As a teacher, lesson plans are a part of Whitney Hulse’s daily life. But after suffering a spinal cord injury in a car crash, Whitney, from Ames, Iowa, shifted from Spanish teacher to patient at Madonna’s Lincoln Campus, becoming a full-time student in relearning how to stand, walk and build stamina. Whitney worked tirelessly in therapy for six weeks, reaching milestones like standing, walking and driving. Today, Whitney is back in the classroom, teaching Spanish to her middle and high school students.
The last few years have been a roller coaster ride for James Rosenkranz. After breaking his leg in a 2018 car crash, James’ hope for a brief recovery has turned into years of rehabilitation. While healing from trauma, he developed a blood clot that traveled to his lungs causing a pulmonary embolism, and wound up in the hospital again. James slipped into a two-week coma, losing function of both legs. Doctors weren’t optimistic, giving James only an 11% chance of recovering. But that didn’t stop the retired Navy veteran from setting the bar high working with his care team at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Lincoln Campus.
When people survive a major physical trauma, rehabilitation is the next step in returning to independence. When it comes to work comp cases at Madonna, our holistic approach to care includes you in the process. Learn more about the Madonna difference.
When recovering from serious injury or debilitating illness, therapists at Madonna may incorporate specialized technology into a patient’s care plan. Read more about how the integration of one key piece of technology, the Lokomat, may help even the most severely injured on their road to recovery.