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Dec. 29, 2021

Scrubs to Suits: A Pathway for Mentorship for Middle Managers

Navy Capt. Jessica Beard, chief nursing officer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, has reemployed “Scrubs to Suits,” an initiative developed within the military for junior leaders to observe the day-to-day duties of executive-level leaders.

Dec. 21, 2021

Army-Navy Blood Donor Challenge: an act of love, kindness

The culture of donating blood at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is an ongoing, lifesaving process. This tradition of donating is brought into focus during the annual WRNMMC Army- Navy Blood Donor Challenge which begins on the first of November and ends on the Friday before the annual Army-Navy football game. As in previous years, this

Dec. 13, 2021

WRNMMC staff conducts Code Green emergency response exercise

About 400 staff members of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center participated in a Code Green exercise Dec. 9. Staff conducted the exercise to test the hospital’s ability to respond to medical emergencies.

Dec. 6, 2021

WRNMMC Observes Jewish Festival of Light (Hanukkah)

The Eagle Zone on Building 10 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has been ablaze with peaceful lights since the morning of Dec. 2. Rabbi Randy Brown and Navy Chaplain (Cmdr.) Joseph Blair, chief of Pastoral Care at WRNMMC, jointly lit candles in the building in celebration of the Hanukkah, The Jewish Festival of Light, which this year began on Nov. 28 and ends on Dec. 6.

Nov. 29, 2021

U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps Celebrates 246th birthday

Chaplains in the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps celebrated the corps’ 246th birthday during a cake-cutting ceremony Nov. 18 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Nov. 29, 2021

Summit Focuses on Research, Treatments for Lung Cancer

The John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted the 2021 Virtual Lung Cancer Summit Nov. 9. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, observed to educate the public about the disease, encourage action to increase research and treatment of lung cancer, and share stories concerning lung cancer survivors and their families.

Nov. 9, 2021

Walter Reed Bethesda Celebrates U.S. Marine Corps’ 246th Birthday

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center celebrated the U.S. Marine Corps’ 246th birthday following morning colors Nov. 4.

Nov. 5, 2021

Preparing to Provide Critical Care Support in Obstetrics

Walter Reed Bethesda hosted the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Obstetrics course Oct. 26, making it first Defense Health Agency organization to host training.

Oct. 27, 2021

Annual Summit Focuses on Breast Cancer Research, Treatment

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States, accounting for approximately 280,000 cases and more than 40,000 deaths each year, according to Dr. Stan Lipkowitz, chief and senior investigator of the National Cancer Institute’s Women’s Malignancies Branch. One of a numbers of speakers during the 2021 Murtha Cancer Center Breast Cancer Summit held Oct. 13, Lipkowitz said better screening, surgery, radiation treatment and systemic therapy have resulted in a steady decline of female deaths from breast cancer since the 1990s. “But this still leaves about 40,000 deaths a year,” he added. This is why the John P. Murtha Cancer Center, located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), annually hosts the breast cancer summit during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Oct. 15, 2021

WRNMMC’s Annual Flu Vaccination Campaign Kicks Off

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s annual influenza (flu) campaign kicked off Oct. 12.

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