UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute's Academic Advantage
As part of the University of Maryland Medical System since 1985, University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute has
full access to the vast resources of a major academic medical center, benefiting
through exchange of clinical expertise and research opportunities. For instance,
orthopaedic surgeons on staff at Shock Trauma, another University facility,
visit patients who are transferred to University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute's Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Program on a regular basis, insuring continuity of orthopedic care.
The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program places a strong emphasis on family
training and education. Family conferences, attended by members of the treatment
team, family and the patient, provide an opportunity for discussion of the
patient's medical status, capability for independent function, rehabilitation
goals, estimated length of stay and discharge plan. Family members may be asked
to attend regular therapy and nursing care sessions where they can participate
in individual training with team members who prepare for discharge.
The Role of the Case Manager
The case manager is the link between the family and members of the patient
care team. The case managers keep families informed about the patient's progress and
helps them to make discharge plans. In addition, he or she also serves as the point of
contact for insurance issues, working closely with the family and the insurer
to identify and address any potential problems.
Outpatient Follow-Up Care
As patients and their families prepare for discharge, the rehabilitation team will introduce them to University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute's broad array of outpatient therapy services. These services, all of which follow a coordinated plan of care, include outpatient physician care, as well as speech-language, occupational and physical therapies. Depending on the patient's needs, a single or multidisciplinary approach may be used in conjunction with these services.
University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute
2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21207
410-448-6847 (appointment phone number)