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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA

 

Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center

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The Richmond VA Medical Center is one of five designated Polytrauma Rehabilitation Centers (PRC) in the Veterans Health Care System. We are committed to providing outstanding patient care to our nation’s Veterans and Active Duty Service Members (ADSMs).

Our approach is patient and family centered and is rooted in innovation, research, and excellence in clinical care. Our comprehensive interdisciplinary team approach encompasses all aspects of a holistic model of patient care.

Our system of care is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and Joint Commission. Providing the highest quality patient care to our nation’s Veterans and Service Members is our mission; we not only embrace this goal but excel at it. We hope that you will allow us the opportunity to participate in your care.

Mission: The mission of the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center 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: To provide a state-of-the-art, evidence-based, general rehabilitation and brain-injury rehabilitation program for Veterans and active duty service members

Inpatient Programs

The PRC offers a variety of programs for Veterans and ADSMs. These include:
• Brain Injury Program
• General Rehabilitation
• Emerging Consciousness Program
• Post-Deployment 360 Degree Evaluation Program
• Amputee Boot Camp

Brain Injury Program

The brain injury program at the PRC is a specialized, interdisciplinary program that is outcomes focused for persons with traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury. The program encompasses a multifaceted approach which takes into account the challenging medical, physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental health and recreational needs of persons with brain injury. We use a structured approach in rehabilitation and education for this specialized population. Patients must be able to participate in at least 3 hours of physical, occupational and/or speech therapy daily as medically appropriate, along with specialized medical and nursing care, psychology services, recreation therapy, and vision rehabilitation as needed.

General Rehabilitation

The general rehabilitation program is an interdisciplinary program that is outcomes focused for persons with variety of neurologic, orthopedic and medical conditions who require rehabilitation to improve their level of independence. The program encompasses a multifaceted approach which takes into account the challenging medical, physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental health and recreational needs of persons adjusting to a debilitating injury or illness. Patients must be able to participate in at least 3 hours of physical, occupational and/or speech therapy daily as medically appropriate, along with specialized medical and nursing care, psychology services, recreation therapy, and vision rehabilitation as needed.

Emerging Consciousness Program

The Emerging Consciousness (EC) Program is a specialized program for persons with severe traumatic brain injury who are medically stable, but not yet “awake”. Using interdisciplinary medical, nursing, and rehabilitation services we will work to: 1) improve your loved one’s responsiveness and return to consciousness, 2) optimize long term function, and 3) facilitate advancement to the next level of rehabilitation. We will work to accomplish this by providing individualized treatment designed to cognitively and environmentally stimulate in a structured manner, while treating or preventing medical or physical conditions that may hinder that return to consciousness.

Post-Deployment 360 Degree Evaluation Program

The 360 Degree Evaluation is a two week admission for comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment planning for individuals with a history of traumatic brain injury and ongoing functional deficits. These evaluations help determine the range and types of services needed to manage the full scope of medical, rehabilitation, and psychosocial problems resulting from combat-related and other injury and the most appropriate setting in which to deliver those services. (360 Evaluation) (Pre-Admission Summary) 

Amputee Boot Camp

This program is geared toward the population of Veterans and Active Duty Servicemembers who exhibit motivation to return to a lifestyle of mobility using a prosthesis, but not a wheelchair. The individual needs to be able to tolerate two hours of intense physical therapy daily in addition to occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy and recreational therapy in order to be considered. This program is a 5 day inpatient admission.

To refer a patient or for more information about the PRC Inpatient Programs (except Amputee Boot Camp) please contact:
Ms. Patricia Rudd, RN, PRC Admissions Coordinator at 804-675-6548 or patricia.rudd@va.gov
To refer a patient or for more information about the PRC Amputee Boot Camp please contact:
Ms. Patty Young, PT, Amputee Rehabilitation Coordinator at 804-675-5000 x3292 or patricia.young8@va.gov

You can call the PRC at 804-675-5000 x4602.

Helpful documents/links for referral process:

1. MTF to VA referral form
2. MMSO referral form
3. Facility Map
4. Directions 

Frequently Asked Questions