Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

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Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital
Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital Testing
1300 Campbell Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42104 (270) 594-5980
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SKY Rehab

Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

At Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital, our team is dedicated to helping patients recover from injuries and illnesses so they can return to healthy, fulfilling lives. We are different from traditional hospitals in that we take in patients knowing that their treatment could last weeks or months. Our facility was designed to handle long term patient needs so that they can have access to the focused care and advanced technology that other hospitals are not prepared to offer.

We are the only freestanding licensed acute care rehabilitation hospital in South Central Kentucky, which means we have a duty to provide our community with access to trusted, effective treatment programs that they would not have access to otherwise. It is with great pride that we offer this important medical resource to the community.


Elevating Patient Care.

We determine the best extended care option for our patients.

Our team is well-versed in the latest techniques in long term care.

We are determined to raise the standard of patient care.

Our facilities are constantly pursuing a higher level of service excellence.

We are always seeking strategic opportunities for growth within the industry.

Our Mission & Principles.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Services

Our hospital is outfitted with 60 beds that allow us to treat a large number of inpatients. Our inpatients are typically referred to us from a physician or hospital when they are working to recover from serious medical conditions like spinal cord injuries, strokes, and amputations. During treatment, we focus on helping patients regain their mobility and independence so they can function comfortably outside of the hospital.

When our patients have improved to a point where hospital care is no longer needed, we often continue their care through outpatient rehabilitation. This allows them to acclimate to home life and learn more about what kind of challenges they need help overcoming outside of the hospital. With round-the-clock care in the hospital followed by additional therapy as an outpatient, our patients benefit from a carefully crafted program aimed at achieving a maximized recovery.

Celebrating Our Patients' Success.

Read some of our patients' stories of their experience with the Vibra Healthcare team.

  • Dr. Jacqueline Pope-Tarrence

    Dr. Jacqueline Pope-Tarrence

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    It’s not every day that an educator in the medical field has to experience something with which they are unfamiliar. Jacqueline Pope-Tarrence, Ph.D., an adjunct assistant professor at the UK College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus, experienced just that. Jackie underwent a successful lumbar fusion surgery, but slowly she began to have difficulty moving her left foot. It was determined that she had a deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, in her leg. Jackie also developed a mild case of ... Read More

  • Candy A.

    Candy A.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Many of us go to work each day expecting it to be like the others: uneventful. But what if one day, something occurred that forever impacted the way in which you function and think about your health? That's what happened to Candy Amick. Having just returned from a break, Candy became aware that her legs were not functioning correctly. Realizing there was something wrong, she alerted her co-workers who assisted her in getting to the factory’s on-site medical clinic. Within fifteen minutes ... Read More

  • Roger M.

    Roger M.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    In March, Roger Minyard underwent surgery to unblock his left anterior descending artery. When a blockage in this artery causes a heart attack, it's often called "the widowmaker." Though Roger's surgery was a success, COVID-19 complicated his recovery. The virus caused Roger to spend five days on a ventilator and eight weeks at Vanderbilt Medical Center. COVID-19 took a serious toll on Roger's body. He recalled that while at Vanderbilt, therapists came to his room to try and help him walk ... Read More

  • Amanda E.

    Amanda E.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    “New Year, New You.” Those words took on a whole new meaning for Amanda Evans this year. Following appendectomy surgery in January, Amanda began to exhibit complications just before discharge. It started with tingling in her hands and her feet. Soon, it progressed to severe pain, weakness, and the inability to ambulate. This change in physical condition led to 98 days spent in two acute care hospitals. After transferring to University of Louisville Hospital, Amanda was diagnosed with ... Read More

  • Stephen Y.

    Stephen Y.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We have all been told to appreciate the little things in life and never take anything for granted. Sometimes things happen to us that make us focus on those little things more than ever before. They are exactly what helps us fight through tougher times than we ever imagined. Stephen Young is a husband, father of three boys, and assistant principal at Natcher Elementary. He enjoyed traveling, working outside, and jeep riding. Stephen lived a life that was full and independent. He never ... Read More

  • Aprile P.

