307th Medical Group
The mission of the 307th Medical Group is to provide Command and Control, administrative, and technical supervision of assigned and attached corps medical units.
Maroon and white are the colors used for medical organizations. The cross, a traditional symbol for aid and assistance, symbolizes the basic mission of the 307th Medical Group. The trefoil simulating the seed of the buckeye tree refers to Ohio, known as the Buckeye State, and together with the anchors taken from the coat of arms of Columbus alludes to the city of Columbus, the home of the organization.
The Army Reserve nurse from Columbus, Ohio, deployed to Panama with other members of the 914th Combat Support Hospital and members of the 914th's parent unit, the 307th Medical Group. Both units are based in Columbus. The soldiers trained in late 1995 at Gorgas Army Hospital in Panama City because there is no way to simulate working in an overseas Army hospital. Working in Panama was a culture shock for some unit members, especially soldiers who traveled outside the United States for the first time.
With international cooperation playing a major role in maintaining peace in Kosovo, Army Reserve medical administrators lent their expertise in helping to provide medical care for service members from several nations. As the first Army Reserve unit to take command of Task Force Med Falcon (TFMF) responsibilities, soldiers with the 307th Medical Group witnessed significant changes during their few months at Camp Bondsteel in late 2001.
Along with members of the Army Reserve's 399th Combat Support Hospital and United Kingdom health authorities, 307th members spearheaded the effort to implement Kosovo's first Multinational Integrated Medical Unit. The MIMU combines the strengths of American and British medical personnel to form a combined level III hospital. As a level III facility, the staff of 25 British and 175 Americans can care for more patients and compliment each other's talents and capabilities.
With the increase in the hospital's capabilities, came the responsibility to provide coverage for more people in the British controlled Multinational Brigade Central region in addition to the American sector of Multinational Brigade East. Personnel from several other countries are also members of the Central and East regions and can receive treatment at Camp Bondsteel. As the requirements for health care increased, so did the need for a more modern facility. The completion of a new 32-bed hospital is expected in early September at Camp Bondsteel.
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