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BAMC aims to improve patient engagement, communication through new initiative
February 26, 2020
Medic talks to patient

BAMC hosts tobacco cessation program for beneficiaries
February 21, 2020
Airman vaping

BAMC Fisher House hosts its first ever gender reveal party
February 13, 2020
celebrating couple

BAMC marks milestone with 100th hip preservation surgery for adult hip dysplasia
February 13, 2020
Group photo

BAMC Bariatric Surgery Clinic receives national recognition for care
February 13, 2020
Doctor and patient

BAMC recognized as 'meritorious' military hospital
February 12, 2020
Surgical care within the Military Health System helps build and maintain a ready medical force. Results from the adult ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program assist the MHS in creating policy and verifying surgical skills throughout the enterprise's military hospitals.

BAMC hosts tobacco cessation program for beneficiaries
February 4, 2020
An Airman vapes in an authorized smoking area during a break. As of Oct. 29, 2019, more than 1,800 lung injury cases and 37 deaths have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the only commonality among all cases being the patient’s use of e-cigarettes or vaping products.

BAMC observes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 23, 2020
Brooke Army Medical Center Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Oates speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance at BAMC, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 22. The event celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King and highlighted the Army's value of service.

Air Force surgeon general speaks to JBSA medics
January 14, 2020
U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg speaks to doctors, nurses and technicians Jan. 9, 2020 during a visit to Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. Airmen from BAMC and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center gathered for a town hall to hear Hogg’s perspective on the future of military medicine and ask questions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Katherine Spessa//Released)

Main BAMC Outpatient Pharmacy implementing new system to reduce wait time
January 9, 2020
Huy Nguyen, pharmacist, dispenses a prescription in the main pharmacy at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.

BAMC training helps Landstuhl nurses care for critically ill patients
January 7, 2020
Army Maj. Julie Duffy (right), clinical nurse specialist, Intensive Care Unit, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, prepares a cycler used for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies as Petra Wine, critical care nurse, provides instruction during CRRT training at LRMC's ICU Dec. 19, 2019.

BAMC welcomes first baby of new decade
January 3, 2020
Brig. Gen. Wendy Harter, Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general, presents a gift basket from the BAMC Auxiliary to Airman 1st Class Anna Tritley and her husband, Sean, Jan. 3, 2020 to congratulate them on the birth of their daughter, Cora Noel. The 7-pound, 9-ounce, 19.5-inch-long baby girl was BAMC’s first baby of the new year, born at 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2020.

BAMC celebrates contributions of Native Americans during cultural observance
December 5, 2019
Erwin De Luna and Brooke Army Medical Center Commanding General Brig. Gen. Wendy Harter lead BAMC staff members in a traditional Native American dance during the National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 26. De Luna is president of the board of directors for the United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc., and is of Taos Pueblo and Navajo ancestry.

BAMC hosts live chat with Army’s first doctor in space
November 29, 2019
Col. Andrew Morgan, formerly assigned to BAMC as an emergency physician, arrived on the International Space Station July 20, 2019, the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Morgan will spend more than six months conducting about 350 science investigations. “It is an honor to have Brooke Army Medical Center, the gold standard in military trauma and burn care, aboard the International Space Station with me,” said Morgan, who then displayed an organization T-shirt and set a BAMC coin spinning in zero gravity to huge cheers and applause.

Pilot lands plane blind after bird strike
November 25, 2019
Pilot Todd Unruh shares the story of his emergency landing after a bird strike temporarily blinded him while recovering from his eye injuries at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Nov. 4, 2019.

Breast cancer diagnoses leads to friendship, desire to help others
November 25, 2019
Bianca Rodriguez (left), a breast nurse navigator at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, talks with breast cancer survivor Air Force Staff Sgt. Desiree Mora Mundt Oct. 31. As a breast nurse navigator, Rodriguez serves as an advocate for her patients, arranging surgery, acting as a go-between for the patient and their provider and even coordinating transportation to and from appointments.

BAMC receives national recognition for surgical quality
November 15, 2019
The American College of Surgeons recognizes Brooke Army Medical Center for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2018, ranking the hospital among the top 10 percent of participating hospitals for surgical care. BAMC is one of 88 ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program participating hospitals across the nation that have achieved meritorious recognition for surgical patient care. Additionally NSQIP recognized 72 hospitals on its “All Cases” list and 72 hospitals on its “High Risk” list. As a further distinction, BAMC was among only 56 hospitals recognized on both meritorious lists.

BAMC hones wartime mission, community response skills
November 13, 2019
Soldiers offload a simulated casualty from an Air Mobility Command C-17 aircraft after arrival at Joint Base San Antonio-Kelly Airfield as part of a U.S. Army Forces Command Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise Nov. 4. The exercise tested Brooke Army Medical Center staff’s ability to receive and provide definitive care to wartime trauma victims, as part of its Role IV wartime mission.

BAMC Veterans Day ceremony honors ‘unbroken chain of patriotism’
November 8, 2019
Guest speaker retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala praises veterans, past and present, for sustaining an “unbroken chain of patriotism” during the Veterans Day ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center Nov. 1.

Retirees get special treatment at JBSA
October 31, 2019
U.S. Air Force Capt. Derrick Wells, executive officer, Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center (right) hands out information brochures to patrons during Joint Base San Antonio’s Military Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 19, hosted by BAMC.