SCI Acute Rehabilitation Centers in Northern California

NorCal SCI has compiled this report on all the Spinal Cord Injury Specific Acute Rehabilitation Centers in Northern California.
Many people do have a choice to where they can do rehab and the purpose of this report is to give vital information to ensure you or your loved one gets the best possible start on the recovery journey.

Important questions to ask  (From the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation)
After a person has stabilized following a spinal cord injury, they will then go to a specialized hospital called a rehabilitation center. While the nearest facility may be the most convenient, and may offer many advantages in terms of support from family and friends, it may not offer the level of service needed in a complex injury or disease. READ MORE

Facility Name ------ Location

SCVMC San Jose
Kaiser Vallejo
Alta Bates Oakland
SRI Roseville
CPMC San Francisco
Leon S. Peters Fresno
UC Davis Sacramento
Mercy Sacramento
PAVA Palo Alto
Craig Denver, CO
General Rehabs

SCVMC

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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 S. Bascom Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
408-885-2032
Sobrato Pavilion Rehabilitation Center
Number of SCI Patients Each Year:   147
Average Length of Stay (Days):          27
Accreditations: CARF and Joint Commission
What NorCal SCI Says:
The biggest SCI Rehab Center in Northern California and highest-ranked in US News and World Report for Rehabilitation on the entire Pacific Coast. Opened in late 2017, has the latest state of the art rehabilitation facilities, large spacious single rooms and experienced staff  with specific expertise in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
What SCVMC Says:
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. The high numbers of patients translate directly into more experience across all aspects of rehabilitation which, in turn, helps create better patient outcomes after leaving the Rehabilitation Center. We maintain specialty programs in Recreational Therapy, Peer Support as well as a 10-bed Specialty Respiratory Unit, with some of the best outcomes in the nation for vent weaning of persons with SCI.


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KAISER

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Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Facility
975 Sereno Drive
Vallejo, CA 94589
707-651-2310
Number of SCI Patients Each Year:  120
Average Length of Stay (Days):         17
Accreditations:
What NorCal SCI Says:
Second biggest SCI Rehabilitation Center in Northern California dedicated for Kaiser Patients. Opened in 2010, single rooms and experienced staff with specific expertise in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
What Kaiser Says:
The Rehab Center has been contacted but no response has been received.
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ALTA BATES

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Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
350 Hawthorne Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
510-869-6325
Number of SCI Patients Each Year:   99
Average Length of Stay (Days):         21
Accreditations: CARF
What NorCal SCI Says:
Opened in 2014, spacious single rooms, many with spectacular views towards the Bay and San Francisco, experienced staff with specific expertise in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
What Alta Bates says:
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Center has over a 40 year history of superior rehabilitation expertise and outcomes. Our highly specialized Spinal Cord Injury interdisciplinary team includes a Rehabilitation Physician, Rehabilitation RN, Physical Therapist , Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist ( as needed), Neuropsychologist, Social Worker, Dietician, and Respiratory Therapist. Now located in a state of the art facility with the most up to date equipment, our patients with Spinal Cord Injury achieved clinical outcomes that exceeded regional and national benchmarks, and 92% of our patients were very satisfied with the care they received.
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SRI

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Sutter Rehabilitation Institute
6 Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA, 95661
916-878-2588
Number of SCI Patients Each Year:   75
Average Length of Stay (Days):         20
Accreditations: CARF
What NorCal SCI Says:
Opened in 2009, spacious single rooms and integrated outdoor rehabilitation garden, experienced staff with specific expertise in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
What SRI says:
Dedicated spinal cord injury unit and state-of-the-art equipment. Specialized doctors and clinical care teams including a board certified spinal cord medicine rehabilitation physician, experienced therapy team and rehabilitation certified nurses. Social workers, neuropsychologists and case managers also play important roles in your care. Therapeutic recreation and community trips in our wheelchair accessible van. Physical Medicine and Rehab follow-up clinic. 93.5% of people cared for were very satisfied with the spinal cord injury program.
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Sutter Health California Pacific Regional Rehabilitation Center
Castro Street & Duboce Ave
San Francisco, CA 94146
415-600-6153
Number of SCI Patients Each Year:   62
Average Length of Stay (Days):         28
Accreditations: CARF and Joint Commission
What NorCal SCI Says:
Initially opened in 1969 and extensively remodeled in 2009, large single rooms, many with spectacular views of San Francisco, experienced staff with specific expertise in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
What CPMC says:
Our Specialty programs are designed around complex catastrophic rehabilitation diagnosis. This means that our programs are able to address the complicated rehabilitation needs of the individual as well as the complex medical needs that result in catastrophic illness. We prove our program’s effectiveness by documenting our outcomes. Our patients’ outcomes are the result of the care, skill and commitment of our team at California Pacific Regional Rehabilitation Center.
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LEON S. PETERS

