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June 13, 2023

Men’s Health Month: ‘Don’t be shy about sharing symptoms’

June is Men’s Health Month, a time to encourage men to “take the bull by the horns” and focus on their health and wellness.“This month is an opportunity to educate, empower and energize men to make healthy choices and to focus on preventable health problems,” said Air Force Col. (Dr.) Travis Batts, medical director, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical

June 13, 2023

SAUSHEC graduation ceremony celebrates 261 residents, fellows

The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium celebrated military medical professionals during a graduation ceremony June 8 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio.The ceremony honored 261 residents and fellows from 57 diverse physician and allied health specialty programs. SAUSHEC is the organization responsible for

June 8, 2023

Newly pinned Air Force major accepts his duty with nose bop, paw salute

Brooke Army Medical Center commissioned a new four-legged staff member to the rank of Air Force major during a ceremony held June 6.Maj. McAfee, a golden retriever, joins Army Maj. Budd, a Labrador retriever who was commissioned in 2022, as one of BAMC’s two facility dogs.McAfee is owned and provided to BAMC by America’s VetDogs, an organization

June 6, 2023

Virtual Medical Center awarded for ground-breaking technologies

The Virtual Medical Center at Brooke Army Medical Center will be recognized for four groundbreaking programs at the 2023 FORUM Information Technology Innovation Awards, June 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.FORUM, a resource for senior government and industry executives within the federal contracting community, is a consolidated news

May 23, 2023

BAMC receives award for environmental sustainability efforts

Brooke Army Medical Center received the 2023 Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award for going above and beyond to protect the environment.The Partner for Change award recognizes superior performance in environmental sustainability, covering a range of different sustainability programs and activities. Winners also have made substantive

April 20, 2023

San Antonio Market aims to improve access to healthcare with new initiatives

From pharmacy lockers to a new mobile app, the San Antonio Market has launched several initiatives in recent months aimed at helping beneficiaries navigate their military medical care.“Across San Antonio, your military medical team is working tirelessly to improve your access to healthcare,” said Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeannine Ryder, director, San

April 20, 2023

Holocaust survivor shares her story of courage, resilience

A 100-year-old Holocaust survivor and military nurse shared her story during a Holocaust Days of Remembrance observance at Brooke Army Medical Center, April 17, 2023.Unable to attend in person, Hannah Deutch virtually spoke to a packed auditorium from her nursing home in New York.Softly speaking in a German accent, Deutch described the terrible

April 19, 2023

Near-death experience gives military chaplain new lease on life

He had lost his family, his home and nearly his job, but it took a near-death experience for Lt. Col. Bret Gilmore to finally quit drinking and regain his life.The Army chaplain said it was a close call that he can't afford to repeat."If I drink again, I will lose my family," Gilmore said. "And losing my family is not now, or ever will be, an

April 17, 2023

City-wide exercise tests BAMC’s response capabilities

Brooke Army Medical Center participated in a large-scale, city-wide mass casualty exercise April 6.The San Antonio Mass Casualty Exercise and Evaluation, or SAMCEE, is an annual exercise designed to assess the surge capabilities of hospitals in the 26,000-square-mile region covered by the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council, which manages the

April 14, 2023

BAMC showcases achievements, innovations in biomechanics

The Center for the Intrepid, at Brooke Army Medical Center hosted its second annual event to celebrate National Biomechanics Day on April 6.“We want to showcase all the technology we have here in our lab and talk about the research initiatives that we have ongoing,” said Ciera Price, research prosthetist and orthotist at the CFI. “We have a number

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