When 50 year old Tamyra Jones was transferred to Vibra Hospital of Richmond from Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk Virginia, she had been treated for heart failure, pneumonia and acute respiratory failure. Tamyra was unaware that her initial complaint of shortness of breath a few days earlier would lead to further respiratory complications that would last for months. During that initial hospital course Tamyra’s respiratory status continued to worsen and she ultimately required ventilator support to breathe.
After receiving extensive medical treatment and efforts to stabilize her condition, the physician team found it was challenging to completely liberate Tamyra from the ventilator. She eventually underwent a procedure for an artificial airway (tracheostomy), to allow additional time for recovery the recommendations were made for a Long Term Acute Care Hospital. Tamyra was transferred to Vibra Hospital of Richmond, a specialty hospital known for their expertise in respiratory care and vent weaning program.
Upon her arrival to Vibra Hospital Tamyra was evaluated and treated by a team of clinicians that specialize in respiratory management. Their primary focus was to get Tamyra “Back to Better”. The comprehensive medical team consisted of pulmonary physicians, respiratory therapist, nurses, hospitalist physicians, PT/OT/ST services and dietary. It did not take long to see significant results as Tamyra was able to wean from the ventilator shortly after her admission. She was able to have her trach removed 3 weeks into her stay. As her functional status improved through Vibra’s Rehabilitation Program, Tamyra was able to regain strength and endurance to return home with home health therapy services.
We are proud to share Tamyra’s story of success and wish her the best on her journey to a full recovery. Thank you Tamyra Jones for allowing us to participate in your road to recovery!Posted By