Success Stories


Back on His Feet

Arthur was a hard working, down-to-earth family man who was independent and active before he was admitted to a short-term acute care hospital for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). He was placed on a vent and, because he could not be weaned, received a tracheostomy. 

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Heading Back Home

Bradley’s life changed in December 2011 when he had a motor vehicle accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury, multiple rib fractures, facial fractures and respiratory failure. His condition was stabilized but at the end of his stay, he still required high-intensity medical care. 

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An Amazing Recovery

Emily was admitted with traumatic injury to her left hand as a result of a fall at home. She also required wound care for pressure areas on sacral and right ischial areas. The plastic surgeon had debrided her hand, and the wound size was 5.8 x 5.5 cm with tendon exposure. Emily was being treated with negative pressure wound therapy and required IV Dilaudid during her dressing changes. 

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Looking Forward to the Future

Maria worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 25 years. Her life changed when she suffered a stroke. She was admitted to a short-term acute care hospital and rapidly progressed to respiratory failure. Two weeks later, Maria was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at Kindred Hospital Central Tampa for continued care and ventilator weaning. 

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