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BAMC trauma chief praises medical response to Sutherland Springs shooting
November 14, 2017
— The community teamwork and medical response the afternoon of the Sutherland Springs shooting was "extremely heartwarming," noted Brooke Army Medical Center 's trauma chief. BAMC received eight victims -- six adults and two minors -- from the mass shooting Nov. 5 in the small community church in Sutherland Springs, about 30 miles east of San Antonio. One adult patient was discharged last week and seven remain in BAMC's care...
BAMC responds in support of Sutherland Springs shooting
November 6, 2017
— On Nov. 5, a mass shooting occurred at a church in Sutherland Springs, about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio. As part of the San Antonio trauma system, Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston received eight patients -- six adults and two minors...
BAMC’s adult ECMO program receives national recognition
October 30, 2017
— Brooke Army Medical Center has received national recognition for its lifesaving heart-lung bypass program. BAMC’s adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, program has received the Award for Excellence in Life Support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. The recognition designates BAMC as a National ECMO Center of Excellence. ...
BAMC receives national recognition for surgical quality
October 26, 2017
— Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was recognized by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, or NSQIP, for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care...
BAMC celebrates newest NCOs during induction ceremony
October 12, 2017
— Brooke Army Medical Center welcomed its newest non-commissioned officers into the ranks of the professional NCO Corps during a formal induction ceremony held in the auditorium Oct. 4...
Brooke Army Medical Center medical personnel help out in Honduras
August 10, 2017
— A team of U.S. Army medical personnel from Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston participated in a training exercise at Hospital Escuela and Hospital Maria in Tegucigalpa, Honduras from July 19-27, performing complex trauma surgical procedures in a resource-limited environment with logistical support from Joint Task Force-Bravo...
Brooke Army Medical Center observes LGBT Pride Month
July 6, 2017
— Brooke Army Medical Center held a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month observance June 28. June was selected as Pride month to commemorate an event that happened in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City. These riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community against continued police harassment...
Brooke Army Medical Center returns to baseline surgery procedure rate
July 6, 2017
— Brooke Army Medical Center has returned to its normal surgical procedure rate after a deliberate slowdown to review all aspects of surgical care...
Brooke Army Medical Center receives award for environmental sustainability efforts
June 29, 2017
— Brooke Army Medical Center received the 2017 Greenhealth Partner for Change award May 18 during a ceremony held in Minneapolis, Minn. This award recognizes medical facilities with superior performance in environmental sustainability...
BAMC welcomes external input to continue its surgical care
May 16, 2017
— As a high reliability organization focused on quality and safety, Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is continually searching for ways to improve the medical services provided to those entrusted to our care. Last week, BAMC hosted a team of experts from Army Medical Command to identify further improvements in the sterilization workflow process. ...
BAMC takes steps to continue high quality surgical care
May 2, 2017
— Brooke Army Medical Center is taking a number of steps to ensure high quality surgical care for patients. An initial step taken in mid-April was to temporarily reduce the number of elective surgical procedures...
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...
BAMC celebrates 100th anniversary of occupational therapy profession
April 7, 2017
— Brooke Army Medical Center occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are celebrating the 100-year anniversary of their profession this month...
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, or MEDCEN, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West announced recently...
BAMC celebrates Black History Month
February 23, 2017
— Brooke Army Medical Center held a Black History Month observance Feb. 21 in the Medical Mall...
BAMC Refill Pharmacy re-opens, ready to serve
September 8, 2016
— The Brooke Army Medical Center Refill Pharmacy on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston reopened Aug. 12 after closing temporarily for repairs...
BAMC commander holds town halls about Command Climate Survey
August 31, 2016
— Brooke Army Medical Center Commander Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Johnson held six town hall meetings with staff to address areas of concern and 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
— A Brooke Army Medical Center optometry resident recently participated in a weeklong humanitarian mission to provide free medical, dental and optical care for residents in the Rio Grande Valley. ...
BAMC clinics earn national recognition as Patient Centered Medical Homes
August 18, 2016
— Three Brooke Army Medical Center clinics at Fort Sam Houston have earned the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s highest level of recognition as Patient Centered Medical Homes...
BAMC one of several hospitals participating in emergency airway study
July 6, 2016
— Brooke Army Medical Center is one of more than 25 hospitalsfrom five countries to participate in the National Emergency Airway Registry,or NEAR.NEAR is a multi-center, prospective emergency...