After 100 Years, Walter Reed Closing in August
July 19, 2011
Just over a century after taking in its first patients, Walter Reed Army Medical Center will close its doors at the end of August and move patients, staff and health care operations to new and expanded facilities at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and DeWitt Army Community Hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va.
The moves into what will become the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital are the result of a 2005 Base Realignment Closure Commission recommendation to consolidate several medical facilities in the National Capital Region.
“This is the largest medical restructuring ever undertaken in the military health care system,” said Vice Adm. John M. Mateczun, the top commander of D.C.-area medical facilities, during a Pentagon meeting with reporters. “We have 9,400 people that are involved in the moves in those three hospitals.”
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