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  • 'Change Is Hard': Army, Navy Hospitals Merge (NPR mentions FR)

    09/02/2011 12:26:04 PM PDT · by Drango · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/2/11 | Joseph Shapiro
    September 2, 2011 There's a lot of good sense behind closing two famous and nearby military hospitals and merging them into the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. But just looking at the name reveals both what's good about this merger and what makes it so tricky. Walter Reed was a famous Army doctor, and for more than a century his name was on the Army's iconic hospital in Washington, D.C. Now that hospital is shutting its doors, and Reed's name will go onto the new hospital built on the Navy's flagship medical campus in Bethesda, Md., 6 miles...