Children’s National Health System on Nov. 17 signed an agreement with the U.S. Army to accept the transfer of nearly 12 acres from the Walter Reed property in Washington, D.C. “We are grateful for the generosity and support of the U.S. Army that made this possible,” said Dr. Kurt Newman, president and CEO. “Just like us, Walter Reed is steeped in D.C. history and has a long legacy of research that’s benefited the region, the nation, and the world. We want to uphold that legacy.”
The transfer will allow Children’s National to significantly expand its research in such areas as neuroscience, genetics, clinical and translational science, and cancer and immunology. “We are proud to offer world-class health care that is befitting of our world-class city,” Dr. Newman said. “This facility will allow us to significantly expand the reach of our care, the scope of our research and our opportunities to help children grow up stronger.”
The next step will be for the health system to put together a team of architects, engineers, researchers, and other experts to create a vision for the development of the facilities and programs. With its proximity to NIH, the FDA, leading universities, and others, this site represents an outstanding location to pursue innovative work and create a world-class research hub.
Read “D.C.’s Children’s Hospital Gets 12 Acres at Former Walter Reed Campus” from the Washington Post.