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Feb. 22, 2024

Walter Reed: Showing Patients Appreciation in February and Beyond

Whether celebrating the first birth in a new year with proud parents or providing comfort and care to the last remaining service members from World War II, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center strives each day to show appreciation to our nation’s heroes and their families.

Feb. 21, 2024

Recreational Therapy Month: Recognizing the art, science of fun, healing

Department of Rehabilitation staff members at Walter Reed recognized National Recreational Therapy (RT) Month, observed during February, with an information table set up in the America Building at the medical center Feb. 14, to inform patients, staff, and visitors about RT and its benefits.

Feb. 15, 2024

Walter Reed hosts Military Services USA Archbishop for Ash Wednesday Mass

Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, Timothy Broglio provided the homily during the Ash Wednesday Catholic Mass at Walter Reed on Feb. 14.

Feb. 14, 2024

Walter Reed’s Wounded Warrior Aircraft Program: A Band of Brothers Takes Flight

The American Red Cross-sponsored Wounded Warrior Drone Program has been a popular therapeutic activity with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Occupational Medicine Department (OMD) since 2011. The Red Cross facilitators include William Kahl and retired U.S. Navy Capt. (Dr.) Jay Montgomery, both of whom are remote control pilots skilled in flying drones, planes and helicopters. The third facilitator is retired U.S. Coast Guard LCDR Len Greig, a helicopter rescue pilot and a certified flight instructor.

Feb. 13, 2024

Harlem Globetrotters visit Naval Support Activity Bethesda/Walter Reed

With the faint sound of “Sweet Georgia Brown” playing in the background, a couple of Harlem Globetrotters stopped by Naval Support Activity Bethesda (NSAB), home to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, on Feb. 12 to spread some cheer and share a little bit of their basketball prowess with patients, their families, and staff on base.

Feb. 12, 2024

Walter Reed’s Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program Reaccredited by the APA

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center celebrates the recent reaccreditation of its Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a two-year delay in onsite inspections by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Feb. 8, 2024

Walter Reed Black History Month Observance Features Renowned Surgeon

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) hosted a Black History Month observance featuring retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Norvell “Van” Coots. Coots served as the last commander of the Walter Reed Health Care System, headquartered at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), before the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) of 2005, which consolidated the National Naval Medical Center and (WRAMC), culminating in the opening of WRNMMC .

Feb. 7, 2024

Walter Reed Pediatric Dentistry Team Provides Dental Screenings at Child Development Centers in National Capital Region

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's pediatric dentistry team is taking proactive efforts to improve dental health among children within the military health system throughout the National Capital Region (NCR). Riding on the annual observance of Children's Dental Health Month, the team will provide dental screenings to children ages 3 to 5, at five Child Development Centers (CDCs) across the NCR.

Feb. 6, 2024

Walter Reed celebrates 123rd birthday of Army Nurse Corps, DAISY Award winner

Past and current nurses, along with others, celebrated the 123rd birthday of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during a ceremony at Walter Reed on Feb. 2. The nursing team also recognized its most recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at the celebration.

Feb. 6, 2024

Walter Reed Cardiology Service observes Wear Red Day, American Heart Month

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Directorate of Medicine/Cardiology Service’s staff members came together Feb. 2, 2024, wearing red in observance of National Wear Red Day and American Heart Month. “The Cardiology Service wants to highlight the month and raise awareness about heart disease prevention,” stated Joan LoepkerDuncan, chief nurse officer in charge of Cardiology Service.

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