Celebrating Our Patients' Success.

Read some of our patients' stories of their experience with the Vibra Healthcare team.

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  • Ruth S.

    Ruth S.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    "You did two steps today!" Maureen, PTA exclaimed excitedly in the gym. With labored breath, 32-year-old Ruth Steinbraker sat and rested, a giant smile creasing her face. After a moment, Ruthie -- as her mother, Sarah, calls her -- continued her physical therapy, walking around the gym and stepping on-and-off an elevated pad. Under Ruth's chin rests a piece of gauze covering the wound from her tracheostomy, recently removed. "Even up to a couple of weeks ago, I can't believe just how far ... "You did two steps today!" Maureen, PTA exclaimed excitedly in the gym. With labored breath, 32-year-old Ruth Steinbraker sat and rested, a giant ... Read More
  • Gary R.

    Gary R.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Gary Reynolds spent his days working 30-40 hours per week assisting patients prior to cataract surgery. Along with his day job, Gary spent long hours cutting down trees in the heat of the summer. One long-awaited Friday off, Gary headed to LaGrange to visit family. During the drive, he began to feel sick. He felt like he was coming down with a virus or inner ear infection. Gary and his brother-in-law decided to take a ride in the country during his visit. Gary recalls the trouble he had ... Gary Reynolds spent his days working 30-40 hours per week assisting patients prior to cataract surgery. Along with his day job, Gary spent long hours ... Read More
  • Steven S.

    Steven S.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Since undergoing a bilateral kidney transplant in 2000, life was wonderful for Steven Shileikis. Steven was living life to the fullest alongside his wife and son. That was, at least, until those kidneys started to fail. The failure of Steven's kidney transplant -- nearly 20 years after the life-saving surgery -- was devastating. Having been independent for so long, Steven was now hooked up to all kinds of machines keeping him alive. A ventilator breathed for Steven while he was fed from a ... Since undergoing a bilateral kidney transplant in 2000, life was wonderful for Steven Shileikis. Steven was living life to the fullest alongside his ... Read More
  • John D.

    John D.

    Vibra Hospital of Fargo

    Can you imagine the struggle and fear of having experienced a life-altering illness or event? The unknown, the speculation of possible outcomes, the fear of not recovering would be overwhelming. What if you had no concept of what was happening to you? That is what happened to John. It was a normal day when John collapsed with a torn aorta. He received life-saving medical interventions and was rushed to the hospital. John underwent invasive procedures to resuscitate him and save his life, ... Can you imagine the struggle and fear of having experienced a life-altering illness or event? The unknown, the speculation of possible outcomes, the ... Read More
  • Sharon R.

    Sharon R.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Sharon, a retired nurse, kept herself busy. She stayed active by doing the things she loved - shopping, spending time with her husband and family, and taking occasional trips to the mountains. During an enjoyable stay at Shaver Lake, Sharon had an accidental fall while reaching for her bed. “I was returning from the bathroom at 2:00 am, reached for the bed, and nearly missed it,” explained Sharon. “I was barely hanging on to the mattress-topper when I started to slowly slide down to the ... Sharon, a retired nurse, kept herself busy. She stayed active by doing the things she loved - shopping, spending time with her husband and family, and ... Read More
  • Elaine P.

    Elaine P.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    A deacon in her church, Elaine Parker was an active individual. But that changed dramatically when chronic respiratory failure caused Elaine to be placed on a ventilator. To wean from the ventilator, Elaine came to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus. When she arrived, Elaine also required a feeding tube for nutritional support, due to an impairment with her swallowing reflexes. Elaine faced a difficult road to recovery. But Elaine had a lot of support on that road. ... A deacon in her church, Elaine Parker was an active individual. But that changed dramatically when chronic respiratory failure caused Elaine to be ... Read More
  • Mary J.

    Mary J.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    Mary Johnsen is a very pleasant 93-year-old lady who lives alone at home. One day, Mary fell and struck her head. Brought to the emergency room at The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus, Mary was found to be hypoxic with leukocytosis. She was admitted to THOP Sierra for respiratory failure. As a result of her illnesses, Mary's functional mobility was impaired. She also struggled with activities of daily living (ADLs). To address these deficiencies, Mary transferred to Highlands ... Mary Johnsen is a very pleasant 93-year-old lady who lives alone at home. One day, Mary fell and struck her head. Brought to the emergency room at The ... Read More
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