October 1, 2015

October Construction Update

Photo: A group of WBRC Staff pose behind B500 after their building tour.
WBRC continues to watch the construction progress of B-500, the highly anticipated new home of the Polytruama and Blind Rehabilitation services on the Palo Alto VAPAHCS Campus.  Some of the building's features will include private bedrooms and bathrooms for inpatients, 3 large shared courtyards, a ‘green’ living roof, a greenhouse, and solar panels on the roof.  
Photo: A group of WBRC Staff at the new nursing station in B500.
Photo: WBRC Staff review the building plans during a B500 tour.

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.  Currently construction crews are nearing completion of both the interior and exterior of the building.

Photo: A group of WBRC Staff tour the B500 Basic Shop area.

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.  Construction is anticipated to be 100% complete shortly, with the building becoming operational in the Spring or Summer of 2016.  

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CLICK HERE to read the project's news release

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