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New health maintenance resource available for military beneficiaries
September 15, 2021
— The San Antonio Market has developed a comprehensive tool to help military beneficiaries understand the current recommended health maintenance guidelines. The guidelines are displayed in an easy-to-read format with space for the patient to record their screening information details...
59th MDW: The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center clinical laboratory
August 20, 2021
— The Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center clinical laboratory at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland tests specimens to assist with treatment for various infections and gives providers results of which antibiotics work best for each patient...
59th MDW: COVID-19 drive-through testing reinstated at WHASC
August 19, 2021
— Due to an increase in cases, the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is conducting drive-through COVID-19 testing available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday on the first floor of the parking garage...
59th MDW: Intra-ocular injections help prevent blindness
June 29, 2021
— The 59th Surgical Operations Squadron Retina Clinic at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland performs intra-ocular procedures...
59th MDW: COVID-19 vaccines available for everyone 16 and older
April 16, 2021
— Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center has opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all beneficiaries aged 16 and older...
Same Day Surgery: Short but impactful care
March 26, 2021
— The 59th Surgical Specialty Flight runs the Same Day Surgery clinic, which gives Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center beneficiaries the option to have low-threat surgeries done in-house rather than being seen at Brooke Army Medical Center or being referred off-base. ...
59th MDW medics volunteer to administer COVID-19 vaccine
February 23, 2021
— Since the arrival of the Pfizer vaccine to Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center on Dec. 14, 2020, more than 50 nurses and medical technicians have volunteered to administer the vaccine. ...
59th MDW reduces operations for Feb. 17
February 16, 2021
— Due to inclement weather, the 59th Medical Wing will have reduced services available at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Gateway Bulverde and Randolph Medical Treatment Facilities Feb. 17, 2021. ...
SAMHS vaccinates beneficiaries 75 and older
February 11, 2021
— Warrior medics from the 59th Medical Wing were out Feb. 6 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, working tirelessly to vaccinate the local 75-plus-age population...
San Antonio Military Health System starts next phase of COVID vaccine rollout
January 27, 2021
— The San Antonio Military Health System is starting the next phase of the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout -- expanding the scope of who is eligible to get vaccinated against the virus...
The Air Force Medical Service in the Persian Gulf War and the need for critical care
January 20, 2021
— January 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Desert Storm, it also marks a turning point in Air Force Medical Service’s Critical Care Transport Teams. “We were not serving the Army as well as we could have in the Air Force,” explained Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Paul K. Carlton, a former Air Force Surgeon General who had been working on the concept of CCATT since the 1980s...
59th MDW logistics and immunizations working together for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine
December 31, 2020
— The San Antonio Military Health System's first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived at about 8:45 a.m. Dec. 14 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas...
San Antonio Military Health System receives first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipment
December 15, 2020
— The Department of Defense is conducting a coordinated vaccine distribution strategy for prioritizing and administering COVID-19 vaccines...
DOD announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan
December 10, 2020
— The Department of Defense announced its deliberate and phased plan Dec. 9 to distribute and administer initial and subsequent allocations of the COVID-19 vaccine...
59th Medical Wing offers telehealth through COVID-19
December 9, 2020
— Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the 59th Medical Wing has remained operational adapting to the current situation the world is facing. Many clinics have telehealth appointments available, ensuring patients can still receive the care they need while social distancing or in quarantine. ...
Mental health during COVID-19: 'You're not in this alone'
December 2, 2020
— Since the beginning of this year many have experienced an intense amount of change. There is no question of the emotional toll the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on people. As important as washing your hands, socially distancing, and wearing a mask is, your mental health is also important...
BAMC commanding general visits 59th MDW for immersion tour
November 24, 2020
— U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Shan K. Bagby, Brooke Army Medical Center commanding general, visited 59th Medical Wing facilities at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Nov. 23. ...
Thanksgiving closures For San Antonio Military Health System facilities
November 23, 2020
— Thanksgiving closures For San Antonio Military Health System facilities...
SAMHS accepting volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine trial
November 18, 2020
— A kick-off event to commemorate the San Antonio Military Health System beginning Phase 3 of the AstraZeneca vaccine trial as part of Operation Warp Speed was held Nov. 18 at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston...
Flu season is here: are you ready?
November 12, 2020
— Moving into flu season, patients who haven't gotten the vaccine, there's still time. Flu season peaks in December and runs through February...