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Thursday, August 2 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Post-Conference Field Experience Tour - Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston - Continuity of Care for Returning Veterans

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Tour Description:

 

NOTE:  THIS TOUR IS LIMITED TO 35 PEOPLE.  YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT DURING THE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

 

Participants will tour The Center for the Intrepid (CFI) and the Fisher House at the Brooke Army Medical Center both located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas.  The CFI serves United States military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and veterans severely injured in other operations and in the normal performance of their duties.  The 60,000 square foot Center provides ample space and facilities for the rehabilitation needs of the patients and their caregivers.  It includes modern physical rehabilitation equipment and extensive indoor and outdoor facilities. The three missions of CFI include patient care, education and training, and research. The Fisher House is a home-away-from-home for the families of seriously ill or injured service men and women receiving treatment at Wilford Hall Medical Center, a major Air Force medical facility.

 

The purpose of the field experience is to learn the continuity of care process for disabled service men and women as wounded warriors work to reach their fullest potential whether or not they return to active duty or civilian life. This is an opportunity for the AHEC Programs to become involved in returning veterans services that have been the focus of BHPr as of late and to act as a referral source to assist returning service men and women and their families as they transition back to their home state.

 

Participants will visit this renowned facility where wounded military heroes receive extensive rehabilitation from a multidisciplinary team of professionals and experts in medicine, behavioral medicine and occupational and physical therapists.  Participants will also visit the Fisher House where families are provided a caring and compassionate home while their loved ones undergo rehabilitative care.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the world-class state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility for wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
  2. Learn about the continuity of care process for United States military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and veterans severely injured in other operations and in the normal performance of their duties. 
  3. Explore the possibilities of working with programs facilitating the veterans’ transition to civilian life.

 

The bus will depart the Marriot Rivercenter  at 1:15pm.

1:55PM - Arrive at the Center for the Intrepid
2:00PM - Tour the Center for the Intrepid
                 Tour Guides:  Dr. Rebecca Hooper, CFI Program Manager
                                         Kathleen Rasmussen, Health Systems Specialist
                                         Chondra Perry, Public Affairs BAMC
2:50PM - Depart to Fisher House
3:00PM - Fisher House Tour
                 Tour Guides:  Rebecca Skinner, Fisher House Assistant Manager
                                         Chondra Perry, Public Affairs BAMC
3:40PM - Depart to Warrior and Family Support Center
3:50PM - Tour the Warrior and Family Support Center
                 Tour Guides:  Judith Markelz, WFSC Manager
                                         Chondra Perry, Public Affairs BAMC
4:30PM - Depart BAMC and return to hotel at approximately 4:30PM

 

 

 

 

 


Speakers
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Adela N. Gonzalez, PhD, MPA

 Adela N. Gonzalez, PhD, MPA | Executive Director | Center for South Texas Programs and South Texas AHEC | University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio | 7703 Floyd Curl Drive  MSC 7839 | San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900 | Phone: 210-567-7819 | Fax: 210-567-7820 | E-mail: gonzaleza10@uthscsa.edu


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston

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