Brain Injury Program

St. Luke’s is dedicated to helping every patient return to their community healthy, strong and with a renewed spark for life. As the only Level I Trauma rehabilitation hospital in the Inland Northwest, we’ve been helping brain injury patients regain their fullest lives for more than two decades. 

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No two brain traumas are alike, which is why our interdisciplinary team works closely with every patient to help them achieve their best outcomes. St. Luke’s therapy program increases patient quality of life scores and prepares them to return to their lives as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Our outcomes speak to our excellence, and to the perseverance of our amazing patients: We regularly discharge more patients to their homes than the national average for rehab facilities. 

Excellence for Every Patient

Although the causes of brain injuries may vary, our quality of care is constant. Our hallmarks include:                                     

  • Patient-centered model of care
  • Deep respect for the wants and desires of our patients
  • Recognition of our patients’ individuality
  • Tailored treatment to achieve unique goals
  • A safe and secure care setting
  • Low-stimulation environment to aid in healing
  • Access to ongoing support groups for brain injury survivors

Learn more about our brain injury program

Patients Served

A brain injury can happen to anyone at any age. In 2019, St. Luke’s provided inpatient rehabilitation services to over 260 patients with a brain injury.

  • Average age: 60 years old
  • Ages of patient in the brain program:

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Conditions Treated

The most common conditions St. Luke's treats for patients with a brain injury are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Brain tumors
  • Falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Brain cell death due to low oxygen of the brain

Patient Satisfaction & Quality of Life

Because St. Luke’s is committed to getting our patients back to the highest quality of life possible, we consistently measure patient satisfaction and how well rehab improved patients’ quality of life. Based on a national survey (MedTel Outcomes), patients in an inpatient setting rated the following: 

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Brain Injury Resources

Support Group

St. Luke's wants to help patients throughout their stay and after. We a Brain Injury Support Group every fourth Tuesday of the month from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Join us in a support group focused on injury adjustment, connection to community resources and meeting other survivors of brain injury. To learn more, call (509) 473-6681. 

St. Luke’s also offers a support group for patients who have suffered a brain injury through the Washington Brain Injury Association Spokane Chapter. For more information about our support groups and to sign-up visit our Support Services page or call (509) 838-9348.

Tips and Informational Cards  

St. Luke's and the Traumatic Brain Injury Council from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services partnered to create educational cards and resources for those recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Click below to download the informational cards for tips on rejoining life after a brain injury. 

View Support Services for more information and additional resources in Washington. 

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The medical team was very clear and honest about what I would need to do on my end to get home again. They worked with me and encouraged me.
-Ronnie Grigsby
Staff- Carter
All of his therapists were amazing. He gave 100 percent and then some.
-Jennifer Southwick (Kaleb’s mom)

Questions? Call us at (509) 473-6000.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
711 S. Cowley St.
Spokane, WA 99202-1330

Inpatient Information: (509) 473-6058 or 1-833-FOR-SLR-1
Outpatient Information: (509) 473-6869