February 28, 2012

WBRC Settling in to New Space

Image: T-365 Floorplan Layout

WBRC is settling into the newly constructed 36,960 square foot T-365 building located at the VAPAHCS Menlo Park campus.  The 27 bed facility is intended to be a temporary location while the permanent Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center is constructed at the VAPAHCS Palo Alto campus.  Constructed of 52 modular sections, the one story design incorporates increased office and treatment spaces as well as some new features specially included for our unique needs. 

New Features:
·         Graphic Arts and Technology Lab
·         Research Lab
·         Ceramics Lab
·         Home Maintenance Training Classroom
·         Recreation Therapy Kitchen
·         Talking Book Library
·         Keyboard Typing Lab
·         Additional Optometry Exam Room
·         Dedicated CNVR Treatment Rooms
·         Staff Break Room
·         Additional Conference Room
·         Dog Run

Improved Features:
·         Larger Student Rooms
·         Four Student Rooms designed for diverse medical needs
·         Three Television viewing areas
·         New Disklavier Piano
·         Accessible Raised Bed Gardening Area
·         Expanded Nursing Station
·         Medication Room
·         Nursing Report Room
·         Additional Computer Access Training Rooms
·         Added Offices in Mobility, CNVR, & Recreation Therapy
·         Added Optometry and Mobility waiting areas
·         Increased Storage for Prosthetics
·         Indoor Glare Assessment Area
·         Additional Clean Utility Room

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