The Institute for Life and Care recognized Justin Grant, RN, as the 2018 Caregiver of the Year at their 2018 Caregiver Recognition Luncheon on May 1st.
Justin was recognized for embodying the institute’s focus of “become your best to give your best” and for taking caregiving above and beyond in Colorado. He has been working with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Brain Injury (BI) patients at Craig for seven years and is currently the nurse education fellow working with Craig’s nurse education coordinator to learn about Craig’s education process, program development and education implementation. Justin is also a charge nurse, a Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor, mentor and preceptor. He also assists in SimMan/simulation training, helps in the Spasticity Clinic, and is an active educator for Craig.
“Justin has an incredible passion for educating others. He is a leader to his peers in this way. He is an approachable, kind, and compassionate nurse and very deserving of this award,” says Jennifer Biggs Arnold, Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Craig.
Justin is fortunate to work alongside a team of passionate and dedicated nurses that make him proud to be part of the Craig family. “Craig Hospital has an atmosphere like no other work place I have experienced. Craig attracts caring, passionate, knowledgeable staff that strive to continue to provide the best possible care of our patients that is humanly possible,” says Justin.
For Justin, part of living the Institute for Life and Care’s focus of “become your best to give your best” comes from being motivated by his peers at Craig. “Every day I come to work I am inspired by my fellow staff to push myself to be my very best,” says Justin. “Whether it’s my fellow nurses, techs, therapists, administrative staff, education, environmental service staff, maintenance, food services or volunteers, Craig draws a special type of human soul that contributes to such a unique environment.”