Recognized as a Top Ten Rehab Hospital for 33 consecutive years, Craig Hospital is one of the most established neurorehabilitation hospitals in the world. Our patient outcomes are some of the best in the field of rehabilitative medicine.
Craig Hospital is a private, non-profit, free-standing hospital licensed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Craig Hospital is designated by the federal government as a Model System of Care for Spinal Cord Injury and Brain Injury.
- Craig Hospital is a world-renowned center for specialty neurorehabilitation, exclusively devoted to two types of injuries: spinal cord injury and brain injury. Craig provides a comprehensive system of inpatient and outpatient medical care, rehabilitation, and long-term follow up services.
- Neurorehabilitation is individualized and specialized healthcare dedicated to improving, maintaining or restoring physical strength, cognition and mobility for someone with a nervous system injury.
- Craig is home to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, proven treatment methods, exceptional patient outcomes, a large group of patients with similar injuries and a positive and caring attitude.
- Craig Hospital is located in Englewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Craig Hospital Patients
Over the past five decades Craig Hospital has helped more than 34,500 patients with spinal cord injury and brain injury. Each year, Craig Hospital treats an average of 475 inpatients, and 2,000 outpatients. One of the most important benefits of Craig Hospital is the opportunity for patients with similar ages, backgrounds, and injuries to teach, encourage, and support one another. At any given time, there are approximately 50-55 inpatients with spinal cord injury, 25-30 with brain injury.
Rehabilitation at Craig Hospital
- Craig provides a highly individualized and personal approach to treatment, focusing on the patient's physical, cognitive and psychological well-being. Craig sets high expectations for patient participation in therapy and helps patients set their own high expectations.
- Patients typically stay in the inpatient program two to four months. Length of stay is individualized based on diagnosis, severity of injury, rate of progress and possible complications.
- Each patient and family has a consistent interdisciplinary treatment team of professionals that includes: the physician, nurses, physical therapist, occupational therapist, patient and family service counselor, therapeutic recreation specialist, psychologist, pharmacist, chaplain, dietitian, and when necessary, speech and language pathologist, neuropsychologist, respiratory therapist and others. The team meets regularly with the patient and family to set goals, develop treatment plans, review progress and coordinate services needed at home following discharge.
- Craig Hospital therapists regularly take patients into the community and the mountains for valuable, real-life learning experiences, such as navigating streets, rough terrain, and public buildings, interacting with the public, etc.
Awards & Accolades
- Craig has been ranked as a top ten rehabilitation center by U.S. News & World Report for 33 consecutive years, since the rankings began.
- Craig Hospital was granted recognition as a Magnet-designated organization for the fourth consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® on September 16, 2020.
- Craig's Nurse Advice Line was awarded the Magnet Prize® in 2012.
- 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 in 2012-2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022 and was ranked in the top 150 places to work in healthcare by Becker's Healthcare in 2014.
- Craig Hospital is designated by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) as a Model System Center for both spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.
- Craig is also the NIDILRR National Statistical TBI Database for the other Model System Centers (2006-present).