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Polytrauma/TBI System of Care

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Welcome to the Richmond Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center

The Hunter Holmes McGuire Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center at Richmond is one of 5 facilities in the country designed to provide intensive rehabilitative care to Veterans and Servicemembers who experienced severe injuries (including brain injuries) to more than one organ system. For more information about Polytrauma, visit the national Polytrauma System of Care page.

Hunter Holmes McGuire Polytrauma Network Site is a DVBIC partner site.

Find out more information about our Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program.

Mental Health Support/Veterans Crisis Line

Many Veterans with Polytrauma injuries also need mental health and crisis support. If you or someone you know is having trouble readjusting to civilian life, is having trouble sleeping, or is experiencing mood swings, depression, or other signs of extreme stress, we can offer free or low-cost assistance and care.

Veterans Crisis Line.

Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255)

For immediate help, call the National Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Your call is confidential and can also be anonymous. Or, you may have a confidential online conversation with a professional on the National Veterans Crisis Line Web Chat site 

Readjustment Counseling System (Vet Centers)

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Richmond VA Medical Center

Hunter Holmes McGuire (Richmond) VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23249
(804) 675-5000
Toll Free: (800) 784-8381

Returning Veterans Coordinator:
Patricia Rudd (BSN, CRRN)
(804) 675-6548

Polytrauma Admissions and Referral Officer:
Patricia Rudd (BSN, CRRN)
(804) 675-6548


Dianna Sue Cash (CRRN)
(804) 675-5000 ext 5984

Polytrauma Case Manager:
Keneshia Thornton (MSW)
(804) 675-5000, Ext. 6946

Polytrauma Director:
Ajit B. Pai (MD)
(804) 675-4602

Hunter Holmes McGuire (Richmond) VA Medical Center is a proud member of VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network - Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 6.

Additional Information

If you are interested in more information about admission to the Richmond Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center or want to schedule an evaluation, please contact Patricia Rudd, our Polytrauma Admissions Coordinator and Referral Officer, at (804) 675-6548.

Returning Veterans

Veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) should contact their local OEF/OIF Coordinator for information about benefits and health care enrollment.

Points of contact for returning Veterans and Servicemembers throughout the Virginia, North Carolina, and Southern West Virginia region:


West Virginia

North Carolina