Vibra Hospital of Richmond

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

  • Andrew R.

    Vibra Hospital of Richmond

    Andrew Rich knew he needed to go to the emergency room. He had a history of COPD , which made his persistent shortness of breath a serious concern. Shortly after admitting to Chippenham Hospital, doctors placed him on mechanical ventilation. But Andrew's hospitalization proved challenging. Due to his COPD history, complications included ongoing respiratory failure and bronchospasms. He could not wean from the ventilator, leading doctors to perform a tracheostomy. A PEG tube was also ... Andrew Rich knew he needed to go to the emergency room. He had a history of COPD , which made his persistent shortness of breath a serious concern. ...
  • Francis H.

    Vibra Hospital of Richmond

    What started with a skin infection soon left Francis Hendricks on a ventilator. Francis, 69, arrived at the ER with complaints of swelling in his right arm. Doctors diagnosed Francis with cellulitis and admitted him to the hospital. But Francis only got worse instead of better. Francis had underlying chronic medical conditions that complicated his hospitalization. His cellulitis began a series of events that led to his medical decline. Soon, Francis was placed on a mechanical ventilator ... What started with a skin infection soon left Francis Hendricks on a ventilator. Francis, 69, arrived at the ER with complaints of swelling in his ...
  • Zafar I.

    Vibra Hospital of Richmond

    Zafar Iqbal recently underwent a complex abdominal surgery. The surgery resulted in post-operative complications including respiratory failure, pneumonia and infection. This series of events resulted in the need for a tracheostomy and ventilator support. Zafar was still in a very fragile condition. The medical team managing his care felt he needed an extended amount of time for recovery. They recommended a transfer to Vibra Hospital of Richmond for our specialized vent weaning program. ... Zafar Iqbal recently underwent a complex abdominal surgery. The surgery resulted in post-operative complications including respiratory failure, ...
  • Joanne M.

    Vibra Hospital of Richmond

    Walking across a local street, 65-year-old Joanne Mantis was struck by a car. The injuries from the accident left Joanne with a traumatic brain injury. Joanne also suffered multiple orthopedic injuries that included a right ankle fracture, left leg fracture and multiple rib fractures. Joanne underwent an emergent craniotomy (brain surgery) at VCU. During her time in the operating room she developed more vascular complications that resulted in an embolic stroke. Her post-surgical hospital ... Walking across a local street, 65-year-old Joanne Mantis was struck by a car. The injuries from the accident left Joanne with a traumatic brain ...
  • Lawrence C.

    Vibra Hospital of Richmond

    Experiencing severe abdominal pain, 82-year-old Lawrence admitted to St. Francis Hospital. Diagnosed with an Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm, he required surgical repair. Unfortunately, he developed post-operative complications. These included acute respiratory distress and significantly low blood pressure. Lawrence spent an extended stay in the ICU. There, attempts to wean him from a ventilator were unsuccessful. His medical team recommended a tracheostomy and naso-gastro tube for nutritional ... Experiencing severe abdominal pain, 82-year-old Lawrence admitted to St. Francis Hospital. Diagnosed with an Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm, he required ...
  • Jack A.

    Vibra Hospital of Richmond

    Jack, 38, suffered from a traumatic brain injury after being in a head-on collision hitting a tree. This catastrophic injury left Jack with multiple facial fractures, rib fractures, and a left hip dislocation. He was also left with internal bleeding and brain swelling. Jack was intubated at the scene, stabilized, and sent to Vidant Medical Center in North Carolina. Jack required a tracheostomy and remained dependent on a ventilator. His physicians recommended Vibra Hospital of Richmond's ... Jack, 38, suffered from a traumatic brain injury after being in a head-on collision hitting a tree. This catastrophic injury left Jack with multiple ...
  • Martin S.

    Vibra Hospital of Richmond

    Martin Stover was admitted to Vibra Hospital of Richmond for long-term antibiotic therapy and wound care. Months prior to Martin's admission to Vibra, he had suffered a serious orthopedic injury that resulted in a fracture to his right ankle. Multiple procedures were performed and external hardware was placed to the fracture site. Martin, unfortunately, developed a severe infection that settled in his bones and took a toll on his overall health. The physicians at the time ordered 6 weeks ... Martin Stover was admitted to Vibra Hospital of Richmond for long-term antibiotic therapy and wound care. Months prior to Martin's admission to Vibra, ...
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