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  • Ms. Bellan: Continued Care Brings Healing 

    Ms. Bellan was admitted to a short-term acute care hospital May 7 due to a bad case of pneumonia. Prior to her hospitalization, she lived independently.

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    During her stay at the traditional hospital, Ms. Bellan had multiple medical complications, including respiratory failure requiring a tracheotomy, seizure activity, PEG tube and multiple infections.

    On June 8, Ms. Bellan was transferred to Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh – North Shore for continued care. Upon admission to Kindred Hospital, she was on a ventilator, non-verbal, and dependent for all mobility and self care. She received all nutrition/ hydration via a G-tube.

    Kindred’s interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, specialists and therapists evaluated Ms. Bellan and designed a treatment plan tailored to her needs including intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy. She was weaned from the ventilator, stabilized medically and was transferred to Kindred Subacute Unit on July 13 for continued rehabilitation.

    During her stay at Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh – North Shore and the Subacute Unit, Ms. Bellan was able to receive varying intensity levels of therapy and medical care while remaining in our continuum of care.

    On August 10, Ms. Bellan was discharged home. She was walking over 800 feet without a device, 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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