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Sept. 20, 2022

Divine intervention: NICU nurse helps fellow pregnant nurse after roadside mishap

A nurse who works in the Oncology/Hematology Infusion Clinic was on her way to work at Brooke Army Medical Center the morning of Aug. 31 when she experienced what she thought was a Braxton-Hicks contraction.The pain caused Cristina Wheeler to drive up on the curb when she was entering the main gate, causing her tire to blow out. She was in the far

Sept. 20, 2022

BAMC re-designated as Texas Ten Step facility for maternity care excellence

Brooke Army Medical Center received high marks once again from the Texas Ten Step Program for its commitment to the pursuit of excellence in maternity care and practices.BAMC achieved a score of 95 percent this year, well above the current requirement of 85 percent.The Texas Ten Step program provides resources and a framework to help birthing

Sept. 20, 2022

BAMC Behavioral Health professionals, resources are here to help

Across the nation, suicide has been prevalent in the general population over the past decade, due to a myriad of events increasing the need for behavioral health (or mental health) services throughout the community and world.Despite these events, military suicide rates are showing an encouraging decrease. The Department of Defense 2021 annual

Aug. 26, 2022

Women’s Equality Day: Female leaders blaze a trail in military medicine

While countless groundbreaking women paved the way, an all-female leadership team is blazing new trails in modern military medicine.As a first for military medicine here, there’s a female commanding general and deputy/vice commander at the helm of the 59th Medical Wing and Brooke Army Medical Center, as well as an all-female command team at the San

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

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