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May 15, 2024

Unlock Your Health by Getting Vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is one of the most effective and easy things you can do to prevent diseases, serious illness, and disability. It’s easy to get your free vaccines at military hospitals and clinics in the National Capital Region.

May 15, 2024

Mental Health Awareness Month: You are not alone; reach out for help

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Mental Health Awareness Month, observed during May and established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness.

May 14, 2024

Medical researchers present work at Walter Reed's annual symposiums

Researchers at Walter Reed carrying on the distinguished medical legacies of Robert A. Phillips (RAP) and Bailey K. Ashford (BKA), presented their investigative projects to judges during the annual research competitions hosted by the medical center’s Department of Research Programs (DRP) on May 6.

May 13, 2024

Walter Reed Celebrate Nurses with Facility Dog Therapy Painting Event

In a week-long celebration of events, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center brought together nurses and Walter Reed facility dogs in a heartwarming activity, therapy painting on May 10, 2024.

May 10, 2024

Walter Reed Bethesda Observes Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center hosted a solemn candlelight ceremony in observance of Holocaust Days of Remembrance on May 9 in Memorial Auditorium. During the program, Holocaust survivor, World War II veteran and liberator retired U.S. Army Col. Frank Cohn served as guest speaker, sharing his heroic story of humanity, hope and bravery with the Walter Reed community.

May 9, 2024

Walter Reed Hosts Inaugural Healthcare Resources Expo to Empower Patients and Engage Providers

Healing the nation’s heroes and their families provided the inspirational backdrop for launching Healthcare Resources Expo, an inaugural wellness symposium held on May 9 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The expo featured medical providers from the President’s Hospital and partners from the Defense Health Agency’s National Capital Region (NCR).

May 9, 2024

Poster competitions kick off 2024 Research & Innovation Month at Walter Reed

Research focused on improving the care of Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries was highlighted during the two-day poster competition, May 1-2, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as part of its Department of Research Program’s (DRP) 16th Annual Research and Innovation Month observance.

May 8, 2024

Blessing of the Hands kicks off National Nurses Week at Walter Reed

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center kicked off National Nurses Week with its traditional Blessing of the Hands ceremony May 6 at the medical center. National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing for her advocacy of better sanitation and the use of statistical data to improve the delivery of care. She is also credited with significantly reducing death rates by improving hygiene and living standards while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organized care for wounded soldiers.

May 6, 2024

Walter Reed Hosts Inaugural Healthcare Expo 2024

On May 9, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will host its first-ever Healthcare Resources Expo in the America Zone, Building 19. This expo aims to provide valuable networking opportunities for staff, patients and their families, face-to-face interactions with medical providers, and a comprehensive look into the services and facilities at Walter Reed.

May 2, 2024

Walter Reed Hosts Second Annual Patient Experience Week

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Chief Experience Office is hosting their second annual Patient Experience Week April 29 – May 3, 2024.

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