Since 1956, Craig Hospital in Denver has served as an international leader in spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) research and rehabilitation. A non-profit, freestanding hospital, Craig has helped more than 26,500 patients from around the world to achieve their highest levels of functional independence. Because of Craig's commitment to clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and a culture of compassion and customer service, Craig has gained a national referral base that is unsurpassed by any other rehabilitation program in the world.
In addition to Craig's clinical standards of high quality rehabilitation care, Craig remains at the forefront of SCI and TBI research. Craig is federally designated as a Model Systems Center for spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury research by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), and was named NIDRR's TBI National Data and Statistical Center in 2007. Craig is accredited by Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and is one of the few Magnet Recognized rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. In 2009, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Craig Hospital as one of the "Top Ten Rehabilitation Hospitals in the U.S." for its 20th consecutive year.Throughout their existence, Craig has worked with many loyal insurance companies who recognize and appreciate the value of quality rehabilitation.
Craig Hospital is a comprehensive facility that features state-of-the-art resources, including a rehabilitation neurosurgical clinic, a rehabilitation engineering workshop, an adaptive technology lab, functional electrical stimulation programs. a television studio and closed circuit systems in patient rooms, on-site family housing, and a wide range of sub-specialty clinics and services to treat patients' unique needs.
Alan H. Weintraub, MD, TBI Medical Director, and David Ripley, MD, serve as directors for the hospital's TBI Treatment program and Interdisciplinary Treatment teams. Under their direction, the team of Craig Hospital treats approximately 125 newly injured patients with severe TBI each year, with an average of 25 patients receiving inpatient treatment at any given time for approximately 30 to 55 days. The hospital also has a large outpatient and community re-integration program, which assists TBI patients who have completed inpatient treatment.
Craig Hospital boasts an outstanding record of TBI and SCI rehabilitation results, with forty percent of patients returning to work or school within one year after receiving care. Almost 85 percent of their patients return home after initial rehabilitation with high levels of functional independence and less of a need for attendant care — a treatment record that few other facilities can match. Patients of Craig Hospital report higher statistics than the national average of life satisfaction after rehabilitation, social integration and participation in life activities, regardless of their level of disability. The treatment facility has a 95 percent satisfaction rate, with patients and their families rating their experience as good to excellent.
Craig Hospital is a top resource for TBI patients and their families. The program features comprehensive care from acute care to community reintegration, renowned neurological rehabilitation experts, peer support groups, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, leading-edge research, a friendly and knowledgeable medical team, and an outstanding track record of patient improvement and satisfaction.
To refer a patient with TBI to Craig Hospital, please call (303) 789-8344, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Craig Hospital's TBI program and educational resources, please visit their Web site at www.craighospital.org/TBI/.
[Last revision: September 2009]