Brooke Army Medical Center
Brooke Army Medical Center is the United States Army's premier medical institution. Located on Fort Sam Houston, BAMC, a 425-bed Academic Medical Center, is the Department of Defense's largest facility and only Level 1 Trauma Center. BAMC is home to the Center for the Intrepid; the center is composed of ten separate organizations, including community medical clinics, centered around the Army's largest in-patient hospital. BAMC is staffed by more than 8,000 dedicated Soldiers, Sailors and Contractors dedicated to providing outstanding care to wounded Service Members and the San Antonio Community at-large. Brooke Army Medical Center has a history which dates back to 1879 when the first Post Hospital opened as a small medical dispensary located in a single-story wooden building. During the early years the Post Hospital was in temporary structures, it was not until 1886 that the first permanent hospital was built. In 1907 an 84-bed Station Hospital was constructed on the west side of the post. In 1929, Brigadier General Roger Brooke assumed command of the Station Hospital, a position he held until 1933.
Brooke is credited with instituting the first routine chest X-ray in military medicine. In July 1936, the cornerstone was laid for the construction of a replacement Station Hospital. By November 1937, the new 418-bed hospital was operational; the new hospital was the first in a series of moves which changed Fort Sam Houston from an Infantry to a medical Post. In 1941, the Station Hospital prepared for an overwhelming flow of casualties from World War II battlefields by converting a 220-person enlisted barracks into additional patient wards. In 1942, the Station Hospital was renamed Brooke General Hospital in Brooke's honor. In 1944, BAMC converted a Cavalry Battalion barracks into a convalescent unit to accommodate the flow of casualties from the war; this building became Beach Pavilion. Beach housed a substantial portion of BAMC assets to include patient wards and specialty clinics. In 1946, Fort Sam Houston was chosen as the new site for the U. S. Army Medical Field Service School; the decision to centralize the Army's medical research and training at one location resulted in the renaming of Brooke General Hospital to Brooke Army Medical Center.
In September 1987, the official groundbreaking took place for the construction of a new hospital. On July 18, 1995, ownership of the replacement hospital was given to the BAMC Commander by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers during the key turnover ceremony. On March 14, 1996, the new facility was dedicated and on April 13, BAMC opened for business with the transfer of inpatients from the "old" BAMC to the "new" BAMC. Today "old" BAMC is a number of smaller units; because of the 2005 Base realignment and closure, Brooke Army Medical Center's inpatient absorbed those of the Air Force's Wilford Hall creating San Antonio Military Medical Center on September 6, 2011. As of 1 Oct 2017, the designation SAMMC was removed and BAMC continues to represent the headquarters that serves as the command for the entire hospital along with the medical clinics on Fort Sam Houston, others in the San Antonio area, one at the Army Depot in Corpus Christi; the collaboration between BAMC and local Air Force Medical assets are governed by the San Antonio Military Health System.
1870 to 1875 - City of San Antonio donates 92 acres for an Army post 1879 - temporary wooden 12-bed hospital built 1886 - permanent, brick 12-bed hospital built to replace the temporary one 1908 - Station Hospital built to accommodate 84 beds 1910 - two wings added to Station Hospital, increasing its capacity by 68 beds 1912 - an isolation ward and a maternity ward added to Station Hospital 1936 - construction begins on new Station Hospital building, on the site of the old Camp Travis Base Hospital 1938 - new Station Hospital opens with a 418-bed capacity 1941 to 1945 - Station Hospital expands by converting barracks to hospital wards 1942 - Station Hospital named Brooke General Hospital 1942 - psychiatric ward built in Old Station Hospital area 1945 - 15th Field Artillery Barracks become Annex IV, increasing capacity to 7,800 beds 1946 - the Medical Field Service School is moved to Fort Sam Houston. The medical entities are reorganized and designated Brooke Army Medical Center 1959 - Annex IV is designated Beach Pavilion 1959 - psychiatric ward is designated Chambers Pavilion 1975 - added to the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property of the Fort Sam Houston Historic District 1983 - design authority issued for a facility to replace BAMC's 59 separate buildings 1985 - concept design started for the new BAMC 1992 - construction of new BAMC starts 1996 - new BAMC opens 2001 - added individually to the National Register of Historic Places 2005 - BRAC 2005 recommends the realignment of inpatient services and related specialty care from Wilford Hall Medical Center to Brooke Army Medical Center, creating the San Antonio Military Medical Center 2009 - BRAC construction begins 2011 - Parking Garage opened 2012 - Consolidated Tower wing opened 2015 - The new dining hall opens San Antonio Military Medical Center — the inpatient capabilities at Brooke Army Medical Center — is situated at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, is part of the U.
