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Feb. 6, 2023

Warrior Medic Highlight - A1C Samantha Sim

Airman 1st Class Samantha Sim, 59th Surgical Operations Squadron ophthalmic technician, was nominated to be the first Top Eye of October 2022 at the Ophthalmology clinic in Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Nov. 4, 2022. The Ophthalmology clinic started having Airman's Time on the first Friday of every month where they recognize one outstanding individual nominated as the Top Eye.

Feb. 3, 2023

Warrior Medic Highlight - Maj. Hannah Valdes-Chenoweth

The 59th Medical Wing highlighted Maj. Hannah Valdes-Chenoweth, 959th Surgical Operations Squadron obstetrician and gynecologist, in honor of National Woman Physician Day. Valdes-Chenoweth took over as medical director in the Women’s Health Clinic at Wilford Hall Surgical Ambulatory Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas in August 2022.

Feb. 3, 2023

New text service offers military healthcare updates, information

The San Antonio Market has launched a text messaging service to keep TRICARE beneficiaries informed about their local military healthcare system.

Jan. 25, 2023

59MDW: Another step closer to your New Year's resolution

Senior Airman Jacob Hollins, physical therapy technician, and Senior Airman Gabrielle Rose, orthotics technician, assigned to the 59th Surgical Operations Squadron, offer advice on ways to achieve being more active for one's New Year's resolution at the Physical Therapy Clinic in Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Jan. 18, 2023. Even in a person's spare time there are ways to promote a healthy lifestyle. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Melody Bordeaux)

July 15, 2022

San Antonio Market celebrates first anniversary as a unified healthcare system

The San Antonio Market is the Defense Health Agency’s largest multi-service market. It’s sprawled across the region, encompassing Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, 10 stand-alone military treatment facilities, seven dental treatment facilities, the DoD’s only Level I Trauma Center and Burn Center, and over 100 specialty services – staffed by about 14,000 Army, Navy, Air Force, civilian and contract personnel.

Aug. 19, 2021

59th MDW: COVID-19 drive-through testing reinstated at the WHASC

A group of 59th Medical Wing Airmen screen a line of patients for COVID-19 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, August 18, 2021. Due to an increase in cases, the WHASC is conducting a drive-through COVID-19 testing available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the first floor of the parking

Dec. 30, 2020

59th MDW logistics and immunizations working together for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine

The San Antonio Military Health System's first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived at about 8:45 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.As the vaccine arrived, the immunizations team was awaiting final guidance from the Defense Health Agency. Once the guidance, training, and

Dec. 15, 2020

San Antonio Military Health System receives first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipment

Airman 1st Class Kimber Bernau, 59th Medical Wing Family Emergency Clinic medical technician, administers the San Antonio Military Health System’s first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to Maj. Andrew Gausepohl, Dec. 14, 2020, at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Department of Defense is conducting a

Dec. 8, 2020

59 MDW offers telehealth through COVID-19

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the 59th Medical Wing has remained operational adapting to the current situation the world is facing. Many clinics have telehealth appointments available, ensuring patients can still receive the care they need while social distancing or in quarantine.Scheduling a telehealth appointment is similar to scheduling an

Dec. 3, 2020

Flu shot is available at SAMHS

Capt. Sheniqua Fortune, 59th Surgical Operations Squadron same day surgery and post anesthesia care unit clinical nurse, administers the flu vaccine, Dec. 2, 2020, in the atrium of Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Getting a flu shot annually helps reduce the overall impact of contagious respiratory

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