Therapy patient in rehabilitation swimming pool with therapist

Everything Imaginable To Overcome The Unthinkable

We go about our daily lives, looking both ways, trying to be careful. Trying to avoid the unexpected. And hoping we never, ever, have to face the unthinkable. A traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. Or a major stroke.

At the Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC), we’re undaunted by the unthinkable.

That’s because we’ve created one of the most innovative rehabilitation facilities on the West Coast. Filled with some of the most compassionate and highly qualified board-certified doctors, therapists and nurses in the nation. All ready when a catastrophic injury patient arrives.

And from our groundbreaking stem cell research, to the cutting-edge ZeroG gravity system, to one-on-one peer counseling, we’re using the latest advancements to get patients up and moving and living again to the fullest extent possible.​

We’re doing everything imaginable, to overcome the unthinkable. 

The Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center – a 64-bed full-service physical rehabilitation facility licensed by the State of California and located in San Jose – has been treating individuals with brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, and other disabling neurological conditions since 1971. The experience gained over those four decades and the exceptional skills of a dedicated team of rehabilitation specialists has brought advanced treatment, leading-edge research and technology, superior patient outcomes, and renewed hope to more than 10,000 people.


 

WELCOME TO THE SCVMC REHABILITATION CENTER

Learn more about our program, our expertise, advanced technology, and team approach to working with our patients to develop a treatment plan to get them back home and living their lives.

WELCOME TO REHABILITATION


SPECIALIZATIONS

BRAIN INJURY
BRAIN INJURY
Brain injury, whether traumatic or acquired, can take many forms and affect human function in many ways, including memory, physical abilities, cognitive (thinking) abilities, behavior, decision making and more. Within this wide continuum of symptoms and severity, the Rehabilitation Center offers an in-depth and comprehensive program designed to help individuals with brain injury return to the highest level of function and independence possible.​

SPINAL CORD INJURY
SPINAL CORD INJURY
Following a spinal cord injury, the ability to return home and to the community with the highest degree of lifelong independence possible -with a minimized risk for secondary complications - is closely related to initial inpatient rehabilitation. That's why we make sure the rehab experience is as effective and valuable as it can be through a combination of compassionate staff, experience, expertise and scope of services that are unmatched on the West Coast and the surrounding region.​

STROKE & GENERAL REHABILITATION
STROKE & GENERAL REHABILITATION
The Stroke and General Rehabilitation program features an inpatient focus on disabilities caused by cerebral vascular incidents, multiple sclerosis, orthopedic conditions, amputation, and Guillain-Barre. As part of our full range of capabilities and resources for treating stroke, SCVMC is a Joint Commission-designated Primary Stroke Center, a national certification that recognizes centers that follow best practices for stroke care beginning with emergency treatment. 

In 2016 we treated over 200 stroke patients and discharged 79% to a community setting versus the national average of 72%. In addition, data shows that 88.8% of patients and their families would recommend our Rehabilitation Center to a family member or friend. 

RESPIRATORY REHABILITATION  UNIT (RRU)
RESPIRATORY REHABILITATION UNIT (RRU)
This unit is a vital component of our highly specialized, acute-care rehabilitation program. The RRU, as an intensive care unit, allows us to admit and begin rehabilitation-focused care at the earliest possible moment, even for medically complex and vent-dependent patients with a brain or spinal cord injury. We pioneered the use of medical intensivists in the RRU, working with spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the operating room.  

Our High Quadriplegic Program provides around-the-clock respiratory management for vent-dependent patients. We enjoy a remarkable record of successful vent weaning, and our rates of pulmonary emboli occurrence and therapeutic bronchoscopies are extremely low.



FEATURED Physician

CONGRATULATIONS TO Dr. HENRY HUIE


PATIENT Story

See the amazing story of Christian Bauerle, the Soquel High School student who nearly lost his life from a football injury. Thanks to his hard work, the support of his family, and the therapy he received at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Traumatic Brian Injury Unit, he is back on his feet and well on his way to a complete recovery.

THE RETURN OF CHRISTIAN BAUERLE

Our highly-trained team of doctors, nurses & therapists went the extra mile.


 

WELCOME TO REHABILITATION BROCHURE

Download our brochure for a detailed glimpse into our approach to inpatient rehabilitation for brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke. In it you’ll learn about:

  • SCVMC’s mission and vision
  • Patient education programs
  • ​Programs and services
  • About your stay in the​ hospital and what to expect
  • Rehabilitation team roles
  • Information for patients and families about parking, restaurants, and lodging.
SCVMC Rehabilitation Welcome Booklet


  

ACCREDITATION

  • Accredited by the Joint Commission and certified by Medi-Cal and Medicare. 
  • Seven accreditations by the Commission of the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for adult and children/adolescent rehabilitation in spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke. 
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