Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals

Dear Friends: A LETTER FROM THE CEO

January 22, 2019

Welcome to Madonna’s 2018 Year in Review. The past year was noteworthy as we celebrated our 60 year anniversary. Over time, Madonna’s programs and services have grown. Our affiliation with Nebraska Medicine and its academic partner the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center have enabled us to better serve Nebraskans and those most in need of rehabilitative care—we are now recognized as vital to the region’s healthcare continuum. Today, Madonna has two campuses but one enduring mission—to help those who have experienced catastrophic injury or illness heal and return to activities that give life meaning.

Highlights and accomplishments for the year include:
• Combined admissions across campuses increased 27 percent. Additionally, the Omaha Campus served an increasing number needing comprehensive rehabilitative care.
• The vision to establish a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department and residency program at UNMC became reality on July 1.
• The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) awarded Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals a three-year accreditation for a combined 31 programs, demonstrating a clear dedication to excellent care for persons served.

God’s grace, clinical partnerships and collaborations and the support of our sponsor Diocesan Health Ministries led by Bishop James Conley are the foundation of our success. And the key ingredient is our dedicated staff. Every day, they instill hope, heal and reconcile. This dedication to our calling will ensure our continued success as we enter this next decade of service.

--Paul Dongili, Jr., Ph.D. 
Madonna president and CEO