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May 13, 2021

Lifetime of Service: New award recognizes BAMC civilians serving 45-plus years

Brooke Army Medical Center held a Lifetime of Service award ceremony May 11 to honor the legacy of employees who have served 45 or more years in civil service.The new award was presented to a group of 18 individuals from across the organization whose years of service ranged from 45 to 66 years, for a combined total of 876 years of federal

May 12, 2021

BAMC dedicates auditorium to hospital’s longest-serving civilian

With friends, family and a host of former bosses cheering her on, Brooke Army Medical Center dedicated its fourth floor auditorium to Carolyn D. Putnam, the hospital’s longest-serving government civilian, during a ceremony May 11.The 85-year-old commander’s secretary has been a civil servant for 66 years, with 61 of those years at BAMC.“Ms. Putnam

May 12, 2021

Annual mammogram event helps save lives

Brooke Army Medical Center partnered with University Health System to offer mammograms to BAMC civilian and contract employees May 7.Additionally, a breast health information booth was available to those walking through the Medical Mall and walk-in mammogram services were available to TRICARE beneficiaries in the Mammography Clinic.The annual

May 5, 2021

Nurses Week: Military nurse singled out for national honor

An Army nurse has received national recognition for her commitment to critically ill patients and their families in the midst of a global health crisis.Lt. Col. DeAnna Hutchings, Brooke Army Medical Center’s chief of critical care, is one of 18 nurses – and the only military nurse – to receive the 2021 Circle of Excellence award from the American

April 30, 2021

BAMC bids farewell to commanding general

Brooke Army Medical Center held a relinquishment of command ceremony April 28 to bid farewell to the commanding general.Brig. Gen. Shan Bagby took command of BAMC a little over 10 months ago. He will soon begin his new assignment as the commanding general of Regional Health Command-Central.“As I depart, I want to personally thank everyone for their

April 29, 2021

BAMC installs lactation pods for patients, staff

Brooke Army Medical Center installed two new lactation pods earlier this month for use by staff members and beneficiaries.The pods will augment the three lactation rooms already at BAMC. Mothers who choose to use the rooms can either bring their breast pump equipment or they can feed their children in the pods.“Some women are embarrassed to even

April 29, 2021

Organ Donation: Give a gift of life to those in need

April is National Donate Life Month and Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated Blue/Green Spirit Week April 10-16, promoting the importance of registering as an organ, eye and tissue donor.“There is a shortage of organ donors in the United States, nearly 110,000 patients are currently on the national waiting list and a new name is added every 10

April 29, 2021

New kiosks available for prescription pick-up

Brooke Army Medical Center added another option for patients picking up prescriptions.The new express prescription kiosks are located in the Medical Mall at BAMC and in the new Exchange at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.“This new kiosk allows our patients to pick up their prescriptions even when the pharmacy is closed,” said Army Col.

April 29, 2021

BAMC celebrates Volunteers of the Year during ceremony

Brooke Army Medical Center celebrated its 275 volunteers during a ceremony held April 21 to name the BAMC Volunteers of the Year. The ceremony was held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, April 18-24.“Over the last year, we asked many of our volunteers not to come in to preserve their safety during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said BAMC

April 27, 2021

BAMC offers same-day COVID vaccine appointments

Brooke Army Medical Center is offering same-day COVID vaccine appointments for all Tricare beneficiaries ages 16 and up. Beneficiaries can book their appointment 24/7 on TRICARE Online,, or call the Consult Appointment Management Office (CAMO) between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 210-916-9900.As a reminder,

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