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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

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

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