The Rehabilitation Center is a 76-bed specialty hospital located within Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. It offers not only a full range of rehabilitation services and programs, but also the comprehensive resources of a major medical facility, including a Level I Trauma Center. The Rehabilitation Center began providing physical rehabilitation services in 1971 and helped pioneer a number of procedures and protocols - including the multidisciplinary team approach to care - that are now used worldwide.
The video centers around a single individual, a young woman who was one of only five people in the nation to take part in a clinical trial related to stem cell therapy and spinal cord injury. But that one person represents the thousands of people who have benefited from the innovations, the skills, the commitment and the compassion that the SCVMC Rehabilitation Center team brings to its work this holiday season and all year round.