Doug Fullerton

Success Story

Doug Fullerton faced a series of life-threatening health challenges, including a heart attack, open heart surgery, two strokes, and sepsis. He spent 41 days in an acute care hospital before being admitted to Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio (RHNO) for intensive therapy.

Doug lost the ability to walk and needed dialysis. Determined to regain his function and independence, Doug focused on his therapy goals, which included relearning to walk. He wanted to manage the stairs to his basement, where a big screen television was located, so he could watch his favorite sports teams.

Doug praises the RHNO staff for their excellent care and support. “My therapy team, including Karen and Elizabeth, were wonderful,” he says, “as were Drs. Farrell and DeAngelo. All the RHNO staff are polite, professional, and very encouraging. I would recommend RHNO to anyone!” In addition, Doug also says that he enjoyed the hospital’s food, especially the pork chops.

Doug’s hard work during rehabilitation paid off. After 21 days of inpatient therapy and follow-up outpatient therapy, Doug is walking again. He has returned to working his full-time job and boating on the lake. He even attended the Cleveland Browns 2023 home opening game.

“I can now do all the things I wanted to do again,” Doug says.