Success Stories

David

David, 50, was admitted to a Florida Hospital in Orlando with complaints of abdominal pain, shortness of breath and palpitations. David was found to have atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular response, and was in acute respiratory failure due to acutely decompensated systolic heart failure. He required intubation and mechanical ventilation on July 20, and had several subsequent complications, including acute renal failure, pneumonia and electrolyte abnormalities. David was also found to have a lesion in the left frontal lobe of his brain, which required an open craniectomy.

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Edmund

Leaving Better than Before

Edmund, 66, was admitted to a short-term acute care in June for sepsis, right lower extremity cellulitis, Diabetes Mellitus type 2, acute renal failure and rhabdomyolysis,...

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Gloria

Life Saving Treatment

Gloria, 55, became extremely ill after surgery at a short-term acute care hospital to repair her colon. Post-operatively, Gloria had multiple fistulas, post surgical complications, as well as associated infections. Gloria also had a 40-year medical history with chronic pain syndrome.

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Jack

Back Home and Independent Again

John Y, 67, better known as “Jack,” came to Kindred Hospital Bay Area Tampa for continued care following a complicated course of hospitalizations since a double lung transplant in 2001.

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Jeff

The Long Road to New Life

Jeff, 54, came to Kindred Hospital Bay Area Tampa for aggressive rehabilitation to rebuild his strength as he awaited a heart transplant. His admission to Kindred followed a long, complicated course of short-term acute care hospitalizations due to an initial onset of heart disease.

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Joe

Regaining Strength for a Chance at Life

Joe, 46, came to Kindred Hospital Bay Area Tampa for aggressive rehabilitation to rebuild his strength in the hopes of being eligible for a heart transplant.

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Paul

Home For Christmas

Paul, 78, underwent an elective procedure following a significant history of invasive bladder cancer at a short-term acute care hospital in September. Post operatively, Paul experienced severe anemia and subsequently suffered multiple complications thereafter, including acute respiratory failure requiring tracheotomy and mechanical ventilation.

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Richard

Back to Cracking Jokes

Richard, 76, lived independently in South Tampa with his wife prior to a fall from a ladder due to a possible cardiac episode in August. Richard was brought unresponsive by EMS to the emergency room of a short-term acute hospital. He was found to have a right side skull fracture, scapular, and rib fractures in addition to a significant traumatic brain injury and elevated troponins, the regulatory proteins integral to muscle contraction in skeletal and cardiac muscle.

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