Craig Hospital, a world-renowned neurorehabilitation and research hospital for people who have sustained spinal cord and/or brain injuries, announced today that California-based hospital relations managers Stacy Andreasen and Diana Berry have joined its team to strengthen hospital and provider relationships in the state and facilitate crucial connection to specialized care for people in need of neurorehabilitation.
Approximately half of Craig’s inpatients come from out of state, and in the past year, nearly 14% of Craig’s out-of-state inpatients came from California. As the state’s closest BI and SCI neurorehabilitation specialty hospital, Craig is committed to facilitating the critical, specialized care of people who have sustained spinal cord and brain injuries in California and surrounding states to help them achieve the best outcomes possible, working toward their independence, life quality and return to community.
Diana Berry joins Craig after more than 20 years in the spinal cord and brain injury field. For the first half of her career, she worked as a northern California regional manager for a home and community program and most recently worked with a post-acute program based in northern California for the past 10 years. Her passion for healthcare work is fueled by the opportunity to connect people and their families to the most appropriate programs to start their recovery. She has served as a board member on several nonprofits and advocacy groups in the area, including United Way, Easter Seals, Because I Can, B.R.A.I.N. and the Brain Injury Coalition.
Stacy Andreasen is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with more than 20 years of experience working with individuals with spinal cord and brain injuries. Stacy has worked with patients at all levels of care, from the ICU through the transition to home. She has vast knowledge in California workers’ compensation laws and regulations and extensive experience partnering with patients, families, claims administrators, case managers, medical providers and attorneys. Prior to joining Craig, Stacy managed catastrophic injuries for one of the largest workers’ compensation insurance carriers in California and worked for a post-acute medical provider. In addition to being a licensed professional clinical counselor, Stacy is also a certified rehabilitation counselor and a certified case manager.
ABOUT CRAIG HOSPITAL
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 & World Report for 30 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.