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BAMC welcomes first woman commander
July 17, 2019
— Brooke Army Medical Center experienced a unique "first" during the change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston July 16. Brig. Gen. George Appenzeller relinquished command to Brig. Gen. Wendy L. Harter, making her the first woman to command BAMC in its storied history...
Clinics, patients turn to hyperbaric medicine at BAMC
July 16, 2019
— “We call it the fog. It's like they’ve been awake for a few days straight,” said Col. (Dr.) Michael Richards, 59th Medical Specialty Squadron Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine section chief...
BAMC offers new treatment option for certain types of tumors
July 1, 2019
— The Brooke Army Medical Center Nuclear Medicine Department at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston now offers a new treatment for certain types of neuroendocrine tumors...
Brooke Army Medical Center receives multiple environmental awards
June 24, 2019
— The staff at Brooke Army Medical Center received three Practice Greenhealth Environmental Awards at the CleanMed 2019 conference in Nashville, Tennessee, for their efforts in innovating sustainability and environmental best practices throughout the facility...
Soldiers compete in BAMC Best Medic Competition
June 18, 2019
— Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis was the location of a grueling competition June 12-13 to determine who would earn the title of Brooke Army Medical Center Best Medic...
Ceremony honors 228 graduating military physicians, health care professionals
June 12, 2019
— A San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, or SAUSHEC, graduation ceremony was held June 7 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio to honor 228 Army, Air Force, Navy, Public Health and civilian graduates. This year, 205 physicians from 36 graduate medical education programs and 23 graduates from eight graduate allied healthcare education programs walked the stage. ...
Cross-functional team receives national award for BAMC Secretarial Designee program
June 11, 2019
— The Brooke Army Medical Center Secretarial Designee Cost Analysis Team received the 2018 Distinguished Team Award at the local and national level from the American Society of Military Comptrollers. The national award was presented at the ASMC Professional Development Institute in San Antonio May 29...
Beads of Courage mark milestones during a child’s medical treatment at BAMC
June 6, 2019
— Cancer is a tough row to hoe no matter what age you are. If you’re old enough to understand at least some of the things the nurses and doctors tell you, it helps some. But what if you’re a kid? All you know is that people keep poking and prodding and other stuff that’s so uncomfortable. ...
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...