Success Stories


One Step Closer to Returning Home

Stacy was admitted to a general hospital when her chronic respiratory condition worsened to the point that she had great difficulty breathing. She was placed on a ventilator and given a feeding tube and remained at the hospital until she was stable enough to be transferred to Kindred Hospital Northwest Indiana for respiratory therapy and rehabilitation.

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Mr. N

Great Strides Toward Recovery

Mr. N, 54, came to Kindred Hospital in January 2009 after a bad bout of pneumonia had sent him into acute respiratory failure. He arrived at Kindred after treatment at a local short-term acute care hospital left him on a ventilator for two months. Mr. N had lived for 13 years at home under tracheostomy home care and nocturnal ventilation, requiring an oxygen level of 40 percent.

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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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