Media Inquiries

To arrange interviews with Madonna experts or request an interview with a patient, please contact the Madonna Marketing and PR Department:

Call 402.413.4291 or email

Elie Mapes
Interim Marketing and PR Director

Shelia Burchess 
Marketing Project Manager

Tami Rudder
Marketing, Media and PR Specialist

Joanne Morgan
Marketing and Public Relations Strategist

Lora Ullerich
​​​​​​​Marketing, Media and PR Specialist

Marjorie Sturgeon
Marketing, Media and PR Specialist


Madonna ranked No. 12 in Modern Healthcare magazine largest rehabilitation providers list

1/17/2017 2:05 PM | Press Releases

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals was recently ranked No. 12 in Modern Healthcare magazine’s list of largest rehabilitation providers. Click to read more.

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Engineers modify toy electric car to get Kansas toddler mobile

1/12/2017 8:31 AM | Patient Stories, Press Releases

Carter Brown may be just 16 months old, but he’s got a license to drive thanks to the work of engineers with Madonna's Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering.

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Hoopin’ it up with the Huskers and Madonna Magic

1/5/2017 9:07 AM | Press Releases

On Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Huskers visited the Madonna Magic, a wheelchair basketball team, turning their routine practice into an incredible experience for all.

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Family is the most important part of therapy for Kansas graduate

12/28/2016 8:11 AM | Patient Stories

Family bonds are important around this time of year. For patients at Madonna, where family-centered care is a priority, the support of family and friends is a big part of the rehabilitation journey. Listen as Myles Hibler, who came to Madonna after a spinal cord injury left him unable tomove his arms or legs, shares his family story.

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South Dakota man works to get back behind the wheel

12/15/2016 3:18 PM |

A South Dakota over-the-road truck driver fell on the job 1,200 miles from his home. Rodney Guthmiller was preparing to unload his trailer on Jan. 13 in Jerome, Idaho, when he fell, suffering a traumatic brain injury.

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Rehabilitation keeps 6-year-old busy, mom says

12/14/2016 6:22 PM |

For 6-year-old Nate Venne, most days at Madonna's Alexis Verzal Children's Rehabilitation Unit consisted of a rigorous schedule of therapies every half hour.

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Iowa man thanks Madonna for technology to communicate

12/14/2016 6:12 PM | Patient Stories

A Madonna occupational therapist, who is also certified as an assistive technology specialist, worked with Scott Holderbaum's care team to develop a way to tap into his passion for technology and restore the lines of communication. Click here to read more.

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Donations help patient return to college and enjoy leisure activities

12/13/2016 12:41 PM |

A quad-stick purchased through the Madonna Foundation's First Hope Patient Equipment Fund will help Myles Hibler return to college classes and engage in leisure activities. Click here to read more.

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Philanthropy helps patient connect with the world

12/13/2016 12:34 PM |

Madonna patient Kathy Steevers gained a critical level of independence thanks to Madonna’s St. Benedict Fund, which provides patients emergency financial assistance for basic needs such as medical equipment, food, clothing, rent, housing, utilities or gas. Click here to read more.

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Generous donors make a difference

12/13/2016 12:26 PM |

Supporting the Foundation helps Madonna acquire world-class technology to rebuild the lives of patients – like Alex McKiernan. Click here to read more.

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