September 16, 2013

New Blind Center Continues to Take Shape

Photo: The New Polytrauma and Blind Rehab. Center continues
Construction crews of the new Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center continue to work hard towards completion of the new building.  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. 

Photo: The studs of the 2nd & 3rd floor walls are visible
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. It will also house inpatient and outpatient services such as Physical Medicine Rehab (PM&R), Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy.

Photo: A view down one of the WBRC's new hallways
Construction is anticipated to complete in late 2014 with the building becoming operational in January 2015.  
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CLICK HERE to read the project's news release

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