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SAMHS takes precautionary measures to minimize COVID-19 risk
March 15, 2020
— As a precautionary measure, the San Antonio Military Health System, or SAMHS, will be placing triage tents outside of Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Randolph Clinic and Reid Clinic to safely screen patients, if needed, for potential infectious respiratory conditions, such as COVID-19, while minimizing the risk to others...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
Volunteers drive exemplary patient care at 59th Medical Wing
November 13, 2018
— Every day, more than 170 volunteers serve in a variety of positions throughout the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
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...
Point of Care Testing manager at 59th MDW celebrates 40 years of civil service
February 23, 2018
— In the late 1970’s, during the Jimmy Carter presidency, Leah Hawes began her career as a civil service employee. More than 40 years later, she is now the Point of Care Testing manager for the 59th Medical Wing at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas...
Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center debuts new flu test equipment
February 15, 2018
— The 59th Medical Wing, located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, recently introduced a new system that can allow doctors to get results in less than an hour. The Roche Lab in a Tube is a compact molecular diagnostic platform that can be used in doctor's offices, pharmacies, clinics and hospitals to expedite the diagnosing process...
Highway 90 Gate enhances patient care at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center
November 1, 2017
— Located on West U.S. Highway 90 access road, patients are able to access Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland at the closest possible point to the new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC) and the gate is open from 6-9 a.m. for inbound traffic and outbound from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m...
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 June 7 at 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...
59th Medical Wing clinics, services set to move to new Wilford Hall
May 12, 2017
— With the primary goal of minimizing patient impact, the 59th Medical Wing will begin relocating clinics and services to the new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017...
Dermatologist earns health care hero award
October 7, 2016
— The San Antonio Business Journal recently honored a 59th Medical Wing dermatologist for his contributions to health care in the local community...