeks after hurricane Maria, the ship was providing service to hospitals around the island but it was on open sea accessible only by helicopter. This was heavy criticized and finally the ship anchored in San Juan were patients have now easy access. San Juan, Puerto Rico. October 2017. #mariapr #hurricanemaria #huracanmaria #sanjuan #puertorico #usnavy #usnscomfort #comfort #hospital #ship #doctors #medicine #health #photojournalism #canon5dmarkiii #canon #ospedale #medic