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  • Ethel M.

    Ethel M.
    Mrs. Ethel McHugh lived with her family including her children and grandchildren. She led a very active lifestyle and was independent with all activities at home including taking care of the ...
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  • Helen W.

    Helen W.
    Mrs. Helen Ware had lived a very active lifestyle at home. She cooked, cleaned and helped to take care of her grandchildren. However in May of 2015 she suffered a fall and developed an infection. Her ...
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  • Karen B.

    Karen B.
    Mrs. Karen Binion had lived a very active lifestyle at home. She cooked, cleaned and helped to take care of her grandchildren. However in June of 2015 she became very ill. She would end up in the ...
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  • Lena J.

    Lena J.

    Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital

    It was just a regular work day at Amazon for Lina Jones. She thought it would be like any other day until she walked around a corner and tripped over a orange cone on the floor. She fell onto her knees and then to her left side. Ms. Jones fractured her left proximal humerus, left patella and right distal femur. She was taken to the hospital. Due to her injuries she was unable to put weight on her left arm or either of her legs. No surgical intervention was needed. After three days she ... It was just a regular work day at Amazon for Lina Jones. She thought it would be like any other day until she walked around a corner and tripped over ... Read More
  • Nina W.

    Nina W.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    In the mid-1940’s, when he was in the 6th grade, Larry Ward met a girl whose name was Nina. Now, as the story goes (as Larry likes to tell it), Nina was sweet on him, and wanted to be his girlfriend. Nina’s father was the Head Baker at Merita Bakery. And that meant he had access to a pretty good supply of something every 6th grader likes. Bubble gum. Not just any bubble gum, but Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum. You know, with the little comic strip wrapped inside? Little Nina would give Little ... In the mid-1940’s, when he was in the 6th grade, Larry Ward met a girl whose name was Nina. Now, as the story goes (as Larry likes to tell it), Nina ... Read More
  • Dante G.

    Dante G.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    For any patient planning on a surgery, the hope is that the surgery will be a success and there will be no complications during the recovery period. However, should complications arise following any surgery, patients who are proactive and committed to their recovery will be far more successful. Dante faced this exact situation following his bilateral knee surgery. In the weeks following his surgery he developed Myositis Ossificans. This is a condition in which bone tissue formed in the ... For any patient planning on a surgery, the hope is that the surgery will be a success and there will be no complications during the recovery period. ... Read More
  • Julianna M.

    Julianna M.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Julianna Merritt arrived to LTAC with a history of IV drug use and a determination that she would not continue down her previous path. From early on, she walked the hallways of the hospital passing the success stories that lined the first floor. She made it her goal that she would one day make it to the wall. With help of our clinical social worker, Jamie Hail, and a strong interdisciplinary team, Mrs. Merritt was able to make a life transformation. We are proud to say, that she is drug ... Julianna Merritt arrived to LTAC with a history of IV drug use and a determination that she would not continue down her previous path. From early on, ... Read More
  • Kathleen L.

    Kathleen L.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Kathleen Leskowitz arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent and unable to tolerate even minimal mobility secondary to end stage COPD. However, she also came to LTAC with plenty of determination. With the diagnosis of acute respiratory failure and end stage COPD, the outlook was grim. Day after day, Mrs. Leskowitz fought hard in therapy. At the time of discharge, Mrs. Leskowitz was able to walk with a 4WW with only minimal oxygen support. She is a true testament that hard work and a strong ... Kathleen Leskowitz arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent and unable to tolerate even minimal mobility secondary to end stage COPD. However, she also ... Read More
  • Tara B.

    Tara B.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Tara Burdick arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent, requiring moderate assistance for mobility, and required dialysis three days per week. Day by day, Ms. Burdick worked hard to improve her mobility and ADLs with therapy. Within two weeks of her admission, Ms. Burdick was successfully decannulated. At the time of discharge, Ms. Burdick was ambulating independently with no assistive device and no oxygen support. She was able to perform all ADLs independently and no longer required dialysis. ... Tara Burdick arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent, requiring moderate assistance for mobility, and required dialysis three days per week. Day by day, ... Read More
  • Bill D.

    Bill D.

    Vibra Hospital of Northern California

    Bill Diffin arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent, requiring maximal assistance for all mobility, and a determination that he would soon be off the ventilator. Mr. Diffi n pushed hard every day to be better than the day before. With a constant positive attitude and strong interdisciplinary team supporting him, he was able make a remarkable transformation. At time of discharge, Mr. Diffi n was independent with mobility and was able to go home with family support. Thank you, Mr. Diffi n for ... Bill Diffin arrived to LTAC ventilator dependent, requiring maximal assistance for all mobility, and a determination that he would soon be off the ... Read More
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