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Jan. 7, 2022

Critically ill COVID patient delivers baby while on heart-lung bypass

A Marine Corps spouse and mother of five was 28 weeks pregnant when she caught a “mild case” of COVID-19 in June 2021.Ashley Savidge Hernandez felt tired but wasn’t too concerned until she began to have trouble catching her breath. Alarmed for their baby, retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hernandez drove his wife to Brooke Army Medical

Jan. 7, 2022

BAMC earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®

Brooke Army Medical Center recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the hospital, each of its primary care medical homes, and the behavioral health care and services. The three-year accreditation and certification recognizes BAMC's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's standards for health care

Jan. 6, 2022

BAMC volunteer spreads kindness through service

Brooke Army Medical Center staff and patients look forward to a friendly greeting from someone wearing a volunteer vest on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Garden Entrance to the hospital.John Scanlon, an Air Force retiree with 50 years of combined military and civilian service under his belt, makes it his mission to brighten the spirits of

Jan. 5, 2022

Avoid ERs for COVID-19 testing only

The San Antonio community is experiencing very high levels of COVID-19 transmission related to the omicron variant. Testing continues to be available at Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and in the community; however, unprecedented demand for testing has led to congestion, long lines and some delays in

Dec. 16, 2021

BAMC Fisher House matriarch retiring after 29 years

After 29 years, Brooke Army Medical Center’s Fisher House manager is set to retire at the end of the year.Inge Godfrey has spent nearly three decades as the matriarch of the four Fisher Houses on the BAMC campus, providing thousands of families a place to call home while their loved ones heal.In 1990, Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher began the Fisher

Dec. 10, 2021

Patients can take steps now to prepare for MHS GENESIS ‘Go Live’

The San Antonio Market, to include Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and the outlying clinics, will transition to MHS GENESIS on Jan. 22, 2022.MHS GENESIS is the new electronic health record for the Military Health System. The health record delivers data to healthcare teams wherever patients receive treatment --

Dec. 6, 2021

BAMC COVID-19 Vaccine Site closes after nearly a year of operations

The Brooke Army Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccination Site on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston closed Dec. 3 after nearly a year of operations.The site, which opened in February, was a joint effort to vaccinate up to 2,000 personnel and military beneficiaries per day in a safe environment. During the height of operations, more than 100

Nov. 24, 2021

BAMC Behavioral Health interns march to honor fallen service members

A group of Soldiers from Brooke Army Medical Center honored some of their fallen colleagues by holding a pre-dawn 2-mile memorial road march on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Nov. 19.BAMC psychology and social work interns, residents, and behavioral health faculty members participated in the 2nd Annual Memorial March honoring Army Lt. Col.

Nov. 19, 2021

BAMC medic, family compete on Family Feud

One hundred percent of Brooke Army Medical Center staff surveyed said the Barrera family did a (blank) job on the Family Feud. Survey says? “Awesome!”Army Spc. Gabriella Patlan, a mobile medic at the Virtual Medical Center at BAMC, competed with members of her family on the long-running game show for a five episode stint Nov. 9-15.The road to the

Nov. 10, 2021

BAMC receives national recognition for surgical quality

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program has recognized Brooke Army Medical Center for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care for three years running, ranking the hospital among the top 10 percent of participating hospitals for surgical care.“Earning meritorious recognition three years in a

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