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First in State

Nebraska Medicine boasts a long, ever-growing list of "Nebraska Firsts" in its history:

  • 2013

    First surgeons in state to implant total artificial heart. Read more....

  • 2011

    First physician certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

  • 2010

    First diabetes program to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™

  • 2008

    First Blue Distinction Center for Rare & Complex Cancers

    First Endovascular Repair of Aortic Dissection

  • 2007

    Busiest Small Bowel Program in Nation.
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    First Calypso 4-D Localization System for Radiation Therapy in Region. Read more...

    First autologous islet transplant on a young child. Read more...

    First nationally certified Congestive Heart Failure and Acute Myocardial Infraction (heart attack) programs

  • 2006

    First "Frozen Elephant Trunk" procedure in North America

    First combination heart transplant / aortic aneurysm repair in North America

  • 2005

    First nationally certified Stroke Center

    First "level 4" Epilepsy Program

  • 2004

    First Novalis Radiation Therapy System in Region

  • 2003

    First Anonymous Living Kidney Donation/Transplant Performed

  • 2001

    First Unrelated Living Liver Transplant

    First Adult to Adult Living Related Liver Transplant

  • 2000

    First Bowel Resection Using Surgical Robotic Equipment in World

    First Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to treat cancer

  • 1998

    Delivered the first set of quintuplets

  • 1985

    First heart transplant

    First liver transplant

  • 1984

    First peripheral stem cell transplant program founded

  • 1983

    First bone marrow transplant

  • 1975

    First lens implant

  • 1964

    First kidney transplant

  • 1958

    First corneal transplant

  • 1957

    First kidney dialysis

  • 1955

    First cardiac catheterization

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