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Brooke Army Medical Center welcomes new commanding general
July 1, 2020
— In the midst of a brief downpour, Army Brig. Gen. Wendy Harter, the first female commander in Brooke Army Medical Center’s history, turned over command to Army Brig. Gen. Shan Bagby, the first African American commander in BAMC’s history, during a June 26 change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
SAUSHEC continues tradition of excellence
June 24, 2020
— The 2020 San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, or SAUSHEC, graduation ceremony was originally scheduled for June 5; however, with the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduation and awards ceremonies were postponed and changed to reflect the safety protocols now in place...
‘Game-changing’ virtual health care saves Soldier’s life
June 23, 2020
— A specialized team from Brooke Army Medical Center virtually supported a heart-lung bypass on the West Coast, saving a Soldier’s life and marking a first for this lifesaving program...
BAMC lab techs: The hidden workers crucial to success
June 19, 2020
— The lab techs at Brooke Army Medical Center are unsung heroes. They aren’t on the frontline swabbing patients and they aren’t caring for patients face to face. They have been working diligently in recent months, aiding the fight against the novel coronavirus...
Warrior Transition Battalion prepares to take on new ‘SRU’ designation
June 16, 2020
— On Nov. 5, 2019, the Army announced the restructuring of its Warrior Care and Transition Program and formally recognized itself as the Army Recovery Care Program. The Warrior Transition Battalions would soon restructure and re-designate as Soldier Recovery Units...
BAMC volunteer continues service to community during pandemic
June 11, 2020
— Dr. J. Sean Habina, a retired Army second lieutenant who volunteers at Brooke Army Medical Center, also gives her time delivering meals to military veterans across San Antonio...
BAMC personnel deploy to fight invisible enemy, COVID-19
June 10, 2020
— More than 75 military medical personnel from Brooke Army Medical Center have deployed to hard-hit areas such as New York, Washington State, Guam and other locations to help fight COVID-19, and 20 more are on standby ready to deploy...
BAMC adjusts entrance hours June 1
June 1, 2020
— As part of Brooke Army Medical Center's phased re-opening, effective June 1, adjustments are being made at entry locations and hours to best accommodate patients and their access to clinics...
BAMC Auxiliary donates gifts to BAMC departments
May 29, 2020
— The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual welfare grants distribution May 20, at the BAMC Main Entrance...
BAMC pharmacy to discontinue curbside services June 1
May 29, 2020
— As part of Brooke Army Medical Center's phased reopening, the Pharmacy will discontinue its curbside services effective June 1, and patients will need to go to their respective pharmacy location to process their prescriptions. However, to ensure continued safety and convenience, BAMC pharmacies will implement a streamlined pick-up and drop-off process...
With safety in mind, BAMC begins phased re-opening for primary, surgical care
May 28, 2020
— With safety at the forefront, Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston will begin a phased re-opening of primary and surgical care starting June 1...
BAMC doctor returns to hero’s welcome after New York deployment
May 27, 2020
— Lt. Col. (Dr.) G. Travis Clifton returned to a hero’s welcome last week after a deployment unlike any he’d experienced in his 14-year Army career. ...
New BAMC trauma training program prepares surgical team for deployment
May 25, 2020
— Brooke Army Medical Center is conducting the first of its kind pre-deployment trauma readiness training exercise for the 555th Forward Surgical Team from May 18 to June 6. ...
Brooke Army Medical Center Soldier ready to run to raise suicide awareness
May 21, 2020
— Sgt. 1st Class Maité Bengoa, the enlisted advisor to the deputy commander of health readiness at Brooke Army Medical Center, is prepared to run for a good cause...
After a lifetime of service, retirement can wait
May 19, 2020
— Army Col. April Critelli is one of the thousands of men and women who have served in peacetime and combat, to retire in quiet anonymity, a hero. And when the nation called for healthcare professionals to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Critelli came out of retirement and was the first retired reserve volunteer recall officer to be placed on active duty orders and assigned to duty. ...
BAMC staff cheers for healthcare heroes
May 17, 2020
— To honor Florence Nightingale’s birthday, Brooke Army Medical Center’s critical care staff stood, with room for appropriate social distancing, along the elevated covered walkway that leads from the BAMC parking garage to the hospital and cheered for the staff as they made their way into work May 12...
Local teen requests blood drive for her 16th birthday
May 8, 2020
— Most kids dream about getting a car or having an elaborate party when they turn 16, but one local teen has a less traditional birthday wish. Amber Miller asked her parents if she could have a blood drive for her “Sweet 16.” The sophomore at Health Careers High School has wanted to be a doctor since she was nine. ...
BAMC healthcare workers deliver birthday cheer to cancer survivor
May 7, 2020
— A self-proclaimed extrovert, Mary McBride was feeling a bit discouraged by the long weeks of self-isolation due to COVID-19, especially on her 45th birthday last week...
USAISR on frontlines of COVID-19 fight
May 7, 2020
— With all the ongoing changes, the staff at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, or USAISR, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston has also made modifications in how it conducts day-to-day business while maintaining its overall research mission of “optimizing combat casualty care” and, further, providing the best quality care to patients at the only U.S. Department of Defense Burn Center...
BAMC infectious disease doc aids Guam's COVID response
May 1, 2020
— An infectious diseases physician from Brooke Army Medical Center recently deployed to Guam in support of the USS Theodore Roosevelt COVID-19 response...