The U.S. government's robust response to the Haitian earthquake included both military and civilian government agencies (such as the U.S. Agency for International Development), in cooperation with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) (for example, Project HOPE and the American Red Cross). The U.S. Navy is playing a vital role in the mission, termed Operation Unified Response. The USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) was deployed from Baltimore, Maryland, on 15 January 2010 and started accepting casualties within 7 days of the earthquake. The COMFORT is a deployable hospital ship that has capabilities similar to those of U.S. tertiary care centers, with up to 1000 beds, including 75 intensive care unit (ICU) beds (Table). Ancillary services available onboard include a blood bank, hemodialysis, laboratory (chemistry, hematology, and microbiology), pathology, morgue, physical therapy, and radiology (general, 64-slice computed tomography, and ultrasonography). The ship quickly brought tertiary care en masse to Haiti.