Clinical Centers Guide - Past Award Recipients
Integrative Pain Center of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (2010)
Integrative Pain Center of Arizona (IPCA) is the premier pain clinic in Tucson. We are the only pain clinic in the state to be awarded Center of Excellence status by the American Pain Society. We have worked for 10 years to develop the technology, the experience, and the organization to offer truly patient-centered evaluation and treatment for all types of pain conditions.
Valley Anesthesiology Consultants - Phoenix Children's Hospital Pain Medicine Program, Phoenix, AZ (2015)
The Valley Pediatric Pain Consultants, Department of Pain Medicine at Phoenix Children's Hospital, is comprised of board-certified anesthesiologists who have a special interest in pain management for children. It is the goal of these physicians and their health care team to improve children's quality of life through a multidisciplinary approach to acute, chronic and cancer pain management. Valley Pediatric Pain Consultants, along with a multi-disciplinary team of experts in the fields of pediatric medicine, physical therapy, psychology, psychiatry, childhood education, social work and cognitive behavioral therapy, have delivered pain management services for children and their referring physicians in Arizona and throughout the Southwest for more than ten years.
Center for Pain Medicine, University of California San Diego Medical Center, La Jolla, CA (2010, 2014)
The mission of the UCSD Center for Pain Medicine (CPM) is to provide a multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient pain service devoted to the highest level of individualized patient care; to create awareness among faculty, residents, and affiliated staff of the services, provided by the UCSD Center for Pain Medicine; and to improve understanding of the mechanisms of pain through quality, peer-reviewed research into the physiology, pharmacology, and molecular biology of nociceptive processing.
VA Greater Los Angeles Pain Management Program, Los Angeles, CA (2014)
M&RS provides inpatient (25 beds at WLA) and outpatient services and has served in excess of 10,000 patients per fiscal year. Our rehabilitation teams also serve inpatients in the following services: general medicine, neurology, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, geriatrics, and psychiatry. Our mission is to maximize the health and functional independence of veterans with disabilities through excellence in patient care, education, and research.
Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (2008, 2012)
The Pain Management Center at Stanford University Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of services for patients dealing with acute or chronic pain problems. Our focus is to treat the entire patient, addressing each problem that contributes to the patient's pain and inability to live their life to the fullest. Our goal is to help you decrease your level of pain and suffering, to return you to your maximum level of functioning and independence, and to help you restore your quality of life.
University of California, Davis Center for Pain Medicine, Sacramento, CA (2010, 2015)
The Pain Management Clinic provides compassionate, cutting-edge treatment for patients whose chronic pain has affected their ability to function and enjoy life. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the clinic's team of anesthesiologists, internists, psychiatrists, psychologists and physical therapists use the most advanced and proven techniques to restore function and decrease pain.
University of California, Los Angeles Pediatric Pain Program, Mattel Children's hospital, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA (2009)
The UCLA Pediatric Pain Program offers state-of-the-art medicine in combination with the regenerative power of complementary therapies to treat children suffering from chronic pain. Patients choose from a variety of healing modalities ranging from acupuncture to art therapy. The staff works as a team to develop an individualized approach for each child that involves active participation of the child and family. Collective wisdom and coordinated care greatly enhance the effectiveness of treatment.
UCSR Pain Management Center and UCSF PainCARE, Center for Advanced Research and Education, San Francisco, CA (2007)
The UCSF Pain Management Center, located at the UCSF Mount Zion campus, was established in 1987 by the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care to help patients with various stages and types of complex, acute, and chronic pain. We offer a variety of treatment options with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach.
Division of Pain and Palliative Medicine, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT (2014)
At Connecticut Children's, our interdisciplinary team uses a range of evidence-based methods to treat pain in infants, children and adolescents. Our pain specialists work directly with children and their families to manage pain using an array of treatments that may include medicine or procedures. Techniques such as basic comforting, sedation, and physical and occupational therapy may be used along with complementary and integrative methods such as massage, acupuncture or yoga.
