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  • Beth K.

    Beth K.
    Hi, my name is Beth K.. I am from Bismarck, ND and I’m here to share my story about my transition from CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck, to Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas. At the beginning of ...
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  • David C.

    David C.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    After undergoing cardiac surgery, David Cox found himself facing a major challenge. Suffering acute respiratory failure, David required a ventilator to breathe. To wean from the ventilator, he transferred to Vibra Hospital of Northern California. David arrived at Vibra with a determination to recover. He worked hard with respiratory therapy and within seven days weaned from the ventilator. He continued his hard work with physical, occupational, and speech therapies. The hard work paid off ... After undergoing cardiac surgery, David Cox found himself facing a major challenge. Suffering acute respiratory failure, David required a ventilator ... 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
  • Fabian P.

    Fabian P.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Rancho Mirage

    Fabian Pena's life was full of friends, family, and activity. He worked full-time in construction with his uncle. After work, he would spend time with his 4-year-old daughter, Ximena. They would barbeque, go to the park, and play with Barbies. On Sundays, Fabian played soccer with his friends. "I would commute from Blythe to Lake Havasu for games and tournaments," Fabian said. After games, they would go to lunch and visit before his long drive home. In between it all, Fabian spent lots of ... Fabian Pena's life was full of friends, family, and activity. He worked full-time in construction with his uncle. After work, he would spend time with ... Read More
  • Luis C.

    Luis C.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    On August 3, 2019, tragedy struck El Paso when a mass shooter opened fire at a Walmart . The shooting left 22 dead, including Jorge Calvillo Garcia. His 33-year-old son, Luis, was injured but survived. Luis suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen, back, and left thigh. Emergency personnel transported Luis to University Medical Center of El Paso. A long list of complications made Luis's stay at UMC a challenging one for his doctors. Those complications included: Acute deep vein thrombosis ... On August 3, 2019, tragedy struck El Paso when a mass shooter opened fire at a Walmart . The shooting left 22 dead, including Jorge Calvillo Garcia. ... 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
  • Rusty

    Rusty

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    Every flu season, millions are diagnosed with influenza. Unfortunately, in some cases, the patient develops pneumonia. For Rusty, that's exactly how things transpired. Listed in critical condition in the acute care hospital, Rusty required prolonged hospitalization. He transferred to a long-term acute care hospital to treat his pneumonia. But, after several weeks of hospitalization, Rusty had lost his strength. To regain his function and independence, Rusty chose Gateway Rehabilitation ... Every flu season, millions are diagnosed with influenza. Unfortunately, in some cases, the patient develops pneumonia. For Rusty, that's exactly how ... Read More
  • 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
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