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Oct. 3, 2023

BAMC seeks volunteers to help support healthcare mission

Brooke Army Medical Center is seeking volunteers to support its healthcare mission.“Volunteers play an integral part in the hospital’s care mission,” said Michael Dulevitz, chief, Office of Volunteer Services. “Volunteers serve in various capacities throughout the organization including shuttling patients to and from the parking lot, working the

Aug. 24, 2023

BAMC patients have new option for dialysis treatment

Brooke Army Medical Center is now able to offer inpatients an additional option for dialysis treatment to manage kidney failure.According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about 14% of Americans have chronic kidney disease. Many of those people benefit from dialysis, a treatment used to filter waste products

Aug. 9, 2023

Ceremony recognizes 30 teens for volunteer service

Brooke Army Medical Center held a ceremony Aug. 4 to recognize 30 teens who volunteered throughout the organization this summer.Each year the BAMC Summer Youth Program gives youth between the ages 14-18 the opportunity to volunteer in different areas throughout the organization to garner new skills and learn about military healthcare.Army Col.

Aug. 9, 2023

Survey says: BAMC providers are ‘Best of the Best’

Several Brooke Army Medical Center healthcare professionals are listed among the Military Health System’s Joint Outpatient Experience Survey’s (JOES) Best of the Best in its 2023 second-quarter report recently released by MHS officials.BAMC’s “best of the best” include 10 specialty care providers, three primary care providers and four clinical

July 28, 2023

Military health system speeds up hiring process for medical professionals

The San Antonio Market has streamlined the onboarding process for new civilian employees, resulting in a 305% hiring increase.The market, which includes Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, has hired more than 660 people since introducing onboarding fairs in December 2022. The onboarding fair is a three-day event

July 28, 2023

Patient appointment booking office achieves post-pandemic milestone

No matter the company or service, calling customer service is often a stress inducer -- especially for those who have encountered extensive hold times, multiple transfers and endless elevator music.While lengthy wait times are all-too common, San Antonio’s military health system is quickly becoming the exception to the rule when it comes to

June 30, 2023

Mosquito bites: When are they more than just a pesky itch?

Mosquitos aren’t just pesky insects that bite, they can spread some serious diseases such as Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, and malaria.Within the last two months, five cases of malaria spread by mosquitos have been reported in the United States. Four cases were in southwest Florida and one here in southern Texas. The five

June 27, 2023

Fate brings accident victim to BAMC for groundbreaking procedure

Fate forever changed the life of an 18-year-old girl who was severely injured in a roadside accident.Madisyn Cardenas was driving back to San Antonio from her parents’ home in southeast Texas excited to embark on her “life journey” with her best friend.“We were moving to New Braunfels to be roommates and live our best lives,” she said.But that

June 22, 2023

Ceremony signals leadership change for BAMC

Brooke Army Medical Center held a change of command ceremony June 21 to bid farewell to one leader and welcome another.On the field in front of the Garden entrance to the hospital, Army Brig. Gen. Deydre Teyhen relinquished command of BAMC to Army Col. Mark Stackle. Army Brig. Gen. E. Darrin Cox, Medical Readiness Command, West commanding general,

June 13, 2023

BAMC scores high marks in national healthcare survey

Brooke Army Medical Center scored high marks from patients in a survey that ranks hospitals locally, regionally and nationally.BAMC scored above the state of Texas and the national average on more than 95 percent of all metrics measured, with a 91% overall hospital rating. Of those surveyed, 92% said they would recommend the hospital to others.“The

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