• How much experience does Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital have treating people like me?

    Last year, Madonna served 181 individuals in our Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) who used a ventilator or tracheostomy tube to help them breathe.

  • Where do people come from?

    Hospitals throughout the Midwest refer patients who use a ventilator or tracheostomy tube to Madonna. Last year, Madonna served 29 individuals from 4 different states, with most out of state admissions coming from Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

  • How much therapy will I have?

    Last year, people with stroke had an average of 3.2 hours of physical, occupational, speech, psychology, and/or recreational therapy per day delivered by a licensed therapist. As appropriate, you may also receive respiratory and nutrition therapy.

  • How often will I see a doctor?

    You will be seen daily by a doctor who specializes in internal medicine, and as needed by other doctors who specialize in rehabilitation, pulmonology, neurology, wound care, or other areas.

  • I have other medical problems. What happens if I get sick or have a medical emergency?

    Madonna is a hospital with medical staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, with Advanced Life Support certification and the equipment and processes in place to respond to medical emergencies. Last year 20% of the persons served with ventilators or tracheostomy tubes returned to an acute care hospital, some for planned procedures.

  • How will my family be involved?

    You and your family are the most important people on the rehabilitation team. Family members will be invited to participate in treatment planning and goal setting, family meetings, and education and training sessions. Housing options, support groups, and other resources are available.

  • How long will I be at Madonna?

    Individual results vary, but last year, on average, people with pulmonary conditions stayed on LTACH for 30 days.

  • What kinds of improvements can I expect?

    On average, people met 70.2% of the goals they set.

    • 59% of individuals who used a ventilator on admission were able to get off of the ventilator in an average of 18.2 days.
    • 21.1% of people with ventilators or tracheostomy tubes improved medically enough to transfer to one of Madonna’s specialty rehabilitation units for Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury or Stroke.
    • 33% improved medically and functionally enough to discharge directly to their homes or to an assisted living facility.
  • What do other people say about their experience at Madonna?

    Madonna is proud to report that 89.4% rated their experience as “Excellent” or “Good.” 100% agreed they would recommend Madonna to family or friends.

  • Is Madonna accredited?

    Madonna is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as a Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Program, LTACH level. Every three years, the hospital undergoes a rigorous review of our programs to ensure they meet or exceed very high standards of care for our patients.

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 413-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 676-5448