Brooke Army Medical Center

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry stopped by Brooke Army Medical Center Friday to tour several of its rehab facilities and speak to veterans. Perry's visit fueled rumors that he may be President Trump's choice to replace Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who has come under fire in recent weeks for his travel expenditures.

But Perry denied he'd been tapped for the position.

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A resolution passed by the City Council on Thursday acknowledges the importance of maintaining Brooke Army Medical Center and its military missions in San Antonio.

Carson Frame / TPR News

This past spring, commanders at the Army health system's flagship Brooke Army Medical Center shut down operating rooms and curtailed elective surgeries due to a shortage of sterile equipment. They've since taken steps to fix the problem.


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In late October, the Defense Health Agency announced a suite of 36 five-year contracts, with a cumulative $7.5 billion ceiling, for professional medical services in the Defense Department’s military treatment facilities in the 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Some of that money will go toward improving the military health system in San Antonio.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

***This story was updated at 4:00 p.m.

 

Brooke Army Medical Center is reporting two employees have been confirmed with Legionnaires’ disease, and a third is awaiting test results. The cases do not involve hospital patients, but workers on post.

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