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OneThousandOne represents the amount of time, verbally, that it takes to count to one second. In this one second of time, a great thing happened at The Nebraska Medical Center. In fact, several great things probably happened. A patient was cured, a researcher found the missing link, a nurse treated an injury, a doctor comforted a family or maybe a child just smiled.
MOMENTS IN MEDICINE at THE NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
Spring | Summer 2013

Spring | Summer 2013

  • 10/10 Finding Balance
    The pain that Rachel Smith felt just under her breastbone was like no pain she had ever felt before. It was debilitating pain; pain that caused her to drop to the floor unable to stand pain. On a scale of one to 10, it was a 10.
  • Defining Quality
    In the 1970s, an average patient was touched by approximately 2.5 health care professionals during an inpatient visit in the hospital. Today, that same patient is seen by an average of 17 health care professionals.
  • A Heart in Check
    There’s no doubt that running a cattle ranch is hard work. Like most ranchers, Kit Held of Leigh, Neb., doesn’t think twice about putting in 12- to 14-hour days. Combine that with operating a seed dealership and trucking company and you can bet Held has his work cut out for him. Stress, lack of rest and taking care of everything else but himself — that’s what Held thinks led to the chain of events that happened next.
  • Lasting Impressions
    Michael Moulton, MD, recalls with admiration the first few times his eyes were opened to the field of medicine. He was a young child standing beside his grandfather, Gordon Schulz, MD. Today, Dr. Moulton serves as professor and chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Respected for his expertise in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, he leads the collaborative effort to design and launch a lung transplant program at The Nebraska Medical Center’s Transplant Center.
  • A Special Connection
    When Sandy Washa’s sister fell to the floor in the middle of Walmart while she and her family were vacationing in Greeley, Colo., she initially felt a rush of fear and panic. Her sister, Julie Wichman, had experienced several seizures prior to this incident, but her doctors were always nearby — not 500 miles away.