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Aug. 4, 2022

WRNMMC first DOD facility to earn American College of Surgeons’ new quality verification status

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has recognized Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) as one of the first 25 hospitals verified through its inaugural Quality Verification Program (QVP). WRNMMC was the only Department of Defense facility achieving the ACS quality verification. The ACS announced the 25 hospitals, 22 in the United States and three international facilities, earning the verification last month.

Aug. 3, 2022

WRNMMC’s Chief of Occupational Safety urges staff to make work safety a priority

The chief of Occupational Safety at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has urged staff to make work safety a priority in their daily schedules.

July 20, 2022

WRNMMC now offering all FDA-approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to under five beneficiaries

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) is now offering the Pfizer-BioNTech three-dose primary series vaccine for children aged six months to four years. The move comes after a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to expand COVID-19 vaccination to children younger than five years of age.

July 13, 2022

Murtha Cancer Center Hosts Cancer Research Showcase

The Murtha Cancer Center (MCC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted its 2022 Research Showcase virtually June 23. The MCC is the Department of Defense’s only Cancer Center of Excellence. The event highlighted work underway in research, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer by staff affiliated with the MCC Research Program (MCCRP), Uniformed Services University (USU), and other institutes affiliated with the MCC, explained retired Army Col. (Dr.) Craig Shriver, MCC director.

July 8, 2022

WRNMMC’s CXO praises staff for service to the nation’s heroes

The new Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) is lauding staff for their resilience and dedication to serving the nation’s heroes, especially during challenging times.

June 30, 2022

U.S. Secretary of Transportation observes Pride Month at Walter Reed

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center June 29 for a fireside chat with the Walter Reed Bethesda community in observance of Pride Month.

June 28, 2022

WRNMMC’s Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Committee Chair sheds light on monkeypox virus

The Chair of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said the Monkeypox virus would likely not spread in the U.S. like COVID-19. LCDR Sara Robinson, who is also an infectious diseases physician, made the comment on June 6 while shedding light on the virus and its mode of transmission after infections had been reported in over 30 countries. As of June 22, CDC says 156 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in the U.S. in 23 states and the District of Columbia.

June 21, 2022

Skin Cancer Summit Focuses on Prevention, Detection, Treatment

The Murtha Cancer Center (MCC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted its 2022 Skin Cancer Summit virtually, followed by skin cancer screenings for Military Health System beneficiaries in Outpatient Dermatology Clinic at WRNMMC on June 2.

June 21, 2022

Walter Reed Bethesda Celebrates Juneteenth

The Walter Reed Bethesda community hosted its inaugural Juneteenth celebration June 16 in Memorial Auditorium. Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) hosted the program.

June 2, 2022

WRNMMC Darnall Medical Library staff wins 2021 Federal Librarian Award of excellence

The Federal Library and Information Network FEDLINK has recognized Emily Shohfi as the 2021 Federal Librarian of the Year. Shohfi is a clinical librarian in the Darnall Medical Library at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The award acknowledges the innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians play in fulfilling the information demands of government, business, scholarly communities and the American public.

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