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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.

Honduran readiness exercises provide invaluable surgical, training opportunities
October 25, 2019
(From Left) Army Spc. Abdiel Santos-Soto, Air Force Maj. Julia Nuelle and Air Force Capt. Tayt Ellison harvest bone to perform a fibular bone graft Sept. 19 during a Medical Readiness Exercise in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. A team of 19 military medical personnel from Brooke Army Medical Center and other military treatment facilities completed 128 procedures from Sept. 14-27.

BAMC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
October 17, 2019
Command Sgt. Maj. Alberto Delgado, U.S. Army North command sergeant major and the senior enlisted leader for Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and JBSA-Camp Bullis, speaks during the Brooke Army Medical Center Hispanic Heritage celebration Oct. 11, 2019. This year’s theme is “Honoring Hispanic Americans: Essential to the Blueprint of Our Nation.”

Mountain cedar allergy season right around the corner
October 10, 2019
Army Col. (Dr.) Kirk Waibel, allergist/immunologist, prepares to give a mountain cedar allergy test to Army Sgt. Javier Pacheco in the Allergy/Immunology Clinic at Brooke Army Medical Center Oct. 8. Mountain cedar is one of the most common allergens in central and south Texas.

Soldier self-amputates leg to aid battle buddies
October 4, 2019
Candace Pellock, physical therapy assistant, guides with Spc. Ezra Maes at the Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center’s cutting-edge rehabilitation center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Oct. 2, 2019.

BAMC honors Fisher House founder
September 30, 2019
Brooke Army Medical Center’s Color Guard posts the colors at the BAMC Fisher House’s 26th Annual Founder’s Day Celebration at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 20. The celebration is held every year to honor Fisher House founder, Zachary Fisher.

BAMC provides comprehensive resource for recovering stroke, brain injury patients
September 26, 2019
Air Force 1st Lt. Jason Hibbetts sits in front of a mirror practicing his salute Aug. 13 at the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The BIRS provides comprehensive out-patient neurorehabilitation for service members, family members and military retirees who are recovering from a stroke or other brain injuries.

BAMC staff helps train Department of Defense doctors
September 11, 2019
U.S. Army Capt. Mary Truitt, an internist from Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia, performs a survey on a simulated trauma patient at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Sept. 4. Military doctors from around the country attended training at BAMC for validation training for the Army’s Individual Common Task List and the Air Force Comprehensive Medical Readiness Program requirements.

Brooke Army Medical Center celebrates women’s right to vote
September 5, 2019
Jean Aratingi speaks at the Women’s Equality observance at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 27. Aratingi, a member of the League of Women Voters since 1974, talked about the history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement from 1848 to 1920.

BAMC staff holds ‘Stop The Bleed’ training for City of San Antonio personnel
August 30, 2019
Gina Pickard, Trauma Division manager at Brooke Army Medical Center’s Trauma Clinic, shows City of San Antonio council staff members how to pack a wound during Stop the Bleed held at the Plaza de Armas building in downtown San Antonio Aug. 29. The training consisted of a presentation where attendees learned the “ABCs of Bleeding Control” along with some hands-on practice in applying tourniquets, packing wounds and applying direct pressure to stop bleeding.

BAMC oxygen therapy helps patient heal after multiple surgeries
August 21, 2019
A staff member places a patient into the single hyperbaric oxygen chamber at the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Clinic at Brooke Army Medical Center. Hyperbaric oxygen is an intervention in which an individual breathes nearly 100 percent oxygen while inside a hyperbaric chamber that is pressurized to greater than sea level pressure.

Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general holds first town hall
August 20, 2019
Brig. Gen. Wendy Harter, Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general, responds to a question during her first all-hands town hall Aug. 14.

Youth volunteers gain valuable experience at BAMC
August 9, 2019
Youth volunteers Sierra Trapolsi and Amber Miller intubate a simulated pediatric patient in the Simulation Center at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 9. BAMC’s Summer Youth Volunteer Program is an extension of the commanding general’s Community Outreach Program and is sponsored by the American Red Cross.

BAMC volunteer honors his calling by helping others
July 24, 2019
Phillip Lewis (right), on-call chaplain and post anesthesia care unit volunteer, talks with a family in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center, while Air Force Maj. Katherine M. Slogic, pediatric anesthesiologist, listens to the patient’s lungs April 16.

BAMC unveils painting by wounded warrior
July 23, 2019
Retired Sgt. Mario Lopez poses for a photo with Brooke Army Medical Center staff members after his painting of the American flag is unveiled in the Medical Mall of the hospital at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. Lopez, a former BAMC patient who was severely injured in an IED attack in Afghanistan in 2008, learned to use painting therapeutically to help him overcome an array of challenges he has faced over the past decade. The painting was donated to BAMC by former United Nations Ambassador Warren W. Tichenor.

BAMC laboratory services accredited for more than 50 years
July 23, 2019
Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Pathology and Area Laboratory Services has been recognized as one of the longest College of American Pathologists-accredited laboratories in the United States.

BAMC welcomes first woman commander
July 17, 2019
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson (right), Regional Health Command-Central commanding general, presents the guideon to U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Wendy L. Harter (left), Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general, at a change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 16. Harter is BAMC’s first female commanding general.

Clinics, patients turn to hyperbaric medicine at BAMC
July 16, 2019
Gennette Jones, a hyperbaric patient, wears an oxygen hood inside a hyperbaric chamber at Brooke Army Medical Center May 31. Typical hyperbaric patients suffer from post-radiation injuries, decompression sickness, arterial gas embolism, chronic wounds, diabetics that have end-organ disease and poor circulation, sensory hearing loss, and burns.

BAMC offers new treatment option for certain types of tumors
July 1, 2019
Danielle Gonzales and Ric Torres, nuclear medicine technologists, demonstrate how the lutetium Lu 177 dotatate is administered to a patient in the Nuclear Medicine Department at Brooke Army Medical Center June 27. Nuclear medicine technologists are specially trained to administer radiopharmaceutical to patients.

Brooke Army Medical Center receives multiple environmental awards
June 24, 2019
Margarita Reed, a cook at Brooke Army Medical Center’s dining facility, cleans the flattop cooker following breakfast June 21. BAMC earned three Practice Greenhealth Environmental Awards at the CleanMed2019 conference, including its first Circle of Excellence-Chemicals Award, for its overall commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability practices.