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San Antonio Military Health System

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Patients First, Partners Always

The SAMHS is led by Army (USA) and Air Force (USAF) general officers and is responsible for providing management and oversight of business, clinical, and educational functions of all Military Health System (MHS) medical treatment facilities (MTFs) located in the San Antonio metropolitan area. As one of the MHS’ first Enhanced Multi-Service Markets (eMSM), the SAMHS is comprised of USAF and USA units that include:

The 59th Medical Wing 

Component command structure with subordinate units:

  • North Central Federal Clinic
  • Randolph Clinic
  • Reid Clinic
  • and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center

Brooke Army Medical Center 

Component command structure with subordinate units:

  • CPT Jennifer M. Moreno Primary Care Clinic
  • McWethy Troop Medical Clinic
  • San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC)
  • Schertz Medical Home
  • Camp Bullis Taylor Burk Clinic
  • Corpus Christi Occupational Health Clinic
  • Center for The Intrepid (CFI)
  • Westover Hills Medical Home

The SAMHS operates with a $1.2B budget and 12K staff who serve over 240K beneficiaries. As an integrated health system, the SAMHS continues to optimize the Direct CareDirect care refers to military hospitals and clinics, also known as “military treatment facilities” and “MTFs.”direct care system while strengthening the collaboration with Department of Veterans Affairs and Private Sector Care partners.

The SAMHS is dedicated to the highest quality, patient centered care with a clear focus on safety, access to care, and customer service, while providing fist-rate graduate medical and other health education and training programs, conducting state-of-the-art research and maintaining the critical global readiness of all war fighters.

Establishment of SAMHS

  • The Defense Realignment and Closure Act (as amended through the National Defense Authorization Act for 2006) directed changes to the MHS’ organizational roles, responsibilities, and locations within Joint Base San Antonio
  • Memorandum of Agreement establishing the SAMHS was signed by the Chiefs of Staff of the Air Force and Army on 27 Sep 10
  • SAMHS activated on 15 Sep 11
  • Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, Implementation of the Military Health System Governance Reform, 11 Mar 13, designates the SAMHS as one of the first six eMSMs with an Initial Operating Capability (for enhanced authorities) set as 1 Oct 13

Successes

Community Partnerships/Collaboration

  • Federal Health Care Consortium
  • South Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)
  • San Antonio Mayor’s Council on Fitness
  • Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Health & Bioscience Committee
  • BioMed SA
  • VA/DoD test site for integrated Electronic Health Record (iEHR)
  • VA/DoD Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)
  • North Central Federal Clinic joint venture between AF and VA

State-of-the-Art Healthcare

  • Largest DoD inpatient facility and only DoD Level I trauma center in United States with 425 inpatient beds and 32 operating rooms for inpatient and ambulatory surgery; providing trauma care to both DoD beneficiaries and the local community
  • Largest DoD Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center
  • DoD’s only American Burn Association verified Burn Center
  • DoD’s only Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and Hematology/Oncology Clinic (ranking among the top cancer programs in the nation)
  • High-tech Cardiac Catheterization Lab
  • Center for the Intrepid provides full spectrum of amputee rehabilitation as well as advanced outpatient rehabilitation for burn victims and limb salvage patients with residual functional loss.
  • DoD’s only rooftop helipad for patient transport
  • Renowned graduate medical education program (San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium – SAUSHEC) with 35 programs and over 600 residents in training. Our residents are among the top rated in the nation in board certification.

SAMHS Performance Pledge: The San Antonio Military Health System team promises to provide exemplary healthcare and promote a healthy community. We pledge to our beneficiaries and partners to provide a safe, high-quality, and positive experience that is patient-centered and family-supportive. As members of a strong inter-service team, we are committed to you and your health.

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