Good Health, Good Care
Lincoln hospitals do more than care for the sick and injured. The hospitals serve in emergencies, welcome new babies into the world, perform life-enhancement procedures and provide rehabilitation for patients from across the nation.
Bryan Health is a Nebraska governed, non-profit health system that cares for patients, educates tomorrow’s healthcare providers and motivates the community with fitness and health programs. Its award-winning network of doctors, hospitals and medical providers has more than 4,000 staff members. Bryan’s statewide network delivers care directly to rural communities through mobile diagnostic and treatment services, telemedicine services, specialized heart care clinics, telehealth mental health counseling and more.
Bryan Medical Center, Lincoln’s largest hospital, has two main facilities: Bryan East Campus at 1600 S. 48th St. and Bryan West Campus at 2300 S. 16th St. Professionals specialize in cardiology, neuroscience, women’s and children’s health, orthopedics, physical therapy and rehabilitation, emergency/trauma, cancer care, and behavioral health services.
In heart and vascular care, Bryan Heart continues to be on the leading edge of research and heart surgery, as it has been since its inception in 1966.
Bryan Women’s and Children’s Health is home to a state-of-the-art Family Birthplace and an advanced Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Bryan Urgent Care at 7501 S. 27th is a full-service urgent care clinic that provides high quality, immediate care to adults and children. The clinic is open 7 days a week and no appointment is necessary.
Other services offered by Bryan Health for comprehensive community healthcare:
3D Mammography technology helps detect breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage.
Bryan Health eVisit, a 24/7 online virtual urgent care option, provides help for common minor illnesses. Go to www.bryanhealthevisit.com.
Bryan Independence Center offers treatment programs and advanced care for those battling substance abuse addictions.
Bariatric (weight loss) surgery helps patients lead a healthier lifestyle, with clients shedding a combined 6,000 pounds.
Free, confidential online health screens keep patients proactive about health issues (www.bryanhealth.org/online-screenings).
For more details about Bryan Health, visit
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals
Since 1958, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals has helped adults and children rebuild and resume their lives after disabling illness or injury. It is the only freestanding rehabilitation hospital in Nebraska and its surrounding states, and is one of the largest independent rehabilitation hospitals in the country. Madonna remains the only hospital to have a secured, pediatric rehabilitation unit and all levels of rehabilitative care in one facility.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals leads the nation in specialized rehabilitation programs for traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and neurological diseases, and pulmonary conditions, for children and adults.
Madonna’s comprehensive medical staff includes physiatrists, pediatricians, pulmonologists and internal medicine specialists who work with each patient’s clinical team to develop personalized rehabilitation care plans. Offering the most CARF-(Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited programs in the region for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, Madonna serves more patients than any other facility in the region.
The Madonna Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, located on site, collaborates with university researchers, clinicians, scientists and industry business leaders to develop new technology. Madonna’s Institute is a living laboratory, meaning clinicians and patients guide the direction of project development. The Institute team develops technical solutions to improve rehabilitation outcomes to help patients fully participate in life. The ICARE, a therapeutic elliptical device created by the Institute, received two U.S. patents and an international award for the innovative technology. The ICARE is being sold to more than 80 countries around the world and several leading rehabilitation facilities throughout the country are now using the ICARE.
Rehabilitation takes place throughout the facility, as well as in a 5,000 square foot therapy gym, a warm-water therapeutic pool, an in-house classroom and Independence Square−a simulated community where skills can be practiced in everyday life settings. Convenient, on-campus housing allows family members to stay close to their loved one and actively participate in the rehabilitation process.
Madonna recently expanded its services with a new Omaha campus. The 110-bed, freestanding hospital brings world-class, individualized rehabilitative care to Omaha. Madonna is partnering with the University of Nebraska Medical Center in creating a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program. The program is the first of its kind in Nebraska and a five-state region. The new hospital serves as the primary training site for the residents.
For details about Madonna’s rehabilitation services, visit the website at www.madonna.org.
CHI Health St. Elizabeth
St. Elizabeth focuses on value-based health care: providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place. For example, nurse navigators follow up with patients after release from the hospital. These health coaches help patients manage disease or provide support in the aftermath of a knee or hip replacement.
Jami Blair, public relations coordinator said, “We’re trying to simplify things for the patients. Healthcare can be confusing.” St. Elizabeth’s coaching model helps patients actively pursue recovery.
St. Elizabeth’s excels in a variety of cancer treatment. Among others, cutting edge options now available at St. E’s is HDR brachytherapy, a new skin cancer treatment. HDR brachytherapy allows precise, non-surgical treatment. In addition to medical care, the Breast Care Center offers a class called, “Preparing for Breast Cancer Surgery.” The class is free and open to patients of St. Elizabeth.
St. Elizabeth also offers Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) a major advancement in the treatment of liver cancer. Radiation treatments target the tumor specifically, which spares healthy surrounding tissue. The hospital offers robotic surgery as well as Cyberknife radiation therapy.
In addition to medical treatment, St. Elizabeth also delivers approximately 2,000 babies each year. The Advanced Baby Center now has a bistro and a room for families to gather around a fireplace. The NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) is nationally recognized for its exceptional care.
St. Elizabeth also has the state’s only Verified Burn Center, certified by the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association. For other information regarding St. Elizabeth, visit the website at chihealthstelizabeth.com/.
For information on events and classes, go to www.chihealthstelizabeth.com/events-and-classes.
Nebraska Heart Institute and Heart Hospital
In South Lincoln, The Nebraska Heart Institute and Heart Hospital is moving forward to provide excellent cardiac health care. Its team has increased to 23 cardiologists, seven surgeons, four anesthesiologists and more than 500 support staff to serve both patients’ and community needs.
The hospital recruited doctors and nurses with specialized training and implanted the first Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) in Nebraska in 2015. .
For more information about the Nebraska Heart Institute and Heart Hospital, visit the website at www.neheart.com.
Lincoln Surgical Hospital is one of the top small hospitals in the nation. Located at 1710 South 70th Street, it has received many awards for its impeccable service and care. Rated one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation for patient experience by women, it also ranked on top in Nebraska for joint replacement and overall in-patient satisfaction.
For more information, go to lincolnsurgery.com.