☷BAMC bids farewell to commanding general
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Brig . Gen . Clinton Murray , Brooke Army Medical Center Commanding General , passes the guidon to Brig . Gen . Shan Bagby , Regional Health Command - Central Commanding General , symbolizing his relinquishment of command during a ceremony in BAMC’s Carolyn D . Putnam Auditorium , Fort Sam Houston , Texas , Apr . 22 , 2022 . Murray , who assumed command of BAMC eight months ago , will move on to become Commanding General , Regional Health Command - Europe , Director of Defense Health Region - Europe and Command Surgeon , U . S . Army Europe and Africa . ( U . S . Army photo by Jason W . Edwards ) Brig . Gen . Clinton Murray , outgoing Brooke Army Medical Center Commanding General , addresses attendees during his relinquishment of command ceremony in BAMC’s Carolyn D . Putnam Auditorium , Fort Sam Houston , Texas , Apr . 22 , 2022 . Murray , who assumed command of BAMC eight months ago , will move on to become Commanding General , Regional Health Command - Europe , Director of Defense Health Region - Europe and Command Surgeon , U . S . Army Europe and Africa . ( U . S . Army photo by Jason W . Edwards ) JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO , Texas ( April 27 , 2022 ) - - Brooke Army Medical Center bid farewell to Commanding General Brig . Gen . Clinton Murray during a relinquishment of command ceremony April 22 . Murray , an infectious disease doctor , took the reins of BAMC eight months ago . He will move on to serve as commander , Regional Health Command - Europe , director of Defense Health Region - Europe and command surgeon , U . S . Army Europe and Africa . “It is an absolute pleasure to be here to honor an outstanding leader , and his family , for everything he’s accomplished in a particularly challenging time , ” said Brig . Gen . Shan Bagby , Regional Health Command - Central commanding general . Bagby also recognized BAMC staff members for working “tirelessly” in a COVID - 19 environment , helping the local community by taking on additional trauma patients , and providing world - class healthcare to more than 250 , 000 beneficiaries . “BAMC has served as the center of gravity among all medical treatment facilities , for the past several years , in the DoD with an average daily census of 14 traumas , 37 surgeries , 57 admissions , 245 ER visits and 3 , 680 outpatient visits , ” Bagby said . “In fact , BAMC’s case mix index is the highest of all Department of Defense military hospitals . “You do amazing work , but as you know , healthcare isn’t about the numbers , it’s about us being able to care for people and meeting the human need , ” he added . ‘It’s quality and safety , so when patients walk through the doors , they know they are in good hands . ” Bagby thanked Murray for his leadership and the entire Murray family for their support , resilience and understanding . “You can be justifiably proud of so many accomplishments and successes that you have been able to achieve with this team in such a short time , ” he said . “Clint , as a leader , you truly exemplify the Army priority of ‘People First . ’” During his remarks , Murray praised BAMC personnel for their ability to lead from the front , and set the example of what to “do right . ” “The profession of arms and the profession of medicine are the two most noble professions out there … and I got to work with you each and every day – to see you be successful , ” Murray said . “It’s not only about the profession of arms and profession of medicine , it’s about people . That’s what you do and that’s why it’s so incredibly exciting to be here each and every day , because that’s what it’s about . “The only thing I regret , is that I will not be here to continue to move it forward , ” he added . Murray also thanked his wife and parents for their guidance , love and support . BAMC will be in good hands with Army Col . Kimberlie Biever , BAMC deputy commanding officer , who will serve as acting commander until Army promotable Col . Deydre Teyhen takes command later this summer , he noted . Murray praised Teyhen , saying “she is the right person at the right time . ” “This has been an amazing nine months , ” he concluded . “As you all know , I wish I could be here longer . ”
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