BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER

BAMC earns The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval

Story by Lori Newman on 09/13/2018 The Joint Commission accredited BAMC under two standards: the hospital standard and the behavioral health standard. Additionally, BAMC attained its first certification for Primary Care Medical Home by TJC. The three-year accreditation and certification award recognizes BAMC's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint
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Closing the veteran gap in the Grand Canyon state

Closing the veteran gap in the Grand Canyon state By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - Former Air Force officer turned Army Wounded Warrior Program Advocate Michael Dow has helped two important veteran organizations in Arizona last week begin to work together. As a member of both
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Garden expert supports Soldiers in transition

Garden expert supports Soldiers in transition By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - Soldiers at the Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas have been getting their hands dirty in a new and different way. This past March, the WTB started a garden for Soldiers in transition to
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Staff Sgt. Bryan Burgess: Gold Star son

Staff Sgt. Bryan Burgess: Gold Star son By Annette Gomes Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - Gold Star father Terry Burgess, who lost his son Staff Sgt. Bryan Burgess in Afghanistan knew he was special from day one. As we prepare to celebrate Gold Star Mother's and Family Day
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Maj. Christina Truesdale: Beyond the uniform

Maj. Christina Truesdale: Beyond the uniform By Annette P. Gomes, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. Like most children, U.S. Army retired Maj. Christina Truesdale had her career picked out at an early age. "When I was five, I rather matter-of-factly told my mother that I was going to be
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USACE Project Engineer helps to keep fallen Air Force pilot's memory alive

Story by Rashida Banks on 08/31/2018 USACE employee Terry Brooks never imaged that he would ever have the opportunity to impact the lives of the family of a fallen service member, but one of his recent projects at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, provided him a chance to
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One Recovery Care Program for the total Army enterprise

One Recovery Care Program for the total Army enterprise By: Andre Revell II, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - The collective strength of the Army has always depended on its people, with their mental and physical resilience as our core. As missions change, the Army's commitment to its Soldier
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Soldier reenlists at Warrior Transition Unit that helped save his career

Soldier reenlists at Warrior Transition Unit that helped save his career By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - In May 2016, while preparing for an upcoming deployment to Kuwait with his unit, U.S. Army Spc. Ricardo Cabrera-Murphy dislocated his shoulder while locking and bracing a shipping container.
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Youth volunteers spend summer at BAMC

By Hannah Clark and Nyla Pete Brooke Army Medical Center, Youth Volunteers JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas The Brooke Army Medical Center Youth Volunteer Program kept 100 volunteers busy this summer, resulting in this year being the largest group so far. Each year BAMC partners with the America
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Living Legacy: 100-year-old Army nurse speaks to group of nursing students

Story by Lori Newman on 08/22/2018 By Lori Newman Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas A class of nursing students at Brooke Army Medical Center had a special visit from a World War II Army nurse Aug. 7 as part of their training.
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From Brigade Sergeant Major to Army Wounded Warrior Advocate

From Brigade Sergeant Major to Army Wounded Warrior Advocate By MaryTherese Griffin, Warrior Care and Transition ARLINGTON, Va. - When retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. John Anderson attended the 2009 Retiree Appreciation Day at Fort Knox, Kentucky, he walked out a changed man. The South Carolina native who started hi
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