December 13, 2012

Construction Begins on New Polytrauma and Blind Center

Aerial view of the beginning construction of the foundation

Construction of the new Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center has begun.  The new center will overlap the original WBRC footprint on the Palo Alto VAPAHCS campus.  This will be the VA's first and only Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center to be combined with a Blind Rehabilitation Center. 

Beginnings of the foundation - looking towards covered walkway & building 2
 At 174,000 square feet, this new facility is the largest consolidated rehabilitation center in the VA.  The Rehabilitation Center includes 24 beds for the polytrauma program, 32 beds for the blind rehabilitation program, and 12 beds for the polytrauma transitional rehabilitation program.
Construction site looking towards building 4 and main hospital.

The center will also have an outpatient physical therapy/occupational therapy clinic, an outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic, and clinical programs for Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans.

Rendering of the new Polytrauma and Blind Center
Construction is anticipated to complete in late 2014 with the building becoming operational in January 2015.
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