Mission

The 627th Hospital Center prepares for expeditionary deployment in order to provide Medical Mission Command and Army Health System (AHS) capabilities (Role III, preventive medicine, optometry, medical logistics, forward surgical surgical and veterinary) in support of Unified Land Operations.

Vision

The 627th HC is a cohesive, disciplined, and ready team of teams capable of thriving in a complex environment while simultaneously providing world class expeditionary Medical Mission Command and Army health system (Role III, PM, OPTO, MEDLOG, FST, VET) to the best war fighters in the world. The unit is resourced, trained, and sustains T-level proficiency to create ready and resilient Army health systems capabilities for world wide deployment.

Leadership

  • Col. Hope M. Williamson-Younce, Commander Col. Hope M. Williamson-Younce, Commander

    Biography

    Col. Hope M. Williamson-Younce began her service in 1983 as a private, and achieved enlisted rank of staff sergeant with deployment to Saudi Arabia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm before selection to the Army Enlisted Commissioning Program. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (Magna Cum Lade) from Austin Peay State University before entering the Army Nurse Corps. She has a Master of Science degree in nursing as an acute care nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist in trauma, emergency and critical care from the University of Maryland. She earned her doctorate of nursing practice from the University of Miami, Florida.

    Younce’s officer assignments include staff nurse, cardio-thoracic, organ transplant and emergency department at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; head nurse, emergency department, Dewitt Army Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; chief, emergency department and nurse practitioner, Fort Irwin, California, with a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as officer in charge, advanced trauma life support, 250th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) and nurse practitioner, emergency department, Baghdad, Iraq; clinical instructor, Army Trauma Training Center, Miami, Florida; deployment with the 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in support of Operation New Dawn as clinical head nurse, emergency medical treatment, Baghdad, Iraq; commander, 212th Medical Detachment (Combat Occupational Stress Control); deputy commander of nursing, Presidio of Monterey, California; commander, Troop Battalion, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; and director, System for Health, Office of the Surgeon General/U.S. Army Medical Command, Falls Church, Virginia.

    Younce completed the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced, Army Command and General Staff College, Senior Officer Legal Orientation, Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, Public Health, Joint Medical Operations and Joint Senior Medical Leaders courses. She is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, earning a Master of Strategic Studies.

    Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (Combat Service), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal and Kuwait Liberation Medal. Younce is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and a board certified emergency nurse, clinical nurse specialist and acute care nurse practitioner.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Steven J. Smith Command Sgt. Maj. Steven J. Smith

    Biography

    Command Sgt. Maj. Steven J. Smith is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He enlisted in the United States Army as a 91B (Medical Specialist, now 68W) and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

    Smith's former leadership positions include senior line medic, medical evacuation NCO, treatment squad leader, small group leader, platoon sergeant, instructor/writer, senior operations NCO, first sergeant, and chief clinical NCO.

    His former duty stations include Fort Hood, Texas; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Sam Houston; Fort Lewis, Washington; Fort Drum, New York; and Fort Bliss, Texas. He deployed with the 101st Airborne (AASLT) Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and with the 10th Mountain Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Smith's military education includes all levels of NCOES to include Class 65 of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He has attended numerous functional courses to include Air Assault Course, Basic Airborne Course, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Total Army Instructor Training Course, Tactical Combat Medical Care Course, Battle Staff Course, Combatives Level 1, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, and the Joint Medical Executive Skills Course. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science.

    Awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (six oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), National Defense Service Medal (one bronze star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (one bronze star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), Global War On Terrorism Medal, Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2), NATO Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3), and he is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Unit History

    First activated on November 15, 1965 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas as the Headquarters, 627th Hospital Center. The unit was moved to Camp Zama, Japan in 1966 where it assumed command and control of four large hospitals, a medical laboratory, a medical depot, and a ground and air ambulance units. The 627th Hospital Center had a combined strength of almost 4,000 personnel in support of operations in the Republic of Vietnam. The 627th Hospital Center developed a centralized funding system that permitted better standardization of equipment, reducing maintenance, minimizing repair parts inventories, and equipping the hospitals at minimum cost. The 627th Hospital Center was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation on 11 August 1970 for our actions in Camp Zama. On October 13, 1971 the Headquarters 627th Hospital Center was inactivated in Japan. The 627th Hospital Center was reactivated as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 627th Hospital Center on June 16, 2017 in Fort Carson, Colorado.