Comprehensive Pain Center, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, FL (2012)
The Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (CPRP) is an award winning, comprehensive, inpatient and outpatient chronic pain treatment program established in 1988 to help veterans with chronic pain cope with their conditions. Since that time, we have evolved into a nationally known center for pain treatment, research, and education. We have been designated a VA "Clinical Program of Excellence" for pain treatment, and we are the only CARF accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) inpatient pain treatment center in the VA syste
Comprehensive Pain Center of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL (2011)
Our reason for being is to ease your relationship with pain and provide you more freedom. We've found the best way to do this is through a collaborative team of healthcare providers. We work with you to find the right mix of interventions and self-management strategies. Treatment plans are unique to each patient and goal-oriented so you receive the most holistic solution. The whole is better than the sum of the parts!
The Rosomoff Comprehensive Pain Center, Miami, FL (2007)
At The Rosomoff Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center, we take an innovative approach to pain management with our patients. Our Center's main focus is to treat the cause behind the pain, alleviate or eliminate the pain, physically restore the patient to a high level of functionality, as well as reduce their dependency on medication.
James A. Haley Veterans Affairs Hospital, Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program, Tampa, FL (2007)
Treatment in the Inpatient CPRP is very intensive. Individuals are admitted on a Monday and undergo 19 full days of rehabilitation. Participants average six to eight hours of active programming each treatment day. An individualized program of treatment is developed for each participant.
Center for Pain Management, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2009)
The mission of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Center for Pain Management is to provide a supportive, challenging, active care environment for patients experiencing chronic pain. Our program promotes an increase in the level of daily functioning and facilitates a decrease in pain and suffering. We teach life-long pain-management skills through interdisciplinary treatment and encourage patients to better manage their own pain and improve their quality of life.
Brigham and Women's Pain Management Center, Boston, MA (2011, 2015)
At the Pain Management Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital, we are here to help. We offer comprehensive clinical services, innovative technology and advanced research programs provided by our dedicated medical practitioners and pain scholars. The Brigham and Women's Hospital Center for Pain Therapy and Research encompasses two programs: clinical care and education is provided through the Pain Management Center, and basic science and clinical research is conducted through the Pain Research Center.
Children's Hospital Boston, Pain Treatment Service, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2010)
Pain Treatment Services at Boston Children's Hospital, a division of the hospital's Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, was the first multidisciplinary program in the world to provide treatment and support for acute and chronic pain in children and young adults. Since our founding in 1986, we have remained the most clinically active program of our kind in the world. Every year we care for more than 2,000 children of all ages who have pain from a wide range of medical conditions. Children with cancer, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, AIDS, cystic fibrosis and other medical diseases form a challenging but rewarding group of patients.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Pain Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston, MA (2007)
The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital provides a wide range of anesthesia services, leading-edge research and advances in areas such as pain management after surgery and during labor. Our anesthesiologists are expert in the most advanced anesthesiology and pain management options available.
Michigan Head – Pain and Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, MI (2010)
MHNI has a national reputation for helping individuals who suffer from head pain, face and neck pain, and related disorders. Through a multidisciplinary team of specially trained physicians, physician assistants, Ph.D. psychologists, physical therapists, registered nurses, technicians and administrative staff, MHNI is committed to helping patients get their lives back.
Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (2013)
At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we understand kids and take care of more than their physical well-being – we care for body, mind, and spirit. Children's integrative medicine program works with medical staff throughout the hospitals and other clinics to address all three. The program is the longest-running pediatric clinical integrative medicine program in North America. The integrative medicine program combines the best of complementary and conventional medical therapies to develop holistic solutions for children with chronic illness, acute and chronic pain, side effects from medical treatments, and emotional challenges such as depression and anxiety. Our approach is not meant to replace traditional treatments, but rather to enhance them.
Fairview Pain Management Center, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN (2012)
Pain management is an important part of our care. Fairivew provides pain management services through many of our programs such as oncology (cancer care) and orthopedics (muscle, bone and joint care) and even within several of our primary care clinics. Patients who need special attention may be referred to our specialized Pain Management Center at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank campus or one of its satellite clinics located throughout the Fairview care system. Using a multidisciplinary approach, our veteran team of specialists can offer you advanced therapies. These include drug treatment, pain rehabilitation, injection therapies, and implants to address complex pain.
Richard Barrett Pain Management Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH (2008)
The Pain Management Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon offers the expertise of a wide range of specialists for evaluations as well as for second opinions. These specialists work together to diagnose and treat chronic pain and those conditions that may cause chronic pain. We specialize in the care of injured workers, patients with spasticity and patients with rare medical conditions. We are also committed to ensuring the safe and appropriate use of opioids.
