Tranquility Hall is a new, 153 suite, ADA compliant duplex, that provides WII with a two-bedroom suite that includes a kitchenette, washer and dryer, a lounge area, which allows outpatients a place to stay with a non-medical attendant. Featured within the 306-bed facility is an Austin’s Playroom, a drop-in child activity center that provides certified childcare for not only those staying in the barracks, but to personnel in need of temporary child care while they’re on medical appointments.
The Wounded Family Coordination Cell (WFCC) is the centerpiece of this facility. Designed to provide necessary nonmedical support to WII, and their families, the WFCC supports and assists in coordinating services between all military branches and benevolent organizations.
The new, 515,000 sq. foot America building at WRNMMC is an outpatient building that houses a cancer treatment center, a pharmacy, and several outpatient clinics, such as dermatology, audiology and physical and occupational therapy. It also offers a Military Advanced Training Center (MATC), where physical therapists provide rehabilitation for service members and beneficiaries who are undergoing rehabilitation at WRNMMC.
Using cutting-edge equipment and advanced therapy, physical therapists provide strengthening activities, pre-prosthetic training to work on dynamic balance and endurance, residual limb care, fit awareness, and gait training on a variety of surfaces.
The MATC has a climbing wall, an indoor running track with an overhead harness, Fire Arms Training System, Gait Analysis Laboratory and the CAREN virtual rehabilitation lab.
First lady Michelle Obama and Fisher House Foundation Chairman Ken Fisher dedicated the first of three new Fisher Houses at WRNNMC in December 2010. There are now five total Fisher Houses onboard NSAB – the most on one base within the DoD system. The Fisher House program on base provides military families 68 handicapped suites, 20 of which are private, a place to stay at no cost while their loved one is treatment. Patients who are medically cleared may also stay at the Fisher Houses. Each includes a common area, communal dining, family rooms and play rooms for children.
Military leaders and senior officials from the Fisher Foundation and Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund commemorated the opening of the nearly $65 million National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) project in June 2010. Dedicated to the diagnosis and clinical care of service members suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and other complex psychological health issues. The two-story, 72,000 square foot facility provides state-of-the-art technology for advanced diagnosis, initial and long-term treatment, family education and reintegration support. Additionally, the center conducts comprehensive research, tests new protocols and provides training and education to patients, providers and families.
Services at the Galley
The dining facility known as the Galley, located in the basement of Building 9, now offers a fresh salad bar, and a la carte specialties, is served during Breakfast and Lunch hours, including new ‘Fit-n-Flavorful’ (lower sodium/fat/cholesterol and/or vegetarian) food choices. A Grab-n-Go menu, featuring quick pickup items, is offered to provide more dining flexibility Monday through Friday. And a reduced menu is served daily for dinner and weekend meals. The Galley has also maintained its “Green” status. The green certification comes from the Green Restaurant Association, a non-profit national environmental organization founded in 1990, which researches practical solutions to reduce environmental impacts of the restaurant industry. The command stopped using all Styrofoam products, acquired a food compost service and potato-based disposable eating utensils that are eco-friendly.
Administrative, Research and
Fitness Building – Building 17
A 415,000 sq. foot building, Building 17, now houses a new fitness center, along with additional administrative and research workspace. The fitness center offers a 50-meter, Olympic-sized swimming pool, with full wheelchair access, an elevated indoor track, racquetball courts and a cardio fitness center. Additionally, the fitness center provides Personal Training services, Fitness Challenges, monthly 5K Fun Runs and other exciting activities for all levels of fitness. There is also an underground parking garage, providing roughly 570 spaces, a portion of which are designated for wounded warriors. An extension of this facility, an administrative complex, offers staff members 145,000 sq. feet of work space.
New Parking Structures
America Garage - The new, eight-floor garage, located beside the America Building is designated for patients and visitors and provides roughly 930 spaces.
Located near the Fisher Houses and the Navy Lodge, the new Multi-Purpose Garage (MUPS) provides approximately 1,200 spaces for WRNMMC staff and Fisher House guests. Entrances to the MUPS are at Stokes, South Palmer and Stone Lake roads.