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  • Bernard S.

    Bernard S.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    "Wow!" That has been the prevailing reaction to Bernard Strikesenemy during his stay at Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas . Bernard is a man who went to work every day and worked very hard. He is so dedicated to his work, that when he developed a wound on his foot he attempted to care for it himself. Bernard didn't want to miss a day on the job. Unfortunately, Bernard's wound worsened and he became severely ill. When he went to the ER, doctors rushed him into emergency surgery. ... "Wow!" That has been the prevailing reaction to Bernard Strikesenemy during his stay at Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas . Bernard is a man who ... Read More
  • Lane R.

    Lane R.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    The day of the accident started like any other day. Lane Rhoades, 22, woke up early and got himself ready for work. At 6 am he hopped into his old pickup truck and left his house. Lane grew up in that home and he worked hard to earn enough money to buy the house from his parents. On his way to work, Lane's truck was struck head-on by another vehicle. When emergency personnel arrived, they needed to use the jaws of life to extract Lane from the truck. Because his truck is older, it had no ... The day of the accident started like any other day. Lane Rhoades, 22, woke up early and got himself ready for work. At 6 am he hopped into his old ... Read More
  • Ronald S.

    Ronald S.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    The past two years have been rough for Ronald Stotz. Ron spent a year in a skilled nursing facility and another in assisted living. Wounds that wouldn't heal were keeping him from returning home. That led him to Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas . "Wow, what a guy!" Ron's case manager at Vibra said. Ron is retired from the North Dakota State Penitentiary where he worked as a guard. He also served in the Vietnam war. "I want to go home and I want to go to the races and have a beer!" ... The past two years have been rough for Ronald Stotz. Ron spent a year in a skilled nursing facility and another in assisted living. Wounds that ... Read More
  • Cheryl W.

    Cheryl W.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    Cheryl Woosley's story begins with a torn ACL. For a mother of young children, that would be challenging enough. But complications soon left Cheryl clinging to life. Requiring a high level of medical care for an extended period of time, Cheryl came to Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas . On New Year's Day, Cheryl arrived at Vibra a very sick woman. She required a ventilator to breathe and had multiple wounds that needed healing. Cheryl had dysphagia and received her nutrition through a ... Cheryl Woosley's story begins with a torn ACL. For a mother of young children, that would be challenging enough. But complications soon left Cheryl ... Read More
  • Debbie M.

    Debbie M.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    Fragile. Very fragile. That's the best way to describe Debbie Meschke's medical status when she admitted to Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas. Debbie arrived at Vibra requiring a ventilator to help her breathe. Her survival depended upon being liberated from the vent. Given the state of Debbie's health, this would be a challenging task. The interdisciplinary team developed a careful and personalized plan of care. They got to work, with Debbie's husband, Daniel, by her side the whole ... Fragile. Very fragile. That's the best way to describe Debbie Meschke's medical status when she admitted to Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas. ... Read More
  • Cynthia S.

    Cynthia S.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    Cynthia Sitting Dog arrived at Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas facing a long road to recovery. An infection in her right leg required a fasciotomy to avoid amputation. The procedure left her with wounds that required specialized care. From her first day at Vibra, Cynthia was pleasant and cooperative. Though there were times she was uncomfortable, Cynthia always had a smile on her face. She loved to joke with the staff and appreciated everyone's help. That positive, cheerful attitude ... Cynthia Sitting Dog arrived at Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas facing a long road to recovery. An infection in her right leg required a ... Read More
  • 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
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