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Designs Complete for Boston Polytrauma Network Site Updated Facilities to Improve Veterans’ Care The Polytrauma Network Site at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Boston Healthcare System is one of 21 facilities in the country designed to provide long-term rehabilitative care to veterans and service members who have experienced multiple injuries. Additionally, these facilities provide services to veterans’ families, proactive case management for existing and emerging conditions, and identification of local resources for VA and non-VA care. Dewberry recently provided design services for the renovations of polytrauma units at three VA Boston Healthcare System locations: Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, and Brockton, Massachusetts. Minor upgrades in past years left the three clinics with mismatched rooms and equipment, as well as spaces unsuited to the program’s needs. The unorganized areas affected the overall efficiency of basic clinic operations. The estimated $2.3-million project included site visits, surveys, preparation of base drawings, and development of the conceptual design process through a series of interviews and meetings with different staff at all three locations. Overall design elements included assessing existing conditions at each location, reorganizing administrative work areas to provide greater staff efficiency, and converting underutilized rooms to either expanded patient reception areas or private treatment rooms. The Jamaica Plain campus design provides additional program space, and replaces the existing mechanical system with new units that include ceiling-mounted fan coil units. The design for West Roxbury includes renovations of an underutilized corridor into a new patient reception space with a check-in area, expanded wheelchair clinic, and storage. Like the Jamaica Plain site, the Brockton campus design adds new program space, as well as a new centralized air conditioning unit throughout the floorplan. The total square footage for all three project renovations is estimated at over 16,000 square feet. “Dewberry accommodated all of our needs, including the many walk-throughs that were needed for three campuses. I appreciate the teamwork that was fostered during this project,” says Francine Enright, AO, Polytrauma Network Site representative. Physical and Occupational Therapy Trends In developing the designs for the three polytrauma units, Dewberry followed the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ process and standards guidelines that include programming and planning standards for physical and occupational therapy (PT and OT) rehabilitation centers. PT and OT trends include: • Privacy between patients and staff • Program space for therapist/patient interaction • Treatment methods and equipment needs • Low maintenance materials • Cost conscious construction • Security Cramped quarters and outdated mechanical systems are necessitating the renovation of polytrauma units, such as this Brockton, Massachusetts, site. 4

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Dimensions - November/December 2008
Contents
Engineering the Combat Vehicle Operator’s Training Course
Improving Long-Term Rehabilitative Care for Veterans
Exploring Current Asset Management Needs
Paying Tribute to Two Dewberry Leaders
Regional Jail Expands in Virginia
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Contents
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Engineering the Combat Vehicle Operator’s Training Course
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - 3
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Improving Long-Term Rehabilitative Care for Veterans
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Exploring Current Asset Management Needs
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Paying Tribute to Two Dewberry Leaders
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - 7
Dimensions - November/December 2008 - Regional Jail Expands in Virginia
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