Inpatient Spinal Cord Program

The Inpatient Spinal Cord Program at Roger C. Peace Hospital (RCPH) offers a variety of services and maintains specialty accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). RCPH provides rehabilitation to individuals with spinal cord injuries at all levels.  RCPH is a member of United Spinal Association, and many clinicians are members of American Spinal Injury Association.(ASIA), a premier North American organization in the field of Spinal Cord Injury care and education.

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the annual incidence of spinal cord injury (SCI) is approximately 54 cases per one million people in the United States, or about 17,700 new SCI cases each year. The number of people with SCI living in the United States is currently estimated to be approximately 288,000 persons, with a range from 247,000 to 358,000 persons.

A spinal cord injury is a devastating event, both physically and psychologically. In addition to paralysis and loss of sensation below the level of injury, a spinal cord injury also impacts many different bodily functions, including circulation, metabolism, temperature regulation, nutritional health, skin, respiration, bowel and bladder elimination, and sexuality. Our program prepares patients and their families to cope physically and psychologically with a spinal cord injury. Our program will also teach persons with a spinal injury self-care techniques, education, and paralysis effects while improving independence and quality of life after a spinal cord injury.

Click here to read our Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Program Scope of Service and Disclosure Statement.

The Inpatient Spinal Cord Program at RCPH maximizes outcomes and advances through the continuum of care by providing:

Inpatient Rehabilitation 

  • Comprehensive Interdisciplinary team of physiatrists, nurses, dietitians, therapists, case managers, psychologists, dedicated to expert care of persons with spinal cord injury.
  • A specialty unit including patient rooms, nursing care units, and gym space specifically designed to meet the unique needs of a person with a spinal cord injury.
  • Specialized medical management, nursing and therapy in a hospital setting
  • Spasticity Management
  • Specialized wheelchair seating with a certified ATP (assistive technology practitioner)
  • Psychology services
  • Individualized family training to prepare families and caregivers for safe transition home.
  • Co-treatment with interdisciplinary teams
  • Community outings
  • Transition to the next level of care most appropriate when you graduate from inpatient rehabilitation program

Our Providers

Our spinal cord doctors and specialists bring individualized, highly specialized care to patients following a spinal cord injury.

Admissions & Referrals

To learn more about participating in the Inpatient Spinal Cord Program at RCPH, please call please call 864-455-7716.

To make a referral, please fax referral forms to 864-455-3793.

Spinal Cord Long Term Acute Care Program

CARF accredited specialty program for persons diagnosed with Spinal Cord Injury who are on a ventilator/and or trach. The program utilizes a specialized core of professionals who work together to provide early, acute rehabilitation to restore persons with SCI to their highest level of potential physically, socially , emotionally, financially and to liberate persons from the ventilator. The interdisciplinary team work collaboratively to meet the patient/family goals within a program model that supports the mission, vision and core values of the organization.

Click here to read our Spinal Cord Injury Long Term Acute Care Scope of Service and Disclosure Statement.