SAN ANTONIO, Texas –
Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated the grand opening of
its newest and largest community-based medical home with a ribbon-cutting
ceremony Sept. 18.
Westover Medical Home is a 14,000-square-foot military
primary care clinic equipped with a laboratory and full service pharmacy with a
drive through window option. Located on the Northwest side of San Antonio at
10010 Rogers Crossing, the clinic officially opened to military beneficiaries
in the surrounding area last month.
“We are proud to bring military medicine right into the
neighborhood where our patients live,” said Army Col. Kevin Moore, Department
of Family and Community Medicine chief, at the ceremony. “Westover will expand
the reach of military medicine in San Antonio, allowing us to care for more
than 14,400 patients when fully staffed and operational.”
In its “end state,” the clinic will house 13 primary care
providers, a behavioral health specialist, clinical pharmacologist, and more
than 50 nurses, pharmacists, technicians and medical support staff. “We have
handpicked a dedicated and talented staff to care for our patients,” Moore
In his remarks, BAMC Commander Col. Evan Renz thanked
everyone who contributed to the new clinic. “This is a beautiful facility and a
staff with exceptional qualifications,” he said. “With the location, access,
services and convenience for our patients, I think we’re on track for success.”
During the ceremony, several patients looked on from the
newly completed waiting areas. Army retiree Rick Lugo said he and his wife were
thrilled when they heard about the new clinic, conveniently located five miles
from their home. When attending other military clinics, “we would leave the
house at 8 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. appointment,” he said. “Now, we leave our house
10 minutes prior and still make it on time.”
When Nick and Clarita Alhambra heard about Westover, they
immediately called to enroll. The day of the ceremony marked their second visit
to the facility. “It’s a very nice clinic and the parking is great,” Clarita
Staff and patients applauded as Brig. Gen. Barbara R.
Holcomb, commanding general, Southern Regional Medical Command, Renz, and Dr.
Darii Ann Lane, clinic officer in charge, cut the ribbon. The ceremony marks
the beginning of a “great new venture,” Holcomb said.
Westover is one of nearly a dozen military medical clinics
across San Antonio, and one of several community-based medical homes designed
to offer convenient, high quality care to military families throughout the San
Antonio Military Health System.
TRICARE beneficiaries who would like to enroll or move to
the new Westover location can visit https://www.humanamilitary.com or call
800-444-5445. For beneficiaries age 65 or older, call 808-2721 for more