Shirley Surface

Shirley trusted NCRH to help her get back to her family after a stroke

Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Shirley Surface moved to Colorado in 1989. Shirley, 82, now lives in Loveland with her oldest daughter, husband, and two other daughters. She loves caring for her family and spends her free time walking, crocheting, and knitting.

One day, Shirley lost her balance at home and fell. Her daughter took her to the hospital, where Shirley was diagnosed with a stroke. After researching facilities for her recovery, Shirley’s family chose Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital.

“The rehab program has been very good!” Shirley stated. “I am pleased with the nurses. They help me right away and never leave my side. Tanner Mendel, PTA, has been so helpful in helping me to strengthen my legs for transfers. And Dr. Witek and Nancy, PA, have been so helpful in providing me with stroke education. Plus, the food has been good, with lots of choices!”

Thanks to her hard work and the clinical expertise of the staff at NCRH, Shirley made significant progress in her recovery and returned home to her family right before Christmas, much to everyone’s delight.