San Antonio Military Medical Center
SAMMC is located on Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas and is the largest inpatient medical facility in the Department of Defense. It plays a critical role in patient care, graduate medical education and research, as well as taking care of wounded service members.
The hospital staff provides inpatient care in a 2.1 million-square-foot, 425-bed, and state-of-the-art medical treatment facility.
As a certified Level 1 Trauma Center, SAMMC receives more than 5,700 emergency room visits each month. It is one of only 31 hospitals in the United States that holds both Level I Trauma certification and accreditation from the American Burn Association.
In addition, 40 beds are dedicated to the Army Institute of Surgical Research, which operates the only Department of Defense Burn Center — the Army Burn Center.
The hospital, formerly Brooke Army Medical Center, has cared for thousands of service members who were injured in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, and nearly 1,500 medical professionals have been deployed in support of those missions. Since the Global War on Terrorism began in September 2001, the Burn Team has made frequent trips to Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center in Germany, transporting patients back to SAMMC for care.
The hospital sustains over 89 accredited educational programs to include 38 graduate medical education programs, six nursing programs with two nursing accredited programs, Emergency Medical Technician Basic certification programs, 25 allied health education programs, 18 enlisted allied health and Practical Nurse Course medic phase II training programs along with additional programs in administration and allied health specialties.
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
For more information about SAMMC or other services visit the directory page here or call 210-916-4141.