After he was ejected from a car in an accident last summer, Anthony Hodges was rushed to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Neurosurgeon Dr. Yi Lu performed emergency surgery to try to prevent paralysis, but he still feared Hodges might never walk again. However, Hodges, recently named captain of the Salem State basketball team, was determined that he would not only walk, but even return to the basketball court.
In the months following his surgery, Hodges was treated at another institution within Partners HealthCare, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. In time, he managed to stand up on his own, use a wheelchair and move with a walker. Three months later, he was walking again.
With a network that spans the entire continuum of care, Partners has the opportunity to help many patients like Hodges from emergency treatment through rehabilitation, smoothing the path to their recovery with more coordinated care.
Watch the clip above from Fox 25 to hear Hodges’ story.