Success Stories


Charles

A devoted baseball fan well on his way to making his wish come true.

When Charles started having extreme shortness of breath and sharp chest pains he immediately was taken to a general hospital where physicians diagnosed him to be in the early stages of respiratory failure that led to a cardiac arrest. He was rushed into surgery when it was determined that his heart was failing and surgeons had to replace two heart valves. He was dependent on a ventilator, pacemaker and feeding tube. He also was experiencing kidney failure and pneumonia, requiring dialysis and IV antibiotic treatments.

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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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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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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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