UAB Insight Rehabilitation Volume 5

N ot e wo rt h y e v e n t s Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Spain Rehabilitation Center 50th Anniversary Traumatic Brain Permit No. 1256 Birmingham, AL PAID Injury Symposium, April 25, 2014, West Pavilion Conference Center, hosted by the UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and UAB Hospital. Invited speakers include JNWB 412 • 500 22nd Street South 1720 2ND ave s birmingham al 35294-0104 VOL. 5 NO. 4 REHABILITATION INSIGHT John Whyte, MD, PhD, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Philadelphia; Wayne Gordon, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York; John Povlishock, PhD, Commonwealth T h e Center for the Study of Brain Injury, Richmond, and editor-in chief, U ni v e r sit y o f A l a ba m a at Bi r m ingha m Journal of Neurotrauma; and Don Gerber, PsyD, Craig Hospital, Denver. For more information, visit SRC 50th Anniversary Celebration. Spain Rehabilitation Center, April 24, 2014 4:30 pm. Published by the UAB Health System, 500 22nd Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233 ©2014 by The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Second class postage paid by UAB Bulk Mail Dept. Postmaster address changes to: UAB Insight 500 22nd Street South, Suite 410, 1720 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 REHABILITATION Spain Rehabilitation Center Through the Years REHABILITATION INSIGHT For more information on UAB’s Depar tment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation visit : /medicine/physicalmedicine U A B M e dicin e R e s o u r c e s UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2014 Spain Rehabilitation Center c.1964 (inset) and today. i s s u e h i g h li g h t s The UAB Spain Rehabilitation Center’s story begins in For CME-accredited presentations and web-based learning, visit P h ys ician H Q UAB Medicine online headquarters provides information on referrals, digital UAB Insight editions, news and updates, and more. Visit Spain Rehabilitation Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary in 2014 SRC—A Place Where Independence is Encouraged The Pace of Discovery Accelerates Women’s Committee Vital to SRC all-private rooms, SRC is a 49-bed rehabilitation hospital the early 1960s with a local family’s frustration at the lack of M D L e a r nin g C h ann e l featuring advanced care for adolescent and adult patients recovering from a broad variety of health problems. Publications of Note 2 help for a relative with a long-term physical function problem. Featured Clinical Trial 3 Fortunately, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spain were philanthropists, Amie McLain, MD, chair of the Department of Physical and the couple’s $510,000 gift, matched with $1.6 million in Medicine and Rehabilitation, says, “Spain Rehab Center has UAB Medicine News 3 Hill-Burton funds and augmented further by the Foundation been a source of hope and support for thousands of individuals for Hearing and Speech, led to SRC’s 1964 grand opening in over the years. We emphasize a rigorous, evidence-based, and Noteworthy Events 4 the UAB Medical Center. patient-centered rehabilitative experience that includes family The first inpatient was admitted on November 1 to the 63,000 square foot, 3-story building, which opened with 58 participation as vital to recovery.” Since 1964 SRC has become an integral part of the UAB inpatient beds. In its first 4 years, more than 1600 inpatient UA B M I ST MIST provides 24-hour consultation and referral services to physicians Contact MIST by calling 800.822.MIST (6478). Health System and the hub of activities for PM&R. The admissions and 12,000 outpatient visits were recorded. Two center’s patient care program has been enhanced by protocols floors and 20 inpatient beds were added in 1969. Now with developed through large, federally designated research continued on page 2