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59th Medical Wing expedites Airmen’s return to training
March 5, 2018
Suzanne Packard, a Cardiology Phase II instructor at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, explains a cardio sonogram to Trenton Moore, Basic Military Training trainee at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, during the Basic Military Training Fast Track program Feb. 28, 2018. The 59th Medical Wing’s weekly program gives trainees in BMT technical school on cardiology-related medical hold a singular location to have their issues tested and identified.

Point of Care Testing manager at 59th MDW celebrates 40 years of civil service
February 23, 2018
Leah Hawes began her career as a civil service employee in the late 1970's. She is now the Point of Care Testing manager for the 59th Medical Wing at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center debuts new flu test equipment
February 15, 2018
Joe Contreras and Senior Airman Amber Scandridge conduct a practice test of the new Roche LIAT in the Urgent Care Clinic at Wilford Hall on Joint Base San Antonio Lackland Feb. 6, 2018. The new testing system, according to officials in the clinic, improves patient care by reducing the amount of time to determine if a patient has the flu from 48 hours down to less than 30 minutes.

59th Medical Wing Gastronomy Clinic strives for excellence
February 14, 2018
Surgical technicians from the 59th Medical Wing, prepare a patient for a colonoscopy, January 10, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The can provide patients timely screenings to detect gastro related illnesses, including cancer.

Diabetes prevention program tested by WHASC shows promising results
February 2, 2018
1 in 3 Americans are have prediabetes. Research has shown that we can delay and even prevent the onset of diabetes through simple lifestyle changes that can make significant, positive changes in our health.

Getting to know the Wilford Hall Department of Dermatology
February 1, 2018

JBSA Air Force clinic first to offer new breakthrough procedure
November 24, 2017
Poor eyesight can, and will, pose a potential career ending medical condition to many service members. The 59th Medical Wing’s Wilford Hall Eye Center has a solution for it.

Good mental health critical to readiness
November 21, 2017
Maintaining your mental health is critical to readiness. People suffering from depressive disorders can experience slowed physical reactions, impaired judgment and indecision, all of which can risk the mission. Treatment for mental health issues can show real improvement in as little as four weeks. If you, or someone you know, may be dealing with depression, get treatment now.

Paramedics expand Wilford Hall's medical capabilities
November 8, 2017
Staff Sgt. Lucas Reaume, paramedic with the 59th Medical Wing, poses for a portrait at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Service Center, Texas, Feb. 9, 2017. The paramedics are on stand-by 24 hours a day for any medical emergencies that occur on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stefan Alvarez)

Introducing the new Wilford Hall Eye Center
November 6, 2017
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Stephan Alvarez)

Highway 90 Gate enhances patient care at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center
November 1, 2017
Staff Sgt. Mellissa Taylor, 559th Trainee Health Squadron optometry noncommissioned officer in charge, checks an ID at the Highway 90 gate while performing security forces augmentee duty Oct. 23 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The Highway 90 gate provides easy and convenient access for patients to quickly access care and facilities.

The new Wilford Hall welcomes its first patient with ribbon cutting
June 12, 2017
The 59th Medical Wing's new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center officially opened with a ribbon cutting today, June 7, on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 59th MDW identified Master Sgt. Karrin Hatcher as it's first official patient to be seen in the $418 million, 682,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. Wilford Hall is the U.S. Air Force's flagship medical facility for outpatient care. The building features four wings, on four floors, housing more than 25 outpatient clinic and clinical services.

59th Medical Wing clinics, services set to move to new Wilford Hall
May 12, 2017
New Wilford Hall, Jan. 19, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Wing pioneers innovative diabetes education program
January 17, 2017
Dr. Tom Sauerwein, director of the 59th Medical Wing’s Diabetes Center of Excellence, teaches patients to self-manage diabetes during a classroom session at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The DCOE is a premier Air Force Medical Service specialty clinic dedicated to providing standardized diabetes care to beneficiaries across the military health care system. The clinical component provides diabetes management, diabetes education, and diabetes prevention programs through referral care to more than 50,000 TRICARE beneficiaries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Medical physicist helps patients fight back against cancer
October 12, 2016
Maj. David Winter, 59th Medical Wing medical physicist, poses in front of medical equipment in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, June 16, 2016. Winter is in charge of operating a diverse array of imaging machinery that detects and combats cancer in patients.

Dermatologist earns health care hero award
October 7, 2016
Col. (Dr.) Chad Hivnor, laser and research chief with the 59th Medical Specialty Squadron, uses a fractional carbon dioxide laser to treat a patient’s scar at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 7. The laser treatment, also known as fractional skin resurfacing, goes deep into the epidermis of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen to create firm and smooth skin. Hivnor recently earned the San Antonio Business Journal 2016 Health Care Hero award for his contributions to health care in the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

Development program helps Wilford Hall medics cultivate customer service skills
July 5, 2016
Retired Tech. Sgt. Arnold Parker (left), a Korean War veteran who worked in nutritional medicine on Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in the early 1950s, speaks with members of the 59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron during a session of the Deliberate Development Program June 20 at the Armed Services Blood Bank Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The program develops Airmen of all ranks in areas, which include leadership, management and self-improvement. It encourages networking and access to other members of the medical team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)