Martin Army Community Hospital (MACH), is a medical facility that provides an extensive variety of inpatient/outpatient medical services to eligible military beneficiaries. The Emergency Room offers the latest in state of the art technology to preserve life and provides efficient care. This 250-bed facility, conveniently located off I-185 on Marne Road, across from the Main Commissary-PX Mall, is the center for medical services at our installation. Opened in 1958, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive community hospitals in the Army.
Within the hospital's 10 floors, four of which are patient wards, an extensive surgical suite with same-day capabilities, a labor-delivery and recovery suite, and over 36 ambulatory care clinics. Martin Army Community Hospital maintains a fully accredited laboratory service, diagnostic radiology with computerized tomography and nuclear medicine, extensive pharmacy service, and many other ancillary support services.
In addition to its medical mission, the MEDDAC has an extensive professional teaching/training mission, and in 1972 established the Army's first Family Practice Residency Program. This 3-year program maintains approximately 30 residents who provide medical services throughout the hospital.
Other specialty training programs include the clinical portion of the Army's Physician Assistant Program, a residency in Health Care Administration, Podiatric Surgery internship, training in several enlisted specialties, and numerous clinical rotations or externships conducted in cooperation with local colleges and universities.
The MEDDAC is responsible for the operation of several services outside the hospital. Those located in Soldiers' Plaza include Social Work Service, and the Preventive Medicine Service, which includes Community Health Nursing, Occupational Health, the Preventive Medicine Clinic, and the Health Screening Center.
Others include the Army Substance Abuse Program, Exceptional Family Member Program, and the Early Intervention Program. In addition to these facilities, the MEDDAC operates four Family Practice Clinics, five on-post Troop Medical Clinics (TMCs), a Reception Station, and two satellite TMCs in support of Ranger School training in Georgia and Florida.