Business to Business
December 11, 2014

‘A special place’ for patients to rebuild their lives

A newly renovated and expanded space at Craig Hospital near Denver means even more room for patients with spinal cord and brain injuries to work toward rehabilitation.

“If I can get somebody here, they become a believer real quick,” says Mike Fordyce, president and CEO of Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado.

The rehabilitation and research center for patients with spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries has helped more than 30,000 people, known as “Craig grads.”

The hospital’s approach? Targeted physical therapy, teamwork, and lots of encouragement.

“It’s a care-team model that wraps around the patient from day one,” Mike says. “Basically we’re teaching you to do everything you used to do. We’re just teaching you how you’re going to do it differently.”

In February 2013, the 93-bed hospital began a $90 million expansion and renovation project. The new space includes larger in-patient rooms and a fitness center offering cutting-edge technology and equipment. Wells Fargo provided bond underwriting and financing strategies for the project.