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June 21, 2022

Graduation ceremony honors accomplishments of 232 residents, fellows

The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held a graduation ceremony June 10 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio.The ceremony honored 232 residents and fellows from about 60 physician and allied health specialty programs."It’s been a long road,” said Dr. Mark True, SAUSHEC dean. “If you count all the way back

June 9, 2022

Four-legged major brings joy to Brooke Army Medical Center

Brooke Army Medical Center commissioned a new, four-legged staff member with a penchant for spreading joy to the rank of United States Army major during a ceremony June 6.Budd, a Labrador retriever, will serve as BAMC’s new facility dog. During his commissioning, U.S. Army Col. Kimberlie Biever, acting BAMC commander, administered the oath of

June 3, 2022

Expectant moms have group option for prenatal care

The San Antonio Market offers a group obstetric model for pregnant women at Brooke Army Medical Center.Once a woman finds out she is pregnant, she has the option to choose traditional individual prenatal care or join a pregnancy group for prenatal care.The group, led by a nurse midwife or nurse practitioner, consists of up to 12 expectant mothers

May 26, 2022

Learning how to stop the bleed

According to Bleedingcontrol.org, “uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.” In San Antonio, there is an ongoing effort to train as many people as possible on how to control bleeding to increase the chances for victim survival.Brandy Martinez, Brooke Army Medical Center injury prevention coordinator, together

May 20, 2022

San Antonio Market readies for civilian personnel transfer to Defense Health Agency

This summer, the San Antonio Market will lead the process to administratively transfer government civilian personnel, property and systems to the Defense Health Agency.The Realignment of Personnel, Property and Systems, or RePPS, will mark the final stage of the market’s transition to DHA.“Our people are our focus, we are committed to open and

May 20, 2022

SAUSHEC honors faculty members for their contributions to military medicine

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual faculty awards dinner May 14 at the Randolph Parr Club.The event honored faculty members for their dedication and expertise in training future military medical and allied health professionals.“Today, we are here to celebrate the privilege of serving in the educational

May 13, 2022

BAMC Auxiliary supports patient care through welfare grants

The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual Welfare Recognition Ceremony May 11.This year, the welfare committee approved 15 grants and four emergency requests totaling more than $24,000 to help support patient care at BAMC.“It’s really special to be here with you today,” said Army Col. Kimberlie Biever, BAMC commander. “I really want

May 5, 2022

SAUSHEC Research Day highlights importance of continued learning, exploration

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual Research Day event April 28 at Brooke Army Medical Center.The event featured podium and poster presentations given by Army and Air Force residents and fellows from BAMC and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, culminating with an awards presentation featuring special

April 27, 2022

BAMC bids farewell to commanding general

Brooke Army Medical Center bid farewell to Commanding General Brig. Gen. Clinton Murray during a relinquishment of command ceremony April 22.Murray, an infectious disease doctor, took the reins of BAMC eight months ago. He will move on to serve as commander, Regional Health Command-Europe, director of Defense Health Region-Europe and command

April 27, 2022

C-suite’s culture of care

It can be a balancing act, but senior leaders at Brooke Army Medical Center make it a priority to carve out time for clinical care.When asked why they do it, their responses share a common theme: “It’s all about the patients.”“We have to have an attitude in the command suite just like everywhere else in the hospital that patient care comes first,”

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