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Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to announce its 2014 list of "100 Great Hospitals in America."

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Biocontainment Unit Uniquely Qualified to Assist with Ebola Outbreak if Needed
A representative from the U.S. State Department visited the med center this morning to take a closer look at the capabilities of The Nebraska Biocontainment Patient Care Unit located on campus here.  More...

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.  More...

Trauma Patient Survives Tragic Accident
They had plans. Big plans. Ones they were excited about. But, sometimes plans don’t always work out. For 18-year-old Alisa Robertson and her friend, 19-year-old Sarah Bryhan that’s exactly what happened.  More...

Grateful Trauma Patient Overcomes Obstacles
It was a crisp Tuesday in November; perfect football weather for high school senior Isaac Pfeifer. As a starting outside linebacker and fullback for Norfolk Catholic, Isaac remembers the day being memorable on and off the field.  More...

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.  More...

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.  More...

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.  More...

The Nebraska Medical Center To Expand Trauma Services To Provide 24-7 Care
As the premier health care facility in the region, The Nebraska Medical Center is expanding its trauma services to meet the needs of residents in Omaha and surrounding communities by preparing to provide them with a nationally-recognized Level 1 trauma center that will operate 24-hours-a-day and seven-days-a-week.  More...

Icing on the Cake
It all started with a cold. No big deal. Having a cold was nothing new for Shara Goff. After being diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of eight, the 39-year-old was used to a weakened immune system. But, suddenly, this cold started to feel different than the rest.  More...

New Advisory Board Named for Clinical Enterprise
What once were three connected but administratively separate organizations are becoming one enterprise. And now there is a new board created to provide the clinical enterprise with advice, support and eventually oversight.  More...

Bone Marrow Brothers
They were brothers. Best friends. Bonded for life. They enjoyed skiing, hunting and riding motorcycles – things teenage boys do. But, in October 2012, life took a very dramatic turn for Tyler and Tanner Snow...  More...

Glenn Fosdick Announces Retirement as President & CEO
After more than 30 years as a leader in health care administration, Glenn A. Fosdick, announced today that he will retire at the end of the year as president and CEO of The Nebraska Medical Center.  More...

"Lucky Number 100" LVAD Patient Feeling Stronger
Jim Daake was always an active guy. Growing up around Norfolk, he spent a lot of time hunting, fishing, and at 6'11" he loved to play basketball. What was first thought to be a case of pneumonia stopped that active streak. It started three years ago when Daake had trouble breathing. His family doctor treated him for pneumonia, but when his breathing trouble continued, Daake went back to the doctor.  More...