    Lineage

    The maroon and white are the traditional colors of the Army Medical Department. White signifies the purity of the unit’s intentions and commitment to save lives. Purple suggests creativity, wisdom, dignity, peace, and good judgement. The Spartan sword is a symbol of battle. Spartans were known for their prestigious military fighting force. The olive and mint herbs were commonly used by these ancient Greeks for medicinal purposes and signified the personnel responsible for medical care in their professional Army. The sword and serpent united allude to the Staff of Asclepius, a Greed God of medicine. The heraldic dancette refers to the mountains of Fort Carson, Colorado. The lotus is the national flower of Vietnam, symbolizing the unit’s participation during the Vietnam Conflict, in which the unit received a Meritorious Unit Citation. The Red Cross denotes the unit’s mission in medical care, aid and health. The motto in Latin “Servire et Cura Conservat” translates to “To Serve by Preserve and Care”

  • Units

    10th Field Hospital "Mountain Medics"

    Mission

    On order, 10th Field Hospital (FH) prepares for expeditionary deployment in order to provide Role III hospitalization, outpatient services, enhanced medical, surgical, laboratory and x-ray capabilities while providing mission command and sustainment support to all FH elements in support of Unified Land Operations.

    History

    First activated on July 6, 1942 at Camp Bowie, Texas, the 10th Field Hospital provided medical support in Tunisia, Italy, France and Germany during WWII. The unit was inactivated on November 4, 1945 and redesignated as the 10th Evacuation Hospital and later as the 10th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) in 1967. On August 16, 1983 the unit became 10th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) and realigned under the 4th Infantry Division on August 5, 1987. The 10th MASH deployed ISO Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and was re-designated as 10th Combat Support Hospital on December 16, 1992. 10th CSH has deployed ISO numerous operations: Operation Joint Forge, Operation Iraqi Freedom (3), Operation Enduring Freedom and most recently, Operation Spartan Shield.

    The U.S. Army developed a new Field Hospital (FH) design to increase flexibility for Combatant Commanders while providing maximum responsiveness for those injured on the battlefield. Scalable, modular and flexible hospitalization units will enable COCOMs to tailor capability to best fit mission requirements. The new FH modular design is based on lessons learned from more than a decade of combat and will support dual-based operations. Execution of the FH design began in FY15, and the FH design was approved by Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army on July 17, 2014. The FH design also increases selective surgical and emergency medicine specialties and capabilities; improves essential clinical capabilities without growing personnel requirements; expands early entry trauma capabilities; increases intensive care; and adds Computed Tomography (CT) scanners and Microbiology Lab capabilities.

    The 10th Combat Support Hospital is the first unit to convert under the Force Design Update; in a reflagging ceremony on June 16, 2017, 10th Field Hospital was reactivated on Fort Carson Colorado.

    2nd FST "Scalpel"

    The 2nd Medical Detachment (Forward Surgical), will provide a rapidly deployable resuscitative surgical capability forward in a designated theatre of operations in order to conserve the fighting strength.

    221st Medical Team (Optometry) "Hawkeye"

    Mission

    On order, 221st Medical Team (Optometry) provides world-wide optometry and optical fabrication support in any Unified Land Operations and Decisive Action in order to minimize the impact of ocular injury and disease and maximize vision readiness.

    Commanders Intent

    Be fully trained to rapidly deploy to any theater and establish medical optometry and optical fabrication services. The 221st will support the Mountain Post and 4ID by augmenting optometric support for the garrison health care mission, and provide comprehensive vision care through examination, diagnosis, and treatment.

    History

    The 221st Medical Detachment (Optometry) was activated on 17 October 2007. The detachment is designed to perform split based operations and therefore can deploy as two 3 person teams. Each team has an optometrist (67F), an optometry technician (68WP3) and an optical fabrication specialist (68H).

    In June 2009, the 221st Medical Detachment deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The detachment was initially assigned under the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion (MMB) and later aligned under the 61st MMB. The detachment provided optometry and optical fabrication support to Multinational Division-North (MND-N) which covered the northern third of Iraq. The detachment conducted split based operations at Contingency Operating Base Speicher and Forward Operating Base Diamondback (Mosul). The detachment provided far forward support to the Warfighter by executing several optometry support jump missions to outlying Forward Operating Bases within MND-N. Providing "world-class" combat optometry operations the detachment executed 7,759 patient encounters and dispensed 4,677 optical devices during the deployment. The detachment redeployed to Fort Carson on 30 May 2010.

    223rd Preventive Medicine Detachment 'Jackals"

    Mission

    On order, the 223rd Medical Detachment (PM) provides proactive field preventive medicine support in any Unified Land Operations and Decisive Action in order to minimize or eliminate the impact of disease non-battle injuries (DNBI). On order, repositions to support battle space realignment. On order, redeploys.

