Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio Texas

Located at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Brooke Army Medical Center is one of the premier health centers for the United States Army. Providing full health care services for soldiers and their families, this 450 bed facility also includes specialty clinics, including the Army Burn Center, post graduate medical education, training and research.

BAMC is the Army’s only Level I trauma center and receives over 4,000 medical emergencies a month. BAMC is one of only 15 hospitals in the United States that holds both Level 1 Trauma certification and accreditation from the American Burn Association. Forty beds are devoted to the Army Institute of Surgical Research, which operates the renowned “Army Burn Center” – the only Department of Defense Burn Center.

BAMC and ISR have over 872 officers, 778 non-commissioned officers, 2,114 civilians and 1,718 contractors totaling 5,482 employees in the medical center. The hospital has cared for 4,326 service members including Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen who were injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. At the same time BAMC has deployed a total of 1,545 assigned Soldiers in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Since initiation of US military operations in Iraq, the USAISR Burn Flight Team has completed more than 85 overseas flight missions, transporting 350 burn and trauma casualties from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany to BAMC for definitive care.

The Burn Center at BAMC has treated more than 800 military personnel injured in overseas contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan since March 2003. In order to meet the increasing patient care requirements related to military burn casualties, a second burn intensive care unit was opened in December 2004.

In January of 2005, BAMC opened the Department of Defense’s second center for amputee care. To date, providers at BAMC have cared for over 283 service members who have sustained traumatic amputation.

On January 29, 2007, the multi-million dollar state-of-the-art out-patient rehabilitation center named the “Center for the Intrepid” (CFI) opened its doors. This world-class facility conceived by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and was built by the donations of over 600,000 Americans. The CFI is part of BAMC and its day-to-day operations are funded by the Army. Opened at the same time and adjacent to the CFI are two new 21-room, handicap-accessible Fisher Houses to place Warriors in Transition and their family members.

BAMC’s 58-outpatient specialty clinics record a million patient visits each year. The hospital sustains over 60 accredited educational programs that include 38 Graduate Medical Education Programs, eight nursing programs, 18 enlisted allied health and medic phase II training programs along with additional programs in administration and allied health specialties. source: Brooke Army Medical Center

As part of the unified San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) Brooke Army Medical Center, known as the North campus, is committed to delivering the highest quality, cost effective healthcare in world-class facilities while providing wartime readiness support and training for the next generation of military healthcare professionals in the City of Military Medicine.