Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

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

  • Phillip B.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    One March day, Phillip (Phil) Banks, Sr. was involved in a high-speed motorcycle accident on Transmountain Road. He hit a retainer wall, sending the bike 200 feet across traffic. Phil was catapulted about ten feet into the air, spinning like a helicopter blade before hitting the side of the mountain, 50 feet away. The 51-year-old was transported to University Medical Center of El Paso. Phil admitted to UMC - El Paso's intensive care unit as a Level I trauma. Phil became hemodynamically ... One March day, Phillip (Phil) Banks, Sr. was involved in a high-speed motorcycle accident on Transmountain Road. He hit a retainer wall, sending the ...
  • Luis C.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    On August 3, 2019, tragedy struck El Paso when a mass shooter opened fire at a Walmart . The shooting left 22 dead, including Jorge Calvillo Garcia. His 33-year-old son, Luis, was injured but survived. Luis suffered gunshot wounds to his abdomen, back, and left thigh. Emergency personnel transported Luis to University Medical Center of El Paso. A long list of complications made Luis's stay at UMC a challenging one for his doctors. Those complications included: Acute deep vein thrombosis ... On August 3, 2019, tragedy struck El Paso when a mass shooter opened fire at a Walmart . The shooting left 22 dead, including Jorge Calvillo Garcia. ...
  • Delia R.

    Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital

    "October 20th, 2019 is a day I will never forget!" That was the day Delia Rosales almost died. "As I was driving home from work, waiting at a stoplight, I got rear-ended by another vehicle," Delia recalled. "I walked out of my vehicle and noticed the other car was totaled. But we walked away." Delia returned home, thankful she escaped serious harm. But as the night went on, Delia didn't feel right. "Later that night, I felt pain and headed to the ER," Delia noted. "They took x-rays and ... "October 20th, 2019 is a day I will never forget!" That was the day Delia Rosales almost died. "As I was driving home from work, waiting at a ...
  • 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 ...
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