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Satellite treatment centers to enhance care for wounded soldiers
Funded by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and conceptually based on the original National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, Md., two new $11 million, 25,000-sf centers under way at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Camp Lejeune, N.C., will treat wounded American military service members for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. By locating the satellite centers in close proximity to existing military bases and medical centers, medical staff will be able to provide care for service members without having to separate them from their units or families. SmithGroupJJR, which designed the original NICoE, is serving as architect for the project. “These facilities will enhance the already exceptional care provided at NICoE,” said Phil Tobey, FAIA, FACHA, Senior Vice President of SmithGroupJJR and an Editorial Advisor to BD+C. “Every element of the building’s designs will be acutely attuned to the needs of TBI patients.”