Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

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

  • Delia R.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    Delia Ronquillo, 89, has dealt with chronic pain for years. Yet, Delia recalls no trauma, accident, or injury that triggered the pain. When the pain became too much to bear, she sought relief from her physician. A spinal cord stimulator controlled the pain on a trial basis. This led Delia to undergo an elective thoracic spine laminectomy. As part of the procedure, a stimulator would be implanted permanently. After the surgery, Delia's leg pain improved significantly. However, Delia would ... Delia Ronquillo, 89, has dealt with chronic pain for years. Yet, Delia recalls no trauma, accident, or injury that triggered the pain. When the pain ...
  • Dejah H.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    Dejah Hernandez's car accident was bad. The vehicle she was traveling in slammed into a concrete barrier at 60mph. It took emergency personnel an hour to extract Dejah from the vehicle. Fortunately, Dejah was wearing her seat belt and the airbags deployed. But the 18-year-old faced a significant recovery. Transported to University Medical Center in El Paso, Dejah was intubated in the ER. The list of injuries Dejah suffered was extensive: Left hip dislocation with posterior wall fracture ... Dejah Hernandez's car accident was bad. The vehicle she was traveling in slammed into a concrete barrier at 60mph. It took emergency personnel an hour ...
  • Mary J.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    Mary Johnsen is a very pleasant 93-year-old lady who lives alone at home. One day, Mary fell and struck her head. Brought to the emergency room at The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus, Mary was found to be hypoxic with leukocytosis. She was admitted to THOP Sierra for respiratory failure. As a result of her illnesses, Mary's functional mobility was impaired. She also struggled with activities of daily living (ADLs). To address these deficiencies, Mary transferred to Highlands ... Mary Johnsen is a very pleasant 93-year-old lady who lives alone at home. One day, Mary fell and struck her head. Brought to the emergency room at The ...
  • Gilberto G.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    Gilberto Garcia is a delightful, 59-year-old gentleman. Gilberto suffered an injury to his left foot, but the injury wasn't healing properly. Two weeks after sustaining the injury, the wound was increasing in size. Gilberto reported diminished sensation as the foot swelled. He also noticed a foul smell coming from the wound. He went to the emergency department at University Medical Center to get it checked out. They diagnosed Gilberto with necrotizing fasciitis. Gilberto required a ... Gilberto Garcia is a delightful, 59-year-old gentleman. Gilberto suffered an injury to his left foot, but the injury wasn't healing properly. Two ...
  • Ramon R.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    Ramon Rios was having a normal morning at work when he started to feel unwell. He told his boss around noon he was leaving for home. Ramon called his wife, who noticed he sounded different with slurred speech. She instructed Ramon to go to the hospital as soon as possible. He drove himself to The Hospitals of Providence East Campus. According to Ramon, the symptoms started about an hour before he arrived at THOP East. His symptoms included right hemiparesis (weakness on the right side of ... Ramon Rios was having a normal morning at work when he started to feel unwell. He told his boss around noon he was leaving for home. Ramon called his ...
  • Samuel I.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    Samuel Ingram knew something wasn't right. His headaches were getting worse, now accompanied by dizziness and blurred vision. He went to The Hospitals of Providence - East Campus, where he was admitted. A CT scan revealed a malignant tumor on his left temporal lobe. Samuel had brain cancer. After speaking with his family, Samuel agreed to his doctor's recommendation of a craniotomy and resection of the tumor. Dr. Velimirovic performed the surgery successfully, but Samuel still had work to ... Samuel Ingram knew something wasn't right. His headaches were getting worse, now accompanied by dizziness and blurred vision. He went to The Hospitals ...
  • Isabel G.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    No one expects a trip to the casino will end in the hospital. But that's what happened to Isabel Garcia when she suffered a fall at a local casino. Isabel describes the ground level fall as a "freak accident." After her fall, Isabel admitted to THOP Memorial. There, she was diagnosed with a closed displaced proximal right femur fracture -- or a broken right hip. Isabel underwent surgery to heal the fracture, but she wasn't ready to return home. The pain was still intense -- an ... No one expects a trip to the casino will end in the hospital. But that's what happened to Isabel Garcia when she suffered a fall at a local casino. ...
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