Back to Top Skip to main content Skip to sub-navigation

BAMC Earns Re-Verification as Level I Trauma Center

Image of Trauma personnel receive an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO patient into the Emergency Department at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Jan. 24, 2022. BAMC has been re-verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons for its dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. Trauma personnel receive an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO patient into the Emergency Department at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Jan. 24, 2022. BAMC has been re-verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons for its dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients (Corey Toye, Brooke Army Medical Center).

Recommended Content:

Direct Reporting Markets | Military Hospitals and Clinics | Ready Reliable Care

Brooke Army Medical Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston in Texas has been re-verified as a Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons for its dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. 

"This achievement confirms our ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality trauma care for our civilian and military patients," said BAMC Commanding General Army Brig. Gen. Clinton Murray. "It's also a testament to our trauma staff's professionalism and expertise." 

BAMC is the only Level I trauma center within the Department of Defense and one of two Level 1 trauma centers within San Antonio. Alongside University Health System, BAMC administered lifesaving care to more than 5,600 trauma patients last year, admitting more than 3,900 of those patients, from an area that stretches across 22 counties in Southwest Texas and encompasses 2.2 million people. 

“During the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, BAMC was able to work with our community partners to maintain the regional trauma system during three separate COVID surges,” said Army Col. Wylan Peterson, deputy commander for surgical services. “This led to an increase of almost 30 percent in trauma admissions.” 

Hospitals seeking verification must undergo intense scrutiny by reviewers from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma every three years. To be verified, the hospital must demonstrate its ability to provide a broad spectrum of trauma care resources to address the needs of all injured patients. This spectrum encompasses the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process. 

There are five separate categories of verification in the COT's program. Each category has specific criteria that must be met by a facility seeking that level of verification. To obtain the re-verification, BAMC underwent an on-site review by a team of experienced site reviewers, who use the current Resources for the Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual as a guideline in conducting the survey. 

“Maintaining our Level I trauma status is not only an asset for the San Antonio community, it’s critical to military readiness,” Murray said. “We are the only military treatment facility within the DoD with this volume of complex trauma, making us the premier medical readiness training platform for military healthcare professionals. 

"What we do here ensures our medical personnel are ready to do what's needed to save a life whether stateside or downrange, for full-scale military operations or humanitarian assistance," he added.

You also may be interested in...

Ready Reliable Care Placemat

Publication
6/7/2021

Provides an overview of Ready Reliable Care and explain how this effort supports the MHS Quadruple Aim. Shows where the MHS has been in its high reliability journey and where it is headed.

Recommended Content:

Ready Reliable Care Communications Toolkit | Ready Reliable Care

Ready Reliable Care Timeline Placemat

Publication
6/7/2021

Provides a snapshot of key milestones the MHS achieved along its journey to advance high reliability. Highlights significant advancements since the MHS Review across access to care, patient safety, quality of care, transparency, and patient and provider experience.

Recommended Content:

Ready Reliable Care | Ready Reliable Care Communications Toolkit

Ready Reliable Care in Action Administrative Management and Business Operations Staff Flyer

Publication
6/7/2021

Shows how the Ready Reliable Care principles can be applied in the daily work of all MHS personnel, including those supporting logistics, facilities and operations, IT, human resources, management, research and development, as well as training and education.

Recommended Content:

Ready Reliable Care | Ready Reliable Care Communications Toolkit

How Do You Demonstrate Ready Reliable Care Flyer

Publication
6/7/2021

Summarizes the seven Ready Reliable Care principles and provides a visual cue to remind MHS staff to apply these behaviors and values to their individual roles and experiences.

Recommended Content:

Ready Reliable Care | Ready Reliable Care Communications Toolkit

Ready Reliable Care Talking Points Brochure

Publication
6/7/2021

Reinforces Ready Reliable Care messaging from champions and MHS leaders to their colleagues and staff. Provides a comprehensive list of high reliability talking points, organized by several communication scenarios, for leaders to use in their everyday correspondence.

Recommended Content:

Ready Reliable Care Communications Toolkit | Ready Reliable Care

MTF Logistics Specialist Plays Key Role in Assuring High Reliability

Article
6/4/2021
Military personnel sitting in cubicle and smiling

Navy LSSN provided critical support to NHTP during global pandemic.

Recommended Content:

Ready Reliable Care

Town Hall May 26 2021

Video
5/26/2021
Town Hall May 26 2021

RADM Anne Swap will discuss the National Capital Region's response to COVID-19

Recommended Content:

Coronavirus and the COVID-19 Vaccine | Coronavirus | Direct Reporting Markets

Advancement Towards High Reliability Video

Video
5/10/2021
Advancement Towards High Reliability Video

Introduction to Ready Reliable Care Video

Recommended Content:

Ready Reliable Care

DHA stands up new market in Tidewater region of Virginia

Article
4/29/2021
Military health personnel wearing masks holding up a flag

Tidewater Market is on the leading edge of the Military Health System’s historic change, following its certification by the Defense Health Agency on April 19, 2021.

Recommended Content:

Military Health System Transformation | DHA Health Care Market Structure | Direct Reporting Markets | Multi-Service Markets: Our Pathway to the Health Care Market Structure

Tidewater set to become fifth Military Health System market

Article
4/19/2021
Military health personnel reading a medical machine

The Tidewater Military Health System market in southeast Virginia is scheduled to officially stand up April 19.

Recommended Content:

Military Health System Transformation | DHA Health Care Market Structure | Direct Reporting Markets | Multi-Service Markets: Our Pathway to the Health Care Market Structure

Migration of MTF websites to TRICARE.mil complete

Article
2/12/2021
Three military personnel, wearing masks, sitting at a desk and typing on laptops

The goal is providing facility personnel and MTF recipients with a comprehensive source of information in an easily accessible, centralized location.

Recommended Content:

Military Health System Transformation | Military Hospitals and Clinics

Department Of Defense Health Affairs Media Roundtable Announcement of NDAA 2017, Section 703(d) Report to Congress

Congressional Testimony
2/19/2020

Thomas McCaffery, Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Health Affairs; Dr. David Smith, Reform Leader For Health Care Management; and Lieutenant General Ronald Place, Director, Defense Health Agency, participated in a Health Affairs Media Roundtable following the announcement that the NDAA 2017, Section 703(d) Report was submitted to Congress.

Recommended Content:

Military Hospitals and Clinics | Military Health System Transformation

Robinson Army Health Clinic (TMC ROBINSON-CARSON) Vol 2

Report
2/18/2020

The table below summarizes the findings and data informing the decision on the future of the Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF).

Recommended Content:

Military Health System Transformation | Military Hospitals and Clinics

Naval Hospital Beaufort Vol 2

Report
2/18/2020

The table below summarizes the findings and data informing the decision on the future of the Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF).

Recommended Content:

Military Health System Transformation | Military Hospitals and Clinics

Tripler-Shafter Army Medical Center Vol 2

Report
2/18/2020

The table below summarizes the findings and data informing the decision on the future of the Military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF).

Recommended Content:

Military Health System Transformation | Military Hospitals and Clinics
<< < ... 6 7 8 9 10  ... > >> 
Showing results 76 - 90 Page 6 of 14
Refine your search
Last Updated: January 28, 2022

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing. Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.