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 MarketingandPR@madonna.org.

Brian Pickering
Director of Marketing and Communications

Elie Mapes
Marketing Communications Specialist

Shelia Burchess 
Marketing Project Manager

Tami Rudder
Marketing, Media and PR Specialist

Lora Vohl
Marketing, Media and PR Specialist

Marjorie Sturgeon
Marketing, Media and PR Specialist

News

Dad praises Madonna for son’s recovery from brain injury caused by motorcycle crash

2/9/2018 2:48 PM | Patient Stories

Jake Onstott is on the road to the recovery. This after a motorcycle crash in mid-September caused a traumatic brain injury among other injuries to the Yankton, South Dakota, man. His dad credits Madonna for giving him his son back, saying, "he's my hero. He's doing things I didn't think were possible."

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The Madonna Difference: Hope and Healing

2/9/2018 12:49 PM | Press Releases

Through clinical expertise, innovative technologies and cutting-edge research, Madonna instills hope and healing, empowering patients to return back to their passion and life roles in their communities. 

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Madonna celebrates Recreation Therapy month

2/9/2018 11:12 AM | Patient Stories

Madonna's recreation therapists each day work to create connections with patients and provide them with the necessary tools and skill set to successfully navigate the communities where they live, work and play once they leave Madonna.

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Nurse manager recounts patient experience at Madonna for brain trauma

2/5/2018 3:32 PM | Patient Stories

Matthew Hague has spent a decade in health care as a nurse manager at a 24-bed unit of a 217-bed acute care hospital in Mississippi. But over Christmas break, the caregiver became a patient at Madonna's Lincoln Campus after falling from a tree stand and suffering a traumatic brain injury. Switching roles, Matthew says the "extra touches of therapy started my recovery process."

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West Nile virus sends Rapid City woman on long road to recovery

1/16/2018 4:06 PM | Patient Stories

Debra Gibson fought hard for each step she took after West Nile virus weakened her muscles so severely that she couldn't get out of bed or eat regular food on her own.

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Omaha dad’s transverse myelitis diagnosis doesn’t interfere with family time

1/9/2018 1:18 PM | Patient Stories

Dan Lenaghan isn't letting transverse myelitis diagnosis get in the way of spending time with his three young children. Birthday parties, Father's Day and family dinners were hosted at Madonna's Omaha Campus and the kids were even included in therapy sessions.

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West Nile survivor returns home to Rapid city (Black Hills Fox News)

1/8/2018 8:48 AM | In the News

Black Hills Fox News features Debra Gibson, who recently returned home to Rapid City, South Dakota, after West Nile virus brought her to Madonna's Omaha Campus for rehabilitation.

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Tow truck driver hit on I-80 recovering after amputation (KETV)

1/4/2018 8:29 AM | In the News

KETV visited Madonna’s Omaha Campus to follow-up on their coverage featuring Larry Miller, the owner of Neff Towing who was hit by a truck while hooking up a broken-down semi trailer on the shoulder of I-80. Larry, who is 70 years old, described his rehabilitation as “nonstop” and told the KETV reporter he has surprised his care team with his strength and determination.

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Madonna Omaha Campus forms stroke support group to connect survivors and their families

12/29/2017 8:33 AM | Patient Stories

Stroke survivor Shannon Belk and her husband, Mark, share why support groups are such an important part of their journey or recovery.

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Lincoln toddler defies the odds walking with prosthetic legs for first time (KOLN)

12/27/2017 3:20 PM | In the News

Three-year-old Emberlyn Hemmer is a double amputee defying the grim prognosis from a rare congenital disease. The toddler is discovering life on two legs through Madonna’s outpatient pediatric program at the Lincoln Campus.

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