William was admitted to a local short-term acute care hospital on January 21 for a radical cystectomy due to a diagnosis of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. Prior to his surgery, he lived independently with his wife. Following the surgery, he sustained multiple medical complications including respiratory failure requiring a tracheotomy, ileus, PEG tube and multiple infections.
William was transferred to Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh – North Shore for continued care on March 6. Upon admission, he was on a ventilator, non-verbal, dependent for all mobility and self care.
He received all nutrition/hydration via a G-tube. Kindred’s interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, specialists and therapists evaluated William and designed a treatment plan tailored to his needs. He was weaned from the ventilator and his condition was stabilized to the point he no longer required high intensity medical care. William was transferred to Kindred Hospital’s Subacute Unit for further rehabilitation on May 1.
In the Subacute Unit, William was able to receive the intensive therapy and medical attention he required while remaining in the continuum of care at Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh – North Shore.
On July 8, William was discharged home. He was walking over 800 feet with a cane, independent with all self care, managing a regular diet and demonstrating functional communication and cognition.
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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