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Young nurse proves strokes can happen to anyone
March 03, 2020

Jamie Richards is a young nurse who never imagined she would suffer a stroke. Relearning how to walk, prepare food and care for her family motivated the young woman in her recovery and she credits the experience for making her a better nurse, mother and advocate for other stroke patients.  

Madonna celebrates recreation therapy month
February 24, 2020

At Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals, hundreds of patients recovering from serious injury or illness push through hours of therapy each day with a goal of getting back to their life roles. While all types of therapies involve work, Madonna’s recreational therapists (RTs) help patients get back to their hobbies and passions, integrating those joys into rehabilitation.

Mom of 3 learns ABC’s of Rehabilitation
February 18, 2020

Just weeks after delivering her third child, Amber Becker woke up to numbness on her left side. The probem didn't go away, and after an emergency room visit and multiple hospitals, doctors struggled to find a definitive diagnosis. She began rehabilitation at Madonna's Omaha Campus and was eventually diagnosed with a rare form of multiple sclerosis. She continues to make huge strides in rehabilitation, her family motivating her hard work and positivity. 

Family-centered care a way of life for married Madonna therapists
February 13, 2020

Meet Matt and Diane Ulmer, a husband and wife duo who together have contributed more than 25 years to Madonna. Matt is a physical therapist and Diane is the program manager for Madonna’s Spinal Cord Unit. The Ulmers met at Madonna and work within the same team of clinical experts who provide care for spinal cord patients. Together, they have grown in love for each other and for the work they do that impacts the countless families who have loved ones rehabilitating from serious injury or illness. Diane and Matt opened up about how they met, what it’s like working together and how Madonna has shaped their family for the better.

A day in the life of a rehabilitation nurse
January 14, 2020

At Madonna Rehabiltiation Hospitals, a career in nursing offers an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the recovery journey for patients from across the country. The longer length of stay truly allows our nursing staff to connect with patients and form relationships with their families, as well as provide education and help the family build confidence in providing care and support for their loved one long after discharge. Our nursing staff is central to the mission of Madonna