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U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks The Nebraska Medical Center as One of America's Best Hospitals
U.S. News & World Report surveyed nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide to come up with this year’s list of Best Hospitals. For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earned national ranking in even one specialty.
The Nebraska Medical Center Named To List Of 100 Great Hospitals In America
Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2014 edition of "100 Great Hospitals in America," a compilation of some of the most prominent, forward-thinking and focused healthcare facilities in the nation. For the first time, The Nebraska Medical Center is on the list – a list that includes the Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General and Cleveland Clinic, among others. The Nebraska Medical Center is the only hospital in Nebraska on the list.
Med Center Physicians Leading the Way in New Cardiology Specialty
Adult congenital heart disease program focuses on new kind of patient. Several decades ago someone like Taylor Harms wouldn't be a second year medical student. Someone like Taylor Harms may very well have died as a child.
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Breakthrough could spare patients from open heart surgery
KETV
An Omaha surgeon calls it a groundbreaking change that means less pain, less recovery time and eventually, the chance to save money.
Hyperbaric Chamber Gives Local Woman Her Life Back
KMTV
7,200 minutes is a long time to lay inside of a giant tube, but when it gives you your life back, like it did for Marcy Jameson, it's time well spent.
Christmas Comes Early for Nebraska Med Center Pediatric Ward
KMTV
Makenna Blanton is like any other five year old. Her mom says she's silly, smart, caring, and creative. Makenna should be in her kindergarten class. Instead, she's hopping around with an IV in her foot and wearing hospital bracelets.
Music Therapy Helps Heal Youngest Patients During The Holidays
Livewell Nebraska
Sometimes it takes more than medicine to put a smile on the faces of our pediatric patients. Jessie Habluetzel is the hospital's music therapist. She was joined by a few of her friends to bring carols to the halls.
On The 40th Anniversary Of Her Transplant, A Big Surprise
Omaha World-Herald
Darlene Miller thought she was just going out for Mexican food with her brother. A few moments after she arrived at the southwest Omaha establishment, 40 people popped out and screamed "Surprise!"
Premature Baby Finally Heads Home
WOWT
Jared was born five months early - one of the smallest babies ever born at The Nebraska Medical Center. He barely weighed more than a pound. But after nine months in the NICU at The Nebraska Medical Center, his parents were ready to take Jared home.
Should You Get the Flu Shot?
Wallet Hub
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s flu season. That’s great news for the good folks at Kleenex, but the rest of us have to deal with runny noses, congestion, and the threat of serious illness
Intestinal Transplant Allows Teen to Eat for First Time in Years
Tyson Smith got sick with H1N1 when he was 11 years old. Doctors aren't sure exactly why, but for some reason he couldn't fight that illness. He just got sicker and sicker.
Pediatric heart patients surviving thanks to breakthrough medicine
Twenty years ago, children born with heart defects had a limited future. But better medicine and better techniques changed the prognosis.
Because he could
Wesleyan employee donates kidney to co-worker's wife
Nebraska Medical Center ranked as one of America’s Top Hospitals
U.S. News and World Report surveyed the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with this year’s list of Best Hospitals.
Hundreds gather for annual transplant reunion
Patients meet, reconnect with doctors
Scrub Caps Being Used To Comfort Pediatric Transplant Patients
Nurses are using old scrub caps to make blankets to give to children staying at The Nebraska Medical Center.
Cutting Edge Breast Cancer Treatment
KMTV
Marcia Shanahan of Omaha loves to take long walks in her quiet West Omaha neighborhood and travel. But last summer her world was turned upside down with the diagnosis that she had breast cancer.
Buffett Name (Not That Buffett) Going On Omaha Cancer Center
WOWT
The Buffett name is going on a new cancer center being built in Omaha, thanks to a relative of billionaire Warren Buffett.
Pediatric patients get hospital snow day
KETV
Imagine being a kid, seeing all that snow fall, and not being able to go outside and play in it.
Cancer survivor, heart patient reaches out to heart patients
KETV
Every Valentine’s Day and every week, a Bellevue man reaches outs to heart patients at the Nebraska Medical Center.
Pioneering Pancreas Clinic
KMTV
The Nebraska Medical Center is pioneering a treatment for patients with a painful disease that affects thousands of people.
Male Breast Cancer Survivor Tells His Story
KMTV
Gary Sapp is not the type of person you picture when you hear the term "breast cancer". But in October 2010, Sapp got the health scare of his life.
Cancer breakthrough shortens treatment time
KETV
A breakthrough for treating breast cancer cuts weeks off treatment time, allowing patients to get back to their normal schedules faster than ever.
24-year-old needs four transplants to stay alive
KETV
At just 24-years-old, Molly Pearce says she won't give up on life.She was born with Hirschsprungs Disease, a rare disorder in which parts of the large intestine have no nerves and cannot function.
Seizures And Pregnant
WOWT
Here’s an extraordinary story of a mother whose seizures began when she was expecting her first baby girl. She had more than 100 seizures and they never stopped, until now.
Nebraska man has surgery to gain weight
KETV
Imagine not being able to eat, no matter how hungry you are. It happened to a Nebraska man and he nearly starved, but a medical machine changed that and saved his life.

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