US Naval Ships Mercy and Comfort using HIN to expedite receiving pharmaceutical supplies to support NYC and LA hospitals fighting COVID-19

March 27, 2020
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HIBCC is working with the US DoD Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support to expedite Health Industry Number (HIN) requests and updates.  The DLA is a long-time HIN user, and as it ramps up support of the COVID-19 relief effort, HIBCC has provided new HIN assignments for the DLA.   For example, HIBCC has recently created HIN assignments for the United States Naval Ships (USNS) Mercy and Comfort at the request of the DLA.  The USNS Mercy is currently in the Port of Los Angeles, while the USNS Comfort is expected to reach the New York area next week to support area hospitals. More than 4,300 DLA locations and ships have HIBCC-assigned HINs. These locations rely on HINs to receive pharmaceuticals and hospital supplies.

To learn more about how HIBCC and how the HIN System supports the healthcare industry visit www.hibcc.org or contact HIBCC directly at info@hibcc.org or +1 (602) 381-1091.

USNS Mercy leaving San Diego for the Port of Los Angeles on 3/23/2020 (click for photo credit)
USNS Comfort arriving in New York City on 3/30/2020 (click for photo credit)