Patients are seen daily by a physician who specializes in rehabilitation and as needed by physicians with other medical specialties such as internal medicine and pulmonology.
Medical Director of Stroke Rehabilitation
Delgado is a board certified neurologist who completed a neurorehabilitation fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida, where she worked before joining Madonna.
Leading Madonna’s stroke rehabilitation team, Dr. Delgado helps patients with stroke or other neurological disorders regain their physical and cognitive abilities. She brings rare expertise as the only neurorehabilitation specialist in the Midwest. Working closely with her patients, the patients’ families and the care team, Dr. Delgado assesses each patient and helps develop an individualized treatment plan to achieve the best possible recovery.
Dr. Delgado earned her medical doctorate from the Medical School Univeridad del Valle, Cali, Columbia. She completed her residency in neurology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida, where she also served an internship in internal medicine. Additionally, she was a research associate with the Department of Neurological Surgery Endovasculare Division at the University of Miami, Miami, Fla.
Dr. Delgado has several published peer reviewed papers and posters and is currently co-investigator for a stroke trial research project with the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
To refer a patient to Dr. Delgado or set-up an appointment, please contact the Madonna Admissions Department at (402) 413-4000.
As Program Manager, Amy manages Madonna’s Stroke Program, including providing clinical leadership, program and referral development, quality improvement, outcomes management and customer relations.
Amy earned her Doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and is trained in the Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) Approach for treating adults with hemiplegia. She has 13 years of clinical experience, including 11 years working with the stroke population.
In addition to clinical work, Amy has served as co-investigator on several stroke clinical research trials in the Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. Amy’s professional affiliations include the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA), American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA). She represents Madonna’s Stroke Program on the Lincoln Stroke Partnership committee, chair of the Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council Rehab Task Force and serves on the Nebraska Stroke Advisory Council Steering Committee.
Madonna has a dedicated interdisciplinary rehabilitation team of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation professionals who have completed stroke competency training and testing, demonstrating the skills necessary to address each person’s rehabilitation as well as medical needs. In addition to the rehabilitation physician, the stroke team consists of physical, occupational, speech, recreational, nutrition and respiratory therapists as well as a neuropsychologist, social worker, case manager and rehabilitation nurse. Together they work to meet the age- and diagnosis-related physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of the adults and children we serve with stroke. Madonna is Nebraska’s only rehabilitation hospital whose team includes a full staff of specially trained rehabilitation neuropsychologists on site who participate in team meetings, lead behavioral intervention plans and provide counseling and support for patients and their family members.
Therapy team members hold special certifications and training in the following areas: • Neurodevelopmental Treatment • Neurological Clinical Specialist • Geriatric Certified Specialist • Cardiopulmonary Certified Specialist • Physical Agent Modalities • VitalStim • Functional Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing • Modified Barium Swallow • Lokomat Trained Clinician • Certified Kinesiotaping Practicioner • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse • Advanced Cardiac Life Support • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Therapy team members have completed additional training in the following areas: • Mary Massery Breathing Techniques • Serial Casting • Splinting and Bracing • Spasticity Management • Vestibular Rehabilitation • Driving Rehabilitation • Kinesiotaping • Neurological Vision Rehabilitation • Augmentative and Alternative Communication • Gait Analysis • Bioness H200/L300 • Ventilator, Tracheostomy Tube and Passy Muir Speaking Valve