Chad H.

Chad H.

In September of 2016, Chad Holland had the first of three back surgeries.  With each surgery, the pain he felt in his back and the rest of his body worsened.  It was so bad that Chad ended up having to be admitted back into the hospital.  They found that he had developed an infection in the spaces between disks which were causing them to collapse.

Chad was transferred to Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana for antibiotic therapy and wound care.  Due to the severity of his infection, he needed the medicine via an IV for an extended period of time.  Our infection control team, consisting of board-certified infectious disease physicians, nurse practitioners, our infection prevention nurse and the entire clinical team followed his case and monitored Chad's progress daily.  Chad had also developed a pretty severe surgical wound.  Our wound care team, consisting of a general surgeon and certified wound nurse were able to manage his wounds and help them heal.

When he got to Vibra, Chad had a difficult time walking due to the pain from his back surgery; he even had a hard time standing.  Our physical therapists established a plan for Chad to help him regain his strength and walk with little to no assistance.  Chad had to work hard.  When he was discharged from Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana, he was walking 400 feet independently.

Chad was able to overcome his challenges and get back to better with the assistance of our care team!  We wish Chad the very best in his future!