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  • Michael M.

    Michael M.
    Before the accident, Michael Middleton worked four days per week as a delivery driver. "On my days off, I really enjoyed spending my time outdoors," Michael said. "Anything outdoors. Sports, swimming, ...
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  • Richard N.

    Richard N.
    On January 7th, Richard Nystrom underwent open heart surgery at Yakima Regional Medical Center. Unfortunately, he suffered post-operative complications that effected his heart, kidneys, lungs, and ...
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  • Scott C.

    Scott C.
    After lying in bed for weeks, fighting what he thought was a worsening flu bug, 34 year-old Scott Cossey could barely move. On the day he fell to the floor and lost consciousness, his girlfriend, ...
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  • Ruth S.

    Ruth S.

    Vibra Hospital of Charleston

    "You did two steps today!" Maureen, PTA exclaimed excitedly in the gym. With labored breath, 32-year-old Ruth Steinbraker sat and rested, a giant smile creasing her face. After a moment, Ruthie -- as her mother, Sarah, calls her -- continued her physical therapy, walking around the gym and stepping on-and-off an elevated pad. Under Ruth's chin rests a piece of gauze covering the wound from her tracheostomy, recently removed. "Even up to a couple of weeks ago, I can't believe just how far ... "You did two steps today!" Maureen, PTA exclaimed excitedly in the gym. With labored breath, 32-year-old Ruth Steinbraker sat and rested, a giant ... Read More
  • Gary R.

    Gary R.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Gary Reynolds spent his days working 30-40 hours per week assisting patients prior to cataract surgery. Along with his day job, Gary spent long hours cutting down trees in the heat of the summer. One long-awaited Friday off, Gary headed to LaGrange to visit family. During the drive, he began to feel sick. He felt like he was coming down with a virus or inner ear infection. Gary and his brother-in-law decided to take a ride in the country during his visit. Gary recalls the trouble he had ... Gary Reynolds spent his days working 30-40 hours per week assisting patients prior to cataract surgery. Along with his day job, Gary spent long hours ... Read More
  • Steven S.

    Steven S.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    Since undergoing a bilateral kidney transplant in 2000, life was wonderful for Steven Shileikis. Steven was living life to the fullest alongside his wife and son. That was, at least, until those kidneys started to fail. The failure of Steven's kidney transplant -- nearly 20 years after the life-saving surgery -- was devastating. Having been independent for so long, Steven was now hooked up to all kinds of machines keeping him alive. A ventilator breathed for Steven while he was fed from a ... Since undergoing a bilateral kidney transplant in 2000, life was wonderful for Steven Shileikis. Steven was living life to the fullest alongside his ... Read More
  • John D.

    John D.

    Vibra Hospital of Fargo

    Can you imagine the struggle and fear of having experienced a life-altering illness or event? The unknown, the speculation of possible outcomes, the fear of not recovering would be overwhelming. What if you had no concept of what was happening to you? That is what happened to John. It was a normal day when John collapsed with a torn aorta. He received life-saving medical interventions and was rushed to the hospital. John underwent invasive procedures to resuscitate him and save his life, ... Can you imagine the struggle and fear of having experienced a life-altering illness or event? The unknown, the speculation of possible outcomes, the ... Read More
  • Sharon R.

    Sharon R.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Sharon, a retired nurse, kept herself busy. She stayed active by doing the things she loved - shopping, spending time with her husband and family, and taking occasional trips to the mountains. During an enjoyable stay at Shaver Lake, Sharon had an accidental fall while reaching for her bed. “I was returning from the bathroom at 2:00 am, reached for the bed, and nearly missed it,” explained Sharon. “I was barely hanging on to the mattress-topper when I started to slowly slide down to the ... Sharon, a retired nurse, kept herself busy. She stayed active by doing the things she loved - shopping, spending time with her husband and family, and ... Read More
  • Elaine P.

    Elaine P.

    Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan-Taylor Campus

    A deacon in her church, Elaine Parker was an active individual. But that changed dramatically when chronic respiratory failure caused Elaine to be placed on a ventilator. To wean from the ventilator, Elaine came to Vibra Hospital of Southeastern Michigan - Taylor Campus. When she arrived, Elaine also required a feeding tube for nutritional support, due to an impairment with her swallowing reflexes. Elaine faced a difficult road to recovery. But Elaine had a lot of support on that road. ... A deacon in her church, Elaine Parker was an active individual. But that changed dramatically when chronic respiratory failure caused Elaine to be ... Read More
  • Dr. Virginia Banks to Receive Watanakunakorn Clinician Award

    Dr. Virginia Banks to Receive Watanakunakorn Clinician Award

    Mahoning Valley News

    Dr. Virginia Banks, an infectious diseases consulting physician at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley , was recently recognized by the Board of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) for her outstanding accomplishments in the clinical practice of infectious diseases. She has been selected as the 2019 Watanakunakorn Clinician Award recipient. Named to honor the memory of Chatrchai Watanakunakorn, the Watanakunakorn Clinician Award is presented annually to an IDSA member who ... Dr. Virginia Banks, an infectious diseases consulting physician at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley , was recently recognized by the Board of the ... Read More
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