Munroe-Meyer Institute Groundbreaking

Rendering of the exterior of MMI's new building.

Munroe-Meyer Institute marks beginning of renovations to new home

The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) held a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019, to mark the beginning of renovations to MMI’s new home.

The event took place in that new home at 6902 Pine St., adjacent to the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Scott Campus. Completion of the renovation is scheduled for the fall of 2020, and the building will open and begin providing patient services later that year.


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Soundbites

Karoly Mirnics, M.D., Ph.D.

(0:00) “The building is a building, it’s wonderful. It’s absolutely fabulous, we are ecstatic to have the building. But the building serves a purpose. And that purpose is to provide the best, most comprehensive, most integrated family-centric care that we can provide.”

(0:27) “So this is the most amazing community I have ever interacted with. The philanthropy is unparalleled. The people of this community care about every single individual, and it’s not only on words, but in actions. Without their generosity, none of this would have been possible.”

(0:56) “The proximity to the Peter Kiewit Institute will allow us to develop new technologies in the service of our patients, and we want to be and we will be world leaders in these endeavors.”

(1:13) “Our mission statement clearly says, not ‘improve,’ not ‘help,’ but ‘transform’ the lives of individuals, and their families, with developmental disabilities. I think this is a very important point. We are looking holistically at patients, we are seeing the human being, and we want every individual to live up to her or his full potential. 

(1:44) “As far as new services go, we are establishing a lot of technology-based new services. We are expanding capacity in the area of autism. We are building a huge outpatient center. We are building up our specialty services. We are serving populations that we didn’t serve before. And we are clearly lifespan, and we look at every patient who comes to our care, that they will find a home for as long as they live, and we will try to provide them with the best care and best growth opportunities that exist.”