Hamilton Health Sciences

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Hamilton Health Sciences is a community of 15,000 staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers that proudly serves southwestern Ontario residents. We also provide specialized, advanced care to people from across the province.

Program Description:

The inpatient Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre at Hamilton Health Sciences is a High Intensity Spinal Cord Injury Regional Rehabilitation Program. Patients admitted to the program are from the Hamilton and surrounding areas. The program serves adults who have experienced a spinal cord injury (SCI) either due to a traumatic injury or non-traumatic condition. The unit has 13 beds and serves approximately 85 patients/year. Patients are served by a multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapist and assistants, social workers, pharmacists, recreation therapists and dieticians. Many patients continue their therapy program in the outpatient program also located in the Regional Rehabilitation Centre. While involved in the in- and outpatient programming patients may also participate in the hydrotherapy programs housed at the centre.

Implementation in Action

Consortium Team Members

Rebecca Fleck, Program Director

Jennifer Duley, Implementation and Evaluation Specialist

Stephanie Lemke, Charge Nurse

Dorinda Taylor, Occupational Therapist

Michelle Read, Physical Therapist

​Tracy Vandelaar, Social Worker

Partners from SCIO (Rob Murphy, Ron Rattie, Kristy Hamilton)


Stephen Patton, Clinical Manager

​Carmen Carmazan, Education Facilitator

Alison Smith Occupational Therapist

Diana Herrington, Physical Therapist

​Meghan Mackie, Physical Therapist

Mirella Anton, SCI Rehab Intake Coordinator