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  • Cheryl E.

    Cheryl E.
    "You fed me when I could not feed myself. You bathed me when I couldn't even hold a washcloth. You turned me in bed when I couldn't move my arms and legs. You encouraged me when I was discouraged, and ...
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  • The Patient Experience: Hearing the Voice of the Patient

    The Patient Experience: Hearing the Voice of the Patient
    Consumer perception of care has always been important. But, over the last 10-15 years, it has become an even greater focus. With Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ...
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  • Trisha S.

    Trisha S.
    Trisha Sanchez's favorite past time was riding her performance dressage horse. As an avid rider, when Trish wasn't traveling or working, she spent much of her free time performing and enjoying her ...
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  • Cheryl E.

    Cheryl E.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    "You fed me when I could not feed myself. You bathed me when I couldn't even hold a washcloth. You turned me in bed when I couldn't move my arms and legs. You encouraged me when I was discouraged, and provided a smile when I needed it." This was quite the adjustment for Cheryl, an active and independent woman. Along with her husband, they ran their own business. But one day, Cheryl began to experience numbness and tingling in her lower extremities. Soon, her arms were affected, too. She ... "You fed me when I could not feed myself. You bathed me when I couldn't even hold a washcloth. You turned me in bed when I couldn't move my arms and ... Read More
  • Trisha S.

    Trisha S.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Trisha Sanchez's favorite past time was riding her performance dressage horse. As an avid rider, when Trish wasn't traveling or working, she spent much of her free time performing and enjoying her horse. On what appeared to be a typical February day, life changed for Trisha in an instant. Trisha remembered, “I was on my horse doing warm-up exercises and I slumped and fell off of the horse.” Her husband, Joe, recalled taking Trisha to a hospital known for trauma injuries. “They thought I ... Trisha Sanchez's favorite past time was riding her performance dressage horse. As an avid rider, when Trish wasn't traveling or working, she spent ... Read More
  • Stephen G.

    Stephen G.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    On March 6th, Stephen Gallichio was on his way home from his doctor's office. Suddenly, he went into cardiac arrest. Stephen spent several weeks in acute care. Then, he transferred to Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital for acute rehabilitation. When he first admitted to Gateway he was dependent with transfers. He also struggled with memory and cognitive issues. Working closely with his interdisciplinary team, Stephen made great progress. After approximately a month at Gateway, Stephen ... On March 6th, Stephen Gallichio was on his way home from his doctor's office. Suddenly, he went into cardiac arrest. Stephen spent several weeks in ... Read More
  • Amy B.

    Amy B.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    It was the day after Easter, and Amy was back at work in Williston, ND when it happened. She suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Amy's stroke left her paralyzed on the left side. She also suffered respiratory failure, aspiration pneumonia and blood clots in her legs. After two weeks, Amy transferred to Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas. When she arrived at Vibra, Amy could not communicate and had no awareness of her surroundings. She required a feeding tube for nutrition, as she could not ... It was the day after Easter, and Amy was back at work in Williston, ND when it happened. She suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. Amy's stroke left her ... Read More
  • Zafar I.

    Zafar I.

    Vibra Hospital of Richmond

    Zafar Iqbal recently underwent a complex abdominal surgery. The surgery resulted in post-operative complications including respiratory failure, pneumonia and infection. This series of events resulted in the need for a tracheostomy and ventilator support. Zafar was still in a very fragile condition. The medical team managing his care felt he needed an extended amount of time for recovery. They recommended a transfer to Vibra Hospital of Richmond for our specialized vent weaning program. ... Zafar Iqbal recently underwent a complex abdominal surgery. The surgery resulted in post-operative complications including respiratory failure, ... Read More
  • Karen H.

    Karen H.

    Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital

    In October 2016, Karen Haas was looking for something in her attic. Suddenly, she fell 15 feet through a hole in her attic floor onto the garage floor. She suffered a burst fracture of her C6 spinal cord, broke 3 ribs, a partially-collapsed lung and an ankle injury. After five nights in the hospital, she spent three months in a cervical collar/neck brace and a boot for her ankle. Two weeks after her fall, Karen's husband, Lt. Colonel Bryant Haas, deployed to Jordan with the Kentucky Army ... In October 2016, Karen Haas was looking for something in her attic. Suddenly, she fell 15 feet through a hole in her attic floor onto the garage ... Read More
  • Trish F.

    Trish F.

    Vibra Hospital of Sacramento

    Patricia (Trish), a 50-year-old female, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento in the beginning of July. She transferred from a local hospital where she received care for a traumatic brain injury. Trish suffered the injury in a head-on motor vehicle collision. She required extraction from her vehicle. Trish also suffered multiple fractures and required intubation for respiratory support. Additionally, she suffered from weakness in her right leg and was unable to move her right arm. ... Patricia (Trish), a 50-year-old female, admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento in the beginning of July. She transferred from a local hospital where ... Read More
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