    Aprile P.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Sometimes we encounter moments that are so significant, that they impact us for the rest of our lives. And many times, they happen without any warning at all. That is exactly what happened to Aprile Patton. At only 42-years-old, Aprile unexpectedly suffered a major stroke. The stroke robbed Aprile of her independence and almost took her life. In critical condition at TriStar Skyline Medical Center's ICU, she fought for her life. After five weeks at Skyline, Aprile became stable enough to ... Read More

  • Susan L.

    Susan L.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    August 2018 was a pivotal point in Susan Lockwood's life. She had just been diagnosed with familial idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or familial IPF. This is a condition in which scar tissue forms inside the lungs, slowing the flow of oxygen into the blood. The restricted flow impacts a patient's ability to move and function. "Familial "means that the condition has affected other members of Susan's family. IPF affects less than 200,000 people annually in the U.S., and is considered a rare ... Read More

  • Debra K.

    Debra K.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have certain health factors in our family trees that make us conscious of how we go about our daily lives. We make an effort to eat right, maintain a certain level of physical activity, etc. This was how Debra lived her life. While working in her garden one day, Debra suddenly felt her right side go weak. She made her way back to the patio and took a picture of her face. The photo reinforced Debra's suspicion -- she was having a stroke. Debra alerted a family member who transported ... Read More

  • William B.

    William B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have hobbies or activities we love to take part in. Rarely do we contemplate the "what if's" that could result in serious injury. William was no exception. Attending the MBHA Youth World Show in Georgia, William was having a great time. One of his students began having an issue with her horse's gait. Her parents asked William to help correct the issue. William agreed, having done this several times with his own horses. But shortly after getting into the saddle, the horse began to ... Read More

  • Wade T.

    Wade T.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    When we are sick, we’re all the same. We want to know what is wrong with us and what needs to happen to make us well again. This is exactly what occurred to Wade T. earlier this year. But unfortunately for Wade, for the first several months of his illness, his exact condition went unidentified. This resulted in the delay of the correct treatment regiment being administered. Wade’s symptoms started shortly after the passing of his mother. He had gone to make funeral arrangements and ... Read More

  • Hardin S.

    Hardin S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    An energetic retiree, Hardin enjoys remaining active for himself, his family and his church. Taking care of his yard and garden and being an active member of his church community kept him busy. And of course, his beloved Kentucky Wildcats. That was until one Sunday morning in March. Hardin went to church early to adjust the heat in preparation for the upcoming morning service. He returned home to take a nap before service. When he awoke, his wife knew something was wrong. Unable to ... Read More

  • Michael B.

    Michael B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    One moment, one conversation, one diagnosis. This is all it takes to change your life forever. However, how you react to that is what makes the true impact. No one -- not even his neurologist -- could explain to Michael why he had been suffering from a steady loss of mobility. Within a month's time, Michael went from functioning normally to needing the assistance of a cane and then a wheelchair. Not happy with the rapid change in his situation and lack of answers, Michael saw another ... Read More

  • William O.

    William O.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    What started as a normal workday quickly became horrifying for William Overton. Working a night shift, in a matter of moments, William was snared by an overhead chain, drug eight feet across the floor, then pulled up a wall before being dropped ten feet straight down onto the concrete floor. William's list of injuries was exhaustive. Multiple traumas with spinal cord injuries, including T12 & L1 burst fractures. A concussion. A broken right scapula. Five total broken ribs, three on the ... Read More

  • Paul H.

    Paul H.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    How many of us can say that we were at the point of death and, within just a few months, were able to return home and back to our life? Paul Huff most certainly can! Paul admitted to Centennial Medical Center in Nashville after experiencing a sudden onset of right-sided weakness and an inability to speak. Paul had been neurologically impaired by a significant stroke. The stroke left him unable to communicate, swallow, complete activities of daily living (ADLs) or ambulate. Paul was also ... Read More

  • Terisha S.

    Terisha S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have ailments that we live with on a daily basis. For most of us, those symptoms improve and we go on about our daily routines. However, this was not the case for Terisha Shellgren. Terisha thought she had just strained her back, but it never got better. She began to experience falls, difficulty in walking and had a great deal of pain. It took two years of countless tests, scans and numerous visits with various specialists before the cause could be identified. Terisha was diagnosed ... Read More

  • Patricia H.

