News

Iowa State student is driven to get back to the farm following a work-related brain injury

8/10/2018 11:57 AM | Patient Stories

Caleb Clemon plans on heading back to Iowa State University in the fall after being involved in a work-related accident causing extensive injuries including brain trauma. Caleb recovered at Madonna's Omaha Campus, where therapy sessions helped him gain strength both physically and mentally. It’s all in an effort to get back to Caleb’s true passion of working with animals, namely cattle.

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Lincoln educator back in the classroom with help from Madonna

8/6/2018 10:03 AM | In the News, Patient Stories

A fall in his bathroom led to a dual diagnosis of a concussion and Parkinson’s disease, plus a summer of therapy, for Al Bock of Lincoln. The North Star High School teacher of 32 years is grateful for his TherapyPlus team at Madonna’s Lincoln Campus.

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Big sis takes leading role in helping brain injury patient become #McKinleyStrong

7/12/2018 8:36 AM |

Pediatric brain injury patient McKinley Blue has a lot to celebrate. In the same week, she completed inpatient therapy at Madonna's Omaha Campus, turns 5, and receives Madonna's Spirit Award for her dedication and courage during her rehabilitation. Her big sister Miley remained by her side every step of the way.

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Sports coach motivated by small gains one year after spinal cord injury

6/26/2018 10:03 AM | Patient Stories

One year after a water accident resulted in a spinal cord injury, Chad Fuller continues to make gains. The coach and former athlete is taking lessons out of his own playbook and applying them as he works hard to achieve goals in Madonna’s outpatient therapy program.

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Illinois father works hard at stroke recovery for kids

6/14/2018 8:54 AM | Patient Stories

Joe Schwappach went into surgery to repair a bicep tendon rupture he suffered on the job. What resulted was a massive stroke and recovery at Madonna’s Omaha Campus.

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Media Inquiries

Out 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 Inquiries

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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