UHS has been a leader in the treatment of brain and spinal disorders for more than 50 years, and ranks as one of the top neurosurgical centers in New York. We treat patients from around the world, providing comprehensive care for conditions such as brain injury, stroke, spinal injury, neuromuscular disease, seizure disorders, and brain tumors.
About Neurosciences at UHS
At UHS Delaware Valley Hospital there is a Swing Bed Program for patients. This program is for patients who have recovered from an acute care hospital stay, but need additional recovery time before going home, this program, called “Swing Bed” allows patients to stay in the hospital and receive physical and/or occupational therapy services as they gain strength and stamina following a debilitating illness or injury.
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Wilson Medical Center is a New York state-designated Stroke Center, and is committed to delivering unsurpassed stroke care. This devotion is evident in our development of an acute stroke-management system. Here, patients who are having a stroke or are suspected of having a stroke are immediately given an emergency evaluation by our brain attack team. This team includes board certified neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists who perform immediate studies of the situation such as diffuse and profuse MRI scan and acute thermolytic therapy. If surgery is required, our vascular surgeons will surgically correct the problem that caused the stroke. Stroke patients recover in our Neurosciences Step-Down Unit and are often discharged to the Sandiford Rehabilitation Center.
Brain Trauma / Spine Trauma
Wilson Medical Center is a Level 2 Trauma Center with a neuro-trauma team that is available around the clock. This team includes neurosurgeons, a highly trained intensive care unit, our Neuroscience Step-Down unit, our neurosurgical unit and the Sandiford Rehabilitation Center. Spine trauma patients are evaluated and treated according to national protocols including monitoring semato, SSEPS and intraoperative procedures. Our neuro-spine surgeon has access to every type of spine instrumentation approved by the FDA. Following discharge, the Sandiford Rehabilitation Center can help brain and spine trauma patients through the rehabilitation process. Long-term care may also include a Baclofen pump implant or Botox therapy to treat spasticity.
Spine Trauma and Degenerative Spine Conditions
Our Neurosciences Department offers all FDA-approved treatments for spine trauma and degenerative spine conditions.
Our Neurosciences Department offers all FDA-approved treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, including all types of shunting for hydrocephalus.
Facial Pain / Trigeminal Neurologia
Our Neurosciences Department offers non-surgical treatments including physical therapy, epidural blocks, facet blocks, sympathectomy and spinal cord stimulation. Surgical procedures offered to treat spinal pain include Baclofen pump implantation and Botox therapy to treat spasticity.
Sandiford Rehabilitation Center
During a typical stay at the Sandiford Rehabilitation Center, a patient is evaluated and treated by a team composed of a physician who specializes in physical rehabilitation; an admissions coordinator; a registered nurse with rehabilitation expertise; and a variety of therapists, clinical social workers and case managers. Our individualized patient care approach is designed to help patients avoid medical complications, maximize functional abilities and make a smooth transition home.
Typical Patient Conditions
While the majority of our patients are adults or seniors, we also deliver care to school-age children (6 is the youngest age accepted) through adolescents.
Length of stay at the center is based on the patient’s rehabilitation diagnosis and treatment plan. An average length of stay ranges from five days for orthopedic patients to two or three weeks for patients suffering from neurological conditions or brain injury.
The Sandiford Rehabilitation Center is Medicare certified and also works with many commercial insurance plans. For more information, to speak with an admissions coordinator, or to tour the unit, please call 607-762-2652 or 607-762-2158
Neuroscience Step-Down Unit
The unit has many functions: it is a transitional midpoint from surgery to discharge; a secondary treatment center after a patient is released from the Intensive Care Unit; and the primary care facility for general or orthopedic trauma patients, stroke patients and those recovering from back surgery.
As a transitional center, the unit cares for patients who will seek rehabilitation (often provided at the Sandiford Rehabilitation Center, patients on their way to brain injury rehabilitation and those who have moderate trauma injuries.
- UHS Campus
33-57 Harrison St.
Johnson City, NY
13790 (view map)
- Getting in Touch:
- Appts: (607) 239-5694
- Fax: (607) 239-5720
- About Our Treatment Network
- At Neuro Medical Care Associates we can diagnose a wide range of neurological conditions and can provide with you with an array of non-invasive treatment options. We can also refer you to our complete network of surgical and non-surgical treatment providers, the Neurosciences Network at UHS. After a thorough examination, we will explore a variety of treatments to help you minimize pain and recover from your condition. Our partners in the Neurosciences Network at UHS provide comprehensive neurological care, ranging from radiology and PET/CT imaging to neurosurgery, stroke management, cancer treatment and rehabilitation.