Bringing comfort to Haiti

Plast Surg Nurs. 2010 Jul-Sep;30(3):133-49; quiz 150-1. doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e3181ee16ce.


On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake ravaged one of the poorest nations in the western hemisphere. A week later, the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort was anchored off Port-au-Prince to perform a mission of mercy for hundreds of critically injured victims of this disaster. The staff of the U.S. Naval Ship Comfort included military as well as civilian volunteer healthcare professionals, working as a team day and night under adverse conditions to save lives and optimize outcomes for the survivors.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Critical Care / organization & administration*
  • Disasters*
  • Earthquakes*
  • Haiti
  • Hospitals, Military / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Medical Missions / organization & administration*
  • Naval Medicine / organization & administration
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / statistics & numerical data*
  • Ships*