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Brooke Army Medical Center
Commentary: Military traditions instill pride, connection with past
November 30, 2018
— I’ve seen more than my share of military traditions over the past 20 years. Countless times, I’ve sung service songs, watched the Honor Guard place the colors, and stood at attention during Reveille and Retreat. While I’ve always admired the dignity and honor of these traditions, they became somewhat routine over the years. I didn’t truly appreciate their purpose until my father passed away. ...
Sutherland Springs remembered one year later
November 21, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center held two ceremonies to honor the victims of a mass shooting that took place in a small rural community near San Antonio and the staff members who treated them...
Veterans honored during Brooke Army Medical Center ceremony
November 9, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center held its 3rd annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 2 featuring patriotic music, performances by a local high school marching band and drill team, a health fair and lunch...
Brooke Army Medical Center achieves ‘Most Wired’ title for seventh consecutive year
November 9, 2018
— For the seventh consecutive year, Brooke Army Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” medical facilities for its innovative use of health information technology by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, or CHIME...
BAMC maintains long-standing accreditation from Commission on Cancer
November 7, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston maintains multiple accreditations in an effort to ensure patients receive the safe, high-quality care they deserve. One of the longest-standing accreditations, more than 68 years, is from the Commission on Cancer, or CoC, a program of the American College of Surgeons...
Military beneficiaries receive information, health screenings during BAMC Retiree Appreciation Day
October 24, 2018
— More than 4,700 military retirees, retiring service members and family members received useful information about programs and benefits as well as important health information and screenings during the Joint Base San Antonio and Brooke Army Medical Center Military Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 20 in the hospital’s Medical Mall...
Brooke Army Medical Center tests emergency capabilities during city-wide exercise
October 16, 2018
— The scenario for this exercise was mass shooting involving explosives at Freeman Coliseum in downtown San Antonio. At BAMC, an additional scenario involving a tanker truck containing a chemical agent colliding with a bus carrying patients, was added to test the hospital’s ability to decontaminate patients before treatment...
Flu shots available at WHASC, BAMC
October 15, 2018
— Flu shots available at WHASC, BAMC...
Brooke Army Medical Center’s Ward 6T seeks dog teams
October 10, 2018
— Ward 6T of the Behavioral Health Department at Brooke Army Medical Center is looking for qualified and dynamic dog teams to aid in the department’s healthcare mission...
Hispanic culture, heritage celebrated during Brooke Army Medical Center observance
October 10, 2018
— Hispanic music and song rang out in the Brooke Army Medical Center Medical Mall Oct. 3 as the organization celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Town Hall Sept. 13 addresses lead paint in housing areas
September 14, 2018
— Residents at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston learned about the steps the military is taking to address the issue of lead exposure hazards at military housing units across the nation at a Town Hall Sept. 13 at the Military & Family Readiness Center...
Brooke Army Medical Center earns The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval
September 13, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. This accreditation is a reflection of the organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care...
Living legacy: 100-year-old Army nurse speaks to BAMC nursing students
August 22, 2018
— A class of nursing students at Brooke Army Medical Center had a special visit from a World War II Army nurse Aug. 7 as part of their training...
Youth volunteers spend summer at BAMC
August 14, 2018
— The Brooke Army Medical Center Youth Volunteer Program kept 100 volunteers busy this summer, resulting in this year being the largest group so far. Each year, BAMC partners with the American Red Cross for this unique program, which spread volunteer opportunities across 18 departments in BAMC including the outlying clinics. ...
BAMC receives accreditation as CenteringPregnancy site
August 6, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center is now accredited by the Centering Healthcare Institute as a CenteringPregnancy site. According to the Centering Healthcare Institute website, CenteringPregnancy decreases the rate of preterm and low weight babies, increases breastfeeding rates, and leads to better pregnancy spacing...
BAMC residents participate in Joint Emergency Medical Exercise
July 25, 2018
— Physicians from the Emergency Medicine Residency programs at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth participated in the 2018 Joint Emergency Medical Exercise, or JEMX, in mid-June...
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston celebrates LGBT Pride Month
July 10, 2018
— Brooke Army Medical Center held an “Educate the Force” Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month observance June 29 at the Fort Sam Houston Theater...
BAMC pharmacies offer options for patient convenience
July 6, 2018
— The Brooke Army Medical Center Pharmacy Department offers several services to enhance the patient experience, implementing some new features to improve services and provide solutions to keep patients informed about their prescriptions...
This HIV screening starts in the privacy of your own home
July 5, 2018
— The Air Force has developed a self-collection blood kit to encourage its active-duty members with a higher risk of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus to test for infection more frequently than what’s mandated by the military. The kits enable users to be proactive about their own health and potentially prevent the spread of HIV, which can lead to many health complications, including AIDS...
JBSA Navy Medicine commands host Navy STEM externship visit
July 3, 2018
— San Antonio area Navy Medicine commands hosted 26 middle and high school guidance counselors, and high school chemistry and health professions educators June 27 at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston as part of a summer externship focused on high school student career preparation and exploration...