Project Spotlight: Intrepid Spirit Center

Healing the Invisible Wounds

In the world of military health, brain injuries and post-traumatic stress are often called the “invisible wounds of war.” To address this critical concern, the Intrepid Spirit Center is underway at Fort Bliss, strategically positioned adjacent to the new William Beaumont Army Medical Center in East El Paso.

Intrepid Spirit Center provides comprehensive care, incorporating multiple specialty care services designed to offer soldiers individual treatment based on their specific injuries. The one-story medical facility will be fully equipped with cutting-edge equipment to provide advanced evaluation and treatment for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) to active-duty military personnel and their families. Envisioned as a place for healing, the center brings together doctors, nurse case managers, therapists, social workers, and psychologists whose focus is on soldier recovery. Given the substantial number of United States military personnel diagnosed with TBI and PTSD, this center serves a critical purpose in providing the most advanced care. As an experienced health care builder for military communities, Satterfield & Pontikes (S&P) has been entrusted as the general contractor for the new 23,641 SF center.

Intrepid Spirit Center, developed by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), a non-profit organization that is raising all construction costs from donations from the public, embraces a comprehensive and holistic approach by integrating many treatment disciplines within a single facility. These include neurology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, yoga, as well as integrative therapies like music and art therapy. The facility will offer a range of amenities, including exam rooms, a fully equipped physical therapy gym, locker facilities, and an outdoor patio with seating, providing patients with a space to enjoy fresh air and relaxation.

S&P is currently in the process of installing windows, marking a significant milestone in the project and a step toward the expected completion in May 2024. This facility marks the final addition among a series of ten centers being established by IFHF across military bases nationwide. The Intrepid Spirit Centers have proven their effectiveness, with over 90% of active-duty military patients fully recovering and resuming their service in the armed forces. S&P is honored to have a role in bringing excellent healthcare to our military personnel through the Intrepid Spirit Center.

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December 7, 2023

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