Gina B.

Gina B.

Gina Barr has always been a person on-the-go. She worked two jobs in the healthcare industry, which she enjoyed. Gina also helped raise her two young grandchildren. She loved taking them swimming and on family trips to the zoo.

Then, in an instant, everything changed. Gina was in a terrible motor vehicle accident in which she sustained multiple fractures in her lower extremity and ribs. Rushed to the local hospital, Gina was intubated, placed on a trach, and required a ventilator due to respiratory failure.

Eventually, Gina's journey brought her to Vibra Hospital of Denver, a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH). At Vibra, Gina began her arduous recovery process.

The first goal: wean off the ventilator.

In a short period of time, Gina accomplished that first major goal. Free from the vent and only requiring minimal oxygen, Gina could better participate in therapy. She began working with her therapists on her range of motion and gradually regaining her mobility.

At Vibra, an individualized plan of care is developed for each patient. In Gina's case, this meant customizing her rehabilitation program to accommodate the back brace she required due to injuries sustained in the crash.

Gina continued to progress and was soon ready for a more intensive therapy program. She transferred to Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital of Denver where she participated in over three hours of therapy per day. She began to realize how far she had come since the accident.

Having the rehabilitation hospital on the same campus as the LTACH made Gina's transition through the continuum of care a seamless one. She appreciated how everyone took the time to educate her on the specific therapies and noted the staff's professionalism. "I felt empowered to help get my independence back."