Spinal Cord Injury Program 2014



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Spinal Cord Injury Program 2014

Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital at Greenville Health System University Medical Center has been providing rehabilitation services for over forty years. It is the only inpatient rehabilitation facility in South Carolina accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for the treatment of traumatic and non-traumatic spinal cord injuries.



Inpatient Admissions

The Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Program at Roger C. Peace can admit you from any hospital. You should be willing to participate in therapy and have a safe discharge plan with family support to return home or community setting.

Roger C. Peace at Greenville Memorial Campus cannot admit patients on a ventilator, patients with active psychosis or medical problems that prevent participation in the therapy program. For these patients, Roger C. Peace will provide referrals to a more appropriate program, such as a post-acute unit, assisted living facility, medically skilled nursing home or outpatient services. . Roger C. Hospital does not discriminate based on age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or genetic information.

As part of the continuum of care, care can now be provided for ventilated SCI patients at the Roger C. Peace Ventilated SCI Program at North Greenville Medical Campus. Since the start of the program, 5 patients have been successfully weaned off the ventilator and transitioned to the Acute Inpatient SCI Rehabilitation program at Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital.



Services Provided

In order to meet the medical, functional, psychosocial and educational needs of the Spinal Cord Injury patient, the following services are provided by Roger C. Peace:



  • Around the clock physician care

  • Around the clock nursing care

  • Physical Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech Therapy

  • Neuropsychological Services

  • Respiratory Care

  • Wound Management

  • Social Work & Case Management

  • Outpatient Therapy

  • Dietary Services

  • Peer Support

  • Recreational Therapy



  • Education and Treatment

  • The Spinal Cord Injury Program will provide education to you and your care giver about:

  • Bladder Management

  • Bowel Management

  • Transfer Techniques

  • Weight Management

  • Complications of Spinal Cord Injury

  • Support for patient & care giver

  • Pressure sores & Skin Care



  • Treatment Team

  • Patients are cared for by a team who has received special training in the treatment and care of those with spinal cord injury. You are the most important member of the team along with your care giver. Care givers are expected to attend scheduled training sessions and be an active member of the treatment team

  • Therapy

  • Most therapy sessions are individualized. Depending on the needs of the patient, recreational therapy may be conducted in a group setting.

  • Therapy Schedule

  • You are expected to attend two sessions of physical therapy and two sessions of occupational therapy each weekday for 45 minutes each session. Recreational Therapy may be scheduled based on your individual needs. Recreational therapy outings can provide a chance to practice new skills with the help & supervision of a therapist in the community setting. Most patients attend therapy for three hours a day, 5 days a week or 180 minutes per day

  • Characteristics

  • The Spinal Cord Injury Program discharged 50 patients in 2014. The average age of the patients was 52 years. There were zero patients age 18 or younger discharged from the program last year. On the average it took 45 days in the hospital for patients to reach their therapy goals. Nine out of ten people were very pleased with the services they received. 80% of patients were able to return home from Roger C. Peace and five patients returned to acute care. Men represented 86% of the patient population for the Spinal Cord Injury Program and women were 14% in 2014.

  • Discharge

  • In the unlikely event you experience a medical emergency; the acute care hospital is connected to Roger C. Peace on the first floor. Five patients from the Spinal Cord Injury Program were transferred to the acute care hospital in 2014.

  • When you are medically stable and can continue to benefit from services in a less intensive environment, a transition plan will be developed to help you move from the hospital to home, outpatient therapy or another level of care. Your case manager will work with you to make these arrangements





  • Outpatient Services

  • Outpatient Services include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Neuropsychology, and Case Management. Each outpatient therapy session is for one hour two or three time a week depending on the individual needs of the patient. The average number of visits for a spinal cord injury patient was 32.5 for physical therapy.

  • Location

  • Roger C. Peace is located in Greenville, South Carolina on the campus of Greenville Health System University Medical Center. This convenient location offers 24 hour services that are easy and immediately accessible including diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, specialty consults and pharmacy services, Critical response to a clinicians order is immediate. Non-critical responses may take longer than 24 hours depending on the time it takes for the procedure to be completed. If emergent care or hospitalization in the acute setting is needed this is also on site since Roger C. Peace is a facility within the hospital system.

  • Need More Information?

  • Your questions are important and we want to provide you with any information you need concerning your rehabilitation stay.

  • The business office will assist with any questions you may have about insurance coverage, Medicare questions, or Medicaid benefits. Please call 864-455-7716 for assistance. You may find additional facts about Roger C. Peace on the web at www.GHS.org.








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