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59th Medical Wing: 'We're your family here'
September 13, 2019
— Retired U.S. Army Capt. Katie Blanchard estimates she has undergone nearly 200 surgeries since she was burned in a workplace violence incident three years ago....
WHASC Family Health Center to complete restructure by Oct 1
September 5, 2019
— The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is in the final stages of its Family Health Clinic restructure, which formed two separate units of focused care: active duty beneficiaries and all other beneficiaries. The restructure began April 1, 2019 and is anticipated to be complete by Oct. 1, 2019. ...
59th MDW commander reflects on past year, way forward
July 15, 2019
— Sitting in his conference room, Maj. Gen. John DeGoes, 59th Medical Wing commander, is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and the clean, modern lines of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. It’s a much different view, he reflects, than the one he saw sitting in the auditorium of the old WHASC, which he affectionately names “Big Willy,” as an internal medicine student entering his residency 30 years ago....
59th Medical Wing doctor serves American heroes for more than 20 years
April 25, 2019
— The span of military care covers all ages focusing on exceptional patient care. Dr. Robert Kruger, geriatric internal medicine physician, has made a career out of ensuring geriatric patients at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center have an optimal experience during their visit....
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....
Project ECHO: Using telehealth to maintain a ready medical force
March 13, 2019
— The Air Force Medical Service uses telehealth to make it easier for primary care providers to consult with specialists, creating additional learning opportunities for medical Airmen and improving patient care. ...
Weapon grade vision from laser precision
January 28, 2019
— Surgeons at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center's Joint Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center performed the center’s 50,000th refractive surgery Jan. 15, 2019....
WHASC Pharmacy to receive upgrade; longer than normal wait times expected
January 18, 2019
— Beneficiaries may experience a longer than normal wait time at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center pharmacy until mid-February while refill center undergoes an upgrade. The pharmacy is currently experiencing peak times between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. In order to reduce wait times, beneficiaries are encouraged to call in refills in advance or use alternative pharmacy locations. ...
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....
94-year-old veteran continues to serve at 59th Medical Wing
November 14, 2018
— Helen Wells, a 94-year-old volunteer librarian assistant at the 59th Medical Wing, recently celebrated 53 years of service....
Awareness raised through Black Eye Campaign
October 31, 2018
— Nearly two dozen volunteers dispersed throughout Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Oct. 26 with faux black eyes to spread awareness of domestic violence....
JBSA Dermatology at the forefront of innovation in wounded warrior care
October 24, 2018
— The 59th Medical Wing is home to the Joint Base San Antonio Laser Surgery and Scar Center, one of the most sophisticated medical treatment centers of its kind in the nation. ...
Flu shots available at WHASC, BAMC
October 15, 2018
— Flu shots available at WHASC, BAMC...
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....
Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Urgent Care levels up; ER re-opens
October 2, 2018
— The 59th Medical Wing’s Urgent Care Clinic transitioned to a Family Emergency Center Oct. 1 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The FEC will provide 24-hour emergency care to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the San Antonio area who would have been previously transferred to local facilities....
Battlefield acupuncture providers combine innovation with tradition
September 18, 2018
— Since 2015, providers with the 59th Medical Wing at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland have offered battlefield acupuncture treatments to patients for pain management. ...
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....
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....
59th Medical Wing expedites Airmen’s return to training
March 5, 2018
— The 59th Medical Wing’s cardiology clinic, located at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is working to help Airmen complete their training as quickly and as safely as possible....