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Recent Posts in September, 2018

  • Addressing Malnutrition in Healthcare

    Addressing Malnutrition in Healthcare
    Would you run a marathon on an empty stomach? That makes no sense! But, that isn’t far off from what patients in hospitals do every single day across the country. A major factor is the use of NPO ...
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  • Kelly U.

    Kelly U.
    Kelly Underwood was born with spina bifida and has been wheelchair bound most of her life. Despite this she has been a very independent woman! Recently, Kelly underwent a below-the-knee amputation. ...
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  • Walter L.

    Walter L.
    Recovering from triple bypass heart surgery is more than enough for a person. Unfortunately for Walter Lewis, he contracted an infection after surgery. He transferred to Vibra Specialty Hospital of ...
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  • Richard R.

    Richard R.

    Vibra Hospital of Denver

    Donna knew her husband would be able to return home. And after months of hard work, Richard proved his wife right. Respiratory failure brought Richard to Vibra Hospital of Denver . He arrived with a blood clot in his lung and required a ventilator to breathe for him. He couldn't eat, experienced confusion, and was extremely weak. His medical history included partial lung paralysis. But despite all this, Donna believed in him. Upon arrival, Richard's extreme fatigue and muscle weakness ... Donna knew her husband would be able to return home. And after months of hard work, Richard proved his wife right. Respiratory failure brought Richard ... Read More
  • Dawn L.

    Dawn L.

    Vibra Hospital of Fargo

    Dawn Lemieux came to Vibra Hospital of Fargo after an aspiration event led to cardiac arrest and respiratory failure. When Dawn arrived at Vibra, she required a ventilator to breathe and could not eat. Without assistance, Dawn could not move in bed nor stand or perform self-care activities. With the help of Vibra's interdisciplinary care team, Dawn made great progress in her recovery. The staff helped Dawn work through her anxiety of participating in therapy. Soon, she wanted from the ... Dawn Lemieux came to Vibra Hospital of Fargo after an aspiration event led to cardiac arrest and respiratory failure. When Dawn arrived at Vibra, she ... Read More
  • Lane R.

    Lane R.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    The day of the accident started like any other day. Lane Rhoades, 22, woke up early and got himself ready for work. At 6 am he hopped into his old pickup truck and left his house. Lane grew up in that home and he worked hard to earn enough money to buy the house from his parents. On his way to work, Lane's truck was struck head-on by another vehicle. When emergency personnel arrived, they needed to use the jaws of life to extract Lane from the truck. Because his truck is older, it had no ... The day of the accident started like any other day. Lane Rhoades, 22, woke up early and got himself ready for work. At 6 am he hopped into his old ... Read More
  • Deborah S.

    Deborah S.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Before testing positive for COVID-19, Deborah Stockard was an active resident at Medilodge of Taylor. Each day she could be found participating in karaoke and bingo. But the virus took a heavy toll on Deborah. She suffered respiratory failure, requiring a ventilator to breathe and a feeding tube for nutrition. This brought her to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus . Admitted to Vibra's COVID unit, Deborah faced a long journey to recovery. As a result of being on the ... Before testing positive for COVID-19, Deborah Stockard was an active resident at Medilodge of Taylor. Each day she could be found participating in ... Read More
  • Ronald S.

    Ronald S.

    Vibra Hospital of Central Dakotas

    The past two years have been rough for Ronald Stotz. Ron spent a year in a skilled nursing facility and another in assisted living. Wounds that wouldn't heal were keeping him from returning home. That led him to Vibra Hospital of the Central Dakotas . "Wow, what a guy!" Ron's case manager at Vibra said. Ron is retired from the North Dakota State Penitentiary where he worked as a guard. He also served in the Vietnam war. "I want to go home and I want to go to the races and have a beer!" ... The past two years have been rough for Ronald Stotz. Ron spent a year in a skilled nursing facility and another in assisted living. Wounds that ... Read More
  • Steve L.

    Steve L.

    Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver

    A total knee replacement brought Steve Lovato to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver . Increased pain and decreased range of motion made walking and everyday activities difficult. At the start of Steve’s rehab stay, he needed assistance getting dressed, standing, putting weight on his new knee, and walking. His biggest barrier to a safe return home was a full flight of stairs to his upstairs bedroom and bathroom. Steve was extremely motivated to progress through therapy. He gave each ... A total knee replacement brought Steve Lovato to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver . Increased pain and decreased range of motion made walking ... 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
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