Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

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

  • 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 ... 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 ...
  • 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 ... 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 ...
  • 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 ... 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 ...
  • Rebecca S.

    Southern Kentucky Rehabilitation Hospital

    Folding clothes. Moving around the house working on every day 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, ... Folding clothes. Moving around the house working on every day tasks. Suddenly, unable to walk. Then unable to remember anything until waking up in the ...
  • 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 ... 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. ...
  • 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, ... 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 ...
  • 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 ... 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 ...
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