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Wilford Hall volunteer Jack Kuttner answers the phone while manning the information desk at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April 12, 2017. Volunteers can be spotted throughout Wilford Hall assisting patients and staff members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) Decades of dedication: Wilford Hall volunteers give back to patients and staff
In the last five decades, tens of thousands of Airmen have rotated through Wilford Hall taking care of patients and executing the Air Force medical mission. While medical personnel are constantly moving, a group of people wearing a different uniform has remained constant – volunteers.
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Rwandan Defence Force students, joined by members of the Defense Institute of Medical Operations, hold up International Trauma Life Support certificates earned during the first ITLS course in Rwanda. With support from the 59th Medical Wing, DIMO certified the first ever ITLS course in Rwanda earlier this year. ITLS supports medical competencies as outlined in the United Nations Medical Support Manual for Peacekeepers. DIMO, 59th MDW help Rwanda take medical training to next level
The Defense Institute for Medical Operations, in partnership with the 59th Medical Wing, recently helped the Rwandan government establish their first-ever medical modeling and simulation center in a local military hospital.
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MiCare is now Patient Portal: Secure Messaging MiCare becomes TOL Patient Portal Secure Messaging
The Air Force MiCare system that lets patients at Air Force hospitals and clinics communicate securely with their health providers is getting a new name.
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Master Sgt. Aaron Bowman, Gateway Innovation Center’s NCO in charge, explains a Gateway Academy student’s capstone presentation in the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Atrium on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, April 13, 2017. The Gateway Academy is the only entity of its kind in the Air Force Medical Service designed to administer/execute multiple courses related to the Gateway Performance System, continuous process improvement, patient safety, quality and clinical leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) Wing showcases innovative, cost-saving ideas
Innovative 59th Medical Wing Gateway Academy students showcased their latest initiatives designed to boost work center efficiencies and improve the patient experience during the academy’s poster day April 13 at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Atrium.
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Claudia Smith (left), Commissary store manager, and Aracelis Gonzalez-Anderson, Health Promotions Program coordinator, discuss the contents of a can of tomatoes April 11, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Commissary. The Health Promotions Services offer resources on eating healthy and promote living a fit lifestyle to JBSA personnel. Health promotions coordinator helps Airmen, civilians meet fitness needs
On any given day, Aracelis Gonzalez-Anderson can be seen around Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph attending to duties such as consulting with the commissary manager about healthy items offered at the facility and conducting body fat analyses.
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Col. Kyle Pelkey, 59th Dental Group commander, shares his experiences riding motorcycles during the 6th Annual All Motorcycle Riders call April 7 at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The colonel said wearing the correct personal protective gear saves lives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) Med wing hosts annual motorcycle safety event
The 59th Medical Wing hosted its 6th annual All Motorcycle Riders Call April 7 for all Joint Base San Antonio motorcycle riders at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center auditorium.
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Military Children's Month Facebook Timeline Military Children’s Health Month: Taking care of our youngest beneficiaries
Parents go off to war leaving their children behind. We know that if a child of a deployed service member experiences health care issues, that service member thousands of miles away also has trouble. Our duty in the Military Health System is to provide peace of mind by guaranteeing health care for children.
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Senior Airman Vanessa Powell-Davis, right, 59th Dental Training Squadron periodontics technician, prepares a patient for periodontal surgery performed by Capt. Andrew Verrett, a 59th DTS periodontics resident, at the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The wing’s postgraduate medical education function provides a wide array of training programs ranging from general surgery to emergency medical services administration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) 59th Medical Wing plays key role in AETC mission
Located on the northern edge of Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, the 59th Medical Wing headquarters – Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center – has overlooked the 'Gateway to the Air Force" since 1942.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeffrey DellaVolpe, 59th Medical Wing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation physician, reviews mission plans prior to take-off on a C-130J Super Hercules at Kelly Air Field in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 13, 2017. DellaVolpe is part of the Defense Department’s only medical evacuation team using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The ECMO capability enables the team to safely transfer critically ill patients with severe heart and lung issues across long distances for care. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla) 59th Medical Wing goes to great lengths to bring patient home
On the morning of Feb. 16, 2017, a patient was loaded into an ambulance and rushed to the San Antonio Military Medical Center. He was admitted and tended to by doctors, nurses and technicians just like any other patient. But this patient’s journey to the hospital was unlike any other that day.
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An estimated 2.2 million calls were made to poison centers across the nation in 2015, according to the National Poison Center, proof that exposure to dangerous or potentially dangerous substances is a common occurrence in the United States. During National Poison Prevention Awareness Month in March, health and safety officials across the country – including those at Joint Base San Antonio – are emphasizing the need for people to handle toxic substances with caution and to ensure young children do not have access to these substances, especially everyday items.
March observance emphasizes poison prevention
An estimated 2.2 million calls were made to poison centers across the nation in 2015, according to the National Poison Center, proof that exposure to dangerous or potentially dangerous substances is a common occurrence in the United States.
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