Tommy was admitted to Signature Healthcare at St. Francis after an extended stay at Tennessee’s Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTAC). Tommy’s story began in Shreveport, Louisiana with a sudden onset of CVA’s and an unspecified neuromuscular disease. Due to failed attempts to remove the breathing tube, an artificial airway (tracheostomy) was placed. Upon arrival to … Continued

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Freddie’s story began when he developed bacteremia and sepsis at the hospital and required a breathing tube. Due to failed attempts to remove the breathing tube an artificial airway (tracheostomy) was placed. Upon arrival to our pulmonary rehabilitation unit in the “Breathe of Life Program,” he was on a trach collar at 28 percent oxygen and … Continued

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Mrs.Greene is a 69-year-old female that presented to the ER with an ischemic stroke with left sided weakness and aphasia. Due to Mrs. Greene’s stroke, she developed respiratory failure that required a breathing tube and an artificial airway–tracheostomy–was placed. After her condition improved, she was discharged from the hospital and admitted to Signature Healthcare at … Continued

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