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  • Jonathan

    Jonathan

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    William “Jonathan” Phillips arrived at Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas with a poor prognosis. Several gunshot wounds left Jonathan with a partial spinal cord injury, shattered elbow requiring a pin to be surgically placed, along with multiple other injuries. With the injuries Jonathan suffered he still amazed the staff daily with his determination. The road to recovery would be a long one for Jonathan. His injuries, pain, and anxiety caused challenges with his recovery. Jonathan had ... William “Jonathan” Phillips arrived at Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas with a poor prognosis. Several gunshot wounds left Jonathan with a ... Read More
  • Gordon F.

    Gordon F.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    An independent man, Gordon (Gordy) had become used to coming-and-going as he pleased. Gordy worked at a local electrical plant and enjoyed riding his motorcycle around the area. Though Gordy lived alone, he spent much of his time with family members and close friends. It wasn't uncommon to see Gordy helping out his family or friends with different projects. That was, at least, until Gordy suffered a heart attack. The heart attack left Gordy in bad shape. Suffering multi-organ failure, he ... An independent man, Gordon (Gordy) had become used to coming-and-going as he pleased. Gordy worked at a local electrical plant and enjoyed riding his ... Read More
  • Robin C.

    Robin C.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    A masonry construction worker by trade, Robin is no stranger to hard work. "My job was my life," Robin said. When he got hurt on the job, his world turned upside-down. "I started drinking more beer and smoked every day. I did not eat much." Robin's health began a downhill slide. As a result of smoking, he developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. After recovering from a punctured lung, he suffered a bad infection in his gallbladder. Further difficulties came from the ... A masonry construction worker by trade, Robin is no stranger to hard work. "My job was my life," Robin said. When he got hurt on the job, his world ... Read More
  • Frank and Raymond

    Frank and Raymond

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    "There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother." -Terri Guillemets After undergoing brain surgery, Frank requested a transfer to Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas. His brother, Raymond, had admitted to Vibra a couple weeks prior. "I chose Vibra because my brother was there, and it was closer to home," noted Frank. Raymond had come to Vibra for wound care, IV antibiotics and therapy after having a toe on his left foot amputated. He ... "There's no other love like the love for a brother. There's no other love like the love from a brother." -Terri Guillemets After undergoing brain ... Read More
  • Ashly P.

    Ashly P.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    An accident left Ashly with multiple injuries, including an external fixator of the pelvis. This injury left her unable to bear weight. Ashly needed to regain her strength to return home and care for her children. She chose Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas to help her reach that goal. In order to remove the fixator, Ashly completed a course of IV therapies at Vibra. She also worked hard with our dietary team so she would have the proper nutrition to heal. Despite at times having little ... An accident left Ashly with multiple injuries, including an external fixator of the pelvis. This injury left her unable to bear weight. Ashly needed ... Read More
  • Cheryl E.

    Cheryl E.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    "You fed me when I could not feed myself. You bathed me when I couldn't even hold a washcloth. You turned me in bed when I couldn't move my arms and legs. You encouraged me when I was discouraged, and provided a smile when I needed it." This was quite the adjustment for Cheryl, an active and independent woman. Along with her husband, they ran their own business. But one day, Cheryl began to experience numbness and tingling in her lower extremities. Soon, her arms were affected, too. She ... "You fed me when I could not feed myself. You bathed me when I couldn't even hold a washcloth. You turned me in bed when I couldn't move my arms and ... Read More
  • Amy B.

    Amy B.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    It was the day after Easter, and Amy was back at work in Williston, ND when it happened. She suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Amy's stroke left her paralyzed on the left side. She also suffered respiratory failure, aspiration pneumonia and blood clots in her legs. After two weeks, Amy transferred to Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas. When she arrived at Vibra, Amy could not communicate and had no awareness of her surroundings. She required a feeding tube for nutrition, as she could not ... It was the day after Easter, and Amy was back at work in Williston, ND when it happened. She suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Amy's stroke left her ... Read More
  • Jacob O.

    Jacob O.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    On July 14th, 2017, Jacob was admitted to Rapid City Regional Medical Center for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Right heart failure, MRSA pneumonia and pleural effusions among other things. By the time he got to the ER his oxygen tank was on empty and his CPAP was broken. He was emergently intubated and placed on a ventilator. Jacob was in a fight for his life. He required very high vent settings and high levels of oxygen. When that wasn’t enough he was placed in the prone position ... On July 14th, 2017, Jacob was admitted to Rapid City Regional Medical Center for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Right heart failure, MRSA ... Read More
  • Melody C

    Melody C

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    On May 22nd my friend Aaron Mike came to my house and asked me if I was ready to go to the doctor. I had a night of troubled breathing. I was so weak, it felt like it took forever for me to find my way to get clothing, and to find enough energy to get to the car. He took me to Baker, Montana to the ER, where they put me on oxygen. I don’t remember anything after that until I woke up on the flight from Billings to Mandan. My son said they flew me to Billings and he rode on the flight with ... On May 22nd my friend Aaron Mike came to my house and asked me if I was ready to go to the doctor. I had a night of troubled breathing. I was so weak, ... Read More
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