FUNCTION: Logistics Division equips, maintains, and supplies the healthcare facility. Logistics Division has 3 branches: Materiel Management Branch, Equipment Management Branch, and Facility Management Branch. Logistics Division also operates an optical shop which fabricates various types of eyewear for military personnel and Medical Health Services (MHS) beneficiaries. Logistics Division performs vital functions which support direct patient care, and the medical readiness of military units.
Materiel Management Branch provides supplies (medical and non-medical), and Hospital Linen.
. Supplies are expendable items that are
consumed in use. Materiel Branch employees provide acquisition services for all classes of supply in addition to facilitating standardization for the medical staff. They buy the supplies, linen, and services
needed to run the hospital. They provide receipt processing, warehousing and storage, quality control, inventory support, cart exchange, and delivery services for medical and nonmedical supplies. They manage the Hazardous Waste and Silver/Gold Recovery Program, linen support, the laundry contract, medical gases, and expendable office supplies. They provide emergency requirements for 80 internal RACH customers and 20 MEDCOM customers outside RACH. They also provide customer assistance to the patients and to RACH and DoD customer activities.
Management Branch is the Installation Medical Supply Activity (IMSA)
for Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The IMSA employees manage the Medical Stock
Fund for the Installation Commander, and provide medical supplies for
54 activities stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and for 94 DoD
activities throughout a 4 state region. The 4 state region includes New
Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and North Texas.
Equipment Management Branch provides property and equipment. These are non-expendable medical and non-medical items. Equipment Management Branch is responsible for accounting for current equipment, and forecasting future equipment requirements.
MEDICAL MAINTENANCE. Equipment
Management Branch is responsible for maintenance and repair needs of
MEDDAC customers. They maintain and repair medical equipment owned by
FACILITIES. Facilities Management Branch maintains buildings and grounds. They maintain the hospital building and its working parts, including structure, plumbing, and electrical components. They care for the hospital grounds, sidewalks, and parking lots. Facility Management Branch is responsible for managing a 5 year Facility Planning Board that identifies major changes in overall space and facility requirements.
HOUSEKEEPING. Facilities Management Branch also administers the contract for housekeeping and the contract for infectious waste disposal.
OPTICAL. The Optical Fabrication Lab provides prescription eyeglasses for Army active duty personnel, National Guard, Reserve and retirees. They give trainees prescription glasses in 1 day. It used to take 2 weeks before we had the Lab. This improves the Basic and AIT Students training program by 12 days. (The average turnaround time is 1 day for Trainees and 2 days for other hospital patients.) The Optical Lab can produce approximately 45,000 pairs of glasses a year.