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Brooke Army Medical Center temporarily reduces number of surgical procedures
April 28, 2017
Brooke Army Medical Center has temporarily reduced the number of surgical procedures to ensure the best possible care for its patients. This temporary reduction will not affect trauma patients or any urgent procedures.

BAMC celebrates 100th anniversary of occupational therapy profession
April 7, 2017
Linda Voronin (right), certified occupational therapy assistant, works with Velicia Siggers on a functional activity March 27 at the BAMC Outpatient Occupational Therapy Clinic. Occupational therapy centers on the targeted use of activities (like painting a bird house) to increase individual overall functioning.  Occupational therapy believes that it’s not enough to only increase an individual’s strength or endurance; rather, it’s more important to allow an individual to get back to engaging in personally-meaningful activities.

Brooke Army Medical Center named Army’s first virtual medical center
March 27, 2017
Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has been selected to be the Army’s first virtual medical center.

BAMC celebrates Black History Month
February 23, 2017
Rev. Dr. Robert Jemerson, retired Air Force chaplain, speaks at the Brooke Army Medical Center African American Black History Month observance Feb. 21 in the Medical Mall.

BAMC Refill Pharmacy re-opens, ready to serve
September 8, 2016
Army Sgt. Dustin Belletty (left) refills a prescription for Marcia Sierra-Williams Aug. 16 at the newly renovated Fort Sam Houston Refill Pharmacy.

BAMC commander holds town halls about Command Climate Survey
August 31, 2016
Brooke Army Medical Center Commander Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson addresses staff members Aug. 24 during a town hall meeting to provide his feedback and actions based on the results of the recent Command Climate Survey.

BAMC optometry resident helps provide free vision care in Texas valley
August 25, 2016
Army Maj. Brad Cunningham (right), a Brooke Army Medical Center optometry student, performs a slit lamp examination July 27 during a free optometry clinic at Juarez-Lincoln High School in Mission, Texas, during a weeklong humanitarian mission to provide vision services to people living in the Rio Grande Valley.

BAMC clinics earn national recognition as Patient Centered Medical Homes
August 18, 2016
Maj. (Dr.) R. Anderson (left), internal medicine physician, inserts acupuncture needles in Nelda Rodriguez’s ears to relieve pain from her neck at Brooke Army Medical Center recently.

BAMC one of several hospitals participating in emergency airway study
July 6, 2016

Lactation support group available for new moms
June 30, 2016
Lactation consultant Carolyn Lowe (left) talks with Bridget Owens about breastfeeding her baby, 16-month-old James Owens, during an appointment June 24 at Brooke Army Medical Center.

Former Army surgeon general lauds medical, allied health graduates
June 24, 2016
Air Force Lt. Col. Erik Weitzel (center) is presented the Gold Headed Cane by (from left) retired Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker; Col. Jeffrey Johnson, BAMC commander; Air Force Col. Rachel Lefebvre, 59th Medical Wing vice commander; and Dr. Woodson “Scott” Jones, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium dean, during the SAUSHEC awards and graduation ceremony in downtown San Antonio June 10. Weitzel, an otolaryngologist, was recognized for excellence in patient care, teaching, clinical research and operational medicine.

86-year-old veteran receives nation’s highest civilian honor
June 24, 2016

BAMC marks tobacco-free milestone with butt-can smash
June 17, 2016
Sgt. Robert Puente, radiology specialist at the San Antonio Military Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, helps kick the tobacco habit June 1 to signify Brooke Army Medical
Center's final step toward becoming a tobacco-free campus with a sledgehammer weilding butt-can-smashing removal of the last standing smoke shack.

BAMC Auxiliary provides needed items to support BAMC’s mission
May 25, 2016
NewmanCourtney Boyer (center), vice president of the BAMC Auxiliary, and Rachel Iffrig (right), golf tournament chair, present Inge Godfrey (left), BAMC Fisher House manager, a check for $56,000 at the BAMC Welfare Recognition Ceremony May 13. The funds were raised from the annual Fisher House Charity Golf Tournament held April 11 at the Dominion Golf Club.

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Refill Pharmacy to close for repairs
April 25, 2016

BAMC staff honors Bataan Death March survivors at memorial march
April 15, 2016

BAMC community-based medical homes extend hours, services to meet patients’ needs
March 16, 2016
Pfc. Cole Blancett (right), physical therapy assistant, helps Douglas Biala stretch during a physical therapy appointment March 6 at the Capt. Jennifer M. Moreno Primary Care Clinic at Fort Sam Houston. Two physical therapists and two physical therapy assistants are available by appointment from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program recognizes SAMMC
March 4, 2016

JBSA-Fort Sam Houston commemorates Black History Month
February 19, 2016
Samuel Swofford (left) and Raquelle Bennett read their essays during
the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Black History
Month commemoration Feb. 10 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater.

Brooke Army Medical Center now a tobacco-free medical campus
February 12, 2016