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SAMMC’s trauma mission benefits San Antonio, medical readiness

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3/15/2016
San Antonio Military Medical Center personnel provide care to a trauma patient in the Emergency Department. SAMMC is one of two Level I Trauma Center’s in the city of San Antonio and the one Level I Trauma Center in the Department of Defense. (U.S. Army photo by Robert Whetstone)

San Antonio Military Medical Center’s emergency department is one of the largest and busiest emergency departments in south Texas

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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2016 – United for Patient Safety

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3/14/2016
Patient Safety Awareness Week

Each year, the DoD Patient Safety Program partners with the National Patient Safety Foundation to promote Patient Safety Awareness Week

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New Common Cost Accounting Structure to standardize how expenses are tracked

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3/9/2016
The Common Cost Accounting Structure will ensure that all supplies and other expenses across the Army, Navy and Air Force health care services are tracked in one system.

The new Common Cost Accounting Structure will make it easier for military hospitals and clinics to track every expense they have.

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New telehealth program pilot tests ability to improve patient access, Soldier readiness

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2/23/2016
In a demonstration of the Telehealth process at Fort Campbell's Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, clinical staff nurse Army Lt. Maxx P. Mamula examines mock patient Army Master Sgt. Jason H. Alexander using a digital external ocular camera.

The Army recently launched a new program to measure the impact of technology on the time non-urgent care patients spend in busy emergency centers

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Dental health and heart health

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2/12/2016
The chronic inflammation caused by gum disease has also been associated with an increased risk for heart disease. Help prevent gum disease by getting regular dental exams and cleanings and performing proper daily brushing and flossing.

Gum disease not only affects your teeth, it can also have an increasing negative effect on your heart health

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Naval Health Research Center Research Activities Challenges and Opportunities

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2/10/2016

Naval Health Research Center: Research Activities, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control

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2/10/2016

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Naval Health Research Center Millennium Cohort Study Overview

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2/10/2016

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Naval Medical Center San Diego Research Activities Challenges and Opportunities

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2/10/2016

Naval Medical Center San Diego: Research Activities, Challenges, and Opportunities

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Perspectives of a Deployed Combat Hospital Commander

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2/10/2016

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Surgical Pause Standard Operating Procedure

Policy

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance to perioperative personnel involved in surgical care including Labor and Delivery in conducting and documenting a Surgical Pause during invasive procedures.

New moms give high marks to SAMMC for labor, delivery care

Article
2/1/2016
Air Force 2nd Lt. Auriel Vokolek, (left), a nurse, takes newborn Isabella’s temperature as her mom, Air Force Staff Sgt. Keri Sorsby, holds her in the post-partum unit at San Antonio Military Medical Center, Jan. 25, 2016.

The San Antonio Military Medical Center remains the DoD’s highest-rated facility for maternal-child satisfaction

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Womack surgeons perform reconstructive microsurgeries

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1/22/2016
Army Lt. Col. Bradford Scanlan (left), and Army Lt. Col. Juan Ortiz (right), perform a microsurgical procedure at Womack Army Medical Center. WAMC surgeons use a microscope and precision instruments when performing intricate operations on tiny structures. (U.S. Army photo by Eve Meinhardt)

Plastic surgeons at Womack Army Medical Center primarily focus on reconstructive and medically-necessary procedures

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BAMC earns The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval

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1/14/2016
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The Joint Commission accredited BAMC under two standards, the hospital standard and the behavioral health standard

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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit runs on sense of family

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1/13/2016
With many of the dedicated nurses and doctors possessing more than 20 years of experience, the staff of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit delivers care on par with any children's hospital in the country.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit delivers care on par with any children's hospital in the country

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