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  • Richard B.

    Richard B.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain brought 66-year-old Richard Berndt to Mercy San Juan Medical Center. An abdominal CT scan showed ischemic colitis and Richard had become septic. Ischemic colitis is a painful condition that occurs when blood flow to the large intestine is reduced, restricting proper oxygenation. Richard underwent an initial surgery and given a diverting colostomy, a wound vac, PEG tube for nutrition, and intubated for respiratory failure. Two more surgeries were ... Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain brought 66-year-old Richard Berndt to Mercy San Juan Medical Center. An abdominal CT scan showed ischemic colitis ... Read More
  • Frank C.

    Frank C.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Frank Carion's stroke had an uncommon cause: superior sagittal venous thrombosis. This serious stroke left Frank, 40, in acute respiratory failure. He required a ventilator to breathe for him. Additional complications included an altered mental status and malnourishment. While at Fresno Hospital, Frank underwent surgeries to place a tracheostomy and PEG tube. Soon, Frank transferred to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento's ICU department. He could not speak, had no trunk control, and severe ... Frank Carion's stroke had an uncommon cause: superior sagittal venous thrombosis. This serious stroke left Frank, 40, in acute respiratory failure. He ... Read More
  • Mark R.

    Mark R.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Mark Roberts, 53, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento facing an uncertain future. Confused upon arrival, Mark had minimal ability to follow simple commands. He had suffered a fracture of his right foot and multiple metacarpal fractures on his left foot. The fractures kept Mark bed-bound. Mark also suffered both acute and chronic respiratory failure. As a result, he underwent a tracheostomy and required a ventilator to breathe. Unable to tolerate food or liquid by mouth, Mark relied ... Mark Roberts, 53, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento facing an uncertain future. Confused upon arrival, Mark had minimal ability to follow ... Read More
  • Trish F.

    Trish F.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Patricia (Trish), a 50-year-old female, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento in the beginning of July. She transferred from a local hospital where she received care for a traumatic brain injury. Trish suffered the injury in a head-on motor vehicle collision. She required extraction from her vehicle. Trish also suffered multiple fractures and required intubation for respiratory support. Additionally, she suffered from weakness in her right leg and was unable to move her right arm. ... Patricia (Trish), a 50-year-old female, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento in the beginning of July. She transferred from a local hospital where ... Read More
  • Pamela B.

    Pamela B.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Pamela, a 61-year-old female, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento in February. She transferred from an acute care hospital with shortness of breath and a productive cough. She admitted with the following diagnoses: influenza acute respiratory distress syndrome and respiratory failure altered level of consciousness UTI anemia Pamela had a PEG tube placed for nutrition, a ventilator for respiratory support, and two chest tubes. Given that Pamela was, at first, minimally responsive, she ... Pamela, a 61-year-old female, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento in February. She transferred from an acute care hospital with shortness of ... Read More
  • Gary B.

    Gary B.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Gary, a 65-year-old male, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento in January after being found unresponsive in the ER at Mercy Medical Center of Redding. Upon arrival at Vibra, Gary was on a ventilator for respiratory support. He was also receiving nutrition through a PEG tube. Gary admitted with the following diagnoses: closed head injury respiratory failure concussion traumatic brain injury At first, Gary was not appropriate for therapy services. He was placed on the RNA program for ... Gary, a 65-year-old male, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento in January after being found unresponsive in the ER at Mercy Medical Center of ... Read More
  • Katie M.

    Katie M.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Katie, a 58-year-old female, was admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento after initially reporting to the ER with complaints of shortness of breath, fever, and chills. She was admitted to our hospital with the following diagnoses: bilateral multilobar pneumonia, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) on mechanical ventilator support, critical illness myopathy, acute kidney injury, and sepsis. Katie also presented to Vibra with multiple wounds on her face, likely related to being ... Katie, a 58-year-old female, was admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento after initially reporting to the ER with complaints of shortness of breath, ... Read More
  • Teresa A.

    Teresa A.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Teresa, a 68-year-old female, was admitted with acute respiratory failure secondary to pneumonia. When admitted, she was nonverbal due to her tracheostomy and presented with extreme weakness, dysphagia, and confusion. Teresa had a tracheostomy requiring mechanical ventilation and a PEG tube for nutrition. She required max assistance with two people to sit up on the edge of the bed. Her confusion affected her safety awareness impairing her decision making and participation in therapy. She ... Teresa, a 68-year-old female, was admitted with acute respiratory failure secondary to pneumonia. When admitted, she was nonverbal due to her ... Read More
  • Thomas C.

    Thomas C.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Thomas, a 55-year-old male, was admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento from Mark Twain Medical Center due to confusion and falling off the bed. Upon admission, Thomas had the following primary diagnoses: traumatic brain injury, a history of alcoholism, respiratory failure, metabolic encephalopathy, aspiration pneumonia, anxiety, and a history of drug abuse. Thomas was admitted on a ventilator for respiratory support and was receiving his nutrition from a feeding tube. Once at Vibra, ... Thomas, a 55-year-old male, was admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento from Mark Twain Medical Center due to confusion and falling off the bed. Upon ... Read More
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