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Bibles and other religious materials have always been and will remain available for patient use at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).
Bibles and other religious materials have always been and will remain available for patient use at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). The visitation policy as written and dated September 14, 2011 was incorrect. While it should have been more thoroughly reviewed before its release, it was never implemented and had absolutely no impact on patient access to religious items. The September 14, 2011 visitation policy has been rescinded and a new policy was released on January 24, 2012. We apologize for any confusion.
Please know that at admission, all patients are asked for their religious preference and a chaplain associated with their preference visits them regularly to provide spiritual services. In addition, their families may also bring religious material and WRNMMC does not refuse any religious group entrance.
WRNMMC provides multiple venues at WRMNMC for religious expression and worship. There is daily Catholic Mass as well as Protestant, Hindu, and Muslim service. Eucharist is also available at the bedside. There are weekly Torah studies, multiple weekly Christian Bible Studies, and weekly Qur’an study. Furthermore, chaplains coordinate spiritual needs for those whose faith groups are not represented by staff chaplains (such as Latter-Day Saints, Buddhist, and Christian Scientist).
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center remains committed to supporting all of our patients’ religious preferences and will we continue to ensure their spiritual needs are met.
Public Health and Safety Considerations following Hurricane Sandy
Questions & Answers regarding the 2013-2014 Influenza Season
Guidance on where to receive flu vaccinations for active duty and civilian staff, retirees, and beneficiaries and other important information on flu precautions.
Vaccination is the primary method to reduce the risk of influenza by enhancing force immunity.
Seasonal influenza vaccination is mandatory for all DoD uniformed personnel who are not medically or administratively exempt. In addition, influenza vaccine is mandatory for all WRNMMC health care personnel unless they are exempt for medical or religious reasons.
The seasonal influenza vaccine is currently being administered at Walter Reed Bethesda on the first floor in Building 10, near the Wedge, until January 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.,for all active duty and civilian staff, as well as retirees and beneficiaries.
Flu vaccination is also available in the immunization clinic located in Bldg. 19 on the 4th Floor, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. WRNMMC staffers can also receive vaccinations in occupational health, located in the preventive medicine department in Bldg. 7 on the 2nd Floor from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Early estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that there is a good match between the circulating influenza virus strains and the current 2012-2013 seasonal influenza vaccine.
All influenza virus strains tested so far are responsive to antivirals (Tamiflu). MTF pharmacies have adequate amounts of Tamiflu on hand and additional Tamiflu is accessible if needed.
Please note: Maintaining a clean work environment, good hygiene practices, and managing workforce exposure are some simple measures to reduce flu spread.
Limited Pharmacy Services during President's Day Weekend
On the evening of Friday, February 15th until Monday evening February 18th (President's Day Weekend), computer upgrades will be conducted at Walter Reed Bethesda, resulting in limited Outpatient Pharmacy services.
Please note: Routine requests for new and refilled prescriptions will not be available. Only new hard copy prescriptions will be filled, so please plan to use Outpatient Pharmacy services prior President's Day Weekend or after February 18th.
We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we upgrade our computer systems to better serve you.