University of New Mexico, Project ECHO Pain Clinic, Albuquerque, NM (2011)
Project ECHO ~ Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes ~ is an innovative healthcare program developed to treat chronic and complex diseases in rural and underserved areas of New Mexico. Through the use of technology, Project ECHO bridges the gap between urban healthcare specialties and clinicians in rural settings.
Collaboration between specialists and rural clinicians enables patients to receive state -of-the-art healthcare from the professional they know and trust in their own communities. For Clinicians, co-management of the often lengthy and involved treatments brings added depth and technical competencies and reduces professional isolation. With continued involvement clinicians become highly skilled in the treatment of these complex and chronic diseases, thus creating a center of excellence in their community. The end result is better quality and greater access to healthcare for all New Mexicans.
Project ECHO Chronic Pain and Headache Tele-clinic, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (2010 Honorable Mention)
Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.
Neuromedicine Pain Management Center, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY (2013)
The URMC Neuromedicine Pain Management Program was established with the goal to provide the most comprehensive and optimal care in the region by bringing interventional, medical, rehabilitative and psychological approaches to pain management under one roof. We have set exemplary standards in patient care and are the only comprehensive program of its kind in the region.
Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY (2009)
Mount Sinai has embraced palliative care as a service to patients and their families. Under the direction of the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, the inpatient program has three interdisciplinary consultation teams. Patients with complex needs can be cared for around the clock in the 13-bed Wiener Family Palliative Care Unit. The inpatient unit and the consultation teams are each staffed by an attending physician, nurse practitioner, social worker, and a post-graduate fellow. Additional supportive care is provided by a chaplain, registered nurses, six licensed massage therapists, a yoga specialist and an art therapist. The Hertzberg Institute also provides an active and expanding community palliative care program.
NYU Medical Center/Hospital for Joint Diseases, Bellevue Hospital Center, Comprehensive Pain Management Center, New York, NY (2007)
The Hospital for Joint Diseases has a distinguished tradition of medical innovation. Since 1905 our physicians have pioneered a range of treatments that have improved the lives of people with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. NYU Langone Medical Center and the Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) share a rich history, spanning HJD's academic affiliation with the NYU School of Medicine in 1986, its clinical association with NYU Langone Medical Center in 1994, the fusion of the two orthopaedic departments in 1997, and the integration of the rheumatology programs in 2001. On January 1, 2006, NYU Langone Medical Center and HJD merged, becoming the NYU Langone Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program, Neurological Center for Pain, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (2012)
The Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program at Cleveland Clinic was started in 1979 and has helped more than 6,000 people since then. Chronic pain affects millions of Americans, many of whom have tried multiple treatments without relief. Pain can interfere with a person's ability to work, participate in social and recreational activities, and may affect relationships with family or friends. Over time people may restrict their activities, which in turn, causes them to become less physically fit to the point that even minor activities cause increased pain.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Division of Pain Management, Cincinnati, OH (2007)
We work to manage the pain children may experience in the acute setting (after an injury or during an illness) and in the chronic setting (e.g., recurrent abdominal pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, back pain). The most effective approach to pain in children is a multidisciplinary one: several practitioners work together to best meet your child's needs. Patients in our outpatient clinic see a physician, a psychologist, a physical therapist and a pain nurse. Each healthcare worker has special training and experience in caring for children in pain and helping the children's families.
Cleveland Clinic Children's Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program, Cleveland, OH (2015)
The Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program at Cleveland Clinic Children's offers hope to children and families coping with Pain Associated Disability Syndrome (PADS), even after standard therapies, surgeries and medications have been exhausted. The program is designed to help both children and families reclaim their lives.
Cleveland VA Medical Center Pain Medicine Service, Cleveland, OH (2015)
The Pain Management Center offers access to expert care in the management of complex pain syndromes by a multidisciplinary team.
Pediatric Pain Management Center at Oregon Health & Science University/Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, OR (2008)
We are the only comprehensive pediatric pain management center in Oregon. In 2008, we received Center of Excellence designation from the American Pain Society. We are dedicated to providing your child the most advanced care for many types of acute and chronic pain associated with surgery, medical procedures, injury and chronic medical conditions.
