Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Omaha Campus is expanding its Village Pointe facility at 175th and Burke Streets to meet the growing need for physician-led outpatient physiatry and therapy services. On July 20 hospital leaders joined with community partners to host a groundbreaking celebration, unveiling the Physicians Clinic construction project underway on the northeast side of the campus.
“We track the gains our patients make during their stay with us and how successful they are in sustaining the progress they’ve made after leaving our care,” said Paul Dongilli, Jr., Ph.D. FACHE, Madonna president & CEO. “Having access to outpatient physician services in addition to outpatient therapy is critical for former patients to maintain those gains and continue to live independently and be an active part of their community.”
The new clinic features 10 exam rooms and six physician offices, adding 7,800 square feet to the existing 263,000 square foot facility. The Physicians Clinic further enhances the physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) training experience at Madonna. The PM&R program is a partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and its clinical partner Nebraska Medicine. Initially launched in 2018, the PM&R residency program is the only one in Nebraska and the first of its kind in a 5-state upper Midwest region. The program offers resident physiatrists the opportunity to participate in the care of pediatric and adult patients recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury and other complex medical issues. There are currently 14 residents under the direction of Dr. Samuel Bierner, who serves as the program’s chair and the medical director of the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Omaha Campus.
“The clinic will be invaluable for our resident physicians to learn first-hand how patients change over time as they improve after a brain injury or stroke. It will allow them to be able to see the improvement they make and based on those gains, make adjustments to their plan,” said Dr. Samuel Bierner, medical director, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital—Omaha Campus and chair of the PM&R department at UNMC.
Building partners for the project include DLR Group and Kiewit Building Group, Inc. who were involved in the Omaha Campus’ design and construction. Once open, the new clinic will provide dedicated space for Madonna and UNMC physicians to meet the growing need for outpatient physiatry and therapy services. More than 2,000 people have been treated through Madonna’s outpatient programs since the Omaha campus opened in October 2016; 910 of those patients were served in the past year.
The $5.5 million Physicians Clinic is on schedule to open in early 2021. To learn more about Madonna's Omaha Campus and take a virtual tour, click here.
To read our initial announcement of the Physicians Clinic expansion, click here.