As a certified Level 1 Trauma Center, the center receives more than 4,000 emergency room visits each month. It is one of only 15 hospitals in the United States that holds both Level 1 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 March 2003, the Burn Team has made frequent trips to Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center in Germany, transporting patients back to the center for care.
The center's 58-outpatient specialty clinics record a million patient visits each year. The hospital sustains over 60 accredited educational programs that include 25 graduate medical education programs, eight nursing programs, 18 enlisted allied health and medic phase II training programs along with additional programs in administration and allied health specialties.
AREA HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas boasts eight roller coasters, a water park and live entertainment.
- SeaWorld San Antonio is situated on 250 acres and is touted as the world's largest marine life adventure park.
- The Alamo historic site allows visitors a glimpse into the past and a must-see to visitors of San Antonio.
- The San Antonio River Walk, located on the San Antonio River, is the heart of the city and connects a plethora of shops, restaurants and museums.
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