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Success Stories

Celebrating patient success at San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital!

At San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, we believe in the transformative power of personalized care and rehabilitation. Our patient success stories highlight the remarkable journeys of individuals who have overcome significant illness or injury with the support of our dedicated team. These inspiring accounts showcase the resilience of our patients and the comprehensive, compassionate care that defines San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital.

Join us in celebrating these triumphs and discover how our specialized programs and therapies have made a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients.

Fidencio Minjares

While on vacation in Mexico, Fidencio Minjares started to feel "off" and "weak." After three days of this sensation, Fidencio began to experience shortness of breath and lost his ability to talk. Then, the strength and function throughout his body faded away. He sought medical assistance from three specialists while in Mexico, but they could not provide the care he needed.

Paula Montana

Early one morning, while attempting to get out of bed, Paula Montana tripped over one of her dogs. Paula fell hard to the floor and hit her head aggressively on the floor. Initially, she only experienced a massive egg on her forehead. But as a result of the blood thinners Paula was on, her injury escalated significantly.

Amaya Hernandez

Out for a ride on the back of her boyfriend’s motorcycle, Amaya Hernandez and her boyfriend, Brandon, were struck by a car coming in the opposite direction. The vehicle hit them head-on while attempting to pass the car in front of them, an error that would change Amaya’s life forever. The collision resulted in Amaya losing her leg and Brandon losing his life.

Marlyn Casillas Rodriguez

The car accident was one of those that would change everything. In the accident, Marlyn sustained significant injuries, including fractures of her pelvis, hip, and left leg. She was rushed by ambulance to the community hospital, where Maryln received word that she would be paralyzed for the rest of her life.

Teah Bautista

Teah Bautista lives a very active life, working for Amazon, studying criminology, and creating art in her spare time, including painting. But one day at work, everything changed rapidly. In the middle of her shift, Teah began to feel off-balance, overheated, and "all around bad." She went home, thinking she had a cold or the flu.

Kathleen Demas

Katheleen Demas is no stranger to recovering from back surgery. In fact, if you ask her, she'll tell you she's become entirely too familiar. After each procedure, Kathleen worked hard to regain her strength and manage her pain. However, her most recent surgery -- her fifth overall and third in just over a year -- proved to be the most challenging yet.