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Ron Beck

Vestibular Rehab Offers Relief to Dizzy Spells

When the dizziness began, Ron Beck, 75, thought it was related to his surgery to remove a cancerous kidney. But when his head continued to feel “full,” his balance remained off, and he couldn’t drive or even ride comfortably in a car, he knew something was wrong.

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Keith Snyder

Cardiac Rehab Becomes Lifelong Benefit for Lincoln Man

Three days a week, from 6 – 7 a.m., you’ll find Keith Snyder working out at the rehabilitation center at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH).

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Melissa Dyson

Rehabilitation at Passavant Helps Melissa Overcome Complex Injury

A hand-crushing dog bite required 16 stitches at the Passavant Emergency Department and an orthopedic surgery to reattach a tendon and repair a joint. Rehabilitation at Passavant, and a strong relationship with staff close to home, helped her stay positive and regain grip strength and range of motion.

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Sondra Bugg

Recovery Close to Home with TMH Swing Bed Program

After fracturing her pelvis and arm, 77-year-old Sondra sought options for rehabilitation and physical therapy. The TMH Turn the Corner swing bed program, only six miles from her rural home, was exactly the right fit.

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Carter Sinkhorn

Physical and Mental Healing Close to Home

Early New Year’s morning, 17-year-old Carter crashed his truck less than a mile from home. The truck, caught in a tree and suspended in the air, had Carter in a death grip. First responders and the TMH Emergency Department saved his life, but he says Rehab close to home helped him the most in his recovery.

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Jerry Biggart

Inpatient Rehab Helps Jerry be a Part of His Daughter's Big Day

When Jerry was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident only a few weeks before his daughter's wedding, plans were put on hold. He told the engaged couple from his hospital bed in Inpatient Rehabilitation that although he couldn’t walk her down the aisle, they should go ahead and marry. They celebrated the family milestone at the Henry Bunn Chapel at Memorial.

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Pete Rafferty

An Honor to Serve Those Who Served

Pete Rafferty, a Vietnam veteran, achieved life goals including an Honor Flight to D.C. following bypass surgery and cardiac rehab to ensure his health.

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Janice Sielaff

Back to Her Active Routine After Knee Surgery

Thanks to the pre-surgery class and consultation with the ALMH JointWorks coordinator, Janice knew what to expect. After surgery, her team had her up and walking within a day. She could tell a difference immediately.

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Mike Conrady

New Hips Make Huge Difference for Area Farmer

For years, procrastination and fear of surgery kept area farmer Mike Conrady from considering surgery for his hips.

Finally, at age 45, when nothing eased the pain and he couldn’t sleep at night, he met with Tomasz Borowiecki, MD, a Springfield Clinic surgeon with Memorial JointWorks at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. After reviewing X-rays, Dr. Borowiecki pronounced the left hip "completely worn out” with bone against bone and the right hip in "not very good shape."<

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Ruthetta Gretchel

Heart Attack Survivor: 'I Feel Better than Ever'

Ruthetta Getchel, 67, and her husband, Jack, were a day away from embarking on a trip to Minnesota when she awoke in the middle of the night experiencing severe back pain and profuse sweating. Jack quickly drove her to the emergency department at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. After an initial evaluation, Ruthetta quickly learned she was experiencing a heart attack.

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