Retired general rehabs at hospital he once commanded

By Elaine Sanchez, Brooke Army Medical Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 11, 2015) -- A retired major general has high praise for the health care provider he oversaw more than two decades ago.

"The care has been truly phenomenal," said Maj. Gen. William L. Moore Jr., who served as Brooke Army Medical Center's, or BAMC's, commander from 1988-1991. "But this doesn't surprise me; the quality of medical practice here has always been excellent."

Moore has been undergoing rehabilitation at the Center for the Intrepid, or CFI, BAMC's outpatient rehabilitation facility, since June 2014 when a fall at home resulted in an above-the-knee amputation of his left leg. Doctors told him he'd never walk again, but he's not only walking now, he's navigating stairs with the help of a prosthesis.

His wife, Sissy, stood by nervously as he descended the stairs at the CFI, gripping his crutches tightly in one hand, shadowed closely by his physical therapist technician. "My husband is an overachiever," she said fondly. "He's 81 years old and still works out six times a week, then comes here for rehab. His therapists were amazed at his initial progress."

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