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NEWS | June 18, 2018

59th Medical Wing nurse receives BAMC award

By Staff Sgt. William Blankenship 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs

Air Force Maj. David F. Bradley, Jr., a perioperative clinical nurse specialist assigned to the 59th Medical Wing, was the recipient of Brooke Army Medical Center’s 2018 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse of the Year Award May 7.

The annual award is presented to the nominee who has made a significant impact on the San Antonio military medical mission.

“I couldn’t have made any impact without my team around me,” Bradley said. “We have worked diligently over the past year to improve long term processes that will both amplify our patient care and also conserve valuable funding. Being recognized is nice, the validation aspect and all, but really the team as a whole being acknowledged publicly is the greatest win.”

Bradley’s submission competed against approximately 200 other outstanding performers and stood out to a panel of military officers, enlisted members and civilian medical professionals.

“Maj. Bradley has a good heart and truly cares about advancing military healthcare for our patients,” said Lt. Col. Raul Flores, Chief of San Antonio Military Health System Surgical Services Integration and Bradley’s supervisor since 2013. “I nominated him because I think he has become a leader in military healthcare through research and collaborating with other professionals to make sure we, as a team, advance our practice. The thing that stands out about Maj. Bradley is his ability to make things happen.  I have no doubt that he will continue to do good for our community.”

As clinical nurse specialists, Bradley’s team assesses processes to identify areas of improvement for patients through evidence based practices suitable for long term solutions. Their mission is critical for sustained success for the 59th MDW, which prides itself in finding new ways to enhance the patient experience through process improvement and innovation.

 “What we do for both our organization and for our patients is important,” he said. “I want to help the next generation prepare to collaborate and innovate to set the medical teams up for success and give patients the most current treatment options available.”