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‘Game-changing’ virtual health care saves Soldier’s life
June 23, 2020
Air Force Col. (Dr.) Phillip Mason, medical director, Brooke Army Medical Center Adult ECMO Program, and other BAMC personnel instruct medical staff on proper extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, cannulation technique at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dec. 11, 2019.

59th Medical Wing evacuates El Paso patient
June 26, 2018
Members of the Acute Lung Resuce Team from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, perform an Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation procedure on a patient in El Paso, Texas, June, 10, 2018. The team is the Department of Defense's only medical evacuation team with ECMO capabilities. ECMO enables the team to safely transfer critically ill patients with severe heart and lung issues across long distances for further treatment.

59th Medical Wing executes five missions at once
May 1, 2018
59th Medical Wing CCATT team members, in conjunction with mission partners, transition from their aircraft to an ambulance during an infant patient transport mission from Germany to Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., April 19th, 2018. Examples of conditions requiring CCATT support include supportive or resuscitate care of shock/hemorrhage, respiratory failure, and multi-system trauma.

Leadership Federal Executive Board members tour BAMC
February 15, 2018
Army Col. Booker King explains the life-saving advances provided by the adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, program to federal participants in the Leadership Federal Executive Board during a tour of the San Antonio Military Medical Center Feb. 14 in San Antonio. The tour was part of a health care services day organized by the LFEB that included additional medical facilities to develop a better understanding of federal community. The LFEB is made up of 45 class members from various federal agencies across San Antonio who meet monthly to learn from key decision-makers in both the public and private sectors. SAMMC received national recognition in 2017 for its ECMO program, which is a heart-lung bypass system used in the treatment of affected organs. King is a surgeon assigned to SAMMC.

BAMC’s adult ECMO program receives national recognition
October 30, 2017
Members of the 59th Medical Wing Aeromedical Staging Facility transfer a patient on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation into a C-17 Globemaster III, Jan. 16, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. ECMO is a heart-lung bypass system that circulates blood through an external artificial lung and sends it back into the patient’s bloodstream.