Rayner Cardenas spent two weeks rehabilitating at STRH after suffering a massive heart attack.

“My name is Rayner Cardenas, and I was a patient in your facility from July 11, 2019 through July 25, 2019. I am 47-years-old and my world was completely turned upside-down when I suffered a “massive” heart attack on July 1st, 2019. Suffice it to say that I woke up on July 3rd to find myself in the ICU, with tubes and lines coming out of all parts of my body, and thus began the long process of recovery. I would now need to learn to walk and move my arms all over again.

Luckily, my wife and family members recommended I go to your facility to receive therapy. I cannot say enough about your entire staff, from your CEO, Leo Garza, your Director of Marketing, Albert Loya, your Director of Nursing, Aaron Cepeda, Christine, my case manager, and of course the nurses, and definitely your therapists, especially Adriana and Miguel, who pushed me hard and motivated me to get stronger. I am proud to say that when I came to your facility, I was in a wheelchair, barely able to stand with assistance, and when I was discharged, I left walking (with the assistance of a walker) under my own power.
I also must mention that Juan, the PCT who helped me during my stay, was fantastic. He assisted me with bathing and so many basic care routines that we take for granted every day until we are unable to perform them for ourselves. Juan was a true professional.
Finally, I would like to express my gratitute to Dr. Apolinario, and especially his assistant Karina Ornelas, who checked on me daily.
Each of the individuals mentioned above, and so many others whose names escape me, truly made me feel like I was a member of their family. They cared for me, they encouraged and motivate dme, and they made sure that I felt safe and comfortable during my stay. I will always be grateful to them for their care and compassion and for giving me a second chance at a normal life.
I would like to give a special thanks to Leo, Albert, and Aaron, who made it possible for Dr. Pelly (who saved my life) to continue providing medical care in coordination with Dr. Apolinario and Dr. Hussain at STRH.”
Eternally grateful,
Rayner O. Cardenas