S. Army Medical Command. BAMC is the command element over all Army medical facilities in the San Antonio area, including SAMMC; the term SAMMC applies to the inpa
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center is a 93-bed medical treatment facility located on Fort Gordon, Ga. located near Augusta, Georgia that served as the headquarters of the Army's Southeast Regional Medical Command. SERMC oversaw the Army's hospitals and clinics within the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. SERMC was renamed Southern Regional Medical Command and was relocated to San Antonio in 2009; the hospital started as Camp Gordon Station Hospital in 1941, caring for World War II casualties and dependents. It was closed in 1946, but reopened as Camp Gordon became the more permanent Fort Gordon during the Cold War; the hospital's current building, opened for patients in 1976, replaced sprawling wooden buildings from the World War II era. During the building's dedication a year prior its opening, it was dedicated in honor of former General of the U. S. Army and President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who made his farewell address to the Army at Fort Gordon in 1961. During one visit in 1965 he suffered a heart attack and was treated in a large private suite in the old hospital for two weeks before being sent to Walter Reed in Washington by train.
In 1975, former First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, was treated at Ft. Gordon for internal bleeding. Active-duty personnel and their TRICARE beneficiaries use the medical center and clinics for their primary health care. Numerous military retirees in the Augusta area use the medical center's pharmacy and facilities. EAMC is involved in the growing field of disaster medicine and hosts disaster-drill training events on Fort Gordon involving the civilian medical community and the local region of the Federal Emergency Management Agency; the hospital is a training hospital for military doctors, partners with the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in training programs and patient care. For example, TRICARE dependents in need of obstetrics services are sent to UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF AUGUSTA, while the Augusta VA runs a spinal-cord rehabilitation unit and an active duty rehabilitation unit, which has hosted many veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In return, non-TRICARE dependent patients are sent to Eisenhower for use of its hyperbaric chamber.
The Wound Care Center is one of the most advanced in the DoD. The state-of-the-art wound care center has added ultrasonic wound debriders to minimize tissue damage caused by severe bacterial infections. EAMC’s hyperbaric chamber is the only clinical hyperbaric chamber in the U. S. Army and the only multiplace chamber in the Central Savannah River Area; the chamber can be used to treat a wide variety of issues including air or gas embolisms, carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness, radiation tissue damage, thermal burns. EAMC is pioneering DoD/VA sharing agreements with the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Augusta, Ga. Dublin, Ga. and Columbia, S. C. and network agreements with other hospitals and medical centers in the Augusta area. The relationships have infused millions of dollars into the Augusta community, as well as provided veterans and family members with better access to the care and procedures they need. There are Two Hyberbaric Chambers at Doctors Hospital in Augusta Georgia EAMC’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic does more heart surgeries than any medical facility in the DoD.
A wide range of cardiac, vascular services, minimally invasive techniques are used to address cardiothoracic issues. The 30-bed Residential Treatment Facility is an American Society of Addiction Medicine Level III facility and the second RTF facility in the DoD and the only facility in the Southern Region Medical Command. ASAM Level III Programs are the highest level of multidisciplinary treatment programs and provide care to the full spectrum of patients with alcohol and substance dependence disorders combined with conditions such as PTSD, mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center — Augusta, Georgia Eisenhower Army Medical Center Eisenhower Army Medical Center Facebook
United States Army Medical Command
The U. S. Army Medical Command is a direct reporting unit of the U. S. Army that provides command and control of the Army's fixed-facility medical and veterinary treatment facilities, providing preventive care, medical research and development and training institutions. MEDCOM is commanded by the Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja West; the Surgeon General is head of the U. S. Army Medical Department. MEDCOM is divided into Regional Health Commands that oversee day-to-day operations and exercise command and control over the Medical Treatment Facilities in their regions. There are four of these regional commands: Regional Health Command-Europe Regional Health Command-Central Regional Health Command-Atlantic Regional Health Command-Pacific Additional subordinate commands of MEDCOM include: Army Medical Department Center & School U. S. Army Public Health Center known as the U. S. Army Center for Health Promotion & Preventive Medicine prior to 1 October 2009. S. Army Veterinary Command were merged in 2011 to create USAPHC.
