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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

Oct. 29, 2021

Virtual Appointment Management office reaches significant milestone

The Virtual Appointment Management Office, assigned to the Virtual Medical Center, celebrated a significant milestone recently. They scheduled more than 100,000 Virtually Integrated Patient Readiness Remote, or VIPRR, clinic appointments.“I am extremely amazed with this accomplishment,” said Army Lt. Col. Jenny Hayes, Virtual MEDCEN deputy director

Oct. 29, 2021

Cancer diagnosis leads Airman to BAMC for treatment

A rare cancer diagnosis led a young Airman to Brooke Army Medical Center for lifesaving care.Airman 1st Class Chelsea Kernan was at her first duty station at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, when she began experiencing pain in her left hip.“I was in a lot of pain and I was limping,” said the 25-year-old Security Forces specialist.

Oct. 22, 2021

New walk-in clinic provides contraception to female service members

Brooke Army Medical Center now offers female service members a walk-in clinic for contraception on Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. in the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine Clinic at the CPT Jennifer M. Moreno Clinic.The Patients in Need of Contraception (PINC) clinic is open to all female permanent party active duty service members assigned to

Oct. 15, 2021

BAMC nurse helps rescue child after car crashed into house

A Brooke Army Medical Center nurse jumped into action Oct. 7, rescuing a toddler after a car careened into the child’s home. Sharon Acker, a trauma nurse in the emergency department at BAMC, was on her way home from work a little after 11 p.m. She was just a few blocks from home when she happened upon the scene.“The car had crashed into my

Oct. 14, 2021

BAMC nurse helps support vaccination effort for Afghan evacuees

A Brooke Army Medical Center clinical nurse specialist used her training and experience to help vaccinate Afghan evacuees at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, Sept. 17-18.Army Maj. Giang Martinez recently graduated as a clinical nurse specialist doctor of nursing practice from the Army Medical Department’s Long Term Health Education and Training

Oct. 12, 2021

MHS GENESIS New electronic health record coming soon to the San Antonio Market

The San Antonio Market will transition to the new electronic health record system – known as MHS GENESIS – in January 2022.The new electronic health record, shared by the Defense Department, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Coast Guard, delivers data to healthcare teams wherever a patient receives

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