Englewood, Colo. – (Oct.9, 2017) – Four staff members and physicians at Craig Hospital, a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital for people with spinal cord and/or brain injuries, have received industry honors for their service and excellence in practice from three of the industry’s top organizations.
On October 27, Alan Weintraub, M.D., program director of the Brain Injury Program at Craig will receive two awards during the American Congress of Rehabilitative Medication (ACRM) Henry B. Betts Awards Dinner and Gala in Atlanta. Dr. Weintraub will receive a Fellow of ACRM designation, which recognizes members with an outstanding record of professional service to the organization and who have also made contributions of national significance to the field of medical rehabilitation.
Dr. Weintraub will also receive the Sheldon Berrol, M.D. Clinical Service Award from the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), which is presented each year to an individual who, through a long service career, has made outstanding contributions to improving the quality of care, professional training, and/or education in the field of brain injury.
In addition, earlier this month at the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) Educational Conference and Expo in Denver, three prestigious awards were presented to Craig staff and physicians.
· Daniel Lammertse, M.D., Emeritus Clinical Scientist and former medical director of Research at Craig, was honored with the James J. Peters Distinguished Service Award and delivered the associated lecture during the ASCIP Educational Conference and Expo. This award honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the care of those with spinal cord injuries or disorders (SCI/D), and have demonstrated dedication to achieving excellence in the care of people with SCI/D.
· Ellen Severe, OTR, director of Occupational Therapy at Craig, received the ASCIP Therapy Council’s Distinguished Clinical Award.
· Laura Wehrli, PT, DPT, ATP, Craig’s spinal cord injury physical therapy supervisor, was presented with the ASCIP Therapy Council’s Excellence Award.
“One of the things that defines Craig is the idea of unyielding determination – this applies not only to our patients, but to our physicians and staff as well,” said Mike Fordyce, CEO of Craig Hospital. “These awards are a true testament to the dedication and determination our team demonstrates in caring for and empowering our patients, and I’m incredibly proud of their accomplishments.”
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About Craig Hospital
Craig Hospital is a world-renowned, 93-bed, private, not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital and research center that specializes in the care of people who have sustained a spinal cord and/or a brain injury. As a licensed acute care hospital, Craig 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 has been ranked as a top 10 rehabilitation center by U.S. News and World Report for 27 consecutive years. Craig has received the NDNQI® award in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 for the highest quality outcomes in nursing care in a rehabilitation facility. Craig was voted by employees as a "Top Work Place" by the Denver Post for the past three years, and was ranked in the top 150 places to work in healthcare by Becker's Healthcare in 2014. craighospital.org