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  • Leonard: A Journey Home 

    Leonard was admitted to a short-term acute care hospital May 30 after his leg was crushed in a motorcycle accident. Prior to his hospitalization, Leonard lived independently.

    Doctors at the traditional hospital performed multiple skin graphs in an effort to save Leonard’s leg. However, Leonard had multiple medical complications including infections, and the efforts to save the leg were unsuccessful. He underwent a below knee amputation on July 5. Leonard was transferred to Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh – North Shore for continued care.

    Upon admission to Kindred on July 21, Leonard was receiving medication and medical management. Kindred’s interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, specialists and therapists evaluated Leonard and designed a treatment plan tailored to his needs including intensive physical and occupational therapy.

    By August 25, Leonard’s condition stabilized to the point that he no longer required high intensity medical care. He was transferred to the Subacute Unit, where he received intensive rehabilitation therapy.

    On October 8 Leonard was discharged home. He was walking over 200 feet with a wheeled walker and independent with all self-care.

    Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh – North Shore and the North Shore Subacute Unit are proud to have been given the opportunity to take care of this wonderful patient.

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