First in State
The Nebraska Medical Center boasts a long, ever-growing list of "Nebraska Firsts" in its history:
First surgeons in state to implant total artificial heart. Read more....
First physician certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for heart failure and cardiac transplantation.
First diabetes program to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™
First Blue Distinction Center for Rare & Complex Cancers
First Endovascular Repair of Aortic Dissection
Busiest Small Bowel Program in Nation.
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
First "Frozen Elephant Trunk" procedure in North America
First combination heart transplant / aortic aneurysm repair in North America
First nationally certified Stroke Center
First "level 4" Epilepsy Program
First Novalis Radiation Therapy System in Region
First Anonymous Living Kidney Donation/Transplant Performed
First Unrelated Living Liver Transplant
First Adult to Adult Living Related Liver Transplant
First Bowel Resection Using Surgical Robotic Equipment in World
First Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to treat cancer
Delivered the first set of quintuplets
First heart transplant
First liver transplant
First peripheral stem cell transplant program founded
First bone marrow transplant
First lens implant
First kidney transplant
First corneal transplant
First kidney dialysis
First cardiac catheterization