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SCI - About Us


The mission of the SCI Service at VAPAHCS is to enhance the quality of life of persons with Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders (SCI/D). We provide comprehensive treatment and services in collaboration with these individuals to promote health, functional independence and community participation throughout their lifetime.


The VAPAHCS SCIS will be the health care provider of choice and will exceed customer expectations by continually developing better ways to provide the highest quality care and services to persons with SCI/D within the environment that empowers and inspires excellence. The SCIS will continue as a valued community resource and leader in SCI/D education and research.


Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (I CARE)


The SCIS Interdisciplinary team is dedicated to excellence in the provision of comprehensive, integrated rehabilitation and state-of-the-art health care and treatment for individuals with SCI/D. Mobilization, maximal independence, wellness and prevention of complications, productivity, attainment of vocational and avocational pursuit, and highest quality of life are promoted. The program utilizes the rehabilitation model of health care with emphasis upon patient and family education, self-reliance, independence, and optimism about the future. The unique qualities, needs and choices of the individual and family are embraced and addressed within a supportive community atmosphere.

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