    Commanders Intent

    It is my intent to fully prepare 223RD MED DET (PM) for its impending deployment ISO OEF-KU to provide Role III area PM support to US personnel as well as local nationals

    History

    The 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) was constituted in the United States Army on 27 March 1945 and was first activated and designated as the 223rd Malarial Survey Detachment on 18 June 1945 in Paris, France. The unit was inactivated on 22 November 1945 in France.

    The 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) was activated and subsequently assigned to the 6th US Army on 22 June 1973 and attached to the HQ&A (SPT) Company, 4th Medical Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado. On 16 August 1988, the unit was attached to the 10th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH). On 18 November 1990, the 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield. During the Gulf War, the 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) provided preventive medicine support to the VII Corps in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The unit redeployed to Fort Carson on 6 May 1991.

    On 16 June 1993, the 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) was re-designated the 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation). The unit deployed to Saudi Arabia on 24 October 1994 in support of Operation Vigilant Warrior and was assigned to Task Force One Medical. The 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) provided preventive medicine support in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and it redeployed to Fort Carson on 17 November 1994.

    The 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) was deployed to the former Yugoslavia in support of Operation Joint Forge on 8 March 1999. As a part of Task Force Medical Eagle, the detachment provided world-class preventive medicine support to the Multinational Division-North, headquartered in Tuzla, Bosnia, and the National Support Element, headquartered in Tazar, Hungary. The unit redeployed to Fort Carson on 27 September 1999.

    On 16 October 2001, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) was re-designated the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) and transitioned in structure and function according to the Army?s Medical Reengineering Initiative.

    On 9 March 2003, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit crossed the Iraqi border on 28 March 2003 and provided comprehensive preventive medicine support to V Corps throughout Iraq. The unit redeployed from Iraq on 8 March 2004 and received its first Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment.

    On 14 July 2004, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) was put on deployment orders and hand selected by forces Command (FORSCOM) for a Homeland Defense and the Global War on Terrorism mission. This mission was an on-call 24/7 mission to respond to a post terrorist attack, CBRNE incident or natural disaster in continental United States. The unit was attached to Task Force Medical of the Initial Entry Force of Joint Task Force - Civil Support (JTF-CS) headquartered out of Fort Monroe, Virginia . This JTF-CS support was an additional mission to the units goes to war mission. The unit came off the mission in June 2005.

    On 18 September 2005, the 223rd Medical Detachment deployed once again in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit assumed the mission to provide preventive medicine support to Multinational Division ? North (MND-N). The detachment was based at Forward Operating Base Speicher and covered a battle space consisting of 14 operating sites spread across 55K square kilometers. The detachment redeployed on 4 September 2006 and later received its second Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment.

    On 20 January 2009, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) deployed for a third time in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The detachment was assigned under the 111th Multifunctional Medical Battalion (MMB) initially and later fell under the 118th MMB. The detachment operated within MND-N and performed spilt-based operations from Joint Base Balad and Contingency Operating Base Speicher. The detachment performed world-class combat preventive medicine operations across a 105,000 square kilometer battle space and supported a population of 130,000 personnel. The detachment redeployed on 3 January 2010 and was later awarded a third Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment as well as the U.S. Army Public Health Command Award of Excellence in the Deployed Unit Category.

    418th "Medlog Warriors"

    Mission

    "To provide world-class medical logistics support on a daily basis to Fort Carson tenant units and prepare to deploy in support of any theater of operations. Build the team and take care of Medlog Warriors and their families so they always leave better than they came in".

    Commander's Intent

    W. Withstands the test of War and pursues her own happiness. The Medlog Warrior stays in touch physical shape and cultivates a resilient, strong mind; feels a profound pride in the success of the 428th MLC and is present physically to share happiness and hardship with her teammates.
    A. Always makes personal decisions thinking of the impact her actions will have on her team, unit, and family.
    R. Regards the 418th MLC as your family. The Medlog Warrior treats all his fellow Soldiers with the utmost professionalism and respect; realizes the tremendous importance of establishing a working environment free of undue distractions in order to maintain productivity.
    R. Receives and trains new Soldiers. Creates superb team players present for duty at the appointed place and time, ready to add value to their team?s efforts and meet their deadlines.
    I. Information is always communicated timely and accurately, always keeping in mind that his thoroughness and prevision may impact directly his fellow Soldier's missions.
    O. Obtains recognition both publicly and formally. Always takes the time and effort to ensure individual and collective excellence is recognized.
    R. Recognizes her family/loved one?s safety and wellbeing are your sacred responsibility and strive constantly to elevate their way of life.
    S. Stands ready to deploy anytime. Performs all medical, administrative, and personal tasks and appointments necessary to maintain readiness without being told.

