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Scope and Content Note
Historical materials relating to the work of the Rapid Implementation Team (RIT). The RIT was tasked "...to address issues pertaining to the re-establishment of the National Naval Medical Center, the disestablishment of the Naval Medical Command, National Capital Region and the Naval Medical Clinic, Washington, DC, and all other recommendations affecting Navy health care delivery in the Washington, DC area." The team also was directed to make an in-depth assessment of Naval Hospital Bethesda and to provide recommendations that would provide a base for the pilot implementation of BRP initiatives, improve management effectiveness, and re-establish Bethesda's position as the Flagship of Navy Medicine. The RIT commenced operation on 7 November 1988.
This collection should be cited as Records of the Bethesda National Naval Medical Center Rapid Implementation Team, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.