Methodist Mansfield director to command new blood storage unit

December 12, 2023
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Mass Cham, Director of Laboratory at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, has been appointed as the inaugural commander of the groundbreaking 329th Medical Detachment (Blood Support), a pioneering unit within the Army Medical Reserve. This appointment marks a historic milestone for Cham, as he steps into the role of leading this critical unit focused on providing essential blood collection, manufacturing, storage and distribution services to various military healthcare echelons across the United States.

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, known for its commitment as a military-friendly and military-spouse-friendly employer, proudly supports Cham's involvement in the Army Reserves and his leadership.

The 329th Medical Detachment’s primary mission is to ensure the seamless provision of blood and blood products to brigade combat teams, Corps, and medical units beyond the corps echelon level. This innovative approach underscores the importance of rapid and efficient blood support within the military healthcare system.

Crystal Brown, Vice President of Operations at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, expressed enthusiasm for Cham's appointment, stating, "Mr. Cham's dedication to quality care and his commitment to innovative medical services perfectly align with the mission of the 329th Medical Detachment. His leadership will undoubtedly elevate the unit's ability to provide crucial blood support to our military healthcare system."

Cham’s appointment reflects the intersection of expertise from the healthcare sector into vital military medical support, underscoring the commitment to excellence and innovation in both healthcare and military services.

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