Welcome to the University of Nebraska Medical Center/The Nebraska Medical Center’s office of International Healthcare Services
With the search for new and innovative treatments, our primary focus is people. International Healthcare Services has helped bring hundreds of patients from around the globe to Omaha for treatment. We assist in providing patients and their families obtain access to the world renowned services and expert medical and nursing care provided at the Medical Center.
Our healthcare providers and all of our employees put our patients and their families first — treating them with warmth and compassion — just like we’d want our own family members treated. Our specializations include stem cell, bone marrow, kidney, liver, lung, heart, small bowel, intestinal and other transplantations; cancer care; non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma; leukemia; interventional radiology for oncology related procedures; minimally invasive surgery; whiplash related surgeries; epilepsy; stroke; prostate and urological procedures; ENT; orthopedics, pediatrics and pediatric oncology; neurology; pathology; clinical and genetics laboratory based evaluation and treatment recommendations; immunohistochemistry; flow cytometry; molectular hematology; cytogenetics and radiological rests and evaluations.
The Nebraska Medical Center s commitment to excellence, quality and extraordinary patient care leads to a distinguished honor. For a second consecutive year, J.D. Power and Associates, a national research corporation, is recognizing the medical center for service excellence for inpatient services under its Distinguished Hospital Program J.D. Powers and Associates which judges hospitals by consumer preference, gave us its “Number 1 Consumer’s Choice Award.” We are always challenging ourselves to provide the best patient care. ‘It s a significant part of our journey to excellence,’ said Glenn Fosdick, FACHE, president and CEO of The Nebraska Medical Center. ‘We want every employee to take pride in the fact that we have earned this distinction two years in a row.’
The recognition is based on a telephone survey of recently discharged patients. These individuals were asked to share their perceptions regarding five key areas of their overall hospital experience: dignity and respect; speed and efficiency; comfort; information and communication; and emotional support. The medical center received particularly high ratings compared to the national study in the area of speed and efficiency with which the staff delivered care to patients. It also performed well in providing information and communicating with patients, according to J.D. Power and Associates, especially for its clear explanation of how the patient should manage his or her care after leaving the hospital. The University of Nebraska Medical Center and The Nebraska Medical Center offer the ideal environment for faster recovery. Situated on 79 acres of land, the medical and hospital complex consists of 23 buildings with a total of 835 beds and 23 clinics.
280 ’Best Doctors’ Recognized
Each year the ‘Best Doctors’ organization publishes its list of top physicians. A total of 280 UNMC physicians, including 151 full and part-time faculty, have been recognized on the Best Doctors in America 2007-2008 database. Which contains the names and professional profiles of approximately 35,000 physicians in the United States in more than 40 specialties, or the top 3 percent to 5 percent of specialists in the country.
Best Doctors was founded in 1989 by two physicians affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Their goal was to provide greater access to dependable, high quality medical information and care for individuals with serious illness or injury. Today, Best Doctors is the world’s leading resource for patients, families and physicians seeking expert medical information and guidance to treat illnesses and injuries of all kinds.
Serious Medicine, Extraordinary Care…
The United States has become the destination of choice for thousands of international patients. An increasing number of people are selecting services of the University of Nebraska Medical Center/The Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC/TNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska, a friendly, accessible community in the center of the U.S. Patients enjoy personal attention from professional staff, and their families appreciate reasonably priced accommodations and welcoming surroundings.
At this nationally respected institution, a staff of more than 1,000 faculty physicians and scientists, 1,550 nurses, and more than 3,000 therapists, technicians, and other highly trained professionals deliver comprehensive and innovative medical treatment.
In an effort of outreach to other countries and to assist patients who are unable to come to Omaha for either financial or cultural considerations the International Strategic Partnership
Program provides Scholarships for Clinical Excellence for physicians, and No-Cost training for nurses and allied health professionals.
In addition to outstanding, individualized patient care, physicians and scientists are involved in innovative research, which is attracting an increasing amount of external and international funding and acclaim. Nebraska researchers present their results at prestigious national and international scientific and academic conferences.
International and National Recognitions:
US News & World Report rated UNMC as one of the “Best Hospitals” for Cancer Care and Rheumatology in the USA. It also rated UNMC for its Best Technology Recognition – giving it a 100% grade its medical technology advancements.
UNMC is the only Center in the United States with two physicians on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s (NCCN) board of directors and the only National Cancer Center (NCI) designated cancer center in this region of the country.
UNMC’s Eppley Center is one of the only 20 NCCN (National Comprehensive Cancer Network) designated distinguished centers in USA.
UNMC’s team leads the World Health Organization’s New Lymphoma Classification Group.
UNMC is one of the three busiest transplant centers in the USA. Over 10,500 transplants completed, with over 3,600 bone marrow/stem cell transplants.
UNMC is ranked among the top 10 “Best Places to work for Postdocs” by the Scientist Magazine.