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Brooke Army Medical Center
BAMC prepares for upcoming flu season
September 16, 2020
— Staff members at Brooke Army Medical Center are getting geared up for the upcoming flu season...
Former BAMC COVID-19 patient returns as convalescent plasma donor
September 11, 2020
— Thefety Tibbs, who was among the first COVID-19 patients treated at Brooke Army Medical Center, is now among the first of BAMC's former patients to donate convalescent plasma, which is currently being explored as a potential treatment for COVID-19...
BAMC, WHASC chosen for COVID-19 vaccine trials
September 4, 2020
— As part of the Operation Warp Speed, or OWS, goal to deliver safe and effective vaccines and therapeutics by January 2021, five Department of Defense locations have been identified to participate in the Phase III trial evaluating the vaccine candidate AZD1222 under development by AstraZeneca. Two of the locations are in San Antonio. ...
Women’s Equality Day: BAMC Troop Command female commanders setting example
August 27, 2020
— As the nation celebrated Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26, Brooke Army Medical Center Troop Command marked a milestone. For the first time, the battalion and all five companies are commanded by women...
San Antonio Military Health System resumes elective surgeries
August 21, 2020
— With safety at the forefront, elective surgeries are set to resume across the San Antonio Military Health System next week...
BAMC institutes temporary visitation policy
August 20, 2020
— The health and safety of our patients, visitors, staff and our community remains a top priority at Brooke Army Medical Center. While the importance of family support during hospitalization is understood and appreciated, BAMC is temporarily adjusting the visitation policy to reduce the risk of COVID- 19 spread as of Aug. 19. ...
BAMC doctor hopes to ‘level the playing field’ for women
August 13, 2020
— Air Force Col. (Dr.) Heather Yun is the epitome of being in the right place at the right time. Less than a month after she became the newest leader on the command team, Yun found herself perfectly situated to help shape Brooke Army Medical Center’s COVID-19 pandemic response...
BAMC microbiologist deploys to mobile medical lab
August 12, 2020
— A Brooke Army Medical Center microbiologist has deployed to a COVID-19 mobile medical lab at Camp Ripley, Minnesota...
Back to school immunizations: What you need to know
August 11, 2020
— Whether children physically attend classes or participate in online learning this fall, getting their scheduled immunizations remains an important part of back-to-school planning...
BAMC offers ‘last line of defense’ against COVID-19
August 10, 2020
— Brooke Army Medical Center is expanding its use of a highly specialized treatment many consider the “last line of defense” for critically ill COVID-19 patients...
SAMHS updates COVID-19 testing
July 28, 2020
— In order to sustain COVID-19 testing capability, San Antonio Military Health System will no longer test asymptomatic personnel at its drive-thru screening and testing sites. Testing for symptomatic active duty and military beneficiaries will continue to be conducted...
BAMC nurses: ‘It’s us against COVID’
July 27, 2020
— With the recent surge in COVID-19, the beds are quickly filling in the intensive care units at Brooke Army Medical Center, a sprawling military hospital and Level I Trauma Center in the heart of San Antonio at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
JBSA’s new Joint Transition Readiness Center opens virtually
July 24, 2020
— Transitioning out of the military, whatever the reason, can be an overwhelming process for service members and their families. To assist in making the process easier to navigate, Joint Base San Antonio has consolidated its multitude of resources into a newly activated Joint Transition Readiness Center at the Brooke Army Medical Center campus...
Researchers complete study of deployed military members with respiratory symptoms
July 24, 2020
— Researchers at Brooke Army Medical Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital recently completed the largest prospective study of redeploying military personnel with chronic respiratory symptoms...
‘Stop the Bleed’ kits installed throughout BAMC, clinics, other locations
July 21, 2020
— Brooke Army Medical Center is installing Stop the Bleed kits throughout the hospital to be used in the event of an active shooter or other scenario involving traumatic blood loss...
San Antonio Military Health System expands COVID-19 critical care capabilities
July 14, 2020
— The San Antonio Military Health System is expanding its ability to care for critically injured and ill community members to help ease the COVID-19 burden on the local healthcare system...
BAMC ‘agilely adapts’ to support community COVID-19 response
July 9, 2020
— Brooke Army Medical Center is continuing to aid the San Antonio community in the midst of a COVID-19 surge across the region...
Inaugural trauma readiness training receives rave reviews
July 8, 2020
— The new Strategic Trauma Readiness Center of San Antonio, or STaRC, completed its first trauma readiness training for the 555th Forward Surgical Team June 6...
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...