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59th MDW radiation oncologist completes Boston Marathon
May 1, 2019
— Lt. Col. (Dr.) Trevor Lim, 59th Medical Wing Radiation Oncology chief, pinned on bib number 10874 to race among 27,355 other runners in the 2019 Boston Marathon April 15. Accomplishing one of his biggest bucket list items, Lim completed the race in the top 28 percent of overall finishers with a run time of 3:24:49....
59th Medical Wing to unite JBSA community with annual health rally
April 19, 2019
— The annual 59th Medical Wing Health Rally – which features a 5K run/walk for children and adults, a competitive 9K event and a health fair – is set for 9 a.m. May 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s Airmen’s Heritage Park....
Former 59th MDW dermatology resident provides wounded warriors unique treatment at MacDill Air Force Base
March 15, 2019
— The wounded-warrior-focused scar clinic at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, offers a variety of unique treatments for those who suffer from scarring as a result of blast injuries, burns, amputations, and other surgeries....
59th MDW commander visits Gateway Bulverde Clinic
January 30, 2019
— Maj. Gen. John DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Chuck Frizzell, 59th MDW command chief, recently toured the Gateway Bulverde Clinic Jan. 25 and spoke with the Airmen who keep the growing demand for primary care on the north side of San Antonio running. The facility is located on the second floor of Bulverde’s Baptist Emergency Hospital, and features comprehensive family health care with on-site laboratory and pharmacy services....
Gateway Innovation Center kicks off 59th MDW Spark Cell
January 22, 2019
— More than sixty officer, enlisted and civilian Airmen gathered in the garden level of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center for the 59th Medical Wing Spark Cell kickoff event, led by the Gateway Innovation Center Jan. 11....
CCATT Pilot Unit sparks innovation in Chilean program
December 12, 2018
— Medical health officers from the Chilean Air Force visited the 59th Medical Wing on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Dec. 7 to gain a better understanding of Critical Care Air Transportation Teams. ...
Patients inspire prosthodontist at BAMC
December 11, 2018
— In the Brooke Army Medical Center Dental Surgery Clinic, maxillofacial prosthodontists and technicians serve many patients per month and perform procedures each work day. ...
Medics train for real-world events
December 4, 2018
— More than 125 Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland took part in a mass casualty exercise Nov. 28, 2018....
59th MDW radiology system saves time and money
November 26, 2018
— With cardiothoracic disease imaging at the forefront in computer-aided detection, artificial Intelligence and machine learning research, Lt. Col. (Dr.) Giovanni Lorenz, from the 59th Medical Wing, provides knowledge and expertise toward solving major coronary diseases....
59th Medical Wing Physical Therapy Clinic hosts open house
October 15, 2018
— The 59th Medical Wing Physical Therapy Clinic, located on the third floor C wing at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is inviting all medical personnel and patients to an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 25....
New Reid Health Services Center provides one-stop service
September 14, 2018
— The 59th Medical Wing celebrated the opening of the new Reid Health Services Center facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 13 on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. ...
IMA helps keep education and training on track
August 10, 2018
— Airmen in the Individual Mobilization Augmentee program are Air Force Reservists assigned to active-component units and government agencies. They work with their individual active-duty supervisors to work out a custom duty schedule that helps their unit meet mission requirements while the active duty personnel are deployed....
Readiness reform bolsters largest mobility mission
July 18, 2018
— Through the faint glow of night, a medic provides lifesaving care to a fallen teammate in Southwest Asia, doing everything in his power to stabilize the patient until the stretcher gets into a hospital. Four months prior, that same medic couldn’t have saved that life had it not been for the 59th Medical Wing’s readiness transformation....
59th Medical Wing evacuates El Paso patient
June 26, 2018
— Members of the Acute Lung Rescue Team from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, perform an Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation procedure on a patient in El Paso, Texas, June 10. The team is the Department of Defense's only medical evacuation team with ECMO capabilities. ECMO enables the team to safely transfer critically ill patients with severe heart and lung issues across long distances for further treatment. ...
59th Medical Wing welcomes new commander
June 18, 2018
— Members of the Air Force’s flagship medical wing witnessed the transfer authority and responsibility from Maj. Gen. Bart Iddins to the new 59th Medical Wing commander, Maj. Gen. John DeGoes during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 14....
San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium ceremony honors 233 graduating residents, fellows
June 15, 2018
— A San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium graduation ceremony was held June 7 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio. The ceremony honored 47 fellows and 149 residents from 34 graduate medical education programs and 37 graduates from 11 graduate allied healthcare education programs. ...
59th Medical Wing leaves large footprint on medical education
March 2, 2018
— The 59th Medical Wing, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is the Air Force's premier healthcare, medical education and research, and readiness wing....
Getting to know the Wilford Hall Department of Dermatology
February 1, 2018
— The 59th Medical Wing Department of Dermatology, located in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is one of the largest and most capable dermatology clinics in the country providing world-class medical and surgical care for diseases of the skin, hair, and nails....
Wilford Hall audiology clinic works to maintain, restore hearing
January 29, 2018
— As the largest clinic of its kind in the Air Force, the 59th Medical Wing audiology clinic offers hearing tests, balance testing and hearing aid screenings and can alleviate and restore hearing related issues....
VIPER clinic: Taking care of future Airmen
December 15, 2017
— Starting with barely a handful of staff members located in a small area of the Reid Clinic, the 559th Medical Group’s Versatile Injury Prevention and Embedded Reconditioning Clinic is now maturing to approximately a dozen members and spreading through five different clinics in the JBSA area....