Fort Irwin, California
By Rod Powers, About.com Guide
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Runners in the first two miles of the Run for the Fallen.
Photo courtesy U.S. Army; Photo Credit: Kenneth Drylie
Fort Irwin's hospital is Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) and has an inpatient bed capacity of 27. There is no Intensive Care Unit at this facility so all patients requiring intensive care are stabilized and transported to nearby civilian or military hospitals. WACH does elective outpatient and minor emergency surgery. Pharmacy, laboratory and x-ray services are available at the hospital. 24-hour emergency and urgent care service is also available. The military medical staff consists of three Family Practitioners, one Nurse Practioner, two Pediatricians, two Internist, two General Medical Officers (one is located at MCLB), two Obstetricians, one General Surgeon, two Orthopedic Surgeons, one Orthopedic Physician Assistant, one Regimental Surgeon, and one Psychologist. A civilian Optometrist comes to Ft Irwin twice each week to see patients on base.
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