SAMMC continues to bring the highest quality medical care to San Antonio
Story by Maria Gallegos, BAMC Public Affairs
Published December 5, 2012
Photos courtesy of EMIC
San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC)
SAMMC Emergency Department
BAMC is comprised of the San Antonio Military Medical Center, Center for the Intrepid, Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic, McWethy Troop Medical Clinic, Taylor Burk Clinic at Camp Bullis, and the Schertz Medical Home.
The 2005 BRAC law created a premier regional healthcare system for the military population in the San Antonio Area with the creation of SAMMC and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center.
SAMMC, a world-class medical center, serves more than 225,000 beneficiaries throughout the San Antonio Region, offering the highest quality of medical care for wounded warriors, service members, family members, civilians, and veterans.
As a certified Level I Trauma Center, SAMMC receives more than 5,700 emergency room visits each month and is one of only 15 hospitals in the United States that holds both Level I Trauma certification and accreditation from the American Burn Association.
In addition, 40 beds are devoted to the Army Institute of Surgical Research, which operates the only Department of Defense Army Burn Center.
As the only DoD Level I Trauma Center, SAMMC will continue to be responsible for research, professional and community education, prevention, consultative community outreach services and programs statewide.
The uniqueness of the medical center is its ability and capacity to take care of patients from a resuscitative state through reconstructive care and then carry them through a full rehabilitation, all in the same location.
SAMMC services include:
- 32 Operating Rooms for Inpatient and Ambulatory Surgery
- Medical, Pediatric and Surgical Subspecialty Clinics
- Primary Care
- Labor/Delivery/Recovery Unit
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
- DOD's only Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
- Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
- Over 200 inpatient beds equipped for cardiac monitoring
- State-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Lab
- DOD's only Rooftop Helipad
The fully integrated collaboration of physicians, nurses, therapists, scientists and support staff within SAMMC, brings the cutting edge of medical care and a catalyst to lead the way for advanced care for Wounded Warriors, service members, families, civilians and veteran patients.
SAMMC staff members are dedicated and committed to providing the highest quality of care and services to all patients in an environment that fosters dignity, respect and professionalism.