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  • Tom M.

    Tom M.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Tom Miskey knew he faced an uphill battle, having been through several health issues. As a result of acute respiratory failure, Tom required a ventilator to breathe. He recently had surgery to address a thoracoabdominal aneurysm and suffered an embolic stroke. An embolic stroke occurs when a blood clot travels to the brain after forming elsewhere in the body. This brought Tom to Vibra Hospital of Northern California. When he arrived at Vibra, Tom was dependent for all mobility and care. ... Tom Miskey knew he faced an uphill battle, having been through several health issues. As a result of acute respiratory failure, Tom required a ... Read More
  • Anthony M.

    Anthony M.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    When Anthony Martinez arrived at Vibra Hospital of Northern California, his outlook was grim. Anthony had recently been in a bicycle accident, suffering a traumatic brain injury. That led to acute respiratory failure, with Anthony dependent on a ventilator to breathe for him. He could not move or care for himself, totally dependent upon others. But then, Vibra's interdisciplinary team got to work. Respiratory, physical, occupational, and speech therapies collaborated to help Anthony heal. ... When Anthony Martinez arrived at Vibra Hospital of Northern California, his outlook was grim. Anthony had recently been in a bicycle accident, ... Read More
  • Debbie M.

    Debbie M.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Debbie McGary came to Vibra Hospital of Northern California on a ventilator, suffering acute respiratory failure. Debbie was dependent upon the assistance of others for all self-care and mobility. But Debbie was determined to regain her independence. With her family by her side, Debbie worked hard day-after-day. With the help of her respiratory, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, Debbie made great progress. Ready to discharge from the long-term acute care hospital, Debbie ... Debbie McGary came to Vibra Hospital of Northern California on a ventilator, suffering acute respiratory failure. Debbie was dependent upon the ... Read More
  • Barbara S.

    Barbara S.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Barbara Smith admitted to Vibra Hospital of Northern California after an ATV accident. The accident left Barbara with numerous medical issues, including: Multiple fractures Lung contusion Ventilator dependent Requiring maximal-dependent assistance for all mobility But when Barbara arrived at Vibra, she had an unwavering determination to walk out on her own two feet. Day after day, Barbara pushed harder than the previous day. Barbara's constant positive attitude would serve her well. ... Barbara Smith admitted to Vibra Hospital of Northern California after an ATV accident. The accident left Barbara with numerous medical issues, ... Read More
  • Julianna M.

    Julianna M.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Julianna Merritt arrived to LTAC with a history of IV drug use and a determination that she would not continue down her previous path. From early on, she walked the hallways of the hospital passing the success stories that lined the first floor. She made it her goal that she would one day make it to the wall. With help of our clinical social worker, Jamie Hail, and a strong interdisciplinary team, Mrs. Merritt was able to make a life transformation. We are proud to say, that she is drug ... Julianna Merritt arrived to LTAC with a history of IV drug use and a determination that she would not continue down her previous path. From early on, ... Read More
  • Kathleen L.

    Kathleen L.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Kathleen Leskowitz arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent and unable to tolerate even minimal mobility secondary to end stage COPD. However, she also came to LTAC with plenty of determination. With the diagnosis of acute respiratory failure and end stage COPD, the outlook was grim. Day after day, Mrs. Leskowitz fought hard in therapy. At the time of discharge, Mrs. Leskowitz was able to walk with a 4WW with only minimal oxygen support. She is a true testament that hard work and a strong ... Kathleen Leskowitz arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent and unable to tolerate even minimal mobility secondary to end stage COPD. However, she also ... Read More
  • Tara B.

    Tara B.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Tara Burdick arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent, requiring moderate assistance for mobility, and required dialysis three days per week. Day by day, Ms. Burdick worked hard to improve her mobility and ADLs with therapy. Within two weeks of her admission, Ms. Burdick was successfully decannulated. At the time of discharge, Ms. Burdick was ambulating independently with no assistive device and no oxygen support. She was able to perform all ADLs independently and no longer required dialysis. ... Tara Burdick arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent, requiring moderate assistance for mobility, and required dialysis three days per week. Day by day, ... Read More
  • Bill D.

    Bill D.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Bill Diffin arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent, requiring maximal assistance for all mobility, and a determination that he would soon be off the ventilator. Mr. Diffi n pushed hard every day to be better than the day before. With a constant positive attitude and strong interdisciplinary team supporting him, he was able make a remarkable transformation. At time of discharge, Mr. Diffi n was independent with mobility and was able to go home with family support. Thank you, Mr. Diffi n for ... Bill Diffin arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent, requiring maximal assistance for all mobility, and a determination that he would soon be off the ... Read More
  • Carrie L.

    Carrie L.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Carrie Liston-Martin arrived to LTAC completely dependent and requiring mechanical ventilation. After a month of requiring maximal assistance for all mobility and care, Carrieʼs hard work and persistence was paying off. She was decannulated and required only minimal oxygen support. She was able to perform transfers and bed mobility with minimal assistance. Although this was a huge accomplishment, Carrie had bigger goals in mind. Her goal for discharge was to walk out of this hospital. She ... Carrie Liston-Martin arrived to LTAC completely dependent and requiring mechanical ventilation. After a month of requiring maximal assistance for all ... Read More
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