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How to reduce pressure injuries as the pandemic continues
December 02, 2021

Given the health care challenges of the last two years, the incidence of pressure injuries or pressure ulcers has been steadily increasing across hospital systems nationwide. However, Diane Ulmer, the Spinal Cord Injury Program manager at Madonna, believes that with teamwork, technology and the proper equipment, all health care professionals can reduce the occurrence of pressure injuries and improve patient care outcomes. Read on to learn her recommendations and prevention strategies.

Madonna’s kitchen fuels hope and healing for patients amid Thanksgiving preparations
November 18, 2021

Every day is Thanksgiving at Madonna. First, we are incredibly thankful for every patient and family member we have the opportunity to serve. Secondly, our kitchen staff prepares an astonishing amount of food each day—approximately 1,400 daily meals across both campuses, to be exact—that rivals a Thanksgiving feast. Read more about how our dieticians and kitchen staff fuel hope and healing as Thanksgiving Day approaches.

Certified rehabilitation registered nurses improve patient outcomes at Madonna
In the News
November 17, 2021

Rehabilitation nurses play a crucial role in improving the lives of patients recovering from illness or injury. These are individuals who’ve received advanced training and have earned the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) distinction. We’re proud that of the 135 registered CRRNs in the state, more than half, 72, are employed at Madonna. Learn more about the role of the CRRN, their critical role within Madonna’s care team and the impact they make on patients in their care.       

Big personality brings big gains for AVM survivor
In the News, Patient Stories
November 16, 2021

For 23-year-old Rachel “Sophie” Hardin, being fiercely independent is proving key to her recovery journey. This after the Missourian suffered an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture in late August. Learn how Madonna's physical, occupational and speech therapists work together and incorporate innovative technologies to help the architect-engineer regain skills she had lost in order to get back to work.

Librarian regains strength at Madonna after COVID-19 and GBS
In the News, Patient Stories
November 04, 2021

Elizabeth Thornton survived COVID-19 only to discover she had a severe case of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that causes the body’s immune system to attack itself. After months in the hospital, Elizabeth came to Madonna unable to walk or talk. Little by little, Elizabeth regained her strength and stability with the help of her care team, and she found joy in small victories, like doing aquatic therapy in our fitness pool.