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Spinal Cord Injury Referral Process

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Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Referrals

To refer a newly injured spinal cord injury patient to Craig Hospital, please call our admissions department at 303-789-8344. Referrals can be made by patients, families, physicians, case managers, claims adjusters, hospital discharge planners, social workers, and others. We encourage referring physicians to call our CNS Medical Group at 303-789-8220. Medical records will often be required, and the Admissions FAX number is 720-599-3990. Most of Craig inpatient referrals occur very soon following injury, and early referral is recommended.

In many referral situations there can be challenging issues regarding a family's ability to travel to do a tour, distance versus quality concerns, patient transportation costs for the transfer from acute care to rehabilitation, family and child care needs, and others. We want families to know that because we admit patients from almost every state in the U.S. each year, we understand and work with families on these challenges virtually every day. We invite you to call us so we can work with you and your particular circumstances and needs. With our non-profit status and our Craig Hospital Foundation, we have resources and flexibility to meet peoples' needs in areas that many other rehabilitation hospitals do not.

Spinal Cord Injury Ventilator Patients

The referral process for patients on ventilators is the same as other patients with spinal cord injury, except that we require an on-site clinical consultation prior to clinical approval for admission. Call Admissions at 303-789-8344 to begin the referral and consultation process.

Re-evaluation/Outpatient

To refer a new outpatient with spinal cord injury to Craig, call Margie Shockley, RN, 303-789-8474. For patients who have previously been treated at Craig and want to schedule a Re-evaluation, call Gale Holland at 303-789-8215. Prior to re-evaluation/outpatient, patients and case managers will be contacted by outpatient/follow-up staff to determine clinical needs.

Rehabilitative Neurosurgery Referral Process

If patients, families, or physicians want to make a referral or want more information about syringomyelia, pain, tethered spinal cord, spasticity, etc., please contact Charlotte Indeck, RN, in the office of Scott Falci, MD, 303-761-5281 or e-mail to cindeck@craighospital.org.