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Thread: Milwaukee VA Hospital Gains New Spinal Cord Treatment Center

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    Milwaukee VA Hospital Gains New Spinal Cord Treatment Center

    http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel

    Milwaukee VA Hospital Gains New Spinal Cord Treatment Center

    WASHINGTON (July 10, 2009) - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has
    awarded a $26.9 million contract to design and build a free-standing
    spinal cord injury center at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

    The contract was awarded to the C3T Construction Company of Milwaukee, a
    service-disabled, Veteran-owned small business. The 67,000-square-foot
    building will have a connecting tunnel, providing access to the hospital
    and replace a smaller unit in the main hospital building. Design and
    construction of the center will overlap and the project is expected to
    be finished in less than two years.

    The two-story structure, like the original unit, will provide 38 beds
    and outpatient services. The additional space is designed to improve
    accessibility, privacy and independence for patients; improve efficiency
    of staff; and increase space for physical and recreational therapy, a
    specialty clinic, a kitchen and administration.

    Funding for the project was appropriated in fiscal year 2007.

    VA is a leader in research related to spinal cord injury care and
    rehabilitation, providing a lifelong continuum of services for injured
    veterans of all ages. VA's expertise in this area ranges from emergency
    care and surgical stabilization to rehabilitation, preventive care and
    long-term care.

    About 42,000 Americans with serious spinal cord injuries or disorders
    are Veterans eligible for medical care and other benefits from VA. The
    department provided a full range of care to nearly 26,000 Veterans with
    spinal cord injuries and disorders in 2008 and specialty care to about
    13,000 of these Veterans.

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    I spent 10 days there in 1978 for an eval. Was not impressed in the least bit, after the 1st week staff asked what I was doing there because I didn't need an eval so I said ok then let me go back home. To top it off, they lost my records for over two years. Sure hope they know what they are doing now but then again its government!
    From the time you were born till you ride in a hearse, there is nothing so bad that it couldn't be worse!

    All fringe benifits must be authorized by Helen Waite, if you want your SCI fixed go to Helen Waite!

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    It is really a good thing for the hospital that they are having a new Spinal Cord Treatment Center. It should be a nice improvement on the hospital, despite being on a government. People must be happy for this kind of improvement anyway.

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