Brooke Army Medical Center


Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) is located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas. Established in 1879, the first hospital was nothing more than a single-story wooden building. In the 1920's and 30's the hospital was expanded by building a 418-patient bed hospital under the direction of its commander Brigadier General Robert Brooke. In 1941 the hospital converted a 200-person barracks for use as extra patient wards, and in 1944 converted addition barracks into wards. After such vital service and seeing thousands of casualties during WWII, in 1946 the Army decided to use Brooke Medical Center (named in 1942) as the central medical school for the Army.

Today the BAMC has 450 beds (expandable to 653), it contains facilities for general medical and surgical care for adults and pediatrics, 24-hour Emergency facilities, specialty clinics, prevention and wellness services, veterinary care, the Army Burn Unit, and is the only Level 1 trauma center in MEDCOM.

Mission Statement: 
Effectively and efficiently promote health and provide quality healthcare to eligible patients, while preparing future healthcare leaders to do the same within the full spectrum of military medical operations.
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Primary Units: 
US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
Dental Cmd & Veterinary Cmd
Medical Information Technology Center
Army Medical Dept Center
Institute of Surgical Research
Army Medical Dept School
Nearest City: 
San Antonio
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