We are committed to rehabilitation—it’s been our legacy for more than 60 years. Our mission is to equip those who have sustained injuries or disabling conditions with the tools necessary so they can resume activities that give their lives meaning. Even those with the most complex challenges can lead independent lives if they have access to world-class rehabilitation, state-of-the-art equipment and great clinicians.
The Benedictine Sisters in Yankton, South Dakota, established Madonna, a Catholic Hospital, in 1958. Their commitment to hospitality has created an enduring environment that is warm and welcoming but more importantly, an environment that is open to the call of those in need. Through the years, our programs have evolved to serve the needs of an expanding area. Today Madonna is one of the largest freestanding rehabilitation hospitals in the country. In the past five years, we have served patients from 45 states and every county in Nebraska.
Madonna provides a full continuum of rehabilitative care specializing in programs for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke and complex medical conditions. Our dedicated pediatric program enables us to care for both adults and children. Caring for not only the patient, we work with patient families to understand each individual’s personal history, unique interests and spiritual connections. This personal information is woven into a patient’s individualized therapy program. This holistic approach to care allows us to heal not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well.
Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering has advanced technology so that it can be integrated into the therapy process. This investment in groundbreaking technology combined with exceptional talent and progressive treatments provide our patients the best opportunity to regain their abilities and return home to their families, communities and work.
Madonna is changing the face of rehabilitation, rebuilding lives and showing people no matter what the level of disability, Now You Can.
Paul Dongilli, Ph.D., FACHE
President and CEO