Walter Reed Hospital Closes

August 29, 2011
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After more than a century of service (102 years, to be exact), Walter Reed Hospital in DC is closing its doors. This seemed to be an inevitability, especially after the facility had a difficult time separating itself from its healthcare delivery scandals during the George W Bush administration.

After more than a century of service (102 years, to be exact), Walter Reed Hospital in DC is closing its doors. This seemed to be an inevitability, especially after the facility had a difficult time separating itself from its healthcare delivery scandals during the George W Bush administration.

The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., closed its doors for the final time Aug. 27 as the remaining 18 patients were moved to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., one day ahead of schedule, thanks to the approach of Hurricane Irene. Walter Reed had provided medical care to military service members for 102 years.

 

While the beacon of military medicine is shutting its doors, the Reed moniker will still be intact, as those final 18 patients are transferred to the Bethesda National Military Medical Center — which will now be known as the Walter Reed National Military Center. | LINK

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