February 11, 2015

February Construction Update: WBRC Administration Tours New Building

Photo: Members of the WBRC Administration during their recent tour of B-500.
WBRC administration had the pleasure of touring the new home of the WBRC (B-500) earlier this month.  They reported that the new space is ‘state of the art’ and will have much more room than our current building.  Some of the new features will include private bedrooms and bathrooms for inpatients, 3 large shared courtyards, a ‘green’ living roof, a greenhouse, and a bocce ball court.  
Photo: The B-500 Main Courtyard in February 2015.
At 174,000 square feet, this new facility is the largest consolidated rehabilitation center in the VA and will include 24 beds for the polytruama program, 32 beds for the blind rehabilitation program, and 12 beds for the polytruama 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.
Photo: The exterior of B-500 as seen in February 2015.
Construction is anticipated to complete in Summer of 2015 with the building becoming operational in Winter of 2015.


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