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As the days slowly get warmer, spring has truly arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. The foliage around the hospital has been coming out of its winter hibernation with a display of flowers and the return of green in the trees and bushes. This year, the flowering trees are more spectacular due in part to a milder than normal winter. (Photo by Harvey A. Duze Office of Command Communications, WRNMMC
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Defense Health Network National Capital Region

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Network Spotlight: Murtha Cancer Center

John P. Murtha Cancer CenterThe Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is a modern, patient-centric, tri-service military health care facility. Its comprehensive core of military and civilian oncologists and other cancer-trained clinicians and researchers provide multidisciplinary cancer-care delivery and patient-family support services. Our Cancer Center, the only DOD Cancer Center of Excellence within the Military Health System, offers its patients access to cutting-edge cancer diagnostic and treatment technologies. Our world-class care is augmented by a strong core of translational research to facilitate optimal access to evidenced-based clinical practices and access to high-priority clinical cancer trials. | Learn More


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Dunham Army Health Clinic


Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center


Kirk Army Health Clinic


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Jul 11, 2024

Patients Rate Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Providers with 100 Percent Satisfaction

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Six Walter Reed National Military Medical Center health care providers and the administrative staff of the Radiation Therapy clinic earned recognition in the Defense Health Agency’s Joint Outpatient Experience Survey Best of the Best report for the second quarter of 2024, recently released by Military Health System officials.

May 28, 2024

National Capital Region Patient Guidebook

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This guidebook provides Military Health System beneficiaries who receive care within the National Capital Region a guide to available facilities, services, and care within the Defense Health Network-National Capital Region.

May 3, 2024

9 Military Hospitals Receive Highest Leapfrog Grade for Safe, High-Quality Care

9 Military Hospitals Receive Highest Leapfrog Grade for Safe, High-Quality Care

Defense Health Agency is the first federal health system to participate in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade program—receiving an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for nine military hospitals and clinics.

Article Around MHS
Apr 29, 2024

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

Army Brig. Gen. Deydre Teyhen addresses a training seminar

Leaders from the Defense Health Agency, the National Capital Region Defense Health Network, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center concluded a four-day training seminar, the Joint Financial Assistance and Recovery Mission, held at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence on April 15 – 18, 2024.

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Apr 25, 2024

Patients Rate Walter Reed Providers High

U.S. Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Gregory Chesnut

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

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Apr 8, 2024

Meade U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Soldiers Honor a Namesake at the Bataan Memorial Death March

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Ten soldiers assigned to the Fort Meade Medical Department Activity completed the 2024 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, Mar. 16, 2024. For seven of them, the memorial march had special meaning as an opportunity to honor the namesake of their MEDDAC clinic– the Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic.

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Mar 18, 2024

Walter Reed Doctors Credited with Saving the Life of a Gym Patron

From left, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Director, U.S. Navy Capt. (Dr.) Melissa C. Austin, recognizes Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) John Symons and Army Maj. (Dr.) John Schacht, Walter Reed doctors credited with saving the life of a heart attack victim at a local off-base gym on Feb. 25.

It’s not uncommon to hear about Walter Reed physicians saving lives within the walls of the iconic medical center, but it proved fortunate for one local gym patron suffering from a heart attack that two doctors from “the flagship of military medicine” were also getting in a workout at the same off-base facility on Feb. 25.

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Mar 4, 2024

Walter Reed Salutes Capt. Carlos Williams’ Leadership During Black History Month

Carlos William graduated with honors from Albany State University with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry before earning his medical degree from the Morehouse School of Medicine. He later earned graduate degrees in public health and business administration from Johns Hopkins University.

When you meet U.S. Navy Capt. Carlos Williams, director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, you’ll likely notice that he embodies the Navy’s core values of initiative, accountability, integrity and toughness.

Last Updated: June 05, 2024
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