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A Leader in Rebuilding Lives
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation has a long history of leading-edge rehabilitation care. We helped pioneer the interdisciplinary team model that has become a national standard for rehabilitation programs. Our innovative research efforts continue to bring new technology, therapies and protocols to our patients. Backed by these resources, our care team brings together a diverse range of skills and experience for the single purpose of helping to rebuild lives following serious and often catastrophic injury and illness.

As a basic part of that goal, we believe that the uniqueness of each patient is best served by an equally unique approach to care. This belief is built into the highly personalized care plans that help direct the rehabilitation of each patient. It's also seen in the team of physiatrists, other physician specialists, nurses, therapists, psychologists, social workers, case managers and other specially trained health professionals. This team approach provides consistency during rehabilitation as well as the flexibility to quickly change personnel and resources as the patient's needs change with the recovery process.

On the most basic level, the highly individualized focus on each patient is an ongoing part of our staff training and a defining feature of the culture of personalized care that has been nurtured at the Rehabilitation Center for more than four decades
Our Guiding Principles
Some years back, the former Chair of the Rehabilitation Department, Jeffrey Englander, MD, expressed our approach to care through a series of guiding principles that he developed after years of discussions with patients, families and staff. Dr. Englander, who retired in 2012, made significant contributions to the field of rehabilitation through his exceptional clinical productivity, his research, his teaching and his powerful support of the civil and human rights struggles of individuals with disabilities.

An important part of his legacy remains with us through those guiding principles which are printed on the back of the identification badges worn by each staff member within the Rehabilitation Center:
  • I will, with my team, help create an individualized rehabilitation program for each patient in my care.
  • I will, with my team, help restore functional independence, self-sufficiency, and quality of life for each of my patients.
  • I will help those in my care to achieve and experience success with incremental steps toward goals.
  • I will provide opportunities for my patients to practice learned skills in various settings and situations.

I will work with enthusiasm and respect for the dignity and well-being of my patients and colleagues.
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To make an adult or pediatric admission to the Rehabilitation Center please call 408.885.2032 or fax 408.885.2001.
For outpatient referrals, please call 408.885-7106 or fax 408.885.7110.
For either inpatient or outpatient referrals, and to schedule a tour of the Rehabilitation Center, please call 408.885.2032
 
 
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