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Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital
Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital Testing
1760 W. 16th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92411 (909) 787-2644
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Rehabilitation Hospital in San Bernardino

Helping Patients Overcome Functional Limitations

Welcome to Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital, the only licensed acute care rehabilitation hospital in the Inland Empire. We offer the people of our community with a valued medical resource aimed at helping people overcome functional limitations and restoring their independence. Serious injuries and illnesses can often result in disabilities that make it more difficult for people to resume their day-to-day lives even after they have been discharged from the hospital. Our goal is to help people eliminate these issues completely, or find ways to work around them so that the patient can enjoy a higher quality of life.


Elevating Patient Care.

We determine the best extended care option for our patients.

Our team is well-versed in the latest techniques in long term care.

We are determined to raise the standard of patient care.

Our facilities are constantly pursuing a higher level of service excellence.

We are always seeking strategic opportunities for growth within the industry.

Our Mission & Principles.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Services

We provide in-depth rehabilitation programs for both inpatients and outpatients. While staying in the hospital, patients have constant access to medical professionals who can continuously monitor their progress and address concerns as they arise. Once a patient has been discharged, they can spend the majority of their time recovering at home while still benefiting from a customized training program with a physical therapist during rehabilitation sessions at the hospital.

We are committed to providing extended care to ensure patients achieve maximum recovery. We work with you to learn more about your goals and hopes for treatment and built a customized treatment plan. Our team is highly experienced in this field and will provide you with honest, realistic feedback on what your treatment can achieve.

Celebrating Our Patients' Success.

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

  • Andrew R.

    Andrew R.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Andrew Robles graduated from Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital on December 14, 2020. Andrew was referred to Ballard from Cedar Sanai Hospital in Los Angeles after having a heart valve replacement and a stroke. Andrew's rehabilitation journey began at Ballard on December 1. At first, he required assistance with activities of daily living and ambulation. Today, Andrew is independent in all activities and happy to get home before the holidays. Andrew thanks the “Red Team” for his success and ... Read More

  • Rufus W.

    Rufus W.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Fifteen months ago, Rufus Willis tripped into a pothole, injuring his spine. The spinal cord injury left Rufus an incomplete quadriplegic. After his initial hospitalization, Rufus transferred to Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital . At Ballard, Rufus received intensive rehabilitation care focused on restoring his function and independence. The hard work paid off for Rufus. When he arrived, Rufus required 100% assistance for activities of daily living (ADLs). He graduated from Ballard needing ... Read More

  • Matt R.

    Matt R.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    As we all know, driving in southern California has its challenges. Motor vehicle accidents are certainly no exception. Matt Ramson knows this first hand. After a devastating head-on collision, Matt is fortunate to be alive. The accident left Matt with multiple fractures in his legs and ribs, as well as a concussion. He was transported to the emergency room at Inland Valley Hospital in Murrieta. There, Matt underwent orthopedic surgery on both legs. External fixators were placed to keep ... Read More

  • Grant P.

    Grant P.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    "I was about a mile away from my house." It was Memorial Day, and 28-year-old Grant Pittman was driving home. A truck coming the other direction crossed over the center line and hit Grant head-on. Grant suffered multiple fractures and a large head laceration. "I wasn't wearing a seatbelt," Grant recalled. "I was driving--thank God there wasn't anyone else in the car--but when the car hit, I was actually transferred into the passenger seat. First responders had to extract Grant from his ... Read More

  • Crystal J.

    Crystal J.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    For a young couple, the birth of their first child is an exciting time. Crystal Johnson and her husband, Dupre, couldn't wait to meet their little one. Crystal worked in the emergency department at Saint Mary's Medical Center in Apple Valley. On the front line during the coronavirus pandemic, Crystal took leave two weeks prior to her due date. Early on the morning of April 23, Sophia Joy Johnson was born. Crystal's labor was complicated and required a cesarean section, but mom and baby ... Read More

  • Jim W.

    Jim W.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    In San Bernardino for business, Jim Wall began having chest pain on his left side. He described it as a sharp pain, radiating to his left upper arm. Jim also experienced dizziness and shortness of breath. But he didn't go to the hospital right away. Two days later, Jim noticed some numbness in his face that persisted for about 15 minutes. Having suffered transient ischemic attacks in the past, Jim recognized the feeling. Though he'd been doing quite well since the TIAs -- independent and ... Read More

  • Denise M.

    Denise M.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Denise McCree was no stranger to back pain. Living with severe degenerative disc disease, Denise experienced back pain for many years. With back surgery planned, Denise received therapy from St. Mary's Home Health in Apple Valley. Denise discussed her upcoming surgery with her therapist. The therapist recommended Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital for post-surgery inpatient rehab. Denise contacted her insurance plan to begin the process of ensuring she'd go to Ballard after surgery. With ... Read More

  • Mattiya P.

