Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Naval Support Activity Bethesda)
In 2011, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, became the combined location of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda. Historically, Walter Reed Army Medical Center opened in 1909. The location now employs medical professionals from the Army, Navy, and Air Force gathered under the umbrella of Naval Support Activity Bethsda (NSAB).
NSAB has over 12,000 active duty and civilian employees. This is one of the largest medical centers serving the Capitol region. It is also the location of one of the country's primary Wounded Warrior centers, serving those wounded overseas. Walter Reed is referred to as the Flagship of Navy Medicine. Their motto is, "Where Our Nation Heals Its Heroes."
The campus includes the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (the DoD's largest research laboratory), the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, the Armed Forces Radiology Institute, and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. WRNMMC provides medical assistance to veterans and military families stationed in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Each year, the facility assists with over 1,000 births and more than 28,000 ER visits.
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