U. S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Warrior Transition Command U. S. Army Dental Command MEDCOM maintains day-to-day health care for soldiers, retired soldiers and the families of both. Despite the wide range of responsibilities involved in providing health care in traditional settings, as well as on the battlefield, quality of care compares favorably with that of civilian health organizations, when measured by civilian standards, according to findings of the DoD's Civilian External Peer Review Program. Many Army medical facilities report on their own quality-of-care standards on their individual website; when Army field hospitals deploy, most clinical professional and support personnel come from MEDCOM's fixed facilities. In addition to support of combat operations, deployments can be for humanitarian assistance and other stability and support operations. Under the Professional Officer Filler System, up to 26 percent of MEDCOM physicians and 43 percent of MEDCOM nurses are sent to field units during a full deployment.
To substitute PROFIS-deployed staff, Reserve units and Individual Mobilization Augmentees are mobilized to work in medical treatment facilities. The department provides trained medical specialists to the Army's combat medical units, which are assigned directly to combatant commanders. Many Army Reserve and Army National Guard units deploy in support of the Army Medical Department; the Army depends on its Reserve component for medical support—about 63 percent of the Army's medical forces are in the Reserve component. As the post–Cold War Army shrank, the U. S. Army’s Health Services Command decided to change the way it did business and operate more like a corporation. In 1992, HSC launched “Gateway To Care”, a businesslike approach to health-care delivery; this was to be localized managed care, with improved quality and cost. In a design based more on catchment-area management than the previous “CHAMPUS Reform Initiative”, U. S. Army hospital commanders received managerial authority. Eleven “Gateway to Care sites opened in the spring of 1992.
By that fall, all HSC facilities had submitted business plans. Starting in 1994, “Gateway To Care” was absorbed into a new regional Defense Department tri-service managed-care plan called TRICARE, modeled on CRI. In August 1993, the U. S. Army Chief of Staff approved a plan to reorganize the AMEDD; the merger of several medical elements resulted in a new, expanded medical major command under the Surgeon General. In October 1993, the "U. S. Army Medical Command" began a one-year process of replacing HSC and absorbing other AMEDD elements. Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Alcide M. LaNoue commanded the provisional MEDCOM, while Maj. Gen. Richard D. Cameron continued as HSC commander. In November 1993, DENCOM and VETCOM were formed as provisional commands under the MEDCOM, to provide real command chains for more efficient control of dental and veterinary units—the first time those specialties had been commanded by the same authorities who provided their technical guidance; the next month, seven MEDCEN commanders assumed control over care in their regions.
The new "Health Service Support Areas", under the MEDCOM, had more responsibility and authority than the old HSC regions. In March 1994, a merger of Medical Research and Development Command, the Medical Material Agency and the Health Facilities Planning Agency resulted in creation of the Medical Research, Development and Logistics Command, subordinate to the provisional MEDCOM; the MRDALC was soon renamed the U. S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. In June 1994, an additional HSSA was formed to supervise medical care in Europe, replacing the 7th Medical Command, which inactivated; that summer, the Army Environmental Hygiene Agency formed the basis of the provisional Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. Thus, in an unprecedented process of unification, U. S. Army medicine came together in a new home under the command of the Surgeon General. Except for the field medical units commanded by the combat commanders all of Army Medicine is now part of the MEDCOM; the MEDCOM became operational, dropping the "provisional," in October 1994.
In 1996, the HSSAs were renamed Regional Medical Commands. In 2016, to Regional Health Commands. Army Medical Department Including: Medical Corps, Nurse Corps, Dental Corps, Veterinary Corps, Medical Service Corps, Medical Specialist Corps Category:Medical units and formation
Madigan Army Medical Center
Madigan Army Medical Center, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord just outside Lakewood, Washington, is a key component of the Madigan Healthcare System and one of the largest military hospitals on the West Coast of the United States. The hospital was named in honor of Colonel Patrick S. Madigan, an assistant to the U. S. Army Surgeon General from 1940 to 1943, known as "The Father of Army Neuropsychiatry." On September 22, 1944, Madigan General Hospital was named in his honor. The hospital today is a 205-bed Joint Commission-accredited facility, expandable to 318 beds in the event of a disaster. Major services include general medical and surgical care and pediatric primary care clinics, 24-hour Emergency department, specialty clinics, clinical services and prevention services, veterinary care, environmental health services. Madigan Army Medical Center received designation as a level 2 trauma center by the Washington State Department of Health in 1995, has maintained level 2 status to the present day.
