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News | April 17, 2023

City-wide exercise tests BAMC’s response capabilities

By Lori Newman

Brooke Army Medical Center participated in a large-scale, city-wide mass casualty exercise April 6.

The San Antonio Mass Casualty Exercise and Evaluation, or SAMCEE, is an annual exercise designed to assess the surge capabilities of hospitals in the 26,000-square-mile region covered by the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, which manages the regional trauma and emergency healthcare system for Southwest Texas.

“The SAMCEE allows BAMC to enhance our readiness as one of only two Level I Trauma Centers supporting San Antonio,” said Steve Burton, BAMC emergency manager.

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