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Watchman Procedure

In January 2018, Nebraska Medicine became the first health care system in Omaha to implant the WATCHMAN™ left atrial appendage occlusion device. This device is designed to lower your risk of stroke due to atrial fibrillation (afib) while at the same time allowing you to stop blood thinners. Clinical trials have shown this implant to […]

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Marks One Year

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Director Ken Cowan, MD, PhD, called it “an incredibly successful year and the beginning of a very exciting future.” UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, says the impact of the cancer center has exceeded all expectations. “The Fred & […]

Top Performer in Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

Nebraska Medical Center Among Nation’s Best When it Comes to Recognizing and Treating a Heart Attack Nebraska Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry ACTION Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2018. Nebraska Medical Center is one of only 95 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. “This national award […]

Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue Earns Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have a primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year. Nebraska Medicine – Bellevue has earned full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) from […]

Dr. Potter Receives American Geriatric Society Honor

Jane Potter, MD, chief in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and geriatrics physician at Nebraska Medicine Jane Potter, MD, Division of Geriatrics chief at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and geriatrics physician at Nebraska Medicine, is the recipient of the 2018 American Geriatric Society’s (AGS) Dennis W. […]

Nebraska Medical Center Named To 100 Great Hospitals List

List Features Biggest Names in American Health Care Becker’s Hospital Review is out with its 2018 edition of “100 Great Hospitals in America,” a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused health care facilities in the nation. For the fifth straight year, Becker’s named Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center to the […]

No Matter the Language, Transplant Nurse Communicates Extraordinary Care to Patients

  Nurse transplant coordinator Cindy Vandersnick, RN, BSN, looks over Nar Monger’s medications during a visit to Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center.  Nar Monger grew up in Bhutan and spent time in a refugee camp in Nepal before moving to the United States in 2015. His native language is Nepali. He was diagnosed with […]

New Technology Deploys in Laboratories

Achievements Spotlighted to Celebrate Laboratory Professionals Week It’s been a busy year for our laboratory professionals. They’re a critical piece of the “Serious Medicine” we provide, as so much of our treatment decisions rely on the information our laboratories provide. The Sysmex automated Hematology line can process 300 CBCP samples per hour. One significant advancement […]

Cancer Research Accelerates New Therapies

From left to right; Chi Lin, MD, PhD, radiation oncologist, Michael Hollingsworth, PhD, researcher and Surinder Batra, PhD, researcher One of the differentiators of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is the integration of scientists and clinicians, which allows them to collaborate in the evaluation of our cancer patients to design new treatments. One […]

Nebraska Medicine Receives Nebraska’s Safest Companies Award

The National Safety Council, Nebraska (NSCN) recently awarded Nebraska Medicine with its “Nebraska’s Safest Companies” award. It will be presented on Wednesday, May 9, as part of the NSCN’s 35th annual Celebration of Safety event. NSCN is a private, nonprofit organization that partners with businesses, schools, law enforcement, firefighters, hospitals and Nebraska communities to provide […]

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