Ms. Angelle Swain was admitted to the ICU at a local acute care hospital after a major motor vehicle accident. She sustained multiple injuries to her brain and skull, causing her to have seizures and become vent dependent.
Her neurosurgeon requested she be transferred to Northshore Specialty Hospital’s ventilator weaning program, continued neurological monitoring for her traumatic brain injury (TBI), wound care, and rehabilitation services.
While at Northshore Specialty Hospital, Ms. Swain was weaned off the ventilator, went to a tracheostomy collar and started using a Passy-Muir valve. Working alongside physical, occupational, and speech therapists she began to make neurological improvements. Throughout her journey, Ms. Swain’s attitude was nothing less than amazing. Today she is doing miraculously well and plans to volunteer her time at a local hospital.