The Department of Health, or the Department of Health and Welfare, was a branch of the COG Government. Its goal was protecting the health of all COG citizens, providing essential human services, and maintaining their Ambulance service.
During the Pendulum Wars, the Department of Health secretly funded the New Hope research program at the New Hope Research Facility under Chairman Monroe's administration as a means to build a genetic bridge to the future. For classified and currently unknown reasons, the researchers experimented on humans, creating Sires and a group of test subjects called "children" by the program's director, Niles Samson. Eventually Chairman Monroe ordered Niles to take the children test subjects to Mount Kadar, and the program was shut down and the facility abandoned and classified.
Dr. Niles Samson MemoEdit
Interoffice Memo To: All New Hope employees From: Director Niles Samson
RE: Ways to Deal with Prying Questions
As many of you know, we recently experienced an internal information leak, and this had led some media outlets to make inquiries of the Department of Heath. Should you ever be approached with questions by anyone from the media or from someone who is not an employee of New Hope, I trust that you will all refrain from disclosing any information about the facility or its patients.
Please do keep this is mind moving forward, and continue with the great work that you all are doing. You are making the future a better place.
On Emergence Day, the Department of Health's hospitals worldwide were overrun with the countless wounded and dead, and most likely faced supply problems. By 1 A.E., the Department of Health was one of the few important departments left in the COG government. During Operation: Hollow Storm, the Department's hospitals spared all available medical supplies to the COG Army.
- Dr. Jay Assandris- Senior Medical Health Officer
- Dr. Wilsen
- Dr. Niles Samson - Director of the New Hope Research Facility and the New Hope research program
- Dr. Stephanie Zimmer - Doctor who worked at the New Hope Research Facility
- Dr. Doug Sato - Doctor who worked at the New Hope Research Facility
- Sven - Doctor who worked at the New Hope Research Facility
Several collectibles, which were in-game documents or objects hidden in levels meant as prizes that first appeared in Gears of War 2, were documents and reports written out by members of the Department of Health.
Jacinto Medical Center FileEdit
Patient is a 9-year veteran who has recently experienced vertigo, persistent cough, and insomnia. Was stationed at Timgad area for 2 months after Lightmass offensive, when assigned to Jacinto perimeter patrol last 4 months. Symptoms began about 1 month ago. Physical and diagnostic evaluation showed no chronic illnesses and no signs of bacterial infection. Prescribed a medium-strength antihistamine, released patient, and gave clearance for further duty. Expect a full recovery with no side effects.
Dr. Vivian Merriweather
Dr. Nicolette Shannon:
Dr. Merriweather mentioned that she's seen numerous patients exhibiting similar symptoms, even paranoia and aggression, but she appears to be less concerned than the rest of us. I'm starting to wonder whether her close ties to the COG administration could be affecting her judgment about the patients' welfare. Going to follow up on this with the director tomorrow... If we aren't taking care of our soldiers, who will?
Ambulance Driver's LogEdit
Driver: Wayne Mitchell Route: Timgad/Jacinto
Patient #1: 33 yr. old male Symptoms: Coughing up blood & brown mucus, nausea, minor bleeding from ears
Patient #2: 21 yr. old male Symptoms: Nausea, coughing up blood & reddish-brown mucus
Patient #3: 36 yr. old female Symptoms: Unconscious, blood & reddish-brown mucus coming from nose & mouth
Patient #4: 24 yr. old male Symptoms: Coughing up blood & dark brown mucus, complaining of severe chest pain & trouble breathing
Behind the scenesEdit
- Some of the Collectibles featured in Gears of War 2 were reports and documents of the Deparment of Health which appeared as in-universe and in-game material.
- ↑ Gears of War 2: Act 3: Gathering Storm
- ↑ Gears of War 2 Collectible: Interoffice Memo
- ↑ Gears of War: The Slab
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 182
- ↑ Gears of War 2
- ↑ Gears of War 2 Collectible: Jacinto Medical Center File
- ↑ Gears of War 2 Collectible: Doctor's Journal
- ↑ Gears of War 2 Collectible: Ambulance Driver's Log
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