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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA

 

Polytrauma Network Site (PNS) in Richmond Virginia

Mission: The mission of the Polytrauma Network Site is to care for our Nation's Veterans and active duty service members by using best practices of patient-centered care in order to maximize each individual's optimal level of functioning after severe injury or debilitating illness. 

Vision: Medical treatment is not complete until the person served is restored to the optimum, attainable level of independence, and social participation in a home community of his or her choice.  Rehabilitation is best when provided by an interdisciplinary team that includes the person served.

Our Goal:  Our goal is to see our patients confidently navigate the least restrictive environment in which the person can function safely.

Overview:  PNS provides assessment for physical, cognitive and emotional problems related to polytrauma injury.  We provide individualized outpatient polytrauma rehabilitation services in a setting that meets the needs of our veterans, service members, and their families.  We develop and manage interdisciplinary rehabilitation treatment plans in consultation with the PRCs and other VISN medical centers.  We provide proactive case management for existing and emerging conditions.  And we help our patients identify resources for VA and non-VA care across the VISN.

Program Components:  We provide a holistic, ecologically based program that addresses the individual needs of our patients with customized programming and treatment using an interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists. Our team consists of a physician, Neuropsychologist, Psychologist, Social Worker,  Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapist, Recreational, Kinesio, Occupational and Physical Therapists, a Speech Language Pathologist, and a Nurse Case Manager.  We provide group and individual therapies, on-site and community based activities, vocational, and recreational training. The PNS team also provides healthcare through secure, encrypted video teleconferencing for individuals who prefer to receive treatment at one of the following Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOC):  -Emporia
-Fredericksburg
-Charlottesville

Want to receive treatment from the privacy of your own home?

PNS now offers a new program called Clinical Video Telehealth into the Home (CVThm).  This program allows Veterans to access their VA health care providers and receive health care through secure, encrypted video teleconferencing from the comfort and privacy of their own home. 

For more information, including eligibility criteria, please contact our telehealth coordinator at:  (804) 675-2463 or send email to: Jessica.barton@va.gov

To refer a patient or for more information about the PNS Program please contact:
Ms. Anne Gill, PNS Case Manager at (804) 675-6478 or anne.gill@va.gov 
Dr. Anne Hudak, PNS Medical Director at 804 675-5000 ext.3771 or anne.hudak@va.gov

Links to additional useful information and resources:

Have additional questions about the PNS program? Please reference our New Patient Welcome Packet:

PNS Welcome Packet

Directions to the PNS Program

Direction Powerpoint 

Need instructions on how to access your portable health record?

My HealtheVet Link

My HealtheVet offers you tips and tools (including access to your portable health record) to help you partner with your care team, so together you work to manage your health.

VA Telehealth Services

VA Telehealth Link

Your "Wellness" is important to us!

Healthy decisions and a healthy lifestyle are critical components to healing and successful rehabilitation. Provided are some resources to assist you with assessing and developing that healthy lifestyle that will improve your healing and rehabilitative efforts:

Understanding TBI - TBI information

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), may happen from a blow or jolt to the head or an object penetrating the brain. When the brain is injured, the person can experience a change in consciousness that can range from becoming disoriented and confused to slipping into a coma. The person might also have a loss of memory for the time immediately before or after the event that caused the injury. Not all injuries to the head result in a TBI.