News

Missouri brain injury survivor grateful for Madonna’s Work Re-Entry Program

11/12/2018 9:07 AM | Patient Stories

Roger Richards survived a 20-foot after being attached by angry wasps. Roger suffered severe brain trauma as a result of the injury. He came to Madonna’s Lincoln Campus to recover and ‘find himself’ again by participating in the unique Work Re-Entry Program.

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Missouri brain injury survivor says God paved the way after car crash

11/6/2018 11:20 AM | Patient Stories

Preston Gusoskey is moving forward despite being involved in a car crash that nearly took his life. Suffering severe brain trauma from the March 2016 accident, Preston was given a 2 percent chance of surviving. Through strong faith, hard work and determination, along with incredible family support, Preston says graduating high school is just the beginning.

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‘A more normal life’ — Kids with special needs get their own wheels

11/5/2018 12:41 PM | In the News, Patient Stories

Madonna's Rehabilitation Institute partners with a Lincoln, Nebraska, online retailer to help kids with special needs cruise in style.

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‘Miracle Kid’ from Tanzania returns to visit Madonna care team

11/1/2018 10:56 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Doreen Mshana was one of three children who survived a horrific bus crash in May 2017 in her home country of Tanzania. Following the extraordinary lifesaving efforts of STEMM (Siouxland Tanzania Educational Medical Ministries) and Mercy Medical Center, Madonna stepped in to help Doreen in the next stage of recovery. She returned this week to visit her care team and show off her continued progress.

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Madonna celebrates National Respiratory Therapy Week

10/22/2018 2:09 PM | In the News

Madonna celebrates the integral work performed by respiratory therapists as part of our interdisciplinary care teams. Specialists in the cardiopulmonary system, our RTs perform critical tasks to help patients with complex medical issues improve pulmonary health and regain independence.

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21-year-old making strides after wisdom tooth extraction caused brain injury

10/17/2018 10:15 AM |

Mallory Mitchell suffered a severe brain injury after getting her wisdom teeth removed. The 21-year-old from St. Marys, Kansas, spent six months recovering at Madonna's Omaha Campus. Creating lasting connections and building on each small gain, on her last day her care team honored her with a Madonna Spirit Award for her hard work and determination.

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Madonna celebrates National Case Management Week

10/12/2018 1:49 PM |

Our case management team fulfills many important functions to provide the outstanding patient care experience Madonna is known for across the country. This week we celebrate the hard work of dedicated professionals during #NationalCaseManagmentWeek.

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Kier overcomes obstacles to become involved leader

10/10/2018 10:14 AM |

Following two sports-related concussions, Kamryn Kier experienced headaches and struggled with her speech. Dr. Kody Moffett at Children’s Hospital diagnosed the Grand Island High School junior with a traumatic brain injury. After three months with her TherapyPlus outpatient team at the Lincoln Campus, Kamryn is excelling at school and life.

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Iowa man uses music and faith to heal

10/4/2018 10:51 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Ted Gray of Council Bluffs, IA, used music therapy to recover from a stroke. His team at Madonna arranged for him to play the organ at one of Madonna's weekly chapel services.

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Couple supports each other during recovery

10/1/2018 9:16 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

Shelia and Arlyn Copley survived a plane crash near Crete, Nebraska, in early September. They both sustained a spinal cord injury and are working hard to return home to their four children in Denton.The couple is a familiar sight at the Lincoln Campus where they celebrate every achievement in their recoveries.

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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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