MIDLAND - A new program at Midland Memorial Hospital is making it easier for patients to walk again.
It's called the “Early Mobility Program.”
With the help of cutting-edge technology and hospital clinicians, intubated patients with a critical illness are able to get back on their feet.
One patient who took part in the program walked 200 feet within three days and is showing major improvement.
"So, she's going to be part of our early wake up and move protocol study today. We've got her up and she sat by herself on her own strength and got up by herself. So, she is on level two of the wake up and mobility program," Dr. Gerardo Catalasan at Midland Memorial Hospital, said.
The focus of the program is to encourage patients to move more during recovery.
That process is sped up by the increase of oxygen circulation.