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Emergency Medicine Therapy Collaborative

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Physical and Occupational Therapists bridge services between Emergency Medicine and Rehabilitation to deliver a collaborative care model focused on Veteran-centered care. By meeting Veterans closer to their time of need, therapists optimize long term outcomes by expediting access to specialty resources, early and consistent pain management, and addressing equipment needs.

This innovation is replicating across multiple facilities as its impact continues to be validated. See more replicating innovations.


6 successful, 7 in-progress


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AZ: Phoenix VA Clinic (Phoenix East Thomas Road)
  • Started adoption on 09/2019, ended on 12/2019.
CA: Martinez VA Medical Center (Martinez)
  • Started adoption on 09/2019, ended on 12/2019.
CA: Palo Alto VA Medical Center (Palo Alto, California)
  • Started adoption on 09/2019, ended on 12/2019.
IA: Des Moines VA Medical Center (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Started adoption on 07/2019, ended on 04/2020.
IA: Iowa City VA Medical Center (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • Started adoption on 02/2020, ended on 03/2020.
OH: Cincinnati VA Medical Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • Started adoption on 08/2012, ended on 07/2013.

There are no unsuccessful adoptions for this innovation.




Physical Therapy Orthopedic Resident learning and providing care within Emergency Department setting.