Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

Read some of our patients’ stories of their experience with our team.

  • 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 ... Fifteen months ago, Rufus Willis tripped into a pothole, injuring his spine. The spinal cord injury left Rufus an incomplete quadriplegic. After his ... 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 ... As we all know, driving in southern California has its challenges. Motor vehicle accidents are certainly no exception. Matt Ramson knows this first ... 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 ... "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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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. ... 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 ... Denise McCree was no stranger to back pain. Living with severe degenerative disc disease, Denise experienced back pain for many years. With back ... 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 ... "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, ... Read More
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