Express Thanks to Your Caregivers

Grateful patients and family members often inquire about how they can give back for the exceptional care they have received by expert physicians, nurses and support staff. We have several programs designed specifically for this purpose by sending a simple note of thanks, giving tribute to caregivers through the Commemorative Stone Program, or participating in our Celebrate Your Care Program.

Highlight Someone Through our Tribute to Caregivers Program

The Commemorative Stone Program at Nebraska Medicine provides an opportunity to honor those who have dedicated their careers to caring for people or remember loved ones who have passed. Proceeds from the Commemorative Stone Program benefit a restricted fund supporting the continuing education of patient caregivers, such as nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals who are required to meet continuing education guidelines.

The Tribute to Caregivers Plaza is located on the east side of the Hixson-Lied Center for Clinical Excellence. In the middle of the plaza stands the unique bronze sculpture illustrating the caring and gentle touch of a healthcare provider, an impressive "wall of honor" and beautiful commemorative stones.

Your message engraved on a stone:

Stones are available in two sizes, each engraved with your personal message.

  • 12-inch by 12-inch stone with six lines available for inscription – $250
  • 24-inch by 24-inch stone with twelve lines available for inscription – $1,000

Begin the process by filling out this commemorative stone program form.

Pass a Note Through Celebrate Your Care

Celebrate Your Care is a program designed to pass notes of thanks back to honor caregivers, and if desired, make a donation to the area where an individual was treated.

Meet Jessica Alagna

As the recipient of the second small bowel transplant performed at the medical center in 1994 – an event that saved her life – Jessica Alagna dedicates much of her life to helping others in need of a transplant. Every month the 22-year-old writes a check to the hospital. "This is my way of thanking them and helping others who might need a transplant," said Alagna.

Meet Bill and Dagmar Jurgens

Bill and Dagmar wanted to ensure that no patient’s stay at the hospital is compromised due to a lack of family funds or other basic needs. A cancer survivor himself, Bill and his wife are committed to helping others. Contributing to the Patient Assistance Fund is the Jurgens’ way of saying thank you. This place saved my life. The rest of my life is now about providing payback,” said Jurgens.

Would you like to honor a caregiver who has made a difference in your life or the life of a loved one?

Please submit this form to honor your caregiver.

Would you like to donate back to the specific area where you (or your loved one) were treated?

If you would like to help ensure an exceptional experience will be provided to future patients during their time of need, donate to Nebraska Medicine.