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Aug. 26, 2022

Unexpected friendly rivals

The Brooke Army Medical Center Soldier Recovery Unit is more than where support for wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers receiving rehabilitative care takes place. In some rare instances, staff members find themselves in competition with a patient.On Aug. 11, two members of the organization entered Fort Sam Houston’s Jimmy Brought Fitness Center, in

Aug. 16, 2022

Walk-in clinic aids service members with musculoskeletal injuries

The Brooke Army Medical Center Musculoskeletal Integrated Practice Unit, located in the Capt. Jennifer M. Moreno Clinic (second floor), offers walk-in services to active duty, permanent party service members with acute injuries Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.“The mission of the Musculoskeletal Integrated Practice Unit is to deliver

July 27, 2022

BAMC Soldier slotted to attend Interservice Physician Assistant Program

A Brooke Army Medical Center Soldier was selected to attend the competitive Interservice Physician Assistant Program at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.U.S. Army Sgt. Elisha Alcantar, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Department of Emergency Operations at Brooke Army Medical Center, came

July 21, 2022

San Antonio Market celebrates first anniversary as a unified healthcare system

The San Antonio Market will celebrate its one-year anniversary as a unified military healthcare system this week.San Antonio’s military treatment facilities officially united as a market with the Defense Health Agency during a ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center on July 16, 2021.“We’ve made remarkable strides in the past year,” said Air Force

July 19, 2022

Teyhen takes command of BAMC

The first active duty Medical Specialist Corps general officer in the Army, Brig. Gen Deydre Teyhen, took command of Brooke Army Medical Center today after an assumption of command ceremony in the Carolyn D. Putnam Auditorium. Teyhen was promoted to brigadier general July 8, 2022.“I could not be more excited, I could not be more proud to take

June 21, 2022

Graduation ceremony honors accomplishments of 232 residents, fellows

The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held a graduation ceremony June 10 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio.The ceremony honored 232 residents and fellows from about 60 physician and allied health specialty programs."It’s been a long road,” said Dr. Mark True, SAUSHEC dean. “If you count all the way back

June 9, 2022

Four-legged major brings joy to Brooke Army Medical Center

Brooke Army Medical Center commissioned a new, four-legged staff member with a penchant for spreading joy to the rank of United States Army major during a ceremony June 6.Budd, a Labrador retriever, will serve as BAMC’s new facility dog. During his commissioning, U.S. Army Col. Kimberlie Biever, acting BAMC commander, administered the oath of

June 3, 2022

Expectant moms have group option for prenatal care

The San Antonio Market offers a group obstetric model for pregnant women at Brooke Army Medical Center.Once a woman finds out she is pregnant, she has the option to choose traditional individual prenatal care or join a pregnancy group for prenatal care.The group, led by a nurse midwife or nurse practitioner, consists of up to 12 expectant mothers

May 26, 2022

Learning how to stop the bleed

According to Bleedingcontrol.org, “uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.” In San Antonio, there is an ongoing effort to train as many people as possible on how to control bleeding to increase the chances for victim survival.Brandy Martinez, Brooke Army Medical Center injury prevention coordinator, together

May 20, 2022

San Antonio Market readies for civilian personnel transfer to Defense Health Agency

This summer, the San Antonio Market will lead the process to administratively transfer government civilian personnel, property and systems to the Defense Health Agency.The Realignment of Personnel, Property and Systems, or RePPS, will mark the final stage of the market’s transition to DHA.“Our people are our focus, we are committed to open and

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