USNS Comfort Returns from Haiti

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The crew of the USNS Comfort returned home Friday, after serving nearly two months in Haiti.

The Comfort is a massive Naval hospital ship based in Baltimore, Md. It anchored off the coast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, days after the Jan. 12 earthquake. Eighty doctors, 24 surgeons, and 140 nurses were on board.

Doctors on the ship treated about 900 patients and performed more than 800 surgeries.

CBN News got an exclusive look inside the ship just after the disaster.

"I've worked in major trauma centers in the United States. A busy day would be when we get 30 or 35 patients in a 24-hour period. Here, we are getting over a hundred," Tim Donahue, the Comfort's medical director, said in January.

The Navy said this was the first time the Comfort operated at full capacity since being put into service in 1980.

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