Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana

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

  • John C.

    Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana

    84-year-old John Clark Jr. is an inquisitive person. He loves reading, researching topics and learning about everything he can. After working hard for many years, John retired in 1999 and has kept Barnes & Noble in business ever since. He loves spending time at home with his wife and dog, Dougan and enjoys the home he worked hard to own. Everything was going well until John began feeling short of breath and was admitted to the hospital. John was suffering from respiratory failure and ... 84-year-old John Clark Jr. is an inquisitive person. He loves reading, researching topics and learning about everything he can. After working hard for ...
  • Rodney H.

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    Recently retired Rodney Heldt, 53, had worked most of his life and was looking forward to days full of rest and relaxation. His dog, Sophie, was ready to have her partner in crime by her side. The two were enjoying each other’s company when Sophie decided she was going to run down the stairs and play in the yard, Mr. Heldt was on her tail. Rodney’s fall almost cost him his life. Rodney sustained multiple rib fractures and a collarbone fracture from the fall. He developed pneumonia which ... Recently retired Rodney Heldt, 53, had worked most of his life and was looking forward to days full of rest and relaxation. His dog, Sophie, was ready ...
  • Sharon C.

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    Sharon Cunningham, 67, has a passion for the outdoors. Her eyes light up when she talks of her birdhouses and gardening. She has handmade birdhouses that she can’t wait to use in the summer. Sharon has lived with COPD for 20 years, but she hasn’t allowed that to slow her down. There is a quiet strength about her and she powers through everything with a smile. This strength is what helped her get through the toughest seven weeks of her life. Sharon was having trouble breathing due to COPD ... Sharon Cunningham, 67, has a passion for the outdoors. Her eyes light up when she talks of her birdhouses and gardening. She has handmade birdhouses ...
  • Brian W.

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    49-year-old Brian Wynstra is a hard worker and loving husband to Robyn. The love they have for each other is obvious. In January 2018 they welcomed a new grandson into their world. Brian was on his way home from work, excited to see the new addition to the family when suddenly everybody’s life changed. While at a standstill on the highway, he was rear-ended by a semi-truck going 67 MPH. The impact left Brian trapped in the car. Once freed, he was airlifted to a trauma center. He suffered ... 49-year-old Brian Wynstra is a hard worker and loving husband to Robyn. The love they have for each other is obvious. In January 2018 they welcomed a ...
  • Bill J.

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    William "Bill" Johnson is a 63-year-old male who came to Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana after a long stay in the ICU at a local short-term acute care hospital. Bill was diagnosed with tongue cancer and was receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy. He developed several complications including severe respiratory failure, sepsis and even required a ventilator to help him breathe. When Bill arrived at Vibra he was unable to stand, he was disoriented and still required the ... William "Bill" Johnson is a 63-year-old male who came to Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana after a long stay in the ICU at a local short-term ...
  • Chad H.

    Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana

    In September of 2016, Chad Holland had the first of three back surgeries. With each surgery, the pain he felt in his back and the rest of his body worsened. It was so bad that Chad ended up having to be admitted back into the hospital. They found that he had developed an infection in the spaces between disks which were causing them to collapse. Chad was transferred to Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana for antibiotic therapy and wound care. Due to the severity of his infection, he ... In September of 2016, Chad Holland had the first of three back surgeries. With each surgery, the pain he felt in his back and the rest of his body ...
  • Harold W.

    Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana

    Harold Washington had a previous history of stroke and was in the hospital for IV antibiotics and wound care when he developed acute respiratory failure. The 68-year-old required a ventilator to help him breathe and ended up with a tracheostomy. His wounds even became worse. Harold needed more intense care for a longer period of time so he was transferred to Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana. Upon arrival at Vibra, Harold was on a ventilator; he was unable to stand and had a feeding ... Harold Washington had a previous history of stroke and was in the hospital for IV antibiotics and wound care when he developed acute respiratory ...
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