Case Study: Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (March 2020)

Patient Name: Robert
Patient Age: 41-years-old
Admission date: 1/06/2019
Admitted from: Vanderbilt Wilson Medical Center
Discharge date: 3/14/2020
Length of stay: 67 days
Reason for stay: Wound care/ skilled nursing care/ physical therapy
How did patient hear about Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing: Hospital referral

Details of Experience:
On December 3rd, 2019, Robert was admitted to Vanderbilt Wilson Medical Center to perform surgery on his left heel in order to mitigate complications from previous surgery. In 2015, he had a painful encounter with a nail while building, and had reconstructive surgery. Unfortunately over the years, his heel worsened from infection, causing melanoma to develop.

Following his surgery, Robert stayed in the ICU for four days, when he was moved to a regular room. He stayed at Vanderbilt Wilson for 23 days performing minor therapy, before he was discharged to Quality Center for Rehabilitation to continue his journey to recovery. Greeted with a welcoming gift and a smile from Kay, our Director of Concierge Services, he was settled into his room in the community for his first steps towards rehabilitation.

Robert was admitted to Quality Center with non-weight bearing status, which meant he had little to no walking capabilities. However, he was willing and ready to work and was determined to get better and stronger. Dedicating himself to work out every day, he was able to build up his upper body strength and tone while completing physical therapy for his injury.

Thanks to his devotion and determination, Robert was granted full weight-bearing status once again following a doctor’s appointment on February 15th, 2020. Within 5 days of this status, Robert was walking up to 400 feet independently and with continued effort, has increased his walking capability to a full mile. Robert was discharged on March 14th, 2020 to his home, and was very pleased with the quality of his therapist and the Quality Team.