Capron Neuro and Trauma Rehabilitation Center

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Capron Neuro and Trauma Rehabilitation Center
6001 E Woodmen Rd
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80923

Capron Neuro and Trauma Rehabilitation Center

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation with Exceptional Care for Patients & Families

The Capron Neuro and Trauma Rehabilitation Center is a CARF Accredited inpatient acute rehabilitation program that provides a safe therapeutic environment with onsite access to a dedicated interdisciplinary team of specialists who assist each patient in reaching their goals for function and returning to their highest level of independence.

On your journey to well-being, our patient-focused program involves you in every step of your recovery. By focusing on your abilities, our dedicated team creates an individualized care plan that encompasses the whole person - mind, body, and soul.

  • Our Facility

    Our unit is located on the 6th floor of St. Francis Medical Center.

    • 23 licensed beds
    • Multiple therapy gyms
    • All private rooms with private bathrooms
    • Menu for personalized meal selection
    • A specialized therapy kitchen
    • 1:1 therapy sessions
    • Weekly care conferences with patient and family to discuss progress, goals, and discharge planning

    Our interdisciplinary team includes:

    • Two Expert Physiatrists - a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
    • Specially-Trained Rehabilitation Registered Nurses and Certified Nurse Aides
    • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
    • Social Work and RN Case Managers
    • Spiritual Care Professionals
    • Respiratory Therapists
    • Certified Wound Care Registered Nurses
    • Dietitian
    • Consulting Specialist Physicians
    • Pet Therapy
    • Full complement of hospital support services and other healthcare professionals to meet the patient’s individualized needs
  • Conditions We Treat

    Our team of rehabilitation experts specialize in the treatment and care of patients recovering from:

    • Stroke
    • Orthopedic Conditions
    • Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries
    • Traumatic Brain Injuries
    • Trauma
    • Amputations
    • Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other movement disorders
    • Other disorders and illnesses that decrease function

    We offer advanced treatment options to provide a personalized rehabilitation approach for our patients including:

    • Bioness
    • Sara Stedy
    • Sara Plus
    • Lite Gait
    • Alter G
    • Balance System
    • Urges Bike
    • VitalStim Therapy
    • Maxi-Slide
    • Vision Therapy

    Acute (Inpatient Rehabilitation) vs Sub-Acute (Skilled Nursing Facility Rehabilitation)

      (Acute) Inpatient Rehabilitation (Sub-Acute) Skilled Nursing Facility Rehabilitation
    Close medical supervision by a physician with specialized training (physiatrist) and/or Nurse Practitioner Yes No
    24-hour Rehabilitation Nursing






    Admitted from any setting; does not require a previous 3-night hospital stay Requires 3-night hospital stay (with the exception of some insurance plans)
    Multidisciplinary care team consultants Most specialties readily available within the hospital No or Limited
    Emergency services Immediate; onsite Must call 911 to transfer to nearest facility
    Radiology and lab services Immediate; onsite Limited - usually contracted services
    Typical length of stay Approximately seven to 10 days Approximately 20 to 60 days
    Intensive Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy services 1:1 patient specific therapy sessions; 3 hours per day, 5 days per week Therapy can be held in group settings; duration varies, averages 1 hour per day
    Continuum of Care Immediate ability to obtain electronic medical records from a current or previous Centura Health stay Must request and await any additional documentation which may result in a delay in evaluation and treatment
  • Hospital Level Staffing

    • Our multidisciplinary teams provide the most comprehensive care to provide patients and their families with the support needed to meet their medical, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our specially-trained and dedicated rehabilitation associates feature a team of registered nurses (RNs) with a ratio of 1:5 or less days, 1:6 or less nights, meaning you or your loved one will receive personalized and focused care.
    • The therapy teams – physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology - all provide scheduled 1:1 treatments, utilizing the specialized rehab equipment available.
    • We also provide unit specific case managers to assist with discharge planning needs.

    Patient safety is one of our top priorities. We are proud to offer several methods to ensure the highest level of safety and wellbeing:

    • Wheelchair safety belts 
    • Bed/chair alarms (as needed)
    • AvaSys video surveillance (as needed)
    • 1:1 safety sitter (as needed)
    • Call light system goes directly to RN/CNA phone; our average non-emergent response time less than 30 seconds
    • Purposeful Hourly rounding
    • Bedside Shift Report
    • Nurse Leader rounding for feedback
  • How to Make a Referral

    We look forward to assisting you with making a referral for acute inpatient rehabilitation. 

    Referral Options Include:

    • Phone: 719-776-2088
    • Fax clinicals to: 719-776-5025
    • Enter a referral in Allscripts
  • Insurance

    We accept most commercial insurance plans, as well as Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, and Medicaid.

  • Tour Our Facility

    If you have questions or are interested in touring our facility, we invite you to schedule a tour.

    We accept most commercial insurance plans, as well as Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicaid.

    Admissions: 719-776-2088