San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

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

  • Valerie C.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Prior to suffering a stroke, Valerie lived a very active life. Valerie enjoyed being a homemaker, caring for her family. "I love to take care of my husband, my family, my dogs and spending time with my friends," Valerie stated. "Cleaning, cooking and caring for people really makes me happy!" Like many who care for others, Valerie's lived an extremely busy life. Then one day, a series of events occurred that would change all that. "I had flu-like symptoms, difficulty swallowing, and a ... Prior to suffering a stroke, Valerie lived a very active life. Valerie enjoyed being a homemaker, caring for her family. "I love to take care of my ...
  • Terry P.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Terry was a hard-working family man in the construction business. One day, while at work, Terry experienced excruciating pain in his calf. The pain was so unbearable that he needed to go home. Terry didn’t know what to make of it. Up until this point, there were no signs to indicate any problems. Terry considered himself to be a reasonably healthy man. The symptom in his leg baffled him and Terry knew something was wrong. It wasn’t long before the pain was so severe that Terry called ... Terry was a hard-working family man in the construction business. One day, while at work, Terry experienced excruciating pain in his calf. The pain ...
  • Kathy C.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Kathy Christiansen is a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to many. She often speaks of the wonderful people in her life and is truly grateful for every single day. Her beaming smile is proof that a positive outlook can make a world of difference - even with her current health challenges. Several months ago, Kathy had undergone a cervical spinal fusion. Kathy's surgeon recommended physical therapy to regain strength, improve mobility, and speed up her recovery. ... Kathy Christiansen is a proud mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and a friend to many. She often speaks of the wonderful people in her life and ...
  • Billie Jean C.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Billie Jean was diligent about seeing her cardiologist. For years, she had an annual EKG, ultrasounds, and PET scans – all resulting in normal findings. Billie Jean also ensured her chronic kidney disease was closely monitored, visiting her nephrologist regularly. Over the years, Billie Jean learned that preventive practice was an important part of remaining healthy. One day, Billie Jean began to experience weakness and fatigue. This prompted Billie Jean to see her nephrologist. Already ... Billie Jean was diligent about seeing her cardiologist. For years, she had an annual EKG, ultrasounds, and PET scans – all resulting in normal ...
  • Jill H.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Jill was no stranger to San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. Several years back, Jill required our expertise after undergoing her first knee surgery. Living a very active life style, it was only a matter of time before Jill required a second surgery on her alternate knee. An unfortunate fall ensured this inevitability. As with her first surgery, Jill's surgeon recommended she receive inpatient therapy. Naturally, she entrusted SJVRH to get her back to better once again. It was very ... Jill was no stranger to San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital. Several years back, Jill required our expertise after undergoing her first knee ...
  • Robert M.

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Recovering from a heart attack will challenge you. As will recovering from a stroke. But recovering from both, as Robert has had to do, will test what you're made of. A few months ago, Robert suffered a major heart attack and a stroke. “My wife, Mary, drove me to the emergency room because I was feeling sick all week,” Robert recalled. "She dropped me off at the entrance of our hospital. We were at the doorsteps of the ER, then I collapsed." Upon leaving the hospital, Robert and his ... Recovering from a heart attack will challenge you. As will recovering from a stroke. But recovering from both, as Robert has had to do, will test what ...
  • Gretchen

    San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital

    Gretchen and her family were on a three-hour layover at an airport in Dallas, Texas. Gretchen decided to make the most of her time by calling some friends at a nearby town. Shortly after, they got together to relax, have dinner, and enjoy each others company. On the drive back to the airport, the unthinkable happened - Gretchen’s car was struck by a drunk driver. The direct impact on the passenger side, where Gretchen sat, was devastating. The collision caused the vehicle to flip and land ... Gretchen and her family were on a three-hour layover at an airport in Dallas, Texas. Gretchen decided to make the most of her time by calling some ...
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