Regional Education Coordinator Network

What is a Regional Education Coordinator (REC)?

An REC promotes the DVBIC mission by providing educational materials on awareness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of TBI-related issues. REC outreach efforts provide education and training tools to health care providers, military leadership, service members, veterans, families, and civilian communities.

In many regions, the REC is embedded in a TBI Specialty Care Clinic, a VA Polytrauma Center or an Intrepid Spirit Clinic and works collaboratively by providing educational opportunities for the multi-disciplinary team involved in the care of service members and veterans with TBI.

What does an REC do?

  • Assure that providers are aware of and understand new clinical care standards of practice for traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Provide education programs and latest TBI information to service members, veterans, families and caregivers
  • Conduct TBI outreach across the MHS and VA through presentations, training, briefs, information booths, and expo fairs
  • Promote DVBIC clinical tools and educational resources
  • Educate leaders about the impact of TBI on unit performance

How do I find an REC?

RECs are assigned to specific regions throughout the United States and Germany. To locate the REC nearest you and the resources available, review the regional breakdowns below. DVBIC has divided the United States into catchment areas with an assigned regional education coordinator at the following military treatment facilities and VA hospitals.

CONUS Military Treatment Facilities

Camp Lejeune, NC

Catchment: Camp Lejeune and surrounding area in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia
Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center
Address: NH180 Hospital Corps Blvd, Camp Lejeune, NC 28584
Office Number: 910-449-1160
Cell Phone: 910-650-8665

Camp Pendleton, CA

Catchment: Camp Pendleton and Northern California
Intrepid Spirit Center
Address: 2016 San Jacinto Road, Building 2169, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Office Number: 760-719-4201 
Intrepid Spirit Center: 760-763-9467 

Fort Belvoir, VA

Catchment: Fort Belvoir, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio
Intrepid Spirit Center Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Address: Building 1259, 5980 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Office Number: 703-806-4243

Fort Bragg, NC

Catchment: North Carolina and Tennessee
Intrepid Spirit Center, Womack Army Medical Center
Address: 3908 Longstreet Road, Building #3-403, Fort Bragg, NC 28310-5100
Office Number: 910-432-2754

Fort Campbell, KY

Catchment: Fort Campbell; Fort Knox; Rock Island Arsenal; Clarksville, TN; Kentucky
Intrepid Spirit Center, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Address: 2403 Indiana Avenue, Fort Campbell, KY 42223               
Office Number: 270-956-2204
Cell Phone: 270-217-1576

Fort Carson, CO

Catchment: Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana
Warrior Recovery Center
Address: Building 7489, Sutherland Circle, Fort Carson, CO 80913
Office Number: 719-526-8636

Fort Drum, NY

Catchment: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont
U.S. Army MEDDAC Fort Drum, Specialty Care Clinic-TBI
Address: 11050A Mt. Belvedere Blvd., Fort Drum, NY 13602
Office Number: 315-772-8639
Ask to speak with the DVBIC Regional Education Coordinator

Fort Hood, TX

Catchment: Fort Hood, TX and 50 mile radius (see San Antonio Military Medical Center outside of Fort Hood area), Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma
Intrepid Spirit Center & TBI Clinic
Address: N 58th Street, Building 36029, Fort Hood, TX 76544
Office Number: 254-553-6920 
Clinic: 254-287-7281
Ask to speak with the DVBIC Regional Education Coordinator

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK

Catchment: Alaska and Hawaii
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic
Address: Building 5955, Lynx Wing, First Floor, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK 99506
Office Number: 907-580-4081

Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA

Catchment: Southern California (up to Fresno), Arizona, South Korea and Japan
Naval Medical Center San Diego
Address: 34730 Bob Wilson Drive, San Diego, CA 92134
Office Number: 619-532-7280

San Antonio Military Medical Center, TX

Catchment: Texas, excluding the Fort Hood area
San Antonio Military Medical Center
Address: MCHE-ZPM-B, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6200
Office Number: 210-916-7013

USSOCOM, MacDill Air Force Base, FL

Catchment: MacDill AFB and service members across five Components, seven Theater Special Operations Commands, two Joint Task Force Commands, and support to NATO Special Operations Forces Headquarters
U.S. Special Operations Command Surgeon's Office
Address: 7701 Tampa Point Blvd., MacDill Air Force Base, FL 33621
Office Number: 813-826-1068  
Ask to speak with the DVBIC Regional Education Coordinator

 

OCONUS Military Treatment Facility

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany

Catchment: All of Europe
Traumatic Brain Injury & Rehabilitation Clinic
Address: Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Unit 33100
ATTN: Traumatic Brain Injury Program, 09180-3100 APO, AE Germany
Office Number: Within Germany: 06371-9464-5601
From U.S. Phone: 011-49-6371-9464-5601
Ask to speak with the DVBIC Regional Education Coordinator

 

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

Minneapolis VA Health Care System -- Minneapolis, MN

Catchment: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin
Minneapolis Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center
Address: One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Office Number: 612-246-6107

VA Palo Alto Health Care System -- Palo Alto, CA

Catchment: Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. Some overlap with Camp Pendleton DVBIC REC
VA Palo Alto Medical Center
Address: Building T 7 A (across from the Fisher House Building 1)
3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304
Office Number: 650-493-5000 ext. 65468

James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital -- Tampa, FL

Catchment: Florida, Alabama and Mississippi
Tampa VA Polytrauma Site, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital
Address: ATTN: DVBIC REC
PMRS MAIL CODE 117
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital
13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612
Office Number: 813-972-2000 ext. 3821

Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center -- Richmond, VA

Catchment: Virginia (south of Fort Belvoir) and West Virginia
Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Polytrauma Center, Polytrauma Transitional Rehabilitation Program and the Polytrauma Network Site Clinic
Address: 1201 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23249
Office Number: 804-675-5000 ext. 2001