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Encompass Health of Tucson hosts special patient graduation ceremony


Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson recently hosted a high school graduation ceremony for 18-year-old patient Issac Damien Vargen.

Veteran spend 105 days in hospital fighting COVID-19


John Whetstone, a U.S. Air Force veteran, spent 105 days in the hospital battling COVID-19, including 80 days on a ventilator.

Remarkable Recovery: Tucson woman discharged after three-month battle with COVID-19


Forty-seven-year-old Sara McMillan has been fighting COVID-19 for more than 100 days with seven weeks of that being on a ventilator. She never assumed she would contract the virus, but when she tested positive, it affected her even quicker due to her being a diabetic. Sara was admitted to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson to regain strength and function so that she could return home to care for her 13-year-old son who has autism. (Source: KOLD)

Amanda Burgos patient success story


Amanda Burgos walked into an urgent care clinic complaining of feeling unwell, but left by ambulance after collapsing in the floor due to a massive heart attack. The Northwest Fire Department came to Amanda’s rescue shocking her with a defibrillator three times on the scene and twice more during transport to save her life. Burgos received about an hour of CPR by paramedic Matt Storms.

Michael Wheeler testimonial on KVOA Tucson


Michael Wheeler became paralyzed from the chest down after a vehicle accident on Jan. 24, 2019.

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Learn about mild head injury, concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Mild head injuries and concussions are the most common type of head injury, with more than 2 million injuries occurring each year. Attend this virtual CEU opportunity to learn more about the effects and treatment of these injuries. Guest speaker Dr. Richard Senelick specializes in both neurology and the subspecialty of neurorehabilitation.

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