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Craig Hospital focuses on 'Empowering Lives' every day

Our Colorado: Hospital focuses on empowering lives
Posted at 10:30 AM, Mar 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 21:55:55-04

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- It’s a place where lives are changed every day. Englewood’s Craig Hospital is world-renown for its care and research in areas of spinal cord and brain injuries, providing thousands of inpatients and outpatients with medical care, rehab and long-term follow-up services.

Many of the services provided by Craig are not covered by insurance and are only available thanks to the generosity of donors in Colorado and around the world. That’s why Denver7 is proud to partner with the Craig Hospital Foundation for this year’s Empowering Lives: Day of Donation, when we hope to raise thousands of dollars to help provide those services to people in need.

On Sunday nights in March and early April, Denver7 will bring you Empowering Lives: Stories from Our Colorado, where we will introduce you to some of the people whose lives have been changed first by catastrophe and then by hope through the many programs Craig offers.

If you would like to help, you can donate now at CraigHospital.org/EmpoweringLives.

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Craig Hospital is a world-renowned hospital and research center specialized in the care of people who have sustained a spinal cord and/or a brain injury. Located in Englewood, Colo., Craig Hospital is a 93-bed, private, not-for-profit care facility providing 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 29 consecutive years. Craig received the NDNQI® award in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 for the highest quality outcomes in nursing care in a rehabilitation facility. Craig also received its 3rd recognition for excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® in 2015. The 2015 recognition ensures Magnet designation until the year 2020. Craig was voted by employees as a "Top Workplace" by The Denver Post in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 and was ranked in the top 150 places to work in healthcare by Becker's Healthcare in 2014. For more information visit craighospital.org.

As the only stand-alone, not-for-profit hospital in Colorado, Craig Hospital relies on donor support to provide cutting-edge, holistic care. The Craig Hospital Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3) that exists solely to support the hospital, it’s programs and patients.

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. To learn more about the foundation, go to craighospital.org/foundation.