Construction to begin in spring on D.C. amputee center

01/17/2006 |

After several delays, work is to begin this spring on a new $10 million Military Amputee Training Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, even though the hospital is slated for closure in five years. Officials said the new center will serve as a transitional center to provide care for amputee military patients for five years, until Walter Reed merges with some functions at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

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