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NAVFAC Washington awards $570 million contract for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center additions

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) serves more than 150,000 active military personnel from all branches of the military. At the end of 2011, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center merged with the National Naval Medical Center to form the WRNMMC.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington awarded a $570 million contract to Clark Construction Group, LLC, of Bethesda, Maryland, for the construction of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) addition. Work will be performed in Bethesda and is expected to be completed by March 2026.

The renovation of, and addition to, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will provide wounded warriors, active duty military personnel and their families with world-class healthcare services based on the principles of evidence-based design. 

This work consists of constructing a new addition for in-patient and outpatient medical care, renovation of two existing hospital buildings and demolition of six existing aged and deficient hospital buildings. The project implements a comprehensive master plan to provide sufficient world-class military medical facilities and an integrated system of healthcare delivery for the National Capital Region.

Specific goals of the project include single-bed patient rooms, promotion of family-centered care, use of natural light and establishing clear wayfinding for patients, families, visitors and staff.
The project modernized architectural and engineering systems, improved clinical spaces to support adjacencies, provide functional areas for the Women’s Center and Ambulatory Surgery suites. It will also modernize the Graduate and Professional Medical Education facility and integrate the latest medical technologies throughout the medical center infrastructure.