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Leadership team announced for final phase of $68 million Redefining ROI Capital Campaign

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Leadership team announced for final phase of $68 million Redefining ROI Capital Campaign

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—The Craig Hospital Foundation, a non-profit fundraising organization that supports Englewood’s renowned spinal cord and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation hospital, has announced the members of a leadership team that will assist in the final phase of Redefining ROI: The Campaign for Craig Hospital. The team is led by Mary Sissel. She is a member and past chair of The Craig Hospital Foundation Board and also a current member of The Craig Hospital Board.

The campaign team consists of community leaders including Sissel, Peter Burg, Jennifer Evans, John Gart, Scott Hefner, Nan Hinton, Mark Honnen, Bill Lindsay, Betsy Mangone,Hugh Rice, Jack Tankersley and Al Troppman.

Redefining ROI: The Campaign for Craig Hospital is raising $50 million for Craig’s construction and revitalization project. The project will add approximately 85,000 square feet of new space, renovate approximately 135,000 square feet of existing space, and complete an enclosed and safer campus with a cul-de-sac main entrance and accessible front garden area. The renovation will bring the quality of the physical facilities in line with the world-class staff, patient outcomes, and high quality of care Craig provides to catastrophically-injured patients and their families.

An additional $18 million is being raised for Craig Hospital programs and patients. The ROI Campaign launched publicly at the hospital’s Groundbreaking Celebration in May 2013.

Nearly $49 million of the $68 million goal has already been raised. The campaign team will oversee all aspects of the final two years of the campaign and will help raise the remaining $19 million through a variety of philanthropic efforts, including increasing awareness of Craig Hospital in the community.

“I have been able to see first-hand the power of the human spirit in our patients, as they learn to live with their traumatic injuries—perhaps we all have that spirit deep inside of us, but Craig doctors, nurses and staff members bring out that spirit in each patient,” says Sissel. “It’s an honor to serve in a leadership role for this important campaign.”

About the Craig Hospital Foundation

The Craig Hospital Foundation supports the Craig Hospital in achieving its goals through philanthropy.

Operating in accordance with the philosophy of Craig Hospital, the Foundation builds lifelong relationships with contributors, raises funds and dedicates its resources to further advance the needs of Craig Hospital and those it serves. Guided by a dedicated and civic-minded board of directors, the Craig Hospital Foundation offers members of the community a number of meaningful ways to support the hospital’s work helping people rebuild their lives.


Craig Hospital in Denver, CO, is world-renowned for the specialty rehabilitation and research for patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig is a 93-bed, private, not-for-profit, free-standing rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospital that provides a comprehensive system of inpatient and outpatient medical care, rehabilitation, neurosurgical rehabilitative care, and long-term follow-up services. Half of Craig's patients come from outside of Colorado. Craig is designated by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) as a Model System Center for both spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. Craig is the NIDRR National Statistical TBI database for the other 16 Model System Centers in the U.S. Craig received the prestigious Magnet Recognition® for quality in nursing, in 2005-2010 and 2011-2015 and the Magnet Prize® Award in 2012. Craig Hospital has received the NDNQI® award as the nation's top rehab hospital by the American Nurses, three out of the past four years. In 2013 and 2014, Craig was voted by employees as a "Top Work Place" by the Denver Post, and was ranked in the top 150 places to work in healthcare by Becker's Healthcare in 2014. Craig has been ranked as a Top Ten rehabilitation center by U.S. News and World Report for 25 consecutive years, since the rankings began.