About Us

Vision and Mission


We are America's academic health center and the global leader for military medical readiness, providing extraordinary care to those we are privileged to serve.


Walter Reed Bethesda leads the world by transforming the teaching and practice of military medicine.


We are the premier military academic health center. We provide innovative patient-centered care and advance readiness, quality, education and research.


Our Patient is at the center of everything we do.


Our People

Our people are committed to our Mission. We must be committed to our people. Our people deserve engaged leadership, a climate of dignity and respect, education and training, and the opportunity to prosper: personally, professionally, spiritually and in their family/relationships. We will Develop, Encourage and Recognize our people.

Stewardship & Accountability

We hold ourselves accountable to our patients and to each other. We will accomplish our mission and achieve our vision through wise utilization of resources, avoidance of waste, and efficiency of our operations.



Ensure a force that is medically ready. Set the standard for professionalism today, while developing military medicine's leaders of tomorrow.


Quality is the cornerstone of our patients' experience. We will provide safe, highly reliable care with outstanding outcomes. We operate within a climate of transparency, open discussion, and respect. We are a learning organization that continuously improves our care practices through the application of lessons-learned for all our patients.


As an academic medical center, our research has the greatest long-term potential to benefit our patients. We will lead major advances in innovation and knowledge creation to improve the care of our patients. We are unified in our research efforts, from bench to bedside, with the Uniformed Service University and are privileged to collaborate with the National Institutes of Health and other partners.


We set the standard for the education, training and development of our people to serve our patients today and tomorrow.

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