Specialty Programs

Our SCIMS continues to optimally leverage the rehabilitation medicine and clinical research capacities at RLANRC that have evolved from the fusion of a long legacy of clinical excellence and dedication to a patient and family centered approach to care delivered in a context sensitive to the importance of relationships. As the only rehabilitation hospital in Los Angeles County’s Department of Health Services (DHS), RLANRC serves a unique and vital role in patient recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.

SOCAL-SCIMS CATEGORIES

SCIMS Activities

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Intensive physical restoration and rehabilitation begins when the SCI patient is transferred to RLANRC. The rehabilitation process is interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and patient-centered.

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The SoCal-SCIMS has been contributing to the National SCI Database since 1980. RLANRC has a long tradition of serving individuals from underserved populations including those from racial and ethnic minorities. 

SCIMS Research

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Our site-specific research will evaluate a program for community-based, non-pharmacologic pain management for those with chronic pain after SCI.

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The SoCal-SCIMS is optimally poised to collaborate with other SCIMS. Our collaborative research module will identify factors that influence bowel-related quality of life to inform clinical practice in this critical area.

RLANRC maintains a comprehensive multidisciplinary system of care for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) through an extensive network beginning with pre-hospital emergency care provided by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services, followed by emergency and acute care services at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California (LAC-USC) and Harbor/University of California, Los Angeles (Harbor-UCLA) Medical Centers, and comprehensive rehabilitative care at RLANRC which includes inpatient rehabilitation, transitional discharge programs, out-patient services, and community based programs that continue throughout the person’s life.