JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Regional Health Command Pacific rounded out its 2018 global health engagements with a recurring humanitarian mission to Palau in December. Tripler Army Medical Center, part of RHC-P's community of military treatment facilities, sent four team members from the Urology and Gynecology department in support of a surgical mission in coordination with the Republic of Palau's Ministry of Health.

The December mission provided urology and gynecology support to the local population through an on-site clinic for patients requiring major surgical interventions, and to triage patients requiring more extensive surgical procedures for air-evacuations. During this most recent mission the team saw over 250 outpatients, performed over 24 procedures and 20 operative cases including a case of Fournier's gangrene.