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Nurse manager recounts patient experience at Madonna for brain trauma

2/5/2018 3:32 PM | Patient Stories

Matthew Hague has spent a decade in health care as a nurse manager at a 24-bed unit of a 217-bed acute care hospital in Mississippi. But over Christmas break, the caregiver became a patient at Madonna's Lincoln Campus after falling from a tree stand and suffering a traumatic brain injury. Switching roles, Matthew says the "extra touches of therapy started my recovery process."

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West Nile virus sends Rapid City woman on long road to recovery

1/16/2018 4:06 PM | Patient Stories

Debra Gibson fought hard for each step she took after West Nile virus weakened her muscles so severely that she couldn't get out of bed or eat regular food on her own.

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Omaha dad’s transverse myelitis diagnosis doesn’t interfere with family time

1/9/2018 1:18 PM | Patient Stories

Dan Lenaghan isn't letting transverse myelitis diagnosis get in the way of spending time with his three young children. Birthday parties, Father's Day and family dinners were hosted at Madonna's Omaha Campus and the kids were even included in therapy sessions.

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West Nile survivor returns home to Rapid city (Black Hills Fox News)

1/8/2018 8:48 AM | In the News

Black Hills Fox News features Debra Gibson, who recently returned home to Rapid City, South Dakota, after West Nile virus brought her to Madonna's Omaha Campus for rehabilitation.

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Tow truck driver hit on I-80 recovering after amputation (KETV)

1/4/2018 8:29 AM | In the News

KETV visited Madonna’s Omaha Campus to follow-up on their coverage featuring Larry Miller, the owner of Neff Towing who was hit by a truck while hooking up a broken-down semi trailer on the shoulder of I-80. Larry, who is 70 years old, described his rehabilitation as “nonstop” and told the KETV reporter he has surprised his care team with his strength and determination.

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Madonna Omaha Campus forms stroke support group to connect survivors and their families

12/29/2017 8:33 AM | Patient Stories

Stroke survivor Shannon Belk and her husband, Mark, share why support groups are such an important part of their journey or recovery.

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Lincoln toddler defies the odds walking with prosthetic legs for first time (KOLN)

12/27/2017 3:20 PM | In the News

Three-year-old Emberlyn Hemmer is a double amputee defying the grim prognosis from a rare congenital disease. The toddler is discovering life on two legs through Madonna’s outpatient pediatric program at the Lincoln Campus.

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Omaha stroke survivor adopts ‘no pain no gain’ mantra for kids

12/26/2017 3:36 PM | Patient Stories

Rehabilitation has new meaning for Darisha Ladd who goes by "Dar," after the Omaha mom of three suffered a severe stroke in late July. She credits her family and her Madonna care team for encouraging her to push through the pain today for a better recovery tomorrow.

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Tough, stubborn attitude helps girl re-learn to walk after losing mom in crash (KETV)

12/22/2017 8:42 AM | In the News

Mackenzie Carlson was one of four siblings involved in a November car accident that killed her mother. KETV shows us how this 13-year-old's determination is getting her one step closer to home.

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Kimballton man recounts life after accident (Atlantic News Telegraph)

12/12/2017 4:13 PM | In the News

The Atlantic News Telegraph shares the story of Jeffery Albert, who returned home in December after a construction equipment accident brought him to Madonna's Omaha Campus.

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