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Celebrating National Nurses Week 2017 at Craig Hospital

May 09, 2017

This year, National Nurses Week is being celebrated May 6 - 12, 2017.

The Nursing Department at Craig Hospital offers staff the unique opportunity to blend acute neuroscience knowledge and skills with rehabilitation expertise - an inspiring and fulfilling experience not found in other health care settings. The Nursing Department is comprised of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Rehab Techs, Behavioral Attendants, and Unit Secretaries. Through clinical excellence and teamwork, the Nursing Department at Craig has achieved extraordinary results with patient care and outcomes. Craig's quality is evident by achieving Magnet designation* in 2005, 2010 and 2015. The Nursing department has received four, national quality awards through the American Nurses Association (ANA), and Craig has been ranked as a Top Ten Rehabilitation Hospital consecutively since 1990 by U.S. News and World Report.

Nursing care at Craig is more than technical proficiencies in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); it demands exceptional compassion, personalized care and the ability to develop trustful relationships with patients and families after catastrophic injuries. Working at Craig also demands a continual commitment to improve as nurses, and dedication to delivering exceptional care.

The success of our patients and their families depend on teamwork. The close partnerships between staff, patients and family assist in recovery and help each patient achieve and establish life goals. Craig nurses are highly-valued team members, who actively participate in our patients’ progression through recovery and the rehabilitation journey.

Our interdisciplinary treatment team includes working closely with physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, patient and family service counselors, recreation therapists, dietitians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and others to help patients and families achieve their goals.