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Craig Hospital is the recipient of prestigious awards

September 21, 2011

Craig Hospital is the recipient of the prestigious El Pomar Spencer and Julie Penrose Award for the Outstanding Nonprofit in the state of Colorado.

Englewood, CO, September 21, 2011. El Pomar recognizes individuals and organizations across Colorado that serve their communities with distinction. Since its inception in 1989, the Awards for Excellence program has provided nearly $5 million in grant support to more than 400 nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado. Honorees do not apply for the awards, but are nominated and selected by the Awards for Excellence Selection Commission.

The Spencer and Julie Penrose Award is given to the nonprofit that best exemplifies the commitment to service and excellence that Spencer and Julie Penrose sought to recognize and promote throughout the state of Colorado. Penrose Award winners receive $50,000 to support and grow the El Pomar mission, which is to encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado.

“It is an honor for Craig Hospital to receive the Spencer and Julie Penrose Award. The entire staff at Craig is committed to those we have the privilege of serving. They are the best at what they do and are continually raising the benchmark. Our patients inspire us to strive for excellence in all we do. We are rewarded by witnessing their remarkable outcomes following catastrophic spinal cord and brain injuries, as they return to home, work, school and the community–and back to the business of living,” says Mike Fordyce, President and CEO of Craig Hospital.

Craig Hospital is a non-profit, national rehabilitation hospital and research center that specializes exclusively in treatment and research of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Craig treats patients from all fifty states and several foreign countries, and in 2011 was ranked in the Top Ten Rehab Hospitals by US News and World Report for the 22nd consecutive year. Craig is currently pioneering cutting-edge research, as well as advances in adaptive technology, and has just opened The Peak at Craig Hospital, a state-of-the art fitness center exclusively for people with varying degrees of disability.