Success Stories


"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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"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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"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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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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"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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