Welcome to the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine’s office of International Healthcare Services
With the search for new and innovative treatments, our primary focus is patients and their families. 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; molecular hematology; cytogenetics and radiological rests and evaluations.
Nebraska Medicine’s commitment to excellence, quality and extraordinary patient care leads to a distinguished honor. For seven consecutive years, 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 Nebraska Medicine. ‘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 Nebraska Medicine 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.
U.S. News and World Report surveyed the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with this year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earned national ranking in even one specialty. Nebraska Medicine was nationally ranked in both Nephrology and Urology for 2015-16, and was once again named #1 in Nebraska. Nebraska Medicine was also recognized as high-performing in six other specialties, including:
Nebraska Medicine was also recognized as high-performing in six other specialties, including:
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
- Neurology and Neurosurgery
Becker’s Hospital Review has named Nebraska Medicine as one of the 100 Best Hospitals in America for two straight years.
According to Newsweek’s list of “Top Cancer Doctors 2015,” 75 percent of the top cancer doctors in the state are at Nebraska Medicine.
For thirteen consecutive years Nebraska Medicine has been named the National Consumer Choice Award winner as a result of a large consumer study conducted by The National Research Corporation (NRC). The goal of the survey is to determine the best quality health care service in the region.
Nebraska Medicine has achieved Magnet designation for the second time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet designation is given to organizations that demonstrate successful nursing practices and strategies. In order to meet Magnet criteria, Nebraska Medicine had to demonstrate quality patient care, nursing excellence and the implementation of best practices.
Nebraska Medicine received the 2015 America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics – Women’s Choice Award. The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics distinction is unique in that it is the ONLY national list that focuses on female patient satisfaction and represents hospitals that women can feel confident in choosing for their maternity needs.
Nebraska Medicine is accredited by the American College of Surgeons for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
Nebraska Medicine was nationally recognized as a National Pancreas Foundation Center (NPF) by the National Pancreas Foundation – one of only 30 hospitals in the nation, and the only hospital in Nebraska to receive this prominent designation.