    Mattiya P.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    "Hi, my name is Mattiya Parker and I'm currently a patient at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital . I was getting off of work one day and, unfortunately, I was the victim of a hit and run. I had a broken bone in my legs, I had broken my pelvis and my back, and they told me I wouldn't walk. I also had a fracture and a hemorrhage in my brain, but fortunately, they stabilized it and I had no damage. After about two weeks in the hospital, Ballard came by and told me I had been accepted and I was ... Read More

  • Katherine A.

    Katherine A.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Katherine (Katie) Armenta is an important person to a lot of people, especially her three sons. As a 29-year-old single mom, a lot of people depend on Katie. She lives with her mother and her boys, one eight-year-old and twin four-year-olds. Every day, Katie went about her life, surrounded by those she loved most. Then, one fateful August evening, everything changed. A toothache had been messing with Katie's ability to sleep at night. Katie's mother gave her some Aleve to help with the ... Read More

  • Bill C.

    Bill C.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    William "Bill" Cummins was a healthy, active 61-year-old before his stroke. Bill had just been to his physician's office to get clearance for a kidney stone removal. He left the office with a clean bill of health. The life-changing health event around the corner would be completely unexpected. Unfortunately, Bill counted himself among the millions of Americans who smoke. Smoking increases the likelihood that platelets stick together. It also damages the lining of blood vessels. Smoking ... Read More

  • Virginia A.

    Virginia A.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    One night, Virginia Aceves found she was having difficulty getting into bed. "My head was so heavy," she recalled, "and the left side of my body wouldn't move at all." Virginia shares a house with her friend, who heard her struggling. Coming in to see what was going on, she offered to call the paramedics. But Virginia insisted she was fine. She acknowledges she should have known better, having gone through this when her husband had a stroke several years ago. Eventually, Virginia relented ... Read More

  • Felix W.

    Felix W.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    About 8:00 am one morning, Felix Wong noticed his right side seemed weak. He struggled to raise his arm and leg. His speech was slurred. Around 10:30 am, Felix called for emergency medical assistance. He was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. Fortunately for Felix, Pomona Valley Hospital is a certified stroke center. Waiting to seek medical assistance made Felix's treatment more complicated. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) can typically only be administered within a ... Read More

  • David M.

    David M.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    One night, David McMahon settled in to watch a basketball game in his man cave. The game, he reports, was not very exciting and he fell asleep. David recalls waking up at 5 o'clock the next morning thinking something didn’t seem right. He got out of bed to go to the restroom and fell. He got up, fell again, and proceeded to drag himself to the bathroom. Coming out of the bathroom, David fell again and got a gash on his arm. He dragged himself back to the bed and grabbed his cell phone. He ... Read More

  • Leticia O.

    Leticia O.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a neurological condition that effects the peripheral nerves. Patients are often left with a level of paralysis difficult to overcome without the proper treatment regimen. Selecting the highest level-of-care has a significant impact on recovery. Mrs. Leticia Oscar is an example of a patient determined to defeat her debilitating illness. In February, Leticia entered a hospital due to increased peripheral weakness. Further workup revealed she was suffering from ... Read More

  • Brisa A.

    Brisa A.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    Imagine what it would be like to be conscious, but paralyzed and voiceless. It is called Locked-In Syndrome and it was a reality for Brisa Alfaro. Just 32-years-old when she suffered a pons stroke that left her incapacitated, Alfaro had led a busy professional life traveling and teaching in the beauty industry and refused to accept the dire outcome doctors expected. Amazingly, she began to recover and doctors stabilized her condition, enabling her transfer to Ballard Rehabilitation ... Read More

  • William R.

    William R.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    On April 26, 2018, William experienced an event that would change his world. He suffered a stroke causing severe weakness in his left upper and lower extremities. This altered the way he lived his life in a way he had never imagined. His physicians knew his greatest hope to regain his independence would be at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital. The team at Ballard was notified of William's condition and admitted him to start the rehabilitation process. Upon arrival, his therapists noted that ... Read More

  • Raul D.

    Raul D.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    On February 24, 2018, Mr. Raul Damien was admitted to a local short-term acute care hospital after sustaining a fall from a 7-foot fence, and landing on his head. Upon workup at the hospital, Mr. Damien was diagnosed with a severe Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Throughout the course of his admission at the short-term acute care hospital, he required maximum assistance with his activities of daily living with the need for extensive physical and occupational therapy. He would not be able to ... Read More

  • Michael G.

    Michael G.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    On February 16, 2018, Michael G. was admitted to a local short-term acute care hospital with stroke-like symptoms. Upon further workup, Michael was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, a type of non-traumatic brain injury. In the early stages of his stay at the short-term acute care hospital, he required max assistance with tasks that had previously come naturally to him; tasks he had been performing his entire life. Further intervention into his diagnosis left him requiring extensive ... Read More

  • Lisa W.

    Lisa W.

    Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

    On January 10, 2018, Lisa was admitted to a local short-term acute care hospital with Congestive Heart Failure, pneumonia, and bariatric needs. She required the use of a ventilator to help her breath during her stay. Throughout the course of her admission at the short-term acute care hospital, she had become weak and debilitated with decreased functional mobility in her upper and lower extremities. Her physicians saw the need for additional rehabilitation in an acute care hospital ... Read More