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May 20, 2022

SAUSHEC honors faculty members for their contributions to military medicine

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual faculty awards dinner May 14 at the Randolph Parr Club.The event honored faculty members for their dedication and expertise in training future military medical and allied health professionals.“Today, we are here to celebrate the privilege of serving in the educational

May 13, 2022

BAMC Auxiliary supports patient care through welfare grants

The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual Welfare Recognition Ceremony May 11.This year, the welfare committee approved 15 grants and four emergency requests totaling more than $24,000 to help support patient care at BAMC.“It’s really special to be here with you today,” said Army Col. Kimberlie Biever, BAMC commander. “I really want

May 5, 2022

SAUSHEC Research Day highlights importance of continued learning, exploration

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual Research Day event April 28 at Brooke Army Medical Center.The event featured podium and poster presentations given by Army and Air Force residents and fellows from BAMC and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, culminating with an awards presentation featuring special

April 27, 2022

BAMC bids farewell to commanding general

Brooke Army Medical Center bid farewell to Commanding General Brig. Gen. Clinton Murray during a relinquishment of command ceremony April 22.Murray, an infectious disease doctor, took the reins of BAMC eight months ago. He will move on to serve as commander, Regional Health Command-Europe, director of Defense Health Region-Europe and command

April 27, 2022

C-suite’s culture of care

It can be a balancing act, but senior leaders at Brooke Army Medical Center make it a priority to carve out time for clinical care.When asked why they do it, their responses share a common theme: “It’s all about the patients.”“We have to have an attitude in the command suite just like everywhere else in the hospital that patient care comes first,”

April 20, 2022

BAMC recognizes volunteers for their service

A special recognition ceremony was held April 13 to honor all the volunteers who contribute to the health care mission at Brooke Army Medical Center.Fourteen individual volunteers, five groups and one family were selected as BAMC’s Volunteers of the Year for 2021.BAMC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Clinton Murray said the volunteers are the “special

April 15, 2022

Take time to get out and enjoy the game

There’s just something about going outside and running around with friends. It’s like nothing else in the world. Scientists and doctors will tell you about endorphins or other chemical reactions that the body produces. I’m no doctor, no scientist, no scholar. All I know is that there is something amazing that happens when you go out and truly allow

April 14, 2022

A year later, BAMC doctor reunites with patient he helped save

Last April, a Military Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine fellow from Brooke Army Medical Center was on a routine ride-along with Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services when they responded to a 911 call about a 29-year-old female who went into cardiac arrest at a cross fit gym.On April 5, exactly one year later, Army Capt.

April 1, 2022

San Antonio Market closes drive-thru COVID-19 screening testing locations

The San Antonio Market, to include Brooke Army Medical Center and the 59th Medical Wing, will close their consolidated drive-thru COVID-19 screening and testing sites April 1.BAMC Screening/TestingBAMC opened its drive-thru site in March 2020, screening and testing more than 76,000 individuals over the past 24 months. The decision to close the

March 16, 2022

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit reopens at BAMC

Brooke Army Medical Center reopened its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit March 1 after a two-year hiatus.The PICU mission was temporarily paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to conserve resources and personnel.“Our first step is the opening of two pediatric intensive care beds on our pediatric ward staffed by pediatric critical care nurses,” said

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