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‘Game-changing’ virtual health care saves Soldier’s life
June 23, 2020
— A specialized team from Brooke Army Medical Center virtually supported a heart-lung bypass on the West Coast, saving a Soldier’s life and marking a first for this lifesaving program...
U.S. Army Medical Department Board tests extracorporeal life support
March 5, 2020
— The U.S. Army Medical Department Board, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, performed a test at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis Feb. 18-20 that could dramatically improve battlefield survivability...
No effort spared to bring home seriously wounded Soldier
October 2, 2019
— Over four days, three aircraft, 18 medical specialists, including from the 59th Medical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, more than 24,000 gallons of fuel, and 100 liters of blood were committed across an 8,000-mile journey to a single goal – saving the life of one Soldier...
Cancer survivor shares emotional reunion with BAMC ECMO team
April 3, 2019
— A cancer survivor recently had an emotional reunion with some of the members of an elite team of medical providers at Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and saw the machine that helped save her life...
59th Medical Wing evacuates El Paso patient
June 26, 2018
— Members of the Acute Lung Rescue Team from the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, perform an Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation procedure on a patient in El Paso, Texas, June 10. The team is the Department of Defense's only medical evacuation team with ECMO capabilities. ECMO enables the team to safely transfer critically ill patients with severe heart and lung issues across long distances for further treatment...
59th Medical Wing executes five missions at once
May 1, 2018
— The 59th Medical Wing orchestrated five air transport missions simultaneously during the week of April 16-2o...
Leadership Federal Executive Board members tour BAMC
February 15, 2018
— Army Col. Booker King explains the life-saving advances provided by the adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, program to federal participants in the Leadership Federal Executive Board during a tour of Brooke Army Medical Center Feb. 14 in San Antonio...
Local Air Force Reserve doctor leads life-saving medevac mission
December 21, 2017
— A week before Thanksgiving, a Navy explosive ordnance disposal technician clung to life in a Baghdad hospital after an roadside bomb he was clearing left his body in tatters...
BAMC’s adult ECMO program receives national recognition
October 30, 2017
— Brooke Army Medical Center has received national recognition for its lifesaving heart-lung bypass program. BAMC’s adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, program has received the Award for Excellence in Life Support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. The recognition designates BAMC as a National ECMO Center of Excellence. ...
59th Medical Wing goes to great lengths to bring patient home
March 24, 2017
— On the morning of Feb. 16, 2017, a patient was loaded into an ambulance and rushed to the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was admitted and tended to by doctors, nurses and technicians just like any other patient. But this patient’s journey to the hospital was unlike any other that day...