Military hospital closure racks up $2B tab

After more than 100 years of delivering care and a six-year realignment process, Walter Reed, the military hospital in Washington, D.C., will shut its doors for good in September, reports CNN. Burdened with increased steel prices, media reports of inferior care, and requirements for private patient rooms and bigger operating rooms, it will cost $2.6 billion to close the facility and consolidate it with the Bethesda (Md.) Naval Medical Center. That's more than double the original cost estimates, notes CNN. Article

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