February 27, 2014

February Construction Update

Photograph: A view of B-500 with the newly completed pool on the left and building 4 on right

Construction crews of the new Polytrauma and Blind Rehabilitation Center (B-500) have completed installation of the membrane coating on the exterior of the 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.

Photograph: The front of B-500 with the blue membrane coating installed.

At 174,000 square feet, this new facility is the largest consolidated rehabilitation center in the VA and will include 24 beds for the polytrauma program, 32 beds for the blind rehabilitation program, and 12 beds for the polytrauma transitional rehabilitation program. 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.

Photograph: Construction Workers begin to install siding on B-500.

Construction is anticipated to complete in late 2014 with the building becoming operational in Spring of 2015.

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