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Jan. 10, 2022

59th TRG initiates Orange Rope program

The 59th Training Group initiated the Air Force’s Orange Rope program at the Medical Education and Training Campus pinning nine Airmen during a ceremony held on Jan. 7, 2022.Orange is the newest opportunity in the ropes program, the first of its kind in the Air Force. The focus of the program is to establish an innovative mindset for students early

Jan. 7, 2022

Critically ill COVID patient delivers baby while on heart-lung bypass

A Marine Corps spouse and mother of five was 28 weeks pregnant when she caught a “mild case” of COVID-19 in June 2021.Ashley Savidge Hernandez felt tired but wasn’t too concerned until she began to have trouble catching her breath. Alarmed for their baby, retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hernandez drove his wife to Brooke Army Medical

Jan. 5, 2022

SAM: Testing site operations

The community is experiencing very high levels of COVID transmission related to the omicron variant. Testing continues to be available at BAMC, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC) and in the community; however, unprecedented demand for testing has led to congestion, long lines and some delays in processing. Please know that we are doing

Dec. 22, 2021

Giving another breath of hope

Two patients, each with metastatic lung cancer, were rushed to Keesler’s Operating Room, struggling to breathe with tumors constricting their airways.Maj. Derrell Nettlow, 81st Healthcare Operations Squadron Pulmonary critical care physician, was called to perform the Air Force’s first airway stent procedure to give them the ability to breathe.“I

Dec. 14, 2021

SAM: COVID screening and testing site holiday hours

The following are Christmas Holiday closures for JBSA’s COVID-19 screening/testing sites:• BAMC’s site, located on the first floor, parking garage, will be closed on the following days: Dec. 24-27 and Dec. 30-Jan. 2. Normal hours of operation are weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon.• Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, JBSA-Lackland’s site, will be

Dec. 13, 2021

Patients can take steps now to prepare for MHS GENESIS ‘Go Live’

The San Antonio Market, to include Brooke Army Medical Center, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center and the outlying clinics, will transition to MHS GENESIS on Jan. 22, 2022.MHS GENESIS is the new electronic health record for the Military Health System. The health record delivers data to healthcare teams wherever patients receive treatment --

Dec. 6, 2021

Little Rock Airman wins AF Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award

“Leadership is about being present, visible and showing vulnerability,” she said. “Underneath the uniform, we are all human – I think sometimes we forget that.”

Nov. 30, 2021

59 MDW: Art, medicine merge in patient care

In January 2021, Army Sgt.1st Class Randolph Adams was on leave in Chicago, Illinois before departing for his next duty assignment. The next chapter of Adams’ career was set to take place at the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Germany, and this visit to Chicago was a chance to reconnect with family before relocating more than 4,000 miles away.Adams left

Nov. 29, 2021

59 MDW: Vaccine operations change

In preparation for the launch of MHS-Genesis (new electronic health record) and to improve your patient experience, the Wilford Hall Immunizations Clinic is changing to appointment-based immunizations starting Dec. 20, 2021.No consult is required from your doctor!  Starting Dec. 13, 2021, call the Central Appointment Management Office at

Nov. 23, 2021

METC AMSA instructor aids car crash victims

Tech. Sgt. Jessica Lazaro, her husband and two small children were driving along the outer loop of South 1604 the night of October 17, 2021 when they passed an accident scene on the side of the rural road.“We drove past some traffic and I noticed one of the cars was pretty smashed up, so there had already been an accident that occurred and there

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