News

Madonna celebrates National Respiratory Therapy Week

10/22/2018 2:09 PM | In the News

Madonna celebrates the integral work performed by respiratory therapists as part of our interdisciplinary care teams. Specialists in the cardiopulmonary system, our RTs perform critical tasks to help patients with complex medical issues improve pulmonary health and regain independence.

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Madonna celebrates National Case Management Week

10/12/2018 1:49 PM |

Our case management team fulfills many important functions to provide the outstanding patient care experience Madonna is known for across the country. This week we celebrate the hard work of dedicated professionals during #NationalCaseManagmentWeek.

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Iowa man uses music and faith to heal

10/4/2018 10:51 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Ted Gray of Council Bluffs, IA, used music therapy to recover from a stroke. His team at Madonna arranged for him to play the organ at one of Madonna's weekly chapel services.

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Couple supports each other during recovery

10/1/2018 9:16 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Shelia and Arlyn Copley survived a plane crash near Crete, Nebraska, in early September. They both sustained a spinal cord injury and are working hard to return home to their four children in Denton.The couple is a familiar sight at the Lincoln Campus where they celebrate every achievement in their recoveries.

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Iowa man with West Nile virus completes inpatient rehabilitation

9/28/2018 9:34 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Troy Clark has spent years perfecting his craft as a tree trimmer in southwest Iowa. Yet the 59-year-old was no match for West Nile virus, which knocked him down this past summer. Troy sat down and talked to KMTV about his experience and recovery.

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Miles for Madonna 2018

9/27/2018 8:40 AM | Foundation News

The 3rd annual Miles for Madonna took place on Saturday, September 22 at Omaha's Lake Zorinsky. Nearly 200 runners and walkers turned out to benefit Madonna's St. Benedict fund, which helps patients and employees who are experiencing an urgent financial need.

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Idaho dad says Madonna’s the ‘perfect spot’ for son’s brain injury recovery

9/26/2018 11:50 AM | Patient Stories, Press Releases

Hunter Jacobson, 15, suffered severe injuries including brain trauma after a dirt bike accident near his home in Sandpoint, Idaho back in December 2017. When it became time for pediatric rehabilitation, Hunter's dad researched the best facilities online and came upon Madonna. Bob Jacobson says upon walking into the main entrance of Madonna's Omaha Campus, he "knew this would be the perfect spot for Hunter."

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Deaf Lincoln man uses interpreter to recover from stroke

9/19/2018 9:34 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Gary Theiler, a stroke survivor from Lincoln, is deaf and relies on professional interpreters to accurately translate during his recovery at Madonna’s Lincoln Campus. Kelly Billings, OT, agrees that she couldn’t complete her sessions with Gary without the interpreter’s assistance. KLKN Channel 8 explained how Gary, his interpreter and Billings work together in his outpatient therapy.

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Madonna expert explains new rear-facing car safety seat recommendations

9/17/2018 10:14 AM | Patient Stories

New guidelines recommend children-regardless of age- stay rear-facing until they reach the upper height and weight requirements of the car seat manufacturer’s instructions. Madonna has 15 staff who are Child Passenger Safety Technicians. One of those technicians who's also a physical therapist, explains how properly buckling up your child now will benefit them down the road.

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Omaha firefighter credits Madonna for help battling back after bull riding injury

9/12/2018 2:58 PM | Patient Stories, Press Releases

Brain trauma survivor Tom Bartek humbly receives a hero’s send-off by his care team, who presented him with the Madonna Spirit Award on his last day of inpatient rehabilitation. The Omaha firefighter was injured Aug. 4, 2018 in a charity bull riding event and credits Madonna’s Omaha Campus for his recovery.

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Media Inquiries

Our patient recoveries make great news. The Marketing and PR team at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals handles all media inquires and is your first contact for help to schedule an interview with a patient, a rehabilitation expert and in getting additional details concerning a press release or event. Our team understands the fast-paced news cycle and will work hard to meet your deadline. 

Media Policy

We are focused on maintaining a positive, working relationship with all members of the media. The relationship serves several purposes:

  • Builds trust and rapport with members of the media and the communities we serve.
  • Reinforces our mission of getting patients back to their life roles.
  • Educates the general public on who Madonna is and the patients we work with.

If you’re a member of the news media, please review and adhere to the following guidelines concerning requesting possible video/print interviews or photographs with patients, families or Madonna employees.

  • All media must contact and work with a Madonna Marketing & PR representative to arrange all interviews, photo/video shoots related to patients, families or staff taking place on Madonna’s property. This includes both campuses, the four outpatient TherapyPlus clinics and Madonna ProActive.
  • In order to confirm whether a patient is in our care, a member of the media must contact a PR Representative  listed above with the patient’s first and last name.
  • Madonna will not disclose patient protected health information (PHI) to the media without first obtaining the patient’s written authorization.
  • A Madonna Marketing & PR representative must accompany all media while on Madonna’s property.
  • Madonna’s primary responsibility is to preserve each patient’s dignity and right to privacy. We are in full compliance of state and federal privacy laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its regulations (the Privacy Rule). 
  • Unless otherwise required by law, Madonna is under no obligation to disseminate news and information about patients. Furthermore, Madonna reserves the right to deny media access if the patient’s care team has determined the media’s presence will cause undue stress or negatively impact the patient’s health in any way.
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