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Military Partnership
2013 Community Health Services Report  

Scottsdale Healthcare’s Military Partnership enables medical personnel from all branches of the armed forces to gain skills and experience needed to perform successfully on combat or humanitarian missions.

Since its beginning in 2004, the Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership has provided training to more than 2,000 participants. Training our troops locally so they can operate globally, Military Partnership training includes:

  • Hands-on learning through high-tech human patient simulators.
  • Expert lectures by specialist physicians and clinicians.
  • Clinical rotations at Scottsdale Healthcare, Maricopa Integrated Hospital System and Luke Air Force Base.

The Scottsdale Healthcare Military Partnership:

  • Ensures that medical professionals are ready and able to assist at disaster sites and humanitarian missions around the world.
  • Builds relationships between Scottsdale Healthcare and military branches that can be beneficial in potential local emergency response situations.
  • Provides training to local paramedics and firefighters as well as Scottsdale Healthcare staff.

In 2013, the Military Partnership participated in Angel Thunder, a U.S. Air Force search-and-rescue and medical evacuation exercise. Black Hawk air evac helicopters flew simulated victims to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, where they were quickly triaged as trauma patients by Scottsdale Healthcare staff. Disaster drills like this help Scottsdale Healthcare maintain readiness for providing medical care during a crisis or mass casualty event.

Scottsdale Healthcare is the first civilian hospital to offer a Critical Care and Emergency Trauma Fellowship through its partnership with the U.S. Air Force. In the 12-month fellowship, graduates experience hands-on training in Scottsdale Healthcare’s Level 1 Trauma Center at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. The first class of fellows will graduate in 2014.

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