The Future Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Major construction upgrades will continue at Walter Reed Bethesda (WRB), enhancing the patient experience, and the clinical and training environment.
Health care in the clinics of WRB, on the campus of Naval Support Activity Bethesda, has taken place for more than 75 years; therefore, upgrades are needed to sustain medical readiness and to ensure the Flagship of Military Medicine remains at the forefront, delivering high quality patient care and setting benchmarks in medical innovation and research.
Buildings 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8, built between the years 1945 and 1960, at the core of the Medical Center, will be demolished and replaced with the new construction that will be known as Building C. During this replacement period, 44 separate services will operate out of the Outpatient Medical Annex (Building 85T) located in what was previously known as the G Lot.
Enhancements within Building C include:
- centralized Women’s Health Center
- repositioned Wounded Warrior (WW) clinic
- new family-centered medical and surgical inpatient bedrooms and amenities,
- and a Pain Block and Stone Center
For an even stronger more comprehensive approach to patient care, education, training and research spaces will be augmented to support simulation capability. Additional square footage will also be added to Inpatient Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nutrition and Social Work.
Both patients and staff will also benefit from a new utility tunnel that will strengthen the communications infrastructure to accommodate modern technology and the ongoing pursuit of military medical excellence.
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