Pain Consultants of East Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (2014)
Pain Consultants of East Tennessee, PLLC is committed to providing the highest quality multi-disciplinary pain management to our patients. We develop individualized comprehensive treatment plans to enable our patients to lead more fulfilling, meaningful, and productive lives. A combination of precision injections, behavioral and psychological care, increased activity, and medication management achieves the greatest reduction in pain and associated suffering. The team at Pain Consultants of East Tennessee collaborates to provide treatment with dignity and respect. We are also aware of our responsibility to society to minimize problems with strong narcotic medications. However, compassionate patient care is our highest priority.
Pain Management Center, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (2009, 2014)
The Cancer Pain Service sees outpatients at MD Anderson's main campus in the Pain Management Center, and has recently expanded outpatient services to our locations in the Bay Area, Katy, Sugar Land and The Woodlands. We also provide consultation services to adjust treatment plans for inpatients that experience pain related to their underlying disease.
PRIDE: Productive Rehabilitation Institute of Dallas for Ergonomics, Dallas, TX (2008)
PRIDE's novel approach to chronic pain, known as Functional Restoration is a medically directed, interdisciplinary treatment that emphasizes measurement, mobilization, and re-activation supported by education, counseling and stress management. It was the first comprehensive Functional Restoration program in the world and has received many awards throughout its years of service.
University of Virginia Division of Pain Medicine/University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA (2009)
The Pain Management Center at the University of Virginia has been providing care to patients with acute and chronic pain for over 25 years. Our goal is to minimize your degree of pain and help you successfully restore your quality of life by maximizing your level of functioning and independence. Our multidisciplinary team incorporates specialty trained staff in nursing, psychology, social work, anesthesiology, pain, neurology, and physical rehabilitation. Our combined efforts ensure that each patient will receive the highest quality, advanced treatments possible.
United Back Care, Redmond, WA; Everett, WA; Puyallup, WA (2012)
Pacific Rehabilitation Centers is the Northwest's premier industrial rehabilitation organization. We offer comprehensive services that focus on the individual and stakeholders' needs and are of the highest quality possible. We challenge the old paradigm that one size fits all when it comes to the comprehensive needs often found within the scope of a chronic pain and worker's compensation claims. Our expanded programs meet the rising demands needed to maximize our patient's full potential and overall well-being related to medical, economic, and social dimensions that accompany chronic pain or an on-the-job injury.
Rehabilitation Institute of Washington, Seattle, WA (2011)
At RIW, we pledge to provide the highest quality rehabilitation possible to assist our patients to maximize function in all areas of life; physical, emotional, occupational, recreational and social, and to provide unparalleled customer service as we strive to gain the respect and trust of our patients, referral sources and payers of services.
University of Washington, Division of Pain Medicine, Seattle, WA (2010)
We are committed to nurturing and shaping the future leaders of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine by promoting critical ethical thinking, challenging the boundaries of knowledge, fostering compassion and developing creativity and independence of the mind through interdisciplinary partnerships. The UW Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine is committed to excellence in patient care, education and research, meeting the health care needs of UW Medicine and our patients and partners throughout the WWAMI region and the world.
Acute & Chronic Pain Management, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, DC (2009 Special Commendation)
The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is one of the nation's largest and most renowned military medical centers. Recently dubbed "The Nation's Medical Center", WRNMMC represents the joining of the "Best of the Best" in military medicine when National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center came together in September of 2011, to form Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as decreed by the Base Realignment and Closure law of 2005.
UW Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison Pain Care Services, Madison, WI (2008)
UW Health Pain Management in Madison, Wisconsin is a recognized leader in pain care.
Pain is the most common reason people look for health care. Whether the pain is from a new illness, an injury, cancer or a chronic problem like back pain, people come to see their health care providers because they're hurting. At UW Health, we think pain should be treated as seriously as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Our caregivers, researchers and advocates work tirelessly to bring better pain treatment to our hospital and clinics, our state, and the nation.
Jane B. Pettit Pain and Palliative Care Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (2011)
The pediatric specialists in the Jane B. Pettit Pain Management and Headache Center at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin treat children's pain. Our team finds age-appropriate solutions that work – even for the most painful conditions. Our program has been recognized as one of the best in the country to address even the most painful conditions. Pain management specialists at Children's will work together to provide individualized care to address your child's pain. Whether you have an infant, young child or adolescent, we can help