Madigan Army Medical Center is one of three designated trauma centers in United States Army Medical Department. In 1999, Madigan became the second military hospital to receive a perfect score of "100" from Joint Commission. Construction of the current facility was completed in the early 1990s. Prior to the opening of the building, the hospital consisted of a network of connected single-story buildings that are still utilized by Madigan Army Medical Center. Madigan Army Medical Center and other Madigan Healthcare System facilities provide medical support to the Army and Air Force units of Joint Base Lewis-McChord at home and abroad. PROFIS is only for medical Soldiers, affects doctors and commissioned nurses; the system designates qualified active Army AMEDD personnel working in non-deployable units like Madigan, directs them to fill a unit activated to deploy. The tour length is different for every PROFIS Soldier, with most doctors and nurses going overseas for six months to a year. After criticism from PETA, Madigan Army Medical Center announced in 2013 that it would no longer use ferrets in pediatric intubation exercises.
Graduate Medical Education training programs at Madigan Army Medical Center are offered only to military officers in the Armed Forces. This institution does not participate in the National Resident Matching Program; the Graduate Medical Education office oversees the training of 35 intern and fellowship programs in addition to being a rotation site for the Uniformed Services University, Health Professional Scholarship Programs and various medical universities around the nation. In addition, the GME office verifies graduate medical education training from Madigan Army Medical Center, Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital and Letterman Army Medical Center; this article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "Madigan Army Medical Center". The JBLM Center for Autism Resources and Services is a joint installation partnership between Madigan Army Medical Center and the JBLM Armed Forces Community Service which focuses on providing patient-centered care for military children with autism and their families.
The facilility was opened in a live ribbon cutting hosted by Madigan commander, Col. Michael Place, Congressman Denny Heck, Representative and I corps commanding general Lt. Gen Gary J Volesky. JBLM CARES offers occupational and speech therapy, Applied behavior analysis or ABA, Exceptional Family Member Program Systems Navigation, CYSS Respite Care and more. While the priority mission of JBLM CARES is to provide transitional autism support treatment and services for patients who are on waitlists at off-base community providers, pediatric patients with other special needs may be eligible for certain services provided at CARES. After two years of construction, the Intrepid Spirit Center opened its doors on Joint Base Lewis-McChord on April 5, 2018; the $12 million center specializes in treating service members with traumatic brain injuries and related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. It is the 6th Intrepid Spirit Center to open nationally, thanks to a partnership between the U.
S. Army and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Intrepid Spirit Program's mission is to provide the holistic interdisciplinary care and resources supporting readiness and recovery for our patients throughout the Pacific region with complex conditions following trauma such as history of concussion, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, the presence of two or more associated chronic diseases or conditions in a patient which have not been resolved despite receiving treatment through existing collaborative models of care; the Madigan Traumatic Brain Injury Program consists of an interdisciplinary team who work to prevent and mitigate the effects of head and brain trauma and the presence of two or more associated chronic diseases or conditions in a patient. The center utilizes Army Medicine's Performance Triad to optimize brain health and alignment with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center guidelines of clinical care; the Madigan Intrepid Spirit Program serves as an extension of the current holistic TBI, behavioral health and Intensive Pain Management Center programs offered at Madigan and to follow the National Intrepid Center of Excellence model of team based interdisciplinary care.
Intrepid Spirit Program provides comprehensive specialty evaluations under one roof. Madigan Intrepid Spirit Transitions intensive outpatient program involves full days of holistic state-of-the-art treatment and educational programs with opportunities supporting readiness, life skills techniques and a
Army Wounded Warrior Program
The Army Wounded Warrior Program is the official U. S. Army program that assists and advocates for wounded, ill or injured Soldiers and their Families and Caregivers, wherever they are located, regardless of military status. Soldiers who qualify for AW2 are assigned to the program as soon as possible after arriving at the Warrior Transition Unit. AW2 supports these Soldiers and their Families throughout their recovery and transition into Veteran status. Through the local, personalized support of AW2 Advocates, AW2 strives to foster the Soldier's independence. There are more than 20,000 wounded and injured Soldiers and Veterans enrolled in AW2. In order to be considered eligible for entry into AW2, Soldiers must suffer from wounds, illnesses, or injuries incurred in the line of duty after September 10, 2001 AND receive or expect to receive at least a 30% rating from the Integrated Disability Evaluation System for one of the conditions listed below: Post-traumatic stress disorder. Severe traumatic brain injury.
