Grady Memorial Hospital is the only civilian hospital in the country that has formed a partnership with the U.S. Army Special Forces to provide additional, formal instruction and preparation for its Green Beret Special Operations Combat Medics (SOCM 18 Delta).
As one of the busiest trauma centers in the country, and metro Atlanta’s only nationally verified level I trauma center, Trauma Chief Dr. Mark Shapiro said Grady is the ideal environment for Special Forces medics to broaden and sharpen their skills.
“Grady knows service—every year the Marcus Trauma Center sees up to 7000 activations, and our Emergency Department has more than 145,000 visits,” explains Shapiro.
“We treat everything from the routine to the extreme. It’s a unique and challenging experience for the SOCM community.”
Officially called Mountain Path, medics are deployed on several rotations in the hospital, including burn, emergency medicine, orthopedics, surgical critical care, and trauma.
Source: US Special Forces & Grady Health Train Combat Medics (Multi-Video) | American Security Today