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COG hospital Chiron

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.


Pendulum Wars[]

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.[1]

Dr. Niles Samson Memo[]

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.

Best, Niles[2]

Locust War[]

On Emergence Day, the Department of Health's hospitals worldwide were overrun with the countless wounded and dead, and most likely faced supply problems.[3] By 1 A.E., the Department of Health was one of the few important departments left in the COG government.[4] During Operation: Hollow Storm, the Department's hospitals spared all available medical supplies to the COG Army.

Notable Members[]

  • Dr. J. Ademi - Medical Registrar at Jacinto Medical Center
  • Dr. Jay Assandris - Senior Medical Health Officer
  • Dr. Barry - Trauma Surgeon at Jacinto Medical Center
  • Dr. Isabel Maryon-Hayman - Chief of Medicine at Jacinto Medical Center
  • Dr. Vivian Merriweather - Physician at Jacinto Medical Center
  • Dr. Niles Samson - Director of the New Hope Research Facility; Geneticist
  • Dr. Doug Sato - Employee the New Hope Research Facility
  • Dr. Nicolette Shannon - Physician at Jacinto Medical Center
  • Dr. Sven - Employee of the New Hope Research Facility
  • Dr. Torres - Employee of the New Hope Research Facility
  • Dr. Wilsen - Psychiatrist
  • Dr. Van Neil - Employee of the New Hope Research Facility
  • Dr. Stephanie Zimmer - Employee of the New Hope Research Facility
  • EMT. Wayne Mitchell - EMT at Jacinto Medical Center

Notable Facilities[]


Jacinto Medical Center File[]

Patient Name: Jonathan Harper
Occupation: Sergeant (Echo-9), COG Army
Age: 29
Height: 1.9 m
Weight: 91 kg

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[5]

Doctor's Journal[]

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?[6]

Ambulance Driver's Log[]

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[7]

Behind the scenes[]

  • 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.

COG hospital Chiron on the Gears of War 2 map Blood Drive.


  1. Gears of War 2: Act 3: Gathering Storm
  2. Gears of War 2 Collectible: Interoffice Memo
  3. Gears of War: The Slab
  4. Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 182
  5. Gears of War 2 Collectible: Jacinto Medical Center File
  6. Gears of War 2 Collectible: Doctor's Journal
  7. Gears of War 2 Collectible: Ambulance Driver's Log
Coalition of Ordered Governments
Government Departments and Agencies
Old COG: Casualty Information Bureau · Civil Protection Service · Coalition Reserve · Council of Sovereigns · Defense Department · Defense Research Agency · Defense Select Committee · Department of Conscription · Department of Health · Intelligence Agency · Merchant Navy
New COG: Ministry of Defense · Ministry of Entertainment · Ministry of Preservation · Ministry of Procreation · Ministry of Settlements
Coalition High Command · COG Army · COG Navy · COG Air Corps · COG Engineering Corps
Important Individuals & Concepts
Founders: Alexiy Desipich · Nassar Embry · Allfathers
Chairmen: Monroe · David Prescott · Tomas Dalyell · Richard Prescott
First Ministers: Anya Stroud · Dyer · Mina Jinn
Laws & Ideas: Octus Canon · Fortification Act · Socialism