News

Pint-sized motivator behind Iowan’s Recovery

1/14/2019 2:34 PM | Patient Stories

Nick Lincoln worked hard to recover at Madonna's Lincoln Campus after an ATV accident caused a spinal cord injury in August of 2018. His desire to return home with his wife and their darling daughter Sydney provided the motivation he needed to regain skills like driving, self-cares, and find new sports and recreation activities.

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Technology assists mom of three in brain injury recovery

1/10/2019 10:54 AM | Patient Stories

Hniang Cia credits Madonna's specialized technology for helping her return home to care for her young family. This after the 28-year-old was involved in a serious car crash that caused significant injuries, including brain damage. The technology, disguised as video games, helped her regain arm and leg strength necessary to keep up with three young boys.

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Brain injury survivor thrives back home and at school

1/8/2019 9:44 AM | Patient Stories

Dylan Kirkpatrick is back home and at school after surviving a rollover car crash that nearly took his life. He spent two months recovering at an acute care hospital before coming to Madonna for rehabilitation, regaining strength, stamina and relearning thinking and problem-solving skills so he could get back to friends and homework.

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After diving accident paralyzes teen, he discovers new dreams

1/7/2019 8:52 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Malik Paulson inspires others with his dedication and will to succeed after a devastating spinal cord injury. His recovery at Madonna was fueled by the support of his family and his impressive tenacity.

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Madonna team incorporates fun and play into young cancer survivor’s rehab

1/4/2019 3:43 PM | Patient Stories

Aiden Melia loves Captain America and video games. Recently the 6-year-old tapped into his own superhero powers to regain strength at Madonna's Omaha Campus. This after undergoing surgeries and cancer treatment for tumors on his brain stem and spine. Facing each new battle with unwavering courage, resilience and occasional panda play.

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Young man is home for the holidays after spinal cord injury

12/25/2018 8:33 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Malik Paulson returned to his home in Sioux Falls, SD, after spending several months recovering from a spinal cord injury. His family was thrilled to welcome Malik back just in time to celebrate the Christmas holiday.

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Sioux City woman recovers from brain bleed, continues cancer fight

12/24/2018 10:05 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Mari Jackson doesn't take her health or family for granted. This after regaining strength at Madonna's Omaha Campus after undergoing surgery to stop a brain bleed. Mari made huge gains in recovery during the seven weeks she went through Madonna's continuum.

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Lincoln woman inspires others with featured spot in 2019 Madonna calendar

12/24/2018 8:24 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Deb Waechter is back in the Lincoln community pursuing her passions and caring for her family after surviving a brain tumor and rehabilitating at Madonna's Lincoln campus. She is featured in the annual calendar, providing inspiration to Madonna patients, staff, and supporters.

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Local business owners provide free holiday lunch to Madonna patients and staff

12/24/2018 8:20 AM | In the News

Local business owners partner to provide a free lunch to Madonna patients and staff during the holiday season.

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Husker football players visit brightens day for Madonna patients

12/13/2018 11:29 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Husker Football Nation made a stop to Madonna's Lincoln Campus to spread some pre-Thanksgiving cheer, providing words of encouragement, high-fives and inspiration to patients.

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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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