    Patricia H.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    A life-changing event can test a person beyond their preserved limits, proving they can do so much more than ever imagined. That's what happened to Patricia after she was involved in a serious car accident. The accident left Patricia with extensive injuries, including: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (stroke) Multiple rib fractures Spleen injury Mandibular (jaw) fractures Fractured pelvis After the accident, Patricia spent six days in a Nashville trauma center. To begin her recovery, Patricia ... Read More

  • Alvin O.

    Alvin O.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all envision retirement as a time to do the things we enjoy with ease. What if that reality became jeopardized by an unexpected health event? That is exactly what happened to Alvin O. Alvin was enjoying his retirement from Holley by taking his wife to breakfast every morning, taking care of his yard and garden, and camping whenever possible. That all changed when Alvin woke his wife around 4 a.m. one Sunday morning, unable to move from where he was sleeping. Quickly, his condition ... Read More

  • Jada R.

    Jada R.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Walking home after visiting an area water park, Jada was struck by a passing vehicle. The driver fled, leaving Jada on the side of the road for over an hour. Once found, Jada was intubated and life flighted to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville. She remained in Nashville for three weeks recovering from her injuries. Once physically capable, Jada admitted to SKY Rehab to begin intensive inpatient therapy. Her care plan included therapies to help her improve ambulation, motor ... Read More

  • John B.

    John B.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    How many of us can say we have been to the brink and come back, despite the odds against us? John B. can definitely claim that right. John went to an area hospital due to progressive difficulty in breathing, fever and a change in mental status. He was diagnosed with pneumococcal pneumonia. The pneumonia quickly progressed to include septicemia and spinal meningitis, among other things. John remained in an area hospital for almost three months. Four weeks were spent unconscious in ... Read More

  • Rebecca S.

    Rebecca S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Folding clothes. Moving around the house working on everyday tasks. Suddenly, unable to walk. Then unable to remember anything until waking up in the hospital. This is how Rebecca spent the first day of Spring. As Rebecca became aware of her situation in a local hospital, her condition quickly worsened. It was necessary for her to be air evacuated to Nashville. Rebecca remained in Nashville for a week recovering from a hemorrhagic stroke. At the time of her admission to SKY Rehab, Rebecca ... Read More

  • Dante G.

    Dante G.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    For any patient planning on a surgery, the hope is that the surgery will be a success and there will be no complications during the recovery period. However, should complications arise following any surgery, patients who are proactive and committed to their recovery will be far more successful. Dante faced this exact situation following his bilateral knee surgery. In the weeks following his surgery he developed Myositis Ossificans. This is a condition in which bone tissue formed in the ... Read More

  • Dale S.

    Dale S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Every day we travel down the road, never assuming that in a matter of moments something can occur that will completely alter our existence. For Dale S. that day occurred when he was traveling the Natcher Parkway en route to Owensboro for an appointment. Realizing something was wrong Dale pulled over, contacted emergency responders and was eventually transported to Norton’s in Louisville for emergency surgery. Following a very unique stinting to correct a proximal basilar artery occlusion, ... Read More

  • Donald P.

    Donald P.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We go to sleep every evening expecting to awaken in the same functional status as when we laid down. What if that did not happen? That's the reality that Donald faced. Donald went to sleep one night, suffered a stroke while he slept and was unaware that anything had occurred until the next day when he fell and was unable to get himself up from the floor. Donald was transferred to a Nashville hospital and scans confirmed that he had suffered a stroke with right-sided weakness, his dominant ... Read More

  • Ed L.

    Ed L.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    We all have those things we do on a daily basis, out of routine or for pleasure; but, how often do we really pay attention to how we complete those tasks? One misstep and our “normal” can be shattered in a matter of moments. Ed was at Mammoth Cave National Park taking nature photos when the unexpected happened. While perching himself on a boulder to take a photograph, he lost his balance and fell backward off of a cliff. He was admitted to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville where he ... Read More

  • Cyesha J.

    Cyesha J.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Cyesha J. was an energetic 20-year-old, 23 weeks along with her first child when an event occurred that would forever change her and her family’s world. Cyesha complained to her mother that her head was hurting. In a matter of a few hours she was unresponsive when EMS responded to a call at her residence. Cyesha had experienced a cerebellar hemorrhage. Cyesha underwent a craniotomy with EVD placement and remained in a coma for 4 weeks. During this time, Dr’s told her mother that Cyesha ... Read More