Frequently Asked Questions
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Who does Madonna serve?
Madonna is the ONLY rehabilitation hospital in Nebraska and is a national leader in specialized rehabilitation programs for:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Serious pulmonary conditions
- Neurological diseases
- Pediatric rehabilitation
In the past five years, Madonna has served patients from 45 states and every county in Nebraska. Additionally, in the last five years, Madonna had more than 800 admissions from patients from 178 Iowa cities and towns.
Our rehabilitation hospital patents rank in the top 2% nationally in terms of complexity*, while discharging back to community settings at a higher rate compared to industry benchmarks**
*Source: eRehab database, Case Mix Index (CMI) percentile ranking report.
**Source: eRehab database, CMI adjusted regional data.
Why has Madonna come to Omaha?
According to a 2012 independent study, 1,300 individuals each year would qualify for rehabilitation in the metro area but are referred to nursing homes or sent home instead. Additionally, 25% of Madonna’s current patients come from the Omaha metro area. Currently our Lincoln facility cannot handle the demand.
Does Madonna now have two locations in the state?
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals has two sites: the Omaha Campus and the Lincoln Campus. Each site consists of a Specialty Rehabilitation Hospital, an Acute Care Rehabilitation Hospital and a Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit. Madonna’s Lincoln facility will remain the main campus.
With the demand so great for world-class rehabilitation, the Omaha Campus is now able to double Madonna’s footprint in the Midwest.
How many hospitals and doctors does Madonna work with from around the country?
In 2015, nationwide, Madonna’s referrals came from:
- 117 hospitals and health care facilities
- 1,154 physicians
Who is Madonna partnering with in Omaha?
Omaha-based firms Kiewit Building Group and DLR Group led the construction and design project, respectively. Michael Graves Architecture and Design and Page/ were also key partners on the project.
What is Madonna’s relationship with UNMC?
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, provide the physicians for medical care for patients at Madonna’s Omaha Campus.
In addition, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals and UNMC are establishing and financially supporting a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program. Residents from this newly created department, along with those from other specialty areas, will train at Madonna’s Omaha Campus.
When will the PM&R residency program start and how many residents will there be?
On April 1, 2016, Samuel Bierner, M.D. was appointed as professor and founding chair of the new PM&R program at UNMC. His goal is to have four inpatient physicians practicing at Madonna and three to four other physiatrists practicing on the main UNMC/Nebraska Medicine campus. He expects that a residency program can be started within three years and can train three to four resident physicians each year.
What is the economic impact for Omaha?
During the two-year construction phase of the 260,000-square-foot-facility, there was an economic impact of $122 million. With annual revenue of $66 million, the yearly economic impact will be $126 million.
How many jobs are being created?
1,170 jobs (Omaha Campus positions and affiliated products/services jobs) are being created as the facility becomes fully operational. Also, during the construction phase, there were 450 initial jobs – 250 of which were in construction.
How big is the hospital and what does it include?
The Omaha Campus is 260,000 square feet and has 110 state-of-the-art beds featuring:
- 48-Bed Rehabilitation Specialty Hospital (MRSH)
- 48-Bed Acute Rehabilitation Hospital (ARH)
- 14-Bed Children’s Rehabilitation Unit (CRU)
Who designed the project?
Omaha-based DLR Group led the design team with Michael Graves Architecture and Design.
Who was the contractor for the Omaha Campus?
Kiewit Building Group was the construction company responsible for the project.
Is Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospitals' Omaha Campus Nationally Accredited?
Madonna Rehabilitation Specialty Hospitals' Omaha Campus has been accredited by the Joint Commission since it first opened in Bellevue in 2014. The Joint Commission is an independent and nonprofit organization that develops high standards for health care providers. Madonna is committed to providing world-class care while meeting the most rigorous safety and quality standards. Concerns related to care can be submitted to The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Is Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals' Omaha Campus Nationally Accredited?
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals' Omaha Campus was accredited by the Joint Commission in January 2017. The Joint Commission is an independent and nonprofit organization that develops high standards for health care providers. Madonna is committed to providing world-class care while meeting the most rigorous safety and quality standards. Concerns related to care can be submitted to The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Does Madonna have working relationships with universities across the country?
Madonna has student agreements with more than 160 colleges and universities such as Drexel University, Duke University, Emory University, Mayo School of Health Sciences, the Ohio State University, the University of Florida, the University of Southern California and Saint Louis University as well as the six Omaha-area academic partners including Clarkson College, College of Saint Mary, Creighton University, Nebraska Methodist College, the University of Nebraska Medical School and University of Nebraska Omaha.
Do you have a pediatric unit associated with this facility?
Madonna’s Children’s Rehabilitation Unit (CRU) is a dedicated rehabilitation unit serving children and adolescents from newborn to 18 years-old with a variety of diagnoses, including those with brain trauma, spinal cord injury, stroke, cardio-pulmonary conditions and neurological conditions.
How do the pediatric patients keep up with their schoolwork if they are in the hospital so long?
A Therapeutic Learning Center (TLC), a two-room school, will allow children and adolescents to work to overcome real-life challenges within the classroom.
The TLC is staffed by an educational specialist, who is a certified teacher with additional rehabilitation training and experience, to enhance patients’ age/grade-appropriate academic work.
The TLC staff work with the community school systems to integrate the students back into their former school settings.
Do you have a chapel?
There is a multi-faith chapel located in the Omaha Campus facility with clergy on staff.
Where do patient families stay?
Each patient room in Madonna’s Omaha Campus features a day-bed for overnight use for one family member. Additionally, overnight accommodations are available at commercial hotels in the immediate area that offer reduced rates to families of Madonna’s Omaha Campus patients.
How are you financing the project?
The project pro forma used: an $86 million bond issue plus $7.6 million from Madonna to equal the $93.6 million project.
A strong Omaha Campus pro forma combined with the Standard & Poor’s “BBB+” bond rating speak positively to the sustainability of this project. Operationally, Madonna can support the $86 million of debt over 30 years, provided the hospital can raise philanthropic funds for approximately 20% of the total cost.
How can I get information on job opportunities?
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