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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Medical Center, New Orleans

Built to Serve Those Who Served

The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Medical Center in New Orleans (SLVHCS) features nine buildings uniquely specified to aid the more than 70,000 vets who visit each year. Veteran-specific design includes straight, long stairways, without switchbacks to increase visibility; blind corners were also minimized. Bathrooms are prominently located, as many vets travel from rural areas. Accessibility was championed, with ample and easy wheelchair storage at the entrance.“To design for this specialized patient population and its healthcare needs, we recruited over 100 veterans and 180 VA hospital staff from Louisiana—many of whom are vets themselves—f

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Take Five

The Vaya Family offers a modern take on taking a break. A fresh interpretation of outdoor lounge furniture, Vaya chairs, benches and tables combine durability and aesthetics. Simply detailed frames are corrosion-resistant powder-coated aluminum. Tabletop, chair and bench seats and backs, are designed in 100% FSC Cumaru hardwood. Glass tabletops are also available in several variations. Each Vaya product has a substantial weight and feel for solid but versatile placement. Designed for years of use, Vaya goes indoors or out and is a perfect choice for outdoor living rooms, resorts and hotels, roof top decks, campus courtyards, and other gathering areas.

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