Severe loss of vision/blindness. Severe hearing loss/deafness. Fatal/incurable disease with limited life expectancy. Loss of limb. Spinal cord injury. Permanent disfigurement. Severe burns. Severe paralysis. Receive a 30% rating or greater for one Veterans Affairs Scheduled Rating Decision as rated by the Physical Evaluation Board in any other Special Category / Enabling Care or combat/combat-related condition OR receive a combined 50% IDES rating for any other combat/combat-related condition. At this time there are no exceptions to AW2 entry criteria. However, AW2 is evaluating the appeals process. Upon enrollment in the U. S. Army Wounded Warrior Program, each Soldier is assigned an AW2 Advocate, who helps the Soldier with the recovery and transition process, fostering the Soldier's independence. Together, AW2 Advocates and AW2 Soldiers collaborate to set goals for the Soldiers' and Families' future. AW2 Advocates are located at Warrior Transition Units, military treatment facilities, most Army installations and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to provide personalized local support on a wide range of issues and resources.
The Army's Warrior Care and Transition Program, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and treats wounded and injured Soldiers through a comprehensive, Soldier-centric process of medical care, professional development and achievement of personal goals. Led by the Army's Warrior Transition Command, the WCTP serves an essential role, not only in managing the care and recovery of Soldiers evacuated from theater, but those preparing to deploy and those who have returned from combat that require complex care management to cope with the effects of war and multiple deployments. WTC works to ensure everything possible is done to enable Soldiers to return to duty. WTC plays an important role in ensuring Reserve Component Soldiers receive the care they require prior to and after deployment to remain mission ready. AW2 is a key program in executing the WCTP. WCTP is a subordinate command of United States Army Medical Command. Wounded or disabled Veterans from other branches of service are served through other programs.
U. S. Marine Corps: the Marine For Life program and the Wounded Warrior Regiment, which has battalion headquarters on the east and west coasts. U. S. Air Force: Air Force Wounded Warrior Program for airmen with certain combat-related injuries. U. S. Navy: Safe Harbor provides personalized support and assistance to injured sailors and their families. Warrior Games Official AW2 Web site AW2 Fact Sheets U. S. Army Warrior Transition Command Web site U. S. Army Integrated Disability Evaluation System Web page Veterans Administration schedule for rating disabilities FBI
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is located at Fort Hood, Texas, it opened in 1965 as the Darnall Army Community Hospital, replacing the World War II era hospital, a long group of one-story buildings connected with covered walkways. It is named in honor of Brig. Gen. Carl Rogers Darnall, MD. Darnall was the first of three permanent Army hospitals of the 200–300 bed size to open. Constructed in the latest military design of that time, the original building cost $6 million and was furnished with $6 million of equipment. Ground was broken for the hospital on 5 April 1963, with dedication ceremonies conducted on 16 April 1965. Built to support a one-division installation of 17,000 troops, the original structure was soon outgrown as Fort Hood expanded to a full-fledged Corps. In order to meet the growing medical needs, a massive addition and reconstruction project began in 1979 and was completed on 13 December 1984. With the completion of the $49.7 million addition/renovation project, Darnall doubled in size.
Outpatient clinic space tripled, the number of operating rooms increased from five to six, the number of delivery room from two to four, a Same-Day-Surgery Center with two smaller operating rooms was added. In addition, the entire interior of the original building was upgraded. By 1984, Darnall supported 39,000 active-duty personnel, 45,000 family members and 88,000 retired personnel and their family members residing in Fort Hood's 175 county support area. Darnall now supports a number of the III Corps separate brigades. Overall the hospital supports more than 42,000 active duty personnel and more than 145,000 family members and retirees within a 40-mile radius. In 2004 it supported the deployment of the Texas National Guard and its redeployment in December 2005. Since early 2003, more than 2,200 wounded and ill Soldiers evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan have passed through Darnall, the highest total nationally for an Army hospital and third highest facility in the country behind Walter Reed and Eisenhower medical centers.
An average seven births a day are delivered at Darnall. On an average day, the staff handle 3,867 out patient visits, 26 surgeries, 31 admissions, 170 emergency department visits and fill 5,000 prescriptions. On 1 May 2006, the hospital was redesignated as Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. In early 2006, it was announced that the new Fort Hood master plan contained a 40-acre site near the Clear Creek Post Exchange for a new medical facility. Ground was broken for a new facility to be located just south of the current hospital on December 6, 2010; the new facility opened in 2016. Darnall Army Medical Center