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Wilford Hall updates entry points, changes COVID drive-thru screening location
July 20, 2020
— The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center COVID-19 screening/testing is now taking place at the bottom level of the WHASC parking garage. Days/hours remain from Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon...
59th MDW adjusts hours for 4th of July holiday
June 29, 2020
— On July 6, the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center) and JBSA-Randolph Medical Treatment Facilities will have limited services available...
59th MDW begins phased reopening June 1
June 1, 2020
— With an abundance of caution, the 59th Medical Wing has begun a phased reopening of primary and surgical care as of June 1. ...
59th MDW services, hours reduced May 22 for Memorial Day
May 8, 2020
— Medical treatment facilities at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph will have limited services available May 22...
59th MDW leverages telehealth to keep patients, staff safe
April 9, 2020
— While San Antonio is under a “Stay Home, Work Safe” order, members of the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland have found new ways to continue providing high-reliability care through virtual appointments while keeping patients and staff safe...
SAMHS consolidates emergency services to BAMC, WHASC continues to offer urgent care
April 2, 2020
— To best support Brooke Army Medical Center emergency operations, the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Family Emergency Center will scale down its services and temporarily serve as an Urgent Care Center beginning 6 a.m. April 3...
WHASC opens drive-thru screening, testing
March 20, 2020
— The 59th Medical Wing has implemented a COVID-19 drive-thru screening process at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland to help identify people with COVID-19 indicators before they enter the hospital, reducing the health risk to our beneficiaries, visitors, staff and family members. ...
San Antonio Military Health System adjusts services, offers options to continue care
March 19, 2020
— The San Antonio Military Health System is making several precautionary adjustments to services to help mitigate the spread of infectious diseases and ensure healthcare professionals and resources are poised to support an increased need for acute patient care...
Wilford Hall implements temporary entry/exit point procedures
March 15, 2020
— Beginning March 16, 2020, leaders at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center will begin implementing three entry and exit control points to ensure the continued health and safety of staff, volunteers and beneficiaries...
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...