After Losing My Husband to Cancer, Nursing Saved My Life

Sara Weging is a nurse on the Oncology Hematology Special Care Unit at Nebraska Medicine. I always knew I was meant to help people, but it wasn’t until I met a very special person that I was able to recognize how I was supposed to achieve that goal. As a new undergrad, fresh out of […]

Mother Hears Son’s Heart Beating for First Time in Three Years

April is National Donate Life Month, a time to raise awareness about organ donation and celebrate those who have given the ultimate gift of life. On April 1, a unique event took place at Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center involving heart transplant patient Terry Hooper and his donor’s family. In June 2003, Hooper was […]

Nature study suggests pathway to possible HIV-1 cure

Kalani Simpson Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D. An international team of scientists – among them Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D., dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy – this week published a study in the journal Nature, which shows findings that suggest a pathway to a possible cure for HIV-1 infection. The print edition of […]

Nebraska Medicine Offers Cure for Hepatitis C that is 95 Percent Effective

Mark Mailliard Mark Mailliard, MD, chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Nebraska Medicine and director of the Hepatitis C Clinic, discusses exciting new treatments for Hepatitis C. Is there an actual cure for hepatitis C? How effective is this drug cocktail? Instead of “cure,” I like to use the word “eradicate.” With the drugs we […]

New Solutions for Congestive Heart Failure

As one of the largest heart failure centers in the U.S., Nebraska Medicine is participating in a nationwide clinical research trial of an investigational LVAD called HeartMate 3. For patients with advanced congestive heart failure, the heart is weak and unable to keep adequate blood circulating in the body, resulting in symptoms such as fatigue, […]

New service for sickle cell disease patients

by Vicky Cerino, UNMC public relations Jacinta Mwita and her son, Martin. A patient’s story Eleven-year-old Martin Mwita, of Omaha, has made more than 300 visits to health care facilities since he was a baby. Because of sickle cell disease, he’s suffered three strokes and countless other health episodes. Jacinta Mwita, Martin’s mother, said the […]

Three Heart Transplants in 34 Hours

When transplant surgeon John Um, MD, walked into Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center the morning of April 11, little did he know, it was the start of two very long days. By the evening of April 12, Dr. Um had performed three heart transplants in 34 hours – a personal best for himself and […]

Nebraska Medicine Again Named To 100 Great Hospitals List

List features biggest names in American health care Becker’s Hospital Review has published the 2016 edition of “100 Great Hospitals in America,” a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused healthcare facilities in the nation. For the third straight year, Becker’s named Nebraska Medicine to the prestigious list. Hospitals included on the […]

Telestroke Program Off the Ground

Serious Medicine Kathleen Harnden, RN, clinical program coordinator in Bellevue, demonstrates how the Telestroke unit functions. A new technology that’s more convenient for doctors and results in faster treatment for patients has debuted in both Nebraska Medicine emergency departments within the past few weeks. “We can’t train enough neurologists to support the growing needs of […]

OHSCU’s Journey of Improvement

Extraordinary Service OHSCU nurses Devon Wilhelm-McMullen (left) and Ben Rawalt are seen discussing a patient in their unit. OHSCU is celebrating a 30-point gain in their patient satisfaction scores and continue to work on other metrics, including overall job satisfaction. As an organization, we strive to be one of the top places to work in […]

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