ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 28, 2020 – U.S. News & World Report has announced that Craig Hospital was ranked a top 10 rehabilitation hospital in the U.S. for the 31st consecutive year. Craig has ranked in the top 10 every year since the rankings began in 1990. This year's annual rankings were gathered by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult medical specialties, 9 adult procedures or conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. According to U.S. News & World Report, to be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the most medically complex patients, and Craig was designated #8 (tied with Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia) in the U.S. for rehabilitation.
"We're honored that our outcomes continue to set Craig apart for the outstanding care we provide to people who have sustained a spinal cord or brain injury," said Jandel Allen-Davis, MD, president and CEO of Craig. "This recognition demonstrates not only the exceptional clinical care that our dedicated staff devotes to our patients and families but also our focus on research and patient outcomes."
Craig Hospital's functional patient outcomes continue to be superior compared to almost every national average. On average, Craig graduates make greater functional gains during their initial treatment, are discharged home at higher rates, return to work or school in greater numbers, are more functionally independent and require less attendant care, have fewer re-hospitalizations, have higher levels of community re-integration and satisfaction with life, and have higher earning power than their national peer group treated in other rehabilitation programs.
Founded in 1956, Craig Hospital is located in Englewood, Colo., and each year treats 2,500 people who have sustained a spinal cord injury and/or brain injury.