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. More than 93% of patients return to their communities able to function at higher levels—and we (and our patients) aren’t slowing down any time soon! 


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
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Patients Served

A brain injury can happen to anyone at any age. In 2015, St. Luke’s provided inpatient rehabilitation services to over 228 patients with a brain injury.

  • Age 0-17: 5 patients
  • Age 18-64: 110 patients
  • Age 65+: 113 patients

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. St. Luke’s offers a support group for patients who have suffered a brain injury through the Washington Brain Injury Association Spokane Chapter. 

Spokane TBI Support Group - Survivors
St. Luke's - 711 S. Cowley St., Spokane, WA
6:30 p.m., Room 200
Second Wednesday of each month
(509) 838-9348, www.biawaspokanechapter.org

Spokane TBI Survivor Support - Caregivers
St. Luke's - 711 S. Cowley St., Spokane, WA
6: 30 p.m., Room L1
Second Wednesday of each month
(509) 838-9348, www.biawaspokanechapter.org

To learn more, call: (509) 838-9348

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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
509.473.6000

Inpatient Information: (509) 473-6058
Outpatient Information: (509) 473-6869