14 July 2005

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

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Contact Information
24 hour general information
DSN: 590-4100
CIV: 06371-9464-4100
CIV from the US: 011-49-6371-9464-4100

Information about wounded/ill service members (family only, please)
- Contact the unit's Rear Detachment which can provide you with information.
- Call the LRMC 24 hour number, above. Please be prepared to provide proof of identity.
- You may also email me (family members only, please) for general information. (Alternate email address here.) Patient privacy laws (HIPAA) are strictly observed by Landstuhl staff and no medical information is available through Soldiers' Angels Germany (about us).

See About Medical Evacuations to Germany for general information about the medevac process and videos of medevac flights.

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Medical evacuation flights to Ramstein AFB in Germany take about 5 hours from Iraq and 7 hours from Afghanistan. From there, patients are brought to nearby Landstuhl hospital.

The Landstuhl hospital is for service members with serious injuries or illness requiring surgery and hospitalization. The average stay is under a week before being stabilized and sent on to a military hospital in the US or transitioned to the MTD outpatient barracks right next to the hospital.

The Medical Transient Detachment (MTD) houses outpatients with less serious injuries or illnesses not requiring hospitalization, or for those transitioned out of the hospital after treatment. There may be about 100 outpatients staying for an average of 7-14 days before being flown home to the US or back to Iraq, Kuwait, or Afghanistan.

In 2010, about about 10,000 sick and injured patients were aeromedically evacuated to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Landstuhl Post is a permanent U.S. Military installation located in the German State of Rheinland-Pfalz, 5K south of Ramstein Air Base. See Contact Information and Post Access.

As the largest American hospital outside of the United States and the only U.S. Medical Center in Europe, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center provides primary care, tertiary care, hospitalization and treatment for more than 245,000 U.S. military personnel and their families within the European command. It is also the evacuation and treatment center for all injured U.S. Service Members and contractors as well as members of 44 coalition forces serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa Command, Central Command, European Command and Pacific Command. With a staff composed of more than 2,000 military and civilians, LRMC has approximately 150 physicians, 250 nurses and 40 Medical Service Corps officers.

LRMC has played a major role in many world events. Today, LRMC provides medical treatment to casualties injured during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation New Dawn in Iraq. LRMC treated the victims of the USS Cole bombing in October 2000. The hospital has also played a integral part in the repatriation of the three American soldiers who were taken prisoners of war in Yugoslavia in March 1999, and treated American and Kenyan victims of the U.S. Embassy bombing in Nairobi in August 1998. In 1994, it served as the treatment point for hundreds of Bosnian refugees injured in the Sarajevo marketplace bombing, as well as treating victims of the 1988 Ramstein Air Show disaster, and the victims of the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. During Operations Desert Shield and Storm in 1990/1991, more than 4,000 service members from that region were treated at the facility, and more than 800 U.S. Military personnel deployed to Somalia were evacuated and treated here. Elements of the hospital went to Rwanda during the crisis there. LRMC is a major fixed medical facility assisting in the Balkan operations (Operations Joint Endeavor, Guard, Joint Forge), and the peacekeeping operation in Kosovo.


Louise Massey said...

i am trying to get hold of my fiance, i have called inpatients and outpatients and both have told me they have no record of him, how can this be? he had an operation on wednesday he cant have vanished without a trace!? can anyone help me?

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Isa Guha said...

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