What: Omaha business and community leaders want health care facilities to work with each other to develop efficient service delivery and reduce the duplication of programs that escalate costs. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, working in collaboration with the Omaha medical community, is bringing state-of-the-art post-acute rehabilitation to the metro area.
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 health care, the city needs a premier post-acute care rehabilitation hospital and research center.
Who: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital is recognized by the rehabilitation industry as one of the most innovative, comprehensive facilities in the nation for brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke and pediatric rehabilitation programs. In the past five years, Madonna has admitted patients from 45 patients and every county in Nebraska. It has the support of trauma centers throughout the region. Madonna is advancing the field of rehabilitation through new research and technology developed by its Research Institute.
How: To meet the vision for a world-class rehabilitation hospital in Omaha, Madonna is proposing a 110-bed, state-of-the-art facility with all levels of care under a single roof: long term care hospital, acute rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation.
Where: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital’s Omaha Campus will be located on 20.6 acres of land just west of Village Pointe on 175 Plaza and Burke Streets.
When: Madonna is in the early stages of fundraising for the Omaha project. As projections are met, the project will proceed with an anticipated opening date in the last half of 2016.
What Does This Mean To Omaha
The Omaha market will enjoy an economic impact of $122 million dollars during the two-year construction phase of the 260,000 square foot hospital at a cost of $70 million and a total project cost of $93 million. The project will create an estimated 450 jobs, 250 of which are construction jobs.
Once completed, the 110-bed hospital projects annual revenue of $66 million dollars, with an economic impact of more than $126 million. 1,170 jobs (Omaha Campus positions and affiliated products/services jobs) will be created once the facility is operational.
Staff members at Madonna are nationally known for their expertise, treatment guidelines and clinical protocols. Madonna’s success exceeds all national benchmarks. Our patients rank in the top 1% nationally in terms of complexity while discharging more patients back to a community setting compared to national averages.
This is an exciting and historic opportunity to enhance Omaha’s standing as a prestigious and preferred health care destination.
John C. Glenn
Vice President of Development
Mary Gene Wepfer
Associate Vice President of Development
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Director of Facilities Management System