Leon S Peters Rehab, Community Regional Medical Center
2823 Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93721
559-459-3957
Number of SCI Patients Each Year:   61
Average Length of Stay (Days):         Data to be provided
Accreditations: Generalized JACHO
What NorCal SCI Says:
Opened in 199x dedicated SCI floor with single rooms, experienced staff  with specific expertise in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
What Leon S Peters says:
We are a rehabilitation unit with unique expertise in SCI in the Central California Valley. We have a dedicated SCI team, with hundreds of years of experience among all of the team members. We provide expert and compassionate care to anyone with an SCI, to achieve the best possible outcome in the length of stay they have. We look forward to helping you and your family through this life challenge to help you achieve the best outcome in getting back to your life!
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UC DAVIS

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UC Davis Medical Center, Rehabilitation
4860 Y Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
916-734-7041
Number of SCI Patients Each Year:   56
Average Length of Stay (Days): 15*
* Average for all inpatients including non SCI
Accreditations: Magnet recognized organization
What NorCal SCI Says:
Opened in the 1990’s with semi-private rooms, facilities shared with other rehab disciplines, experienced staff  with expertise in multiple rehabilitation disciplines.
What UC Davis says:
UC Davis Health proudly provides highly skilled rehabilitation services for patients with spinal cord injuries. The health system’s Acute Rehabilitation Hospital is located on the university’s Sacramento campus and is affiliated with UC Davis Medical Center. It’s a 19-bed unit with semi-private rooms. The rehabilitation service is the only one of its kind in inland Northern California to provide integrated, comprehensive care in both hospital and outpatient settings. Our rehab plans are customized to meet the goals of each patient, helping individuals become as independent and self-reliant as possible, and enabling them to achieve active, healthy lives.
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MERCY

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Dignity Health Mercy General Acute Rehabilitation
4001 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
916-453-4566
Number of SCI Patients Each Year:   40
Average Length of Stay (Days):         25
Accreditations: CARF
What NorCal SCI Says:
Opened in 1986, high percentage of single rooms in unit, facilities shared with other rehab disciplines, experienced staff with expertise in multiple rehabilitation disciplines.
What Mercy says:
Established in 1986, the Mercy General Acute Rehabilitation program has helped over 10,000 patients develop the skills needed to regain independence. Our highly trained, experienced and dedicated rehabilitation team provide 24/7 nursing and physician coverage, along with targeted therapeutic interventions that help you or your loved one get back to the life you love sooner.
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VA Palo Alto Spinal Cord Injury Service
801 Miranda Ave (128)
Palo Alto, CA 94304
650-493-5000 x65043
Number of SCI Patients Each Year:   26
Average Length of Stay (Days):         28
Accreditations: CARF
What NorCal SCI Says:
Some of the best SCI resources and facilities are available to veterans. Opened in 1974, dedicated SCI wing with spacious shared rooms. Experienced staff with specific expertise in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.
What PAVA says:
Acute Rehabilitation and Continuum of Care. The Spinal Cord Injury/Disorder (SCI/D) Center at the VA Palo Health Care System is a CARF accredited rehabilitation center. The Center is affiliated with Stanford University School of Medicine and has been serving SCI/D since 1974. We provide rehabilitation, specialized services, and coordinate lifetime care for veterans and active duty military with injury or disease of the spinal cord in many of the westerns states of the USA. We promote mobilization, functional independence and community participation, and prevention of complications.
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CRAIG

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Craig Hospital
3425 S. Clarkson St. 
Englewood, CO 80113
303-789-8000
Number of SCI Patients Each Year:  250
Average Length of Stay (Days):         68
Accreditations:
JAHCO, Magnet & NIDILRR Center of Excellence
What NorCal SCI Says:
Some California residents decide on doing their rehab at Craig Hospital in Colorado as it is ranked in the top 10 nationally by US News and World Report for Rehabilitation. We have not visited the facility but is certainly an option if you have the financial resources.
What Craig says:
Craig Hospital is a world-renowned, not-for-profit hospital that offers state-of-the-art, unparalleled neurorehabilitation and research. Recognized as a top 10 rehab hospital for the past 29 years, Craig is one of the most established rehabilitation hospitals in the world. Craig’s patient outcomes are some of the best in the field of rehabilitative medicine, and half of Craig's patients come from outside of Colorado. Craig offers up to thirty days of free housing for outpatients and families of newly injured spinal cord injury or brain injury rehabilitation inpatients who live more than 60 miles from Denver.
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GENERAL REHABS

There are other facilities that offer acute rehab for SCI patients. These facilities do not have specialized SCI resources and are typically part of a general rehabilitation program.


John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek
Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital, San Leandro
Dignity Rehabilitation Services, Santa Cruz
San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, Fresno

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