Nebraska woman embraces Madonna’s technology in remarkable recovery journey
In the News, Patient Stories
May 16, 2024

On October 17th, 2023, Kylee Mueller sustained a stroke while being adjusted at the chiropractor. The 24-year-old from Wayne, Nebraska, came to Madonna’s specialized stroke program needing help to breathe, communicate, move and eat. Madonna’s state-of-the-art technology not only helped Kylee regain her mobility, but also taught her a new way to communicate. Using her infectious laugh, animated facial expressions and hand gestures, there’s no doubt that Kylee captured the hearts of those around her throughout her journey.

From nurse aide to director of nursing, Madonna’s senior RN clinical supervisor has worn many hats
In the News
May 09, 2024

In her two decades in health care, Melissa Schmaderer has held a variety of positions – from nurse aide to RN, to nurse educator and even a director of nursing. Melissa started her career at Madonna, and throughout her nursing journey, has always found her way back here. She shares the reason she keeps coming back to Madonna and her advice to new nurses in our latest Cultivating Caregivers video.

Kansas teen relies on love of S.T.E.M. to fuel his recovery
In the News, Patient Stories
April 30, 2024

Dakota Brockman had just started his freshman year at Hutchinson Community College and had big aspirations to study astronomy. After being diagnosed with Wilson’s disease, a rare neurological condition, Dakota came to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals to improve his speech, coordination and muscle control. With the help of Madonna’s rehabilitation engineering program and a visit from a retired NASA astronaut, Dakota’s mission was full of friendship, collaboration and innovation.