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JBSA, BAMC hosts Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 20
October 15, 2018
Graciela Alfano (left), licensed vocational nurse, shows Joann Dick, a regular attendee, different insects that can cause various allergy reactions during the Military Retiree Appreciation Day at Brooke Army Medical Center Medical Mall Oct. 14, 2017. Military retirees and service members who are about to retire can find out about useful programs and benefits at Military Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 20, 2018 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Brooke Army Medical Center Medical Mall.

Brooke Army Medical Center’s Ward 6T seeks dog teams
October 10, 2018
Ward 6T of the Behavioral Health Department at Brooke Army Medical Center is looking for qualified and dynamic dog teams to aid in the department’s healthcare mission. Interested owners/teams should contact BAMC’s Ward 6T at 210-916-1085 to set up an in-person interview.

Hispanic culture, heritage celebrated during Brooke Army Medical Center observance
October 10, 2018
Brooke Army Medical Center Commander Brig. Gen. George Appenzeller and BAMC Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Oates present Karyme Zuniga Reyes and Itzel Schuessler and their teacher, Maria-Cristina Ortega-Alton, a token of appreciation during BAMC’s National Hispanic Heritage Month event in the hospital’s Medical Mall Oct. 3. The group preformed several sings in Spanish to honor different Hispanic and Latino cultures.

Brooke Army Medical Center earns The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval
September 13, 2018
Sgt. Anthony Dimaio, noncommissioned officer in charge of Neuro Surgical Intensive Care unit, prepares to clean a pair of surgical scissors with a point of use kit Sept. 12 at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The kit is used to remove gross debris from instruments at patient bedside before being sent for sterilization. The pre-packaged kit saves the hospital roughly $300,000 to $500,000 annually.

Living legacy: 100-year-old Army nurse speaks to BAMC nursing students
August 22, 2018
A class of nursing students at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint-Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston had a special visit from a World War II Army nurse Aug. 7. The 100-year-old Army nurse spoke to the students about her experiences and answered questions. Sheets was stationed at Brooke General Hospital at Fort Sam Houston and also worked there as a civilian nurse for many year before retiring.

Youth volunteers spend summer at BAMC
August 14, 2018
Bruce Clark picks a lock as part of his duties working in the Provost Marshal Office as a youth volunteer at Brooke Army Medical Center July 26, 2018.

BAMC receives accreditation as CenteringPregnancy site
August 6, 2018
Agnieszka Chauviere holds her daughter Emilia Jennifer. Chauviere decided to join the CenteringPregnancy group because she was new to the military family and to San Antonio.

BAMC residents participate in Joint Emergency Medical Exercise
July 25, 2018
An emergency medicine doctor accompanies a casualty role player as they arrive at the triage location during the mass casualty portion of 2018 Joint Emergency Medical Exercise in mid-June.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston celebrates LGBT Pride Month
July 10, 2018
A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender panel answers questions June 29 during Brooke Army Medical Center's "Educate the Force" LGBT Pride Month observance at the Fort Sam Houston Theater. From left are Rev. Naomi Brown, vice chair of the San Antonio Pride Center and current director of training and education; Craig Wymer, retired Sgt. Kourtney Jones, Airman Kamicka Smalls, Spc. Hector Ortiz and 1st Sgt. Jessica Perez-Dixon.

BAMC pharmacies offer options for patient convenience
July 6, 2018
Genie Hernandez, Brooke Army Medical Center pharmacy technician, ensures every prescription pill is accounted for at the BAMC Main Pharmacy July 6. The Brooke Army Medical Center Pharmacy Department offers several services to enhance the patient experience, implementing some new features to improve services and provide solutions to keep patients informed about their prescriptions.

JBSA Navy Medicine commands host Navy STEM externship visit
July 3, 2018
Lt. Cmdr. Kirby Jahnke, Navy Medicine Training Support Center, shows medical instruments to a tour group of San Antonio middle and high school guidance counselors June 27. The tour provided educators and counselors with a general overview of the Navy, to raise awareness of Navy career opportunities through a tour of the medical training campus.

Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio hosts Alamo STEM educators visit to Navy Research Lab
July 2, 2018
High school chemistry and health professions educators from the Alamo STEM Workforce Coalition program visited with scientists at Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio to learn about research career paths in Navy Medicine for their students.

BAMC deputy commander named Army Nurse of the Year
June 15, 2018
Army Col. Traci Crawford, Brooke Army Medical Center deputy commanding officer, received the coveted 2017 Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee Award during the national defense night ceremony of the DAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. The award is given annually to an Army nurse with outstanding qualifications and achievements.

Warrior & Family Support Center beats summer swelter with new canopy
May 24, 2018
David Coker (third from left), Fisher House Foundation president, and Rachel O’Hern (second from right), Returning Heroes Home executive director, symbolically cut the ribbon re-opening the Freedom Park Amphitheater at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston May 17. The amphitheater, part of the Warrior & Family Support Center, received a 12,000-square-foot canopy addition to shield visitors from the Texas sun. Also pictured (from left) are retired Marine Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Juan Ayala, Director of Military Affairs, City of San Antonio; Barbara Gentry, Fisher House Foundation board member; Coker; O’Hern; and Steve Fogle, Chairman, Board of Directors, Returning Heroes Home. The WFSC serves wounded, injured and ill service members as they receive treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center.

BAMC holds first health fair geared for women
May 23, 2018
At the physical therapy table, Chanel Jackson and Dorian Mason participate in a game to test their knowledge about exercise during the Women’s Health Fair at Brooke Army Medical Center May 19. The question was “What type of exercises should post-menopausal women perform?” Bobbi Hawthorne, physical therapy student, revealed the answer as “aerobic, strength and balance.”

Brooke Army Medical Center nurse receives Daisy award
May 21, 2018
Col. Margaret Nava, Brooke Army Medical Center chief nursing officer, presents Arlene Johnson, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit registered nurse, the Daisy Award during a ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center May 16.

BAMC bids farewell to commander, command sergeant major; welcomes new command team
May 17, 2018
Maj. Gen. Thomas Tempel, Regional Health Command-Central commanding general, passes the colors to incoming Brooke Army Medical Center commander Brig. Gen. George “Ned” Appenzeller May 11 during a simultaneous change of command and change of responsibility ceremony on the hospital’s ground helipad. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson relinquished command to Appenzeller and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Oates during the ceremony.

Medic UP: Air Force medical technicians take on the challenge
May 15, 2018
Airman 1st Class Emoni Covington, a medical technician, prepares an IV bag on the pre-operation unit at Brooke Army Medical Center May 14. Covington is an Air Force 4N0, which is the next enlisted medical series to take part in the Medic Utilization Program at BAMC.

BAMC offers full range of behavioral health options to service members, beneficiaries
May 9, 2018

BAMC Emergency Medicine Residents Day highlights prehospital medicine, partnerships
May 7, 2018
Scotty Bolleter, emergency medical technician, chair of Centre for Emergency Health Sciences, instructs BAMC emergency medicine residents on optimal use and placement on an intraosseous access device at the Bulverde Centre for Emergency Health Sciences March 29.