    438th Medical Detachment "Badger"

    Mission

    The 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) supports force health protection by providing comprehensive veterinary services to include food safety/defense, animal health care, veterinary preventive medicine and stability operations to combined joint military and inter-agency operations in a garrison and deployed environment.

    commander's Intent

    As an integral key player in the 1st Medical Brigade, 10th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Carson and FORSCOM mission priorities. To 'Protect the Force', we stay ever vigilant in availability, accessibility, and constant diligence in Veterinary Public Health, Food Safety and Security, and Veterinary Medicine. We must be flexible, adaptable, integrated and synchronized in our efforts to maintain a combat effective, healthy force. In our area of responsibility, with issues involving animals, zoonotic disease threats, food safety or security, we are the 'World Record' lead problem solving force; "Fearless Warriors, Compassionate Care."

    History

    The 438th Medical Detachment is a modular-designed unit, which consists of a headquarters, food procurement team, veterinary medicine surgical team and five veterinary service support teams. The detachment?s mission is to provide area force health protection support through food safety and protection, animal care, and veterinary preventive medicine for up to 60,000 personnel and 50 military working dogs (MWDs) in a theater of operations. Each team can independently support up to 10,000 personnel and 10 MWDs and can be further divided into three mobile sub-teams as needed.

    The 438th Medical Detachment was originally constituted on 4 December 1945 in the Army of the United States as the 438th Medical Prophylactic Detachment. It activated on 7 January 1946 in Korea and inactivated on 30 September 1946 in Korea.

    The detachment was re-designated on 1 June 1966 as the 438th Medical Detachment, allotted to the Regular Army, and activated at Fort Sam Houston, TX.

    The detachment arrived in Vietnam on 15 September 1966, and served mostly in the Qui Nhon area as an ambulance detachment. It received campaign participation credit for the following: Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase VII.

    The 438th Medical Detachment was inactivated 15 March 1971 in Vietnam.

    It was activated 26 June 1972 and organized as a field ambulance unit at Fort Belvoir, VA and again inactivated 15 September 1987.

    The detachment was re-designated as the 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service) on 28 October 2008 and activated on 15 October 2010 at Fort Carson, CO and deployed to Afghanistan on 21 June 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where it received its first Meritorious Unit Commendation award.

    615th Engineer Construction Company

    On Order, the 615th Engineer Construction Company provides trained and lethal platoons and squads capable of providing mobility, survivability, and construction support to maneuver forces and major combatant commands.

  • MTOE Assigned Personnel (MAP)

    Welcome to the 627th Hospital Center, home of the “Spartan Medics.”

    Recently the Army directed transfer of designated Army Medical Personnel (PROFIS) authorizations from MTF TDA structure to their assigned MTOE Operational Force Structure. If you received orders to the 627th Hospital Center, you will be assigned to one of our units as an “MTOE Assigned Personnel (MAP).” The 627th Hospital Center, formerly 10th Combat Support Hospital, is a subordinate unit of the 1st Medical Brigade “Silver Knights” and a tenant unit on Fort Carson. As policies and procedures continue to be developed on the transition from PROFIS to MAPs, we want to provide initial unit information references for on-boarding and in-processing. Congratulations on your assignment to the 627th Hospital Center. We are excited to have you as part of our team.

    MAP medical professionals are encouraged to use the initial points of contact listed below for coordination of in-processing requirements.

    The 627th Hospital Center will complete administrative Electronic Military Personnel Office (eMILPO) arrival transactions on your report date. Your gaining unit company commander will contact you to complete initial in-processing requirements and work directly with you to ensure efficiency and minimize impacts to patient care. Incoming personnel are required to provide a point of contact from their duty MTF.

    When in-processing, whether virtually or in person, please be prepared to provide the following documents:

    1. Personal Data Sheet (provided during in-processing by assigned company)
    2. Copies of assignment orders
    3. Training records, to include APFT, Weapons Qualification, Army Warrior Task Training, and Individual 350-1 training certificates.

    Ensure you are released from your current unit Defense Travel System (DTS) and the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) hierarchy in order to in-process 627th Hospital Center. Your losing unit must assist with this.

    Change your unit patch to the 1st Medical Brigade patch on your report date.

    If you are not located on Fort Carson, the process is still the same. You will email the required documents to your unit commander. The 627th HC S-1 will ensure you are assigned to our unit on your report date.

    62th Hospital Center Unit POCS:
    • 627th Hospital Center Staff Duty Phone Number: 719-526-3800
    • 627th Hospital Center Clinical Operations: 719-524-0532
    • HHC 10th Field Hospital: 254-248-4277
    • 84th MED AUG DET: 719-822-5598, 719-822-5260
    • 193rd MED AUG DET: 719-822-5598
    • 534th MED AUG DET: 719-659-0339
    • 2nd FRST: 719-822-5641
    • 42nd FRST: 719-822-5641
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