March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! This is a very significant focus for Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS). STARS has been awarded an accreditation for our Brain Injury Program for both adults, adolescents, and children by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF Accreditation is the public seal of trust and commitment to quality. Essentially, CARF ensures that patients receive the best care possible in the most effective and efficient manner.

The Saint Alphonsus Health System/Saint Alphonsus Rehabiitation Services (STARS) continuum of care is the only system of care in the Intermountain West that provides a complete continuum of care for people recovering from concussions and more severe brain injuries. Saint Alphonsus is the only Level 2 Trauma Hospital in the Treasure Valley Region. The Brain Injury Program at STARS provides comprehensive/interdisciplinary rehabilitation services to people who have sustained a brain injury.

Our system of care promotes the highest quality of care and supports the involvement of health care providers throughout the continuum. Additionally, Saint Alphonsus Health System/Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS) is networked with many local and statewide resources to facilitate patient’s transition to their home communities.


Brain injury may last years.

If you or your child are currently experiencing:

    • Forgetfulness
    • Pressure in Brain
    • Confusion and disorientation
    • Difficulty remembering new information
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
    • Blurry vision
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Ringing in the ears
    • Trouble speaking coherently
    • Changes in emotions or sleep patterns

You may be still suffering from your old brain injury. For more information about concussion and ImPACT™ Test, click here.