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WRNMMC Observe American Heart Month
By Bernard S. Little, WRNMMC Office of Command Communications | Feb. 10, 2021
The nation annually observes American Heart Month during February to raise awareness about heart disease as the leading cause of death among Americans, especially women. In addition, Americans recognize the first Friday in February as National Wear Red Day, focused also on increasing public knowledge and sentiments about heart health.

WRNMMC’s 3D MAC Director Earns Industry Achievement Award
By Bernard S. Little WRNMMC Office of Command Communications | Jan. 28, 2021
3D printing in health care has taken off, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) has one of the most skilled and capable medical application centers (MAC), producing more than 1,000 products annually for beneficiaries and supporting military medicine. Peter Liacouras, heads the five-person 3D MAC team, which is part of WRNMMC’s Department of Radiology. Liacouras recently received the 2020 SME Industry Achievement Award, which recognizes individuals and teams for accomplishments impacting the additive manufacturing industry, or any industry through the application of additive manufacturing technologies.

Director’s Update Regarding COVID Vaccine Supply
By | Jan. 15, 2021
The health and safety of the staff and beneficiaries of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) remain our top priority, and we are committed to providing the most current information as we fight the global pandemic of COVID-19.

Seasonal Depression and the Holidays.
By Sean Patten, WRNMMC Office of Command Communications | Dec. 23, 2020
The winter holidays are traditionally seen as a time of celebration and gathering with friends and family. However, many people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can feel as if December is a month of depression and worry. Add in the COVID-19 Pandemic, and those who suffer from SAD have it more difficult than ever this year.

Stem Cell Transplant Program at WRNMMC Accredited, Recognized
By Bernard S. Little WRNMMC Office of Command Communications | Dec. 23, 2020
The Stem Cell Transplant Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) has been accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) and recognized by the Joint Commission (JC) for maintaining the standards and requirements of FACT.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) Director Army Col. (Dr.) Andrew Barr (center), along with Army Col. (Dr.) Benjamin Potter, director for surgery at WRNMMC (right) and Air Force Col. (Dr.) Peter Learn, deputy director of surgery for quality at WRNMMC, represent WRNMMC in accepting the award for earning meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Earns Meritorious Award
By Bernard S. Little, WRNMMC Office of Command Communications | Dec. 18, 2020
The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) recognized WRNMMC with the award for earning meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care.

Free Influenza Vaccines Available to Walter Reed Staff
By | Dec. 16, 2020
Staying safe during a pandemic requires more than just social distancing and wearing a mask. It also involves being free of other viruses.

Surgeons at WRNMMC Complete First Cardiac Contractility Modulation Device Implantation Surgery Within the DoD
By | Dec. 23, 2020
On Nov. 24, surgeons at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) completed the first cardiac contractility modulation device implantation surgery within the Department of Defense. The surgery was lead by Army LTC (Dr.) John Symons.

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