Success Stories


Christina

"If you really want to get better you have to put in the effort.”

Christina had to go to the hospital when she became extremely ill. Doctors diagnosed her to be in advanced stages of end-stage liver failure and she was immediately placed on the transplant list. She was fortunate to be paired with a donor organ not long after her diagnosis and she underwent a liver transplant. Although the procedure went as planned, Christina developed respiratory failure after the operation and had to be placed on a ventilator and given a feeding tube.

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Dr. Moore

Recovery from COVID

Dr. Moore, a Houston plastic surgeon, was diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to a short-term hospital. When his condition was stabilized, he was transferred to Kindred Hospital Houston Medical Center, where an interdisciplinary team of caregivers went to work on his multiple complications, requiring everything from ventilator weaning to acute rehabilitation, and helped him recover and return home. "I wouldn't be where I am today without those guys," he said.


Michael

"I can't believe how far I've come along."

Michael worked as a pharmacist until he was forced to retire due to declining health. He lived at home with his wife and was independent with activities of daily living and mobility until the day his spouse found him unresponsive on the floor and called 911.

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Vicenta

Recovery Despite Complications

Vicenta, 86, was admitted to a short-term acute care hospital on January 31 for abdominal pain. Prior to this, she was independent at home with her family. After a lap cholecystectomy, she could not be extubated. She suffered multiple complications of surgery including a small bowel obstruction, pleural effusion and atrial fibrillation, and an irregular heart rhythm. She was weaning from the ventilator for approximately two hours a day but was not progressing prior to admission to Kindred Hospital.

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John

Everyone Worked Together

John was working on his farm. He hopped off his tractor to shut a gate and his tractor kept moving. “I tried to jump on it, like a dummy, and fell,” John said. “The tractor ran over me.” 

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