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Sept. 15, 2021

After the ventilator, COVID survivor advocates for vaccine

A nearly fatal bout with COVID-19 drove the Harris family to do something they had been on the fence about before. They got the vaccine.With a wife and three sons, Tim Harris was not willing to take another gamble with his life.“I’ve been in rocket attacks in Afghanistan, motorcycle and car accidents, and gun shots at the club, but I never had that

Sept. 15, 2021

New health maintenance resource available for military beneficiaries

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.“Preventive care is the key to maintaining the health and wellness

Sept. 2, 2021

BAMC expands COVID-19 vaccine program to inpatients

In an effort to protect its most vulnerable patients from illness, Brooke Army Medical Center is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all hospital inpatients ages 12 and older.BAMC administered its first inpatient vaccine to a postpartum patient Sept. 1.“We are honored to offer this lifesaving vaccination to our inpatients, to include our military

Sept. 1, 2021

BAMC neonatal nurse goes above and beyond for his patients

“For recognition of conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as neonatal intensive care unit charge and bedside nurse,” was the beginning of a nomination letter submitted by a grateful father and husband about a Brooke Army Medical Center nurse. If that didn’t get someone’s attention, the story that

Sept. 1, 2021

BAMC launches initiatives to help alleviate billing concerns

Brooke Army Medical Center is launching a number of initiatives aimed at helping patients navigate the complex maze of medical billing.From financial counseling to a revamped collections process, BAMC officials are hoping to alleviate billing concerns, particularly for civilian trauma patients.“We want our patients to focus on their recovery, not

Aug. 23, 2021

Additional Dose COVID Vaccination for Immunocompromised

The CDC is recommending that people whose immune systems are moderately to severely immunocompromised, receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after a second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. People who have weakened immune systems are more at risk of serious, prolonged illness. CDC

Aug. 23, 2021

San Antonio Market COVID Vaccine Sites, Screening and Testing

Vaccine Sites Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC) offer the Pfizer vaccine to all DoD beneficiaries ages 12 and older at the following sites:  Training Support Center on main post Fort Sam Houston, building 4110, 2536 Garden Avenue. Beneficiaries can make a same-day appointment on TRICARE Online or by

Aug. 16, 2021

Monoclonal antibody treatment can help some COVID-positive patients

Brooke Army Medical Center doctors are working with the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council to help COVID patients receive the monoclonal antibody treatment and potentially lessen the severity of the illness.Some early evidence suggests monoclonal antibody treatment can reduce the amount of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes

Aug. 10, 2021

BAMC takes on additional trauma patients to ease COVID burden

Brooke Army Medical Center is taking on additional trauma patients to help ease the rapidly increasing burden on the local healthcare system.In coordination with the city’s trauma system, BAMC is now receiving all inter-facility transfers of injured patients who require a higher level of care from across the trauma region, which encompasses 22

Aug. 6, 2021

COVID-19 screening and testing

BAMC’s screening and testing site, located on the first floor of the parking garage, is operational from 8 a.m. to noon Monday-Friday. No appointment is required. However, due to the uptick in COVID throughout the area, the wait times for testing may be longer. There are several free and fee-based sites throughout the San Antonio community with

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