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April 15, 2024

Harpist Provides Volunteer Performances at Walter Reed to Enhance Therapeutic Patient Care

Dr. Anastasia Pike, a classically trained harpist and music professor in the Graduate School of Education at Columbia University, volunteers her time and talent at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, lifting the spirits of others by playing her harp in designated areas throughout the America Building.

April 11, 2024

Walter Reed Medics Earn Prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge

Expert Field Medical Badge: A Test of Knowledge, Stamina and Resilience Over 100 service members from across the Defense Health Agency (DHA) competed to earn the U.S. Army’s Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) in March after undergoing a series of challenging written exams and grueling physical trainings at Fort Walker, Virginia.

April 10, 2024

Walter Reed’s Department of Simulation participates in STEM Expo

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Department of Simulation participated in the Navy League of the U.S. STEM Expo on April 7 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

April 9, 2024

MHS GENESIS: One Year Later at Walter Reed

A little over a year ago, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center began a new chapter in military health care by implementing MHS GENESIS, the Department of Defense electronic health record system, and a landmark initiative to transform health service delivery to more than 9.6 million beneficiaries. Reflecting on the journey, Army Maj. Kirt Cline, MHS GENESIS Site point of contact, described March 25, 2023, as a "remarkable journey."

April 8, 2024

Battle Ready, Earth Friendly: Empowering Military Communities with Sustainable Food Solution

Despite advancements in logistics and technology, ensuring food access and ensuring food security for service members and their families remains a challenge. Military families often face unique challenges related to food access and affordability, particularly when stationed on remote bases or deployed to remote locations with limited access to fresh, nutritious food. Additionally, frequent moves or deployments can disrupt food routines and make it difficult for families to maintain healthy eating habits.

April 4, 2024

Walter Reed Salutes Compliance Officer for 47-Years of Public Service

When Eugene C. Monroe graduated from high school during the 1970s, he envisioned auditioning for military bands as a talented bassist, but a pervasive economic downturn prompted him to change course and join the U.S. Navy. The Warren County, Pennsylvania native headed to San Diego, California to begin a life of adventure and military service, following in the footsteps of two of his uncles who served during the Vietnam War.

April 3, 2024

Walter Reed Earns Prestigious Baby-Friendly Hospital Redesignation, Affirming Its Dedication to Maternal and Infant Health

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center received their redesignation as a Baby-Friendly hospital, a prestigious international recognition bestowed by Baby-Friendly USA. The redesignation marks a landmark reaffirmation of Walter Reed's unwavering commitment to providing the highest maternal and infant care standard since its initial designation in 2017.

April 2, 2024

Unlock Your Health Through the MHS Nurse Advice Line

Need health care guidance? TRICARE has a service called the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line that can help.

April 2, 2024

‘Footsteps to Freedom’ exhibit saluting troops, families opens at Walter Reed

They were worn in combat, in the deserts of Afghanistan and other far-away places. They were worn by troops injured in war and others who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. And now, they are on display as part of an honored art installation on Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. “Footsteps to Freedom” (FTF) pays tribute to service members, many who served in the War in Afghanistan, and their families, with creatively revitalized combat boots. U.S. Navy Capt. (Dr.) Melissa Austin, Walter Reed director, joined other dignitaries, including veterans who served in Afghanistan, family members of service members who lost their lives in the war, and founders and sponsors of FTF, to cut the ribbon on the art installation April 1.

April 1, 2024

Walter Reed physician earns the 2023 Award for the Advancement of Women Physicians in Military Medicine

The Navy Chief of Internal Medicine Residents for the National Capital Consortium (NCC) at Walter Reed, Azah recently earned the 2023 Award for the Advancement of Women Physicians in Military Medicine. She received the award during the annual Military Health System Excellence Awards ceremony, which recognizes leaders from across the MHS, during the 2024 annual meeting of the Association of the Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS), the Society of Federal Health Professionals. The meeting was held at National Harbor, Maryland on Feb. 15.

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