What: Omaha, Neb., business and community leaders want healthcare facilities to collaborate to develop efficient service delivery and reduce the duplication of programs that escalate costs. At the invitation of Omaha hospitals, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital agreed to investigate the feasibility of building a new rehabilitation hospital in Omaha.
Why: An independent environmental assessment shows unmet need for post-acute rehabilitation in Omaha. To support Omaha's goal of becoming a regional referral center for the most sophisticated and innovative healthcare, the city needs a premier post acute care rehabilitation hospital and research center.
How: To meet the vision for a world-class rehabilitation hospital in Omaha, Madonna is proposing a 120-bed, state-of-the-art facility:
Where: Site selections have been narrowed to 3 possible properties with approximately 20-25 acres. Madonna executives are reviewing proposals from six major engineering firms to construct the facility.
When: Madonna is in the early stages of planning and fundraising for the Omaha project. As projections are met, the project will proceed with an anticipated opening date in the last half of 2015.
The Omaha market will enjoy an economic impact of $104 million dollars during the construction phase of the 200,000 square foot hospital at a cost of $60 million. Construction is estimated to take two years. The project will create an estimated 450 jobs, 250 of which are construction jobs.
Operationally, the 120 bed hospital projects annual revenue of $45 million dollars, creating an economic impact of more than $86 million. Once the hospital is operational, it will create 820 jobs, including 420 high paying positions with salaries of approximately $51,000 each, or cumulative annual wages of $22 million. Those 420 jobs will create an additional 400 jobs for affiliated products and services.
Finally, there will be identifiable long term health care cost reduction. Northwestern National Life Insurance Company estimates that for every $1 spent on medical rehabilitation, $37 is saved in future treatment in cases of brain injury. Compared to skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals have shorter patient lengths of stay (13 days vs. 34 days) and greater return to community rates (81% vs. 45% of orthopedic patients).
Madonna is a trusted and valued leader throughout the nation among referring hospitals. The hospital President and CEO Marsha Lommel is chair of the board of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association and has worked closely with national delegates and federal agencies to foster a better understanding of rehabilitation and preserve access to care for the thousands of patients who need these vital services every year.
Staff members at Madonna are nationally known for their expertise, treatment guidelines and clinical protocols. Madonna’s patients are more complex (top 4% of the nation in terms of complexity) and yet at discharge, possess one of the highest rankings for patient functional abilities (at the top 7% nationally).
Rehabilitation isn’t just about treating the disease, illness, or injury. It’s about enabling individuals to become productive participants in their communities and to fully participate in all their life roles. Comprehensive rehabilitation includes a closely coordinated approach that encompasses all aspects of the care and services provided to an individual.
Madonna uses specialized teams of highly trained clinicians to provide an integrated approach to rehabilitation in each of our programs.
Madonna's patient outcomes consistently exceed regional and national benchmarks.
Madonna's Research Institute is developing new technology and best practices that are shaping the future of rehabilitation.
This is an exciting and historic opportunity to enhance Omaha’s standing as a prestigious and preferred health care destination.
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