Spinal Cord Injury - Milwaukee VA Medical Center
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Milwaukee VA Medical Center

 

Spinal Cord Injury

Dr. Ken Lee, MVAMC SCIThe Milwaukee VA Medical Center opened its state-of-the-art, $27.5 million Spinal Cord Injury Center in 2012. The 38-bed facility has more than 450 veterans seen each year. Private and semi-private rooms are available. An apartment complex, designed in helping adjust for domestic environment, collocated therapies, exam rooms and adaptive sports program are just a few of the amenities provided by the clinic.

Services Offered

Staff and physicians work closely with Veterans with spinal cord injuries, family members, and significant others to ensure the highest quality of care.

It is the SCI goal to assist the spinal cord injured patient —

  • enhancing his or her health
  • improving functional abilities
  • maintaining quality of life

These goals are met through patient education and participation in research.

Why here?

The spinal cord clinic has streamlined the entire medical process. Annual exams used to take three weeks to complete and require extensive planning to achieve. Now, an annual exam is conducted in about three days. Medical staff take turns meeting with the Veteran. In the end, there is a "huddle," wher doctors, recreation therapists and other medical care specialists confer to create a long-term care plan.

This process has increased Veteran satisfaction at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center and significantly lowered the cost of medical care. 

Contact Info

Location

  • Building 144, Milwaukee VA campus

Contact Number(s)

  • 414-384-2000 Ext. 41230

Hours of Operation

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.