Ron’s Carrus Story
Courtesy Carrus Rehabilitation Hospital, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
When Ron Vardeman was moved from Carrus Specialty Hospital to the other side of the facility where Carrus Rehabilitation Hospital services are provided, he was enthusiastic. He knew he had achieved significant goals and was ready to meet the next challenges.
“I first learned about Carrus when I attended an open house,” says Ron, who is a Sherman realtor. “Even then I was impressed with how attractive and clean the new facility was.” At that time, he had no idea he would become a patient.
After “graduating” from acute care services in Carrus Specialty Hospital, Ron received additional therapies in Carrus Rehabilitation Hospital. Like every other patient at Carrus, Ron benefitted from a multidisciplinary approach with a carefully structured, individualized treatment program to help restore strength and mobility. He was able to utilize state-of-the-art technology and creative therapy programs that kept his spirits high as his body healed.
Because their mission is to provide comprehensive, compassionate care with attention to the whole person – mind, body and spirit – Carrus staff know that everyone’s healing process is different. Therapies may include familiar activities, like using a golf club.
Carrus Rehabilitation Hospital’s services are helpful for people who are recuperating from surgery, recovering from a stroke, or have episodes within chronic illnesses. Some patients have spinal cord or brain injuries, while others may have experienced a hip fracture.
“Everybody – from the physical therapists to the lady who cleaned my room – took such good care of me,” Ron says. “In fact, they not only cared for me, they cared about me.” It was mutual. Ron continues to visit staff at Carrus, dropping in to say hello and return some of the encouragement they gave him.
“Carrus is the best place to be,” Ron says. “I was treated so well. Their staff became like extended family to me. I want them to know how much I appreciate what they did for me.”
Ron is back at work, loving life more than ever. He calls Carrus staff his extended family and says he owes them his life.
For more information about Carrus Rehabilitation Hospital or Carrus Specialty Hospital, call 903-870-2600. Visitors are welcome.