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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.
181 Medical Center Physicians Recognized Among Best Doctors In America
A total of 181 physicians who practice at The Nebraska Medical Center have been recognized on this year’s list of Best Doctors in America®. The doctors include private practice physicians as well as full and part-time faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center who are also affiliated with UNMC Physicians, the UNMC faculty physician group.
In the Bubble
At just four months old, their daughter suffered a massive brain bleed. Thanks to the doctors and nurses at The Nebraska Medical Center, she survived.
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Media Stories

Breakthrough could spare patients from open heart surgery
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
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
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
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
Cancer survivor carries Million Dollar Marathon baton
The Million Dollar Marathon baton was carried out of Des Moines by Kimberly Price, a cancer survivor. Kimberly's cancer journey started right after she had her 4th child in 2008.
Heart-Kidney Transplant Recipient Rarin' Down Road to Recovery
Greg Rathe was so exhausted two months ago that he nodded off during the press conference where he was introduced as Nebraska's first artificial heart recipient.
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
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
The Buffett name is going on a new cancer center being built in Omaha, thanks to a relative of billionaire Warren Buffett.
UNMC cancer center to bear Buffett name
Omaha World-Herold
Omaha's cancer center will have an internationally known name, thanks to a multimillion-dollar donation by Warren Buffett's former family baby sitter.
Pediatric patients get hospital snow day
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
Every Valentine’s Day and every week, a Bellevue man reaches outs to heart patients at the Nebraska Medical Center.
Pioneering Pancreas Clinic
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
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.
Machine gives woman's heart a rest, helps her recover
Omaha World-Herald
She recovered, in part, because she was hooked to the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation machine that took over the work of her heart and lungs and let her body rest and reset.
Holdrege quadruplets beat slim odds
Omaha World-Herald
Rachel and Lee Woollen have plural miracles. Their quadruplets, Brett, Kaden, Parker and Cooper, just turned 5 years old.
Cancer breakthrough shortens treatment time
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
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
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.
Hospitals Undergo Disaster Training
Omaha World-Herald
Hospitals know how to treat human misery, but responding when their own walls, rooms, employees and patients are threatened by calamity is another matter.
Nebraska man has surgery to gain weight
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.
Man needing heart transplant stuns doctors when organ mends
Omaha World-Herald
Christy Crowe was mad. Mad at the circumstances. Mad at everything. She was even kind of mad at God. Weeks earlier, an infection had attacked her youngest brother's heart. He needed a transplant.


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