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April 16, 2021

Ringing in a bright future

After a two-and-a-half-year battle with a rare childhood disease, one little girl has a big reason to celebrate.Surrounded by her parents and a small group of medical staff, including Brooke Army Medical Center Commanding General Brig. Gen. Shan Bagby and Command Sgt. Maj. Thurman Reynolds, 7-year-old Sailor Parker recently rang the bell in the

March 29, 2021

BAMC Women’s History Month honors women past and present

Brooke Army Medical Center held a virtual Women’s History Month commemoration March 23 to honor women from the past and the present. This year’s theme, “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced,” honored the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others. Army Brig. Gen. Shan Bagby, BAMC commanding general, opened the event by highlighting the importance of women in the United States military.

March 19, 2021

BAMC Year in Review (COVID edition)

BAMC Year In review 2020. On The Front Lines Against COVID-19.

March 19, 2021

Virtual program helps diabetic patients better manage their insulin

The Diabetes Remote Electronic Assisted Monitoring, or DREAM, program focuses on teaching patients how to measure and adjust their insulin independently based on their provider’s instructions. A team from the Military Health System Virtual Medical Center worked with the Diabetes Center of Excellence at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center to develop a program to help augment a patient’s diabetes treatment plan, providing support to the patient between provider appointments. The program is available for patients and providers across the San Antonio Military Healthcare System.

March 19, 2021

Staff Sgt. Gene Calantoc: Perseverance in the new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced changes and challenges that continue to affect the way of life for everyone. Through perseverance, the Army is using innovative ways to deal with the “new normal.” One group in particular that are making the adjustment are wounded, ill, and injured service members in Soldier Recovery Units across the Army. The month of March typically finds some of them preparing to gather at Fort Bliss, Texas, to participate in the Army Trials. However, this year the Army Recovery Care Program, keeping safety paramount for participants and staff, executed the Trials virtually.

March 4, 2021

Fort Sam Houston Community Pharmacy relocates to new Exchange

Brooke Army Medical Center leaders participated in a Facebook Live ribbon cutting ceremony March 3 for the Fort Sam Houston Community Pharmacy, which relocated to the new Army and Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) in February. “More than just being a beautiful space, this move will improve the overall experience for our beneficiaries picking up their prescriptions,” said BAMC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Shan Bagby.

March 4, 2021

New Infusion Clinic offers treatment option for some COVID patients

Brooke Army Medical Center opened a new Infusion Clinic to help high risk COVID-positive patients whose symptoms are mild to moderate. The treatment involves IV infusion of investigational antibody medications that are not Food and Drug Administration approved, but are authorized under an FDA emergency use authorization.

March 2, 2021

BAMC expands COVID-19 vaccination operations

Brooke Army Medical Center relocated its vaccine operations to a new location on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort San Houston in February to safely accommodate a greater number of daily vaccinations. The Fort Sam Houston COVID Vaccine Site is located in Building 4110, 2536 Garden Ave. The new location is by appointment only, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

March 1, 2021

BAMC offers COVID-19 vaccine to beneficiaries 65 and older

Brooke Army Medical Center will begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to all TRICARE beneficiaries ages 65 and older next week by appointment only at its Fort Sam Houston vaccination site, with online booking open today. BAMC opened up appointments for beneficiaries ages 75 and older earlier this week, and with the increased capacity at its new main post facility, is now able to offer additional appointments to accommodate an expanded population.

Feb. 26, 2021

Mobile medics leverage virtual health to aid military trainees with COVID

Service members with COVID-19 may be in quarantine, but they are far from being alone. A new virtual health program is leveraging technology to provide round-the-clock care for military trainees who tested positive or who are deemed at risk due to exposure or symptoms. “This has been a tremendous collaborative effort between Brooke Army Medical Center, the Virtual Medical Center and the Army Medical Center of Excellence to provide medical support to Soldiers, Airmen and Sailors,” said Army Maj. Daniel Yourk, deputy director of operations, Virtual Medical Center.

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