Tripler Army Medical Center on the island of Oahu in Hawaii will soon service civilian trauma patients in approximately the next 6 months. Currently, Tripler Army Medical Center is only used to service Military and Department of Defense (DOD) employees. The new plan will have Tripler Army Medical Center stabilize trauma patients from Waianae to Aiea until they can be transported to Queens Hospital in Honolulu. This new service at Tripler Army Medical Center will be a great help after the closing of Hawaii Medical Center West in Ewa Beach in Dec 2011.
A lot of the doctors, nurses and support staff from Tripler have experience in combat from Iraq and Afghanistan and will be a great asset to serving the civilians on Oahu who require life or death emergency treatment.