Success Stories


Dorothy

The rehab and respiratory staff here are wonderful!

Dorothy began having episodes in which she would lose consciousness and also started having difficulty swallowing. She was admitted to a general hospital where physicians diagnosed her to be suffering from pneumonia and elevated blood pressure.

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Keith

My Nurse Kasia is Amazing

When Keith suffered a cardiac arrest he had to be rushed to the hospital, and it was in the ER that physicians determined he needed emergency surgery in order to survive.

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Erika

Thank You for Saving My Life

Erika Kirk is a homemaker, a mother of two, and was First Lady of Florida from 1967-1971. She and her husband Claude Kirk, the 36th Governor of Florida, have been married for more than 40 years

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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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