Formerly known as the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC)
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The Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) of 2005 closed both National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) and Walter Reed Army Medical Center culminating in the opening of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda on 15 September 2011 with the dedication ceremony occurring on 10 November 2011.
WRNMMC serves as the location of the headquarters for Joint Task Force National Capital Region/Medical, a tri-service task force providing command and control for most medical treatment facilities in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey. The WRNMMC continues to provide all the services it provided as NNMC, having additionally absorbed many departments and services from WRAMC.
Walter Reed Bethesda, the world’s largest military medical center, located on 243 acres, with more than 2.4 million square feet of clinical space, provides care and services to over 1 million beneficiaries per year. It is home to a diverse range of executive, research, logistical, and medical military groups:
Navy Medicine National Capital Area (NAVMED NCA)
NAVMED NCA will be a seamlessly integrated health system utilizing active duty, reserve and civilian forces to align our functions and processes, decrease variation and maximize quality and efficiency.
Commander, Naval Installations Command (CNIC)
Naval Support Activity Bethesda
NSA Bethesda is responsible for base operational support for its major tenant the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
The NCIS mission is to investigate and defeat criminal, terrorist, and foreign intelligence threats to the United States Navy and Marine Corps—ashore, afloat, and in cyberspace.
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI)
The AFRRI mission is to preserve the health and performance of U.S. military personnel and to protect humankind through research that advances understanding of the effects of ionizing radiation.
Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC)
Research at NMRC is focusing on finding solutions to both traditional battlefield medical problems, such as bleeding, traumatic brain injury, combat stress, and naturally occurring infectious diseases, as well as to health problems associated with non-conventional weapons, including thermobaric blast, biological agents, and radiation.
National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE)
The NICoE is the Military Health System Institute for complex, comorbid traumatic brain injury and psychological health conditions.
Energy Efficiency — LEED Gold Certification Details
WRNNMC was awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for the recently constructed America and Arrowhead Buildings, the second highest rating possible. The LEED building rating system promotes design and construction processes that improve the health and well-being of building occupants, as well as reducing the negative environmental impacts of new construction. The America and Arrowhead Buildings were designed to achieve a minimum of LEED Silver certification and were able to achieve the higher rating of LEED Gold by incorporating the following:
- The site storm water system is 25 percent better in preventing flooding downstream than required by code, lessening the medical center’s effects on local water pollution issues.
- Covered parking and new landscaping camouflage cars and reduce the amount of hot pavement, which can upset the circadian rhythm of natural habitats and systems.
- Light pollution controls prevent the interior and exterior lighting from illuminating the night sky and unnecessarily spilling light onto adjacent plazas and buildings.
- The heating, ventilation and cooling systems incorporate cutting edge technology such as efficient lighting systems, an Enthalpy heat recovery wheel that transfers energy between exhaust and incoming outside air, and high efficiency water cooled centrifugal chillers, saving 21 percent on energy needs to heat and cool the building.
- The Enthalpy wheel also allows occupants to enjoy 100 percent fresh air, rather than the typical re-circulated air, creating a more healthful environment with fewer infection control issues.
- All interior materials were selected based on analyses of toxicity, performance and environmentally friendly attributes.