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BAMC volunteers earn presidential award for devotion to patients, staff
June 6, 2019
— A select group of Brooke Army Medical Center volunteers received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award May 30 for their thousands of service hours aiding patients and staff. The award is presented to individuals who have contributed 4,000 or more hours of service in their lifetime. ...
BAMC celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander heritage
May 29, 2019
— Patients, staff and family members celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at a ceremony in Brooke Army Medical Center’s Medical Mall at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston May 23...
Former Center for the Intrepid patient brings barbecue lunch to BAMC
May 24, 2019
— A former Special Forces medic who spent time recovering at the Center for the Intrepid at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston decided to make a stop at Brooke Army Medical Center May 20 to provide a barbecue lunch for patients, staff and family members...
BAMC Day of Remembrance event teaches about Holocaust, honors survivors
May 22, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center held a Day of Remembrance observance May 15 to remember those killed during the Holocaust and honor those who survived...
Defense Health Agency director discusses healthcare transformation at BAMC town hall
May 21, 2019
— U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, held a town hall meeting at Brooke Army Medical Center May 14 to answer questions about the military health system transformation and how it will further improve healthcare delivery for warfighters, family members and military retirees...
BAMC Virtual Medical Center wins MEDCOM Mercury Award
May 10, 2019
— A team from the Virtual Medical Center at Brooke Army Medical Center and Regional Health Command-Central has been selected as the 2018 U.S. Army Medical Department Mercury Award winner for Health Information Technology Team of the Year. The Mercury Awards recognize Army medical department personnel who have made significant contributions and demonstrated outstanding excellence and achievement in health IT. ...
BAMC Auxiliary provides grants to help support patient care
May 10, 2019
— The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual Welfare Recognition Ceremony May 6 in the auditorium. This year, the welfare committee approved 25 grants totaling $28,000 to help support patient care at BAMC. ...
BAMC app now available for patients, visitors, staff
April 30, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center now has an app available for download on any mobile device. The app, designed by the Defense Health Agency, allows patients, visitor and staff to quickly access information such as pharmacy wait times, facility directory and quick reference information from their cell phone. ...
Brooke Army Medical Center family ties: a generational affair
April 26, 2019
— Everyone says the military is a tight-knit community, but for one family, the connection to Brooke Army Medical Center and Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is formidable, spanning three generations...
Three BAMC Soldiers headed to 2019 DOD Warrior Games
April 3, 2019
— Service sports rivalries are sometimes played out on a national level, particularly in December when the annual Army vs. Navy football game is played. For wounded warriors, that sports rivalry takes place every year at the Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted this year by U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida, June 21-30...
Cancer survivor shares emotional reunion with BAMC ECMO team
April 3, 2019
— A cancer survivor recently had an emotional reunion with some of the members of an elite team of medical providers at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and saw the machine that helped save her life...
BAMC Women’s History Month event highlights leadership qualities
March 28, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated Women’s History Month with a ceremony in the hospital’s fourth-floor auditorium March 20...
Collaborative medicine saves BAMC sickle cell patient
March 19, 2019
— Imagine being alone at home lying in bed, your loved one hundreds of miles away and you’re experiencing debilitating pain in both legs. You call 911 for help and crawl down a flight of stairs so paramedics don’t have to break down the door. This is exactly what happened to 36-year-old Alexis Piper, who has been battling sickle cell anemia since she was 7 years old. ...
Brooke Army Medical Center marks robust year for civilian trauma care
March 12, 2019
— The numbers are telling when it comes to Brooke Army Medical Center’s robust trauma care mission...
National Nutrition Month: Diet comparison: benefits, downfalls for optimized performance or weight management
March 4, 2019
— With every new year, it seems there is a new diet trend. With so many diets, it can be challenging to know what is “good for you.” It is important to consider personal goals when choosing a diet. Some people follow a diet for optimized performance, while others may be interested in weight management. Knowing the benefits and downfalls of a diet is key for health. ...
BAMC Black History Month observance celebrates cultural diversity
February 27, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated Black History Month Feb. 20 with a cultural observance in the hospital’s Medical Mall at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The theme for this year’s observance was “Black Migrations.”...
New reusable container option available in BAMC dining areas
February 26, 2019
— The Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Nutritional Medicine at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is implementing a new reusable container option at the dining areas throughout the hospital. Patrons now can choose to use a reusable plastic container when getting food at a dining area within the hospital. The containers can hold anything from classic fare meals to soup, salad or pizza. ...
Leap of faith: chance meeting brings Soldier to CFI after jump accident
February 22, 2019
— The hand-scribbled note taped to his dog tags simply said, “Request to go to the CFI” with a phone number. The note was written from one amputee to another. Army Staff Sgt. Kayshawn Porterfield was following in his father’s footsteps. He joined the Army with a plan of becoming a lifelong Soldier and his Army career was progressing. He was moving up in rank quickly, had finished the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. ...
BAMC seeking ‘mystery shoppers’ to help improve patient experience
January 31, 2019
— Retail stores often use secret shoppers to improve customer service. Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is now implementing a similar concept to improve patient experience...
Medical school advisors visit Brooke Army Medical Center
January 24, 2019
— Two U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Battalions recently joined forces in order to show medical school pre-health advisors the benefits of choosing an Army healthcare career over the civilian sector, visiting staff at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...