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Brooke Army Medical Center
Sinise brings Invincible Spirit Festival back to BAMC for 6th time
April 11, 2018
— Actor, director and musician Gary Sinise, along with celebrity chef Robert Irvine, brought the Invincible Spirit Festival back to Brooke Army Medical Center for the sixth time entertaining a record crowd April 5. ...
A portrait of courage: Iraqi humanitarian visits Warrior and Family Support Center
April 10, 2018
— An Iraqi humanitarian lauded as a national hero visited the Warrior and Family Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 26 to learn how the U.S. military cares for its warriors and their families...
Soldiers battle for coveted Expert Field Medical Badge during BAMC’s first challenge
April 4, 2018
— Eighty-four candidates converged on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis March 17 to begin their quest for the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge. Only 14 Soldiers walked away with the esteemed badge during a ceremony held March 28...
Sergeant Major of the Army visits soldiers, tours Vogel Resiliency Center
March 26, 2018
— Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston March 23 and his stops included the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School, the Vogel Resiliency Center and meeting wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center...
Women’s History Month: Honoring women who fight discrimination
March 15, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center held a Women’s History Month observance March 12 in the hospital’s Medical Mall. The event honored women who fight all forms of discrimination...
Dignity and protection: learning walking cane self-defense
March 12, 2018
— The Jimmy Brought Fitness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston was buzzing with activity Feb 3 as weights were clanging, elliptical machines were churning, music was blaring, and patrons seemed to be keeping their New Year’s resolution to take care of their bodies. There was also a distinct group of 40 active duty service members, wounded warriors, veterans and family members who commandeered some space in the gym to learn the intricacies of walking cane self-defense. ...
BAMC Black History Month event highlights African Americans in times of war
March 2, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center held a Black History Month event Feb. 22 to highlight the contributions of African Americans in times of war, which was the theme of this year’s celebration...
BAMC discovers likely source of Legionella bacteria in adjacent building
February 28, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center has identified the likely source of the Legionella bacteria in building 15, which is located adjacent to the main facility. After testing numerous sources, a hot water heater in the building was determined to be the source for the Legionella. ...
BAMC Troop Command changes responsibility
February 12, 2018
— Col. Lee Freeman, commander of Brooke Army Medical Center's Troop Command, passes the guidon to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Deonn R. Cannon during a change of responsibility ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston's Army Medical Department museum amphitheater as outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Roderick Batiste looks on Feb. 9...
Happy Birthday Army Nurse Corps!
February 12, 2018
— Retired Maj. Gen. Jimmie O. Keenan, former deputy commanding general (operations), U.S. Army Medical Command and Chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, and 2nd Lt. Jorden Fitts help celebrate the U.S. Army Nurse Corps' 117th Birthday at a Brooke Army Medical Center ceremony Feb. 2. ...
Brooke Army Medical Center staff member confirmed with Legionella bacteria
February 7, 2018
— A Brooke Army Medical Center staff member who works in Building 15 was confirmed to have Legionella bacteria Feb 6...
Brooke Army Medical Center re-verified as Level I Trauma Center
January 30, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center has again been verified as a Level I trauma center by the American College of Surgeons for its dedication to providing top-quality care for critically injured patients...
Project WOOF underway at USAISR Burn Center
January 23, 2018
— Kaitlin Pruskowski was told her pet Sammy, a seven-year-old Collie-mix, would be a good candidate to be a therapy dog. The doctor of pharmacy at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston didn’t give it much thought until Col. (Dr.) Jennifer Gurney, a critical care trauma surgeon, came up with the idea to establish a therapy dog program at the Burn Center. ...
Growth of Army's virtual health technology improves readiness
January 23, 2018
— In 2017, there were approximately 40,000 virtual health encounters across the Army in both deployed and garrison settings, said Dr. Colleen Rye, chief of Army Virtual Health. That's a big increase over previous years and the increases are expected to continue, she said. ...
Brooke Army Medical Center offering bleeding control course
January 17, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston is offering Bleeding Control for the Injured, a course that teaches the basics of treating a bleeding wound, Jan. 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the BAMC Multi-Specialty Trauma Clinic, room 146-3...
Sutherland Springs sends thanks to Brooke Army Medical Center leaders, Emergency Department staff
January 11, 2018
— Sutherland Springs sends thanks to Brooke Army Medical Center leaders, Emergency Department staff...
Brooke Army Medical Center welcomes first baby of 2018
January 11, 2018
— Violet Pendleton may not have won the distinction of being San Antonio’s first baby of the new year, but she was Brooke Army Medical Center’s first baby of 2018...
Brooke Army Medical Center launches Army Virtual Medical Center
January 10, 2018
— Army Medicine bolstered its virtual health initiative by launching the Army Virtual Medical Center at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Jan. 4...
BAMC medical personnel provide lifesaving support in Puerto Rico
January 4, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center doctors, nurses and medics recently returned after being deployed to Puerto Rico for more than a month, providing support to the local population in the wake of the devastation from Hurricane Maria...
Beneficiary Town Hall with Army Surgeon General
January 2, 2018
— Lt. Gen. Nadja West, Army Surgeon general and Commanding General of U.S. Army Medical Command, holds a Beneficiary Town Hall at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at the Brooke Army Medical Center fourth-floor auditorium...