Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder Center at Minneapolis VA Medical Center
The Minneapolis VA Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder (SCI/D) Center is a state of the art facility designed to provide rehabilitation and lifelong comprehensive care and services for Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders. The 68,000 square foot complex contains a full array of resources to facilitate comprehensive SCI/D care, management, treatment and rehabilitation.
The SCI/D Center inpatient unit has a total of 30 beds with 18 private rooms and 6 double rooms. Each patient bed has an individual television on an articulating arm that doubles as a computer for bedside internet access.
Rooms throughout the center have a ceiling lift system to promote safe patient handling and staff safety.
Our physical and occupational therapy gym is outfitted with an ADL kitchen, treatment/modalities room, quiet room, standard bathroom and a variety of high tech rehabilitation equipment.
A large outpatient clinic with multiple exam and support rooms, includes everything an outpatient at the SCI/D Center will need all in one location. The pharmacy allows outpatients to obtain medications and supplies without having to travel to the main outpatient pharmacy.
Other SCI/D Center highlights include:
- State of the art advanced therapy pool provides hydrotherapy services for patients throughout their rehab journey
- Large, sunny dayroom with a 50-inch television and multiple gaming systems
- Wheelchair accessible planters in the day room that provide opportunity for inpatients to garden
- Craft room provides space and materials for various recreational therapy activities
- Internet access and patient education services are provided for both inpatients and outpatients
- Independent living apartment is used for therapeutic purposes and to evaluate a patient's ability to be safe in a home-like setting
Both the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) National Service Officer and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor have offices in the SCI/D Center to provide support, resources and services to SCI/D Veterans.