May 11th, 2012
In June of 2011, Richard “Steelo” Vazquez, 32, suffered a series of aneurisms, resulting in severe impediments to his speech and motor skills. As part of his continuum of care beginning at UCLA Medical Center, Steelo spent two months at CareMeridian Oxnard where he received 24/7 care and intensive rehabilitation. He is now learning to speak, walk and care for his son. At home with his wife Penni and son Elijah, he continues his rehabilitation and improves daily.
November 23rd, 2011
Maria Justina Soria required two surgeries to treat two aneurysms, one in the left and one in the right anterior communicating arteries. As a result of the second surgery, one of her arteries ruptured. CareMeridian’s team designed an aggressive personalized treatment program involving intensive rehabilitation as well as recreation.
November 21st, 2011
In March 2011, Helen Magnusson suffered from multiple pelvic fractures and breaks in her ribs, hip, foot and ankle after a freak accident which trapped her under her car in her own driveway. After several months at CareMeridian Cowan Heights, Helen was able to return to her home in June 2011 and embrace a normal life.
November 9th, 2011
In March 2011, Wayne Wilson was involved in an on-the-job accident in which he suffered third-degree burns on 38 percent of his body, as well as a traumatic knee injury. In May 2011, only four weeks after he had arrived at CareMeridian Phoenix, Wayne was ambulatory and able to return home to Dallas, Texas, in time to surprise his mom on Mother’s Day.
January 25th, 2011
March 4th, 2010
In November 2008, Patrick Parks was involved in an on-the-job accident which left him with a traumatic brain injury. While installing a light fixture at a construction site when the power was turned on, Patrick fell from the scaffold. His doctors gave him a one percent survival prognosis. After multiple surgeries and being moved to a second [...]
March 3rd, 2010
Emerging from a coma, Gene Ataman arrived at CareMeridian Cowen Heights in April 2008, weeks after his head was crushed during an on-the-job accident at LAX, which nearly killed him. The force caused multiple skull and facial fractures; his teeth and his eyes were impacted by the crushing weight of the luggage transport. Sustaining traumatic [...]
March 3rd, 2010
Paralyzed by a construction accident in November 2006, Ed broke his neck after leaning against an improperly nailed stud and falling to the ground. Shortly after his accident, Ed contracted pneumonia and respiratory complications which left him in intensive care. Later, he was transferred to a rehab facility where he spent two unhappy months. He [...]
March 3rd, 2010
After brain surgery to remove a benign tumor in July 2006, Shari Bookstaff was left partially paralyzed. After months of rehab at a facility where she showed little improvement, she was ultimately moved to CareMeridian Marin County. When she arrived at CareMeridian in October 2006, Shari couldn’t stand, walk, swallow and barely managed to sit [...]