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Oct. 24, 2023

BAMC maintains long-standing accreditation from Commission on Cancer

Brooke Army Medical Center once again has been re-accredited for three years by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer program.To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of

Oct. 13, 2023

BAMC now offers forensic healthcare services to sexual assault victims

Brooke Army Medical Center now has a specially trained team who can provide forensic healthcare services to service members and beneficiaries who are the victims of sexual assault or other abuse.BAMC’s forensic healthcare examiners are nurses or providers who can offer medical forensic examinations in conjunction with the healthcare team to ensure

Oct. 13, 2023

BAMC doc helps care for unresponsive child on plane

A Brooke Army Medical Center physician put his skills to the test on a flight back to San Antonio when a child on the plane became unresponsive.Army Capt. (Dr.) Ronak Patel, neurologist, was returning home with his wife and baby, after visiting family in Maryland when an urgent call asking for a physician came over the intercom.“I didn’t hear the

Oct. 6, 2023

BAMC opens doors for Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Brooke Army Medical Center will host the Joint Base San Antonio Military Retiree Appreciation Day on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon in the hospital’s Medical Mall.“BAMC and the 502nd Air Base Wing go all out for our military retirees and their families,” said Maria Guerrero, chief of patient experience and one of the main organizers of the

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

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