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May 1, 2024

Walter Reed Receives Top "A" Grade for Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is proud to announce that it has received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, May 1, 2024.

April 30, 2024

Walter Reed’s Diabetes Nurse Educator Receives Values in Action Recognition

Traci M. Carter, the pediatric diabetes nurse educator at Walter Reed National Medical Center and the Alexander T. Augusta Medical Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, recently received a Values in Action award presented by Walter Reed director U.S. Navy Capt. (Dr.) Melissa Austin. Carter’s professionalism and teamwork garnered the trust and respect of her patients and peers, embodying the very spirt of the hospital’s values and mission in delivering patient-centered excellence surmised Austin.

April 29, 2024

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Converging Past and Present: The Evolution of Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Management

By U.S. Navy Capt. (Dr.) Jason Burkes Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Editor’s note: U.S. Navy Capt. Jason Burkes is an oral maxillofacial surgeon at Walter Reed and assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, serving as a reminder of the importance of early detection, education and support for patients with oral cancer.

April 25, 2024

Walter Reed Revives "Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day" Post-Pandemic, Inspiring More than 150 Young Guests

After a pause caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center proudly reopened its doors for the much-beloved "Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day" on April 25, 2024.

April 24, 2024

Navy Sailor Strikes a Balance between Military Service at Walter Reed and Miss Maryland Competition

Harmonizing her dreams of a Navy career and competing in the Miss Maryland competition, Hospitalman Evelyn Johnson is weaving a remarkable tale of courage, aspiration, and resilience. The strong example set by her father and brother ignited a passion within her to stand up and contribute to the nation's safety. Overwhelmed by the sense of pride on her father's return from deployment, Johnson dreamed of emanating the same feelings for her family and future generations.

April 23, 2024

Walter Reed’s Junior Officer of the Quarter Embodies Patient-Centered Excellence

Faith, Courage, Service, and Honor When you meet U.S. Navy Lt. (Dr.) Kathryn Flynn, you’ll likely observe her embodiment of the Navy's core values of faith, courage, service, and honor. The Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania native attributes much of her success to her parents, who supported her aspirations and encouraged her to pursue her passions athletically and academically.

April 22, 2024

Walter Reed and Leaders from National Capital Region Defense Health Network Conclude Inaugural Joint Financial Assistance and Recovery Mission Seminar

Leaders from the Defense Health Agency, the National Capital Region (NCR) Defense Health Network, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center concluded a four-day training seminar, the Joint Financial Assistance and Recovery Mission (JFARM), held at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence on April 15 – 18, 2024. e and resource management through comprehensive training and collaborative efforts.

April 18, 2024

Eid al-Fitr celebrated at Walter Reed

The Walter Reed Islamic community along with the Department of Pastoral Care hosted a special meal April 16 in observance of Eid al-Fitr, celebrated by Muslims worldwide marking the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.

April 17, 2024

Navigating Food Labels: Making the Informed Choice

2nd Lt. Isis Bello Hernandez U.S. Army Dietetic Intern Editor’s note: Hernandez is a dietetic intern at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the U.S. Army-Baylor Master’s Program in Nutrition. In today's busy supermarkets there is an abundance of options, and reading food labels can feel like a puzzle. Understanding what they mean is crucial for making healthy choices. Let's delve into the world of food labels, decoding their different sections and empowering you to make informed decisions about what you and your families eat.

April 16, 2024

Patients rate Walter Reed providers high

Four Walter Reed doctors and a specialty care clinic are listed among the Military Health System’s (MHS) Joint Outpatient Experience Survey (JOES) Best of the Best in its first quarter of fiscal year 2024 report (October to December 2023) recently released by MHS officials.

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