Book: A Century of Caring, by Henry J. Cordes, 2019.

A Century of Caring

The History of the Munroe-Meyer Institute

By Henry J. Cordes

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This hardcover book is available for online purchase through the UNMC bookstore.

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A century of caring. The Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has provided that and more. In "A Century of Caring - The History of The Munroe-Meyer Institute," you are invited to learn more about the 100-year history of MMI, a history of continuous growth, a history that has seen the institute — which grew from a care facility for children and families impacted by the effects of polio — evolve to become one of the most comprehensive care centers for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and complex health care needs across the entire country.

As the institute celebrates its centennial, MMI has worked hard to transform the lives of all of those it serves, and it will proudly continue on this path: research will transform diagnosis and treatment; education and training of the new generation of providers will reach new heights; services will enhance access and outcomes; and new, revolutionary ideas will take form. We hope that you enjoy this remarkable reflection of the last century as we build the next century together. One hundred years later, I am confident to say: The best is yet to come!


Jeffrey P. Gold, MD
Chancellor, University of Nebraska Medical Center