Englewood, Colo.— Craig Hospital, a world-renowned center for specialty rehabilitation and research for people with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, has received a $1,119,000 gift from the Daniels Fund to be used to purchase new capital equipment and to help newly-injured patients buy critical adaptive equipment.
"Daniels Fund's support of Craig Hospital reflects our founder's compassion for helping others," said Linda Childears, president and CEO of Daniels Fund. "We're pleased to be helping Craig with capital expansion and the purchase of medical equipment that will assist patients during and after their rehabilitation."
This gift will fund $919,000 of equipment for Craig’s building and renovation project, including 60 new patient lifts for individual patient room suites, therapy gyms, and the Outpatient Clinic in Craig’s West Building. It will also fund a Nursing Education simulation mannequin, two Procedure Suite electrosurgical units, purchase of a variety of procedure suite instruments, new beds for the Outpatient Clinic, and an Outpatient Clinic Neurovision Therapy Training System.
The additional $200,000 will provide direct patient assistance through Project EQL: Equipment for Quality of Life to newly-injured patients whose income or insurance benefits are inadequate to pay for basic adaptive equipment. This support will help more than 140 patients annually, making it possible for every patient returning to the community to begin a new life with independence, safety, and dignity.
“While patients and families are learning how to live in a new way – how to adapt their entire lives to this injury – they are also facing financially devastating equipment costs and special care,” says Mary Feller, executive director of the Craig Hospital Foundation. “We are so grateful to the Daniels Fund for their help to make sure that our patients receive the equipment vital to their success and independence.”