Patients Share Success Stories


Christa Sexton

Christa Sexton

Christa, a single 20-year old certified nursing assistant and mother to two-month-old Carter, was a passenger on a motorcycle that was hit by a fire truck. Read her story of recovery.

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Christa Sexton update

Christa Sexton's Update

Read more about Christa Sexton and how she is achieving dreams through determination. 

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Pete Saenz

Pete Saenz

Forty-six-year-old Pete Saenz was a busy man working two jobs and enjoying life with his wife. Yet, his world drastically changed one day in March of 2012 when he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Read his story of recovery.

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Bianca, Daughter of Hip Fracture Patient

My mother made great progress while she was at HealthSouth.  Everyone treated her with kindness and helped her get back on her feet after she fell and broke her hip.

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Cenovia Vigil

Cenovia Vigil

Read how HealthSouth's inpatient and outpatient therapy programs helped Cenovia regain her independence. 


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Dominique, Spouse of a Stroke Patient

I would like to let you know that my husband and I were very pleased with all of the therapists and everyone at HealthSouth while he was both an inpatient and outpatient at your hospital in Albuquerque.

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Earl Gage

Earl Gage

Earl was on a routine training ride when a car struck him. Earl was left fighting for his life with a broken jaw, hip and ribs, and a traumatic brain injury. He recalls being in and out of awareness, not understanding what was happening. Read about Earl's recovery. 

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Santiago “Jimmie” Valles

Santiago “Jimmie” Valles

Santiago “Jimmie” Valles, began displaying symptoms of a stroke. His speech was slurred, he had trouble walking and experienced severe weakness on the left side of his body.  Read his story of recovery.

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Judith, Knee Replacement Patient

HealthSouth helped me recover and get back on my feet after double knee replacement surgery.  Before my surgery, I went to HealthSouth for information and a tour of the facility.  I knew right then and there that it was a place I would like to be.

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Julie Jordan

Julie Jordan

Employees in the rehabilitation field work with people who have experienced traumatic events everyday, but many never think they would themselves be the patient. This was true for Julie, a well-known physical therapist and a staff member. Read her story of recovery.

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Lia Sanchez

Lia Sanchez

Lia was in a lot of pain and had no movement or feeling below her knees. She was unable to walk, go to the bathroom, shower, stand or move without the assistance of others.

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Maggie, Stroke Patient

I would like to express my appreciation and deep gratitude for the excellent service I received from my three weeks at HealthSouth Rehab Hospital in Albuquerque. My stay at HealthSouth was a key factor in recovering from a stroke.  

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Rachel Young

Rachel Young

Rachel was involved in a serious car accident, causing the vehicle she was in to rollover uncontrollably. Not wearing a seatbelt, she was ejected from the vehicle and was left with an incomplete spinal cord injury. Read her story.  


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Robin Hopkins

Robin Hopkins

Robin spent one month in the hospital before coming to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of New Mexico. Before her arrival, she had undergone four surgeries to repair her leg, but was ready to work on healing and living again. Read her story of recovery.

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Rukmina Pathak

Rukmina Pathak

Rukmina suffered an aneurysm rupture on the right side of her brain. Through her strong work ethic and amazing family support, Rukmina made great progress at HealthSouth.  Read her story of recovery at HealthSouth.


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