Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne

Read some of our patients’ stories of their experience with our team.

  • Steven S.

    Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne

    Steven Strahm couldn't wait to retire and take it easy. The 65-year-old enjoyed a healthy life as a delivery driver, able to lift 70 lb. boxes without blinking. Everything changed when Steve suffered a myocardial infarction with cardiac arrest. At the hospital, he was intubated and could not be extubated for over two weeks. A GI bleed and deep venous thromboses in all extremities complicated his hospital course. Almost a month later, Steve arrived at Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne for ... Steven Strahm couldn't wait to retire and take it easy. The 65-year-old enjoyed a healthy life as a delivery driver, able to lift 70 lb. boxes without ...
  • Richard P.

    Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne

    Richard Pippin is a 60-year-old hard-working gentleman. One day at work, Richard suffered a serious crush injury to his chest when he was pinned between a tractor trailer and a pole. Richard presented to the hospital with a pneumothorax and multiple broken ribs. He required emergency intubation and mechanical ventilation. Richard also required chest tube placement and plating of his ribs. Pneumonia, ARDS, dysphagia, and atrial fibrillation further complicated his hospital stay. Requiring ... Richard Pippin is a 60-year-old hard-working gentleman. One day at work, Richard suffered a serious crush injury to his chest when he was pinned ...
  • Dalena K.

    Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne

    Dalena King admitted to a local hospital with respiratory failure, metabolic encephalopathy, and septic shock. She required intubation and a tracheostomy. Dalena chose Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne for her recovery. Dalena arrived at Vibra extremely weak and tired of being hospitalized. She required total assistance with most activities of daily living. Dalena could not ambulate, nor could she speak or eat safely. Despite these daunting challenges, Dalena was determined to return home, and ... Dalena King admitted to a local hospital with respiratory failure, metabolic encephalopathy, and septic shock. She required intubation and a ...
  • Jenelle W.

    Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne

    Jenelle is a vivacious 69-year-old lady who owns and operates a local antique store. She suddenly suffered a hemorrhagic pontine stroke with respiratory failure on January 22nd. She required intubation and eventually needed a tracheostomy when she failed to wean from the ventilator. She was discharged to a skilled nursing facility on February 2nd for continued care and therapy. She was hospitalized once again from February 15th-18th due to sepsis, a urinary tract infection, and a small ... Jenelle is a vivacious 69-year-old lady who owns and operates a local antique store. She suddenly suffered a hemorrhagic pontine stroke with ...
  • Robert H.

    Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne

    Robert is a very pleasant gentleman who was a patient at Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne earlier in 2017 following bypass surgery. On 10/24/17, he was admitted to an acute hospital with osteomyelitis in his right foot. He underwent revision of his transmetatarsal amputation and suffered acute respiratory failure due to opioids. He was then admitted to Vibra Hospital once again for continued wound care and intravenous antibiotics. When Robert arrived at Vibra, he could transfer with contact ... Robert is a very pleasant gentleman who was a patient at Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne earlier in 2017 following bypass surgery. On 10/24/17, he was ...
  • Rex T.

    Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne

    Rex was initially hospitalized on 12/31/14 with sepsis due to bacteria on his mitral valve. He underwent mitral valve replacement, and then post-operatively, he suffered a stroke which resulted in left side weakness and difficulty swallowing. He was transferred to Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne on 1/23/15 for intravenous antibiotics and therapy. Rex was extremely weak when he was initially evaluated by therapy. He was unable to get out of bed or walk, and he could not eat on his own. In ... Rex was initially hospitalized on 12/31/14 with sepsis due to bacteria on his mitral valve. He underwent mitral valve replacement, and then ...
  • Thomas D.

    Vibra Hospital of Fort Wayne

    Tom is a 73 year old retired principal who loves working with his hands. In fact, he even built his own home. Tom enjoyed exceptionally good health and had never even been in the hospital until this past September. On 9/12/16, Tom experienced a sudden bout of vomiting and severe abdominal pain. He was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with gallbladder pancreatitis. He underwent removal of his gallbladder on 9/16/16. Postoperatively, he suffered multiple complications. He ... Tom is a 73 year old retired principal who loves working with his hands. In fact, he even built his own home. Tom enjoyed exceptionally good health ...
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