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Dec. 4, 2023

Walter Reed Reopens Renowned 4 East Medical Unit After State-of-the-Art Updates

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) proudly announces the reopening of the 4 East medical unit, renowned for its role in saving the lives of 17 Afghani trauma patients and more than 100 COVID-19 patients during the height of the pandemic.

Nov. 30, 2023

Walter Reed’s Café 8901 Remains Open for Business Amid Kitchen Upgrades

Café 8901, the main dining facility at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, remains open for business, amid kitchen repairs.

Nov. 29, 2023

Army Captain Veronica Wright: A Leader Working to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Military Health

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Army CPT Veronica Wright is paving a commendable path for her military career. Currently in her fourth year of the Combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program, Wright holds not one, but two key roles. She is both the Chief Resident of her program and also presides as the chairperson of the Graduate Medical Education Committee's (GMEC) Sub-Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Nov. 28, 2023

College of American Pathologists Re-accredits Walter Reed's Department of Pathology

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently reaccredited the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) after an extensive document review and an on-site visit by some of the country's best pathologists. It's all part of a process every two years to ensure that CAP-certified labs meet strenuous public safety and medical excellence standards.

Nov. 27, 2023

American Red Cross Holidays for Heroes accepting donations for troops

Even heroes need a boost, and during the holidays, many people wonder if the military and their families are feeling supported. If you’d like to show your appreciation for these individuals, the American Red Cross is ready to help you make a difference. You can send small donations of toiletries, low-value gift cards for chain restaurants and entertainment (such as iTunes, Google, Amazon), individually wrapped snacks, new clothing items, and other items to servicemembers and their families.

Nov. 21, 2023

Raising awareness about pancreatic cancer

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, observed to draw attention to the cancer that’s estimated to claim more than 50,000 lives in the United States this year. The National Cancer Institute also estimates there will be more than 64,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer diagnosed in the U.S. during 2023.

Nov. 20, 2023

Blood Bank Fellowship Specialist in Blood Banking program at Walter Reed reaccredited

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) recently reaccredited the Armed Services Blood Bank Fellowship Specialist in Blood Banking program at Walter Reed.

Nov. 16, 2023

Walter Reed Salutes Perioperative Nurses

Retired Army Lt. Col. Kristine Timmerman, a perioperative nurse at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, simply says she became a nurse, “to serve.” That sentiment is shared among many of the Walter Reed nurses who ensure that each patient’s surgical journey at “The President’s Hospital” is as comfortable and safe as possible.

Nov. 15, 2023

Defense Health Agency's Sustainability Initiative Thrives at Walter Reed

On a picturesque fall day on Walter Reed’s campus, Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen run laps around the track encircling a serene pond in front of the iconic tower designed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Meanwhile, patients, accompanied by their caretakers, stroll through the hospital grounds, embarking on a journey toward improved health and well-being. As stewards of this historic campus, stakeholders connected with the Defense Health Agency’s Sustainability Initiative meet periodically to develop plans to preserve historic buildings on base while building new, state-of-the-art facilities to advance medical care for our nation’s service members.

Nov. 14, 2023

National Radiologic Technology Week celebrates behind-the-scenes heroes impacting health care

National Radiologic Technology Week, observed annually during the week with Nov. 8, celebrates the heroes behind the scenes who play a huge role in the safe, quality health care delivered at Walter Reed and other medical facilities. This year, NRTW is celebrated Nov. 5-11.

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