SPINAL CORd Injury
Patient and Caregiver Educational Resources:
Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Website
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury Education Manual
MORE PATIENTS. MORE EXPERIENCE. BETTER OUTCOMES.
Following a spinal cord injury (SCI), 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 staff, experience, expertise and scope of services that are unmatched on the West Coast and the surrounding region.
WHY MORE EXPERIENCE MATTERS
Since the Rehabilitation Center began treating individuals with spinal cord injuries in 1941, thousands of men, women, adolescents and children have trusted us with their care. Each year an average of 150 people receive inpatient rehab for SCI in a specialized, 32-bed unit dedicated to spinal cord injury care. These high numbers of patients translate directly into more experience across all aspects of rehabilitation, which, in turn, helps create better patient outcomes including much higher than average discharge-to-home statistics and functional gains right after leaving the Rehabilitation Center and over time.
AN EXCEPTIONAL TEAM OF REHAB SPECIALISTS
The Rehabilitation Center at SCVMC is staffed with more SCI-boarded physicians than any other rehabilitation center on the West Coast. The health professionals who make up our multidisciplinary team of nurses, therapists, social workers, case managers, psychologists, and other physician specialists also have extensive experience and skills in the area of spinal cord injury rehabilitation.
HIGHLY PERSONALIZED CARE
Having a comprehensive range of specialists across multiple rehab disciplines means we can bring together a team that best meets your specific diagnosis and level of injury. This high degree of personalized involvement, directed to an individual, not a condition, makes up an important part of your care during inpatient rehabilitation and also helps guide your ongoing recovery when you return home.
STRIVES TO PROVIDE EXCELLENT CARE
3ARU Five Star Award 2015-2021
Top 10% Nationally in Quality of Care
Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) gathers patient satisfaction and follow up data after discharge. Please help us learn how we are performing by responding to the phone survey by PRC.
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Discharge Outcomes
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Demographics
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program Scope of Care
- Accredited by the Joint Commission and certified by Medi-Cal and Medicare.
- Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for Inpatient Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Specialty Program Children and Adolescents, Adults
PATIENT AND FAMILY EDUCATION
Designed as an ongoing educational series, this program offers guest speakers and other presentations and activities that focus on patient and family concerns and lifetime care following spinal cord injury. Individuals with spinal cord injury will have the opportunity to network with other members of the spinal cord injury community and will be informed about local resources and services that are available in their community.
SPINAL CORD INJURIES
Learn what happens when the spinal cord is injured & how to prevent an injury.
stories about coming back
Philip’s rehab team, family, and hard work helped him return to his winery.