Case Study: Forbes Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare (August 2015)

Patient Age 53
Admission Date: July 02, 2015
Admitted From: UPMC McKeesport
Discharge Date: July 21, 2015
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 19 Days
Reason for Stay: Therapy post Hip Replacement
How did this patient hear about Forbes? From the hospital.

MR. N.M came to Forbes Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare following a Left Hip Replacement on which he had a prior repair done. When he arrived he was unable to ambulate under his own power and needed a wheelchair to move around. From his first day with us we attended to his every need, he stated that the “Concierge was very helpful and attentive to his needs as was the entire staff”. Granted his first night with us was a little nerve wracking for him due to the unfamiliar surroundings and the concierge had to go back after hours to help him navigate the process which he did so along with tremendous support from the Unit Manager and the nursing staff in general. By the very next morning MR. N.M stated, “this place is great, thank you so much for all of your help!” Under the watchful eye of our dedicated therapists he made progress in leaps and bounds, through Gait Training and Therapeutic Activates, just a short time after he arrived, MR. N.M left our building with a smile and a firm handshake- on his own two feet he walked out of the building with the aid of a cane and as our Unit Manager fondly recalled, “Sure I remember him, he literally jumped in the air when he left”. In the words of Julius Caesar, “I came, I saw, I conquered,” maybe this is the same thing, after all, he came in rolling and he left walking.