Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

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

  • Joeann B.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Completing her morning chores, Joeann Brown realized she needed to feed her outdoor cats. She gathered their food and headed for the back door. Hands full, Joeann attempted to push open the door with her foot. But her shoe got caught in the door, causing her to fall on the hard floor of her sunroom. The sudden and traumatic fall was so loud it woke her grandson, who was sleeping on the couch. He rushed over and decided to call Joeann's granddaughter, who is a nurse. Under her guidance, ... Completing her morning chores, Joeann Brown realized she needed to feed her outdoor cats. She gathered their food and headed for the back door. Hands ...
  • Nancy & Mike H.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Nancy and Mike Hemphill lived a busy life. Full-time jobs. A daughter living at home along with two high school foreign exchange students. All the activities that come along with that. Things changed immediately when Mike suddenly suffered a stroke. On top of handling day-to-day tasks, Nancy was now a caregiver to her husband of 28 years, too. Nancy spent many hours at Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital. There, she attended therapy sessions, family training, and ate meals with Mike. ... Nancy and Mike Hemphill lived a busy life. Full-time jobs. A daughter living at home along with two high school foreign exchange students. All the ...
  • Daniel B.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    It was a Friday when Daniel Boone suddenly developed a temperature so relentless his wife had to take him to the immediate care center. Following a diagnostic workup, the doctors sent Daniel to the local ER to have more tests run. When he arrived at the emergency room, he had an IV placed and more tests completed. The doctors diagnosed Daniel with pneumonia and sent him home with medication and orders to rest. By 4 pm on Sunday, Daniel told his wife he couldn't breathe and needed to go to ... It was a Friday when Daniel Boone suddenly developed a temperature so relentless his wife had to take him to the immediate care center. Following a ...
  • Doug C.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Doug Clifton worked a lot. Putting in 65 hours per week, Doug worked full-time at The Home Depot and part-time in construction. When one of Doug's college-aged sons was in town, Doug took some time off. They attended a Friday night high school football game together. That night, Doug noticed some sciatic pain, but brushed it off. He chalked it up to part of the normal pain he endures due to years of physical labor. But by the time Doug said "goodbye" to his son on Sunday, the pain had ... Doug Clifton worked a lot. Putting in 65 hours per week, Doug worked full-time at The Home Depot and part-time in construction. When one of Doug's ...
  • Carla P.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Carla Popp is a happily-married mother of three young men in their twenties. For the last 32 years, she has worked 60 hours per week as a hair stylist. Carla and her husband enjoy being involved in their church, going to concerts, riding in their Jeep and traveling together. They were thrilled when their youngest son started college. They decided to start working toward retirement and traveling more. As they would often do, Carla & her husband made plans for a trip near their birthdays ... Carla Popp is a happily-married mother of three young men in their twenties. For the last 32 years, she has worked 60 hours per week as a hair ...
  • Reita B.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Reita Barto has been happily married for 46 years with three children. Reita worked as a district manager of a Circle K store for over ten years. In 2010, she was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Then in 2017, Reita was diagnosed with cancer in her lungs, esophagus, and lymph nodes. She was devastated. After seeking treatment in Indianapolis, Reita’s doctor suggested outpatient therapy at Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital. The goal was to get her body ... Reita Barto has been happily married for 46 years with three children. Reita worked as a district manager of a Circle K store for over ten years. In ...
  • Carol H.

    Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

    Carol Holmes had just returned to work at UPS as a Tug Driver. Having recently undergone a total knee replacement, Carol had completed her recovery process. She enjoyed an active life with her husband, Larry. Then Carol began noticing changes. First, it was a decline in her balance. Then numbness and weakness in her arms. Her hand began to draw up into a fist, and it became increasingly difficult to spread her fingers. Tests revealed that five discs were lying against Carol's spinal cord ... Carol Holmes had just returned to work at UPS as a Tug Driver. Having recently undergone a total knee replacement, Carol had completed her recovery ...
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