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First in State

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

  • First surgeons in state to implant total artificial heart. Read more.... (2013)
  • First physician certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for heart failure and cardiac transplantation (2011)
  • First diabetes program to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ (2010)
  • First Blue Distinction Center for Rare & Complex Cancers (2008)
  • First Endovascular Repair of Aortic Dissection (2008)
  • Busiest Small Bowel Program in Nation (2007)
  • First Calypso 4-D Localization System for Radiation Therapy in Region (2007)
  • First autologous islet transplant on a young child (2007)
  • First nationally certified Congestive Heart Failure and Acute Myocardial Infraction (heart attack) programs (2007)
  • First "Frozen Elephant Trunk" procedure in North America (2006)
  • First combination heart transplant / aortic aneurysm repair in North America (2006)
  • First nationally certified Stroke Center (2005)
  • First "level 4" Epilepsy Program (2005)
  • First Novalis Radiation Therapy System in Region (2004)
  • First Anonymous Living Kidney Donation/Transplant Performed (2003)
  • First Unrelated Living Liver Transplant (2001)
  • First Adult to Adult Living Related Liver Transplant (2001)
  • First Bowel Resection Using Surgical Robotic Equipment in World (2000)
  • First Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) to treat cancer (2000)
  • Delivered the first set of quintuplets (1998)
  • First heart transplant (1985)
  • First liver transplant (1985)
  • First peripheral stem cell transplant program founded (1984)
  • First bone marrow transplant (1983)
  • First lens implant (1975)
  • First kidney transplant (1964)
  • First corneal transplant (1958)
  • First kidney dialysis (1957)
  • First cardiac catheterization (1955)

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