The VCU Model System of care provides coordinated inpatient and outpatient care for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The system includes emergency medical services; early intensive and acute medical care; comprehensive rehabilitation services; and long-term rehabilitation follow-up.
The VCU program also carries out scientific research. The VCU TBIMS research programs focus on improving care and quality of life for people with brain injury and their families. The benefits of family support and education, identification and treatment of depression, and the effectiveness of early rehabilitation are also areas of study.
The faculty and staff of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation along with colleagues in the VCU Health System are committed to working together to improve the lives of people with TBI. VCU has been federally designated as a model system of care since 1987.