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April 16, 2024

BAMC recognizes volunteers for extraordinary service

Brooke Army Medical Center Volunteer Appreciation Week culminated with a ceremony April 5 to honor the individuals who donate their time to serve others.During the event, the 2023 Volunteers of the Year for specific categories were announced. Those selected went on to compete at the Joint Base San Antonio-level. Several BAMC volunteers also

April 9, 2024

Brooke Army Medical Center creates Wellness Team to address staff needs

Brooke Army Medical Center has stood up an ad hoc wellness team to address staff wellness needs.Leveraging the Department of Defense’s recognized Total Force Fitness framework by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance, BAMC's Wellness Team has implemented this framework to comprehensively support optimal health and wellness initiatives

March 21, 2024

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band entertain staff, patients at BAMC

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band provided food and entertainment for more than 4,000 staff members, patients and visitors at Brooke Army Medical Center March 14.Sinise’s Invincible Spirit Festival served as an organization day for staff members, patients, and their families to take a much-needed break to enjoy games, food and music.“I am very

March 21, 2024

BAMC Auxiliary grants support patients, staff

The BAMC Auxiliary held its annual Welfare Recognition Ceremony Feb. 15 at Brooke Army Medical Center.This year, the welfare committee approved 28 grant requests totaling more than $45,000 to help support patient care at BAMC.The ceremony also included a special performance by the Great Hearts Northern Oaks Varsity Choir singing the National

March 21, 2024

BAMC Donor Day event features donor family, recipient stories

Brooke Army Medical Center held a National Donor Day observance Feb. 14 on the lawn outside the Garden Entrance to the hospital.“This occasion is not just about raising awareness; it's a solemn remembrance and appreciation of the incredible gift of life through organ, eye, and tissue donations,” said Army Col. Wylan Peterson, BAMC deputy commander

Feb. 14, 2024

Heart Health: BAMC incorporates lifestyle medicine into cardiac rehab program

Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Cardiology has incorporated lifestyle medicine into its cardiac rehabilitation program to help improve patient outcomes after a cardiac event.According to the American Heart Association, heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States.“We know that 80% of chronic diseases are

Jan. 11, 2024

New Infusion Services Clinic opens at BAMC

Brooke Army Medical Center officially opened its new Infusion Services Clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 8.Infusion therapy involves the administration of drugs directly into the bloodstream to treat several medical conditions. It is a vital treatment option for many patients with chronic or complex conditions, such as rheumatoid

Dec. 5, 2023

BAMC doctors earn TSG recognition

The Army Surgeon General annually recognizes outstanding Army Medical Corps officers for their leadership and academic excellence. This year, TSG singled out two officers from Brooke Army Medical Center during the Physician Recognition Award Ceremony, Nov. 14, 2023, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda,

Nov. 30, 2023

BAMC Soldier beats stomach and breast cancer, continues to serve

After losing her sister to a rare form of stomach cancer, a Brooke Army Medical Center respiratory therapist found out that she too would likely develop the same type of cancer. In 2016, Army Staff Sgt. Kelle Brown was stationed at Fort Hood (now Fort Cavazos), Texas, when her sister was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. Hereditary diffuse

Oct. 27, 2023

BAMC receives 2023 Digital Health Most Wired recognition

Brooke Army Medical Center has once again been named one of the nation’s “Most Wired” medical facilities for its innovative use of health information technology by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.The mission of the CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired program is to elevate the health and healthcare of communities around the

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