Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center (240)

Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center

 

 

Chandler Regional Medical Center is an American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified and state-designated Level I Adult Trauma Center. Trauma centers are separated into 5 different levels. Level V, IV, III, II and I, with I being the highest possible level. In layman’s terms it means that we have the ability and resources to care for most severely injured patients. We have specialized surgeons and teams of support staff to ensure any injury can be cared for. As the East Valley’s busiest Trauma center, we take pride in our capability and dedication to healing the injured. In 2024 CRMC will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary of being a Level I Trauma Center.

 

As members of the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) we are able to assist injured patients to continue to heal past their physical injuries. We understand how a traumatic injury and events can disrupt a person and families lives. TSN provides resources and education about Trauma care to patients and loved ones, as well as a chance to connect with other survivors from around the country. At this time Chandler Regional Trauma Services is only able to participate in virtual support groups. However, with the growth of the program and the addition of new members we hope to expand to in person support sessions in the future.

 


Upcoming Programs & Events

Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association

Ladies every 2nd Tuesday, Men’s Every Thursday • 4pmSCI Support Group via Zoom

Brain Injury Survivor Sundays

3rd Sunday every month • 1pm-230pmOnce a month Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona hosts a Survivor Sunday event, showcasing a speaker who has survived and recovering from a TBI. RSVP on the event page.

March Virtual Support Group

03/27/2024 • 03/27 5:30pm-7:00pm ESTHitting the Jackpot on the Road to Recovery, 90 minute, free online support group.

National Drunk and Distracted Driving Survivor Support Group

4th Friday of the month • 2:00pm – 3:00pmThis is a survivors-only virtual group for those who have survived an accident where they were injured by a drunk driver or a distracted driver. The focus is on living well with brain health challenges from a brain injury. Attendees are invited to share and learn as part of their healing journeys.


Community Resources

Ability 360

https://ability360.org/ Ability360 continues a 40-year tradition of offering and promoting programs to empower people with all disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community.

About Care, Empowering Independent Living

https://aboutcare.org/ A 501(c) 3 organization founded in 2006 by Barbara and Buzz Bradley. The pair recognized a need for assistance and services to help homebound individuals in Chandler AZ About Care delivers caring and compassionate support services using trained volunteers with special concern for the homebound elderly and disabled residents of Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, and San Tan Valley, Arizona. We encourage and enable independent living by assisting our neighbors to continue living in their homes with dignity and self-respect. If you or someone you know needs our services, please call 480.802.2331.

Anxiety and Depression Association if America

https://adaa.org/ The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions. It also supports professionals who provide treatment and conduct research. Click the link to learn how ADAA could help you or your family.

American with Disabilities Act

https://www.ada.gov/ The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. 1-800-514-0301 (voice) 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

Amputee Coalition

https://www.amputee-coalition.org/ The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.

Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

https://www.azcjc.gov/Programs/Victim-Services/Overview The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission’s (ACJC) Crime Victim Services area oversees and administers two key programs: the Crime Victim Compensation and the Crime Victim Assistance programs. The Crime Victim Assistance program provides grants to private non-profit or government agencies that deliver direct services to crime victims. The Crime Victim Compensation program is administered through ACJC but resides locally in each of Arizona’s 15 county attorney’s offices.

Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association

https://www.azspinal.org/ The Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries. Our goal is to promote physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social recovery. The Association focuses on peer and family support, education of consumers, families, caregivers, and professionals, and linking people to vocational, social, and recreational resources.

Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona

https://biaaz.org/ To improve the quality of life for everyone impacted by brain injury by providing advocacy, education, information, support, and resources, while promoting brain injury prevention

CDC Falls Prevention

https://www.cdc.gov/falls/index.html Falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent. However, falls don’t have to be inevitable as you age. You can reduce your chance of falling or help a loved one prevent falls. There are proven ways to reduce and prevent falls, even for older adults. We identify older adults as anyone 65 years and older.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

https://www.christopherreeve.org/ The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. Call 1-800-225-0292 or visit www.christopherreeve.org.

Family Caregiver Alliance

https://www.caregiver.org/resource/hospital-discharge-planning-guide-families-and-caregivers/ The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Legal Aid of Arizona

https://legalaidaz.com/ Legal Aid for Referrals is a free lawyer referral service designed to assist you in obtaining legal representation at discounted rates. Our programming is open to the public. Currently we do not offer direct pro bono services, and we can only provide referrals for legal matters in Arizona.

Phoenix Family Advocacy

https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/victims Our Mission​: To provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, homicide, and other violent crimes; and to take a leadership role in educating the community about the impact of violence. If you have been a victim of a crime, we are here to help.

Semicolon Society

https://semicolonsociety.org/ Semicolon Society provides free mental health education to the community, with an emphasis on suicide prevention and support. By providing direct discussions and resources about mental health, Semicolon Society seeks to reduce the stigma in having critical conversations, increase awareness and understanding of mental health challenges, and reduce suicide in our community.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline (SAMHSA)

https://www.samhsa.gov/ This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit https://www.samhsa.gov/

United Spinal Association

https://unitedspinal.org/ United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information.

Victims of Crimes – Arizona

https://www.azag.gov/victim-services The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is dedicated to a system of justice that is inclusive of crime victims and will remain vigilant in striving to provide the most efficient and effective service to the people of Arizona. The services provided to crime victims and the technical assistance and support provided to criminal justice agencies and other service providers is the responsibility of the Office of Victim Services. The mission of the Attorney General’s Office of Victim Services is to promote justice and healing for people affected by crime in the state of Arizona. The Office of Victim Services is broken down into two primary facets, the advocacy and assistance provided to crime victims of cases prosecuted/argued by attorneys of the Attorney General’s Office and the leadership and agency support responsibilities that impact on the legal rights afforded to victims of crime in Arizona. These include: the Victims’ Rights Program which provides financial assistance to criminal justice agencies, the Victims’ Rights complaint process, and Victims’ Rights Training.

Vocational Rehabilitation Program – Phoenix Office

https://des.az.gov/services/employment/arizona-rehabilitation-services State Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides services for people with a brain injury who plan to return to work. Must meet eligibility requirements. Services may include evaluations, therapies, training, AT devices and services related to employment. No fees. Age 14 and above.