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The Madonna Difference: Madonna’s approach to catastrophic care

November 09, 2020

A recent study shows that trauma centers are keeping people alive at a rate of 92%. Advances in education, technology and access have improved overall health and the ability to significantly recover from serious injury and illness. This research indicates that trauma centers are at the heart of this trend, and this increase in survival rates comes with the need for specialized rehabilitation.

Workers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, major multiple trauma or burns need a holistic and specialized rehabilitation program to help them achieve and regain independence. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals is a recognized National Center of Excellence in offering the specialized rehabilitation programs necessary to serve these populations. 

Madonna is a stand-alone, not-for-profit specialty hospital that offers the full continuum of care. Both Madonna facilities in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, provide inpatient long term acute care (LTAC, also commonly referred to as our Specialty Hospital) and acute rehabilitation (AR). In addition, outpatient services include and intensive Rehab Day Program and a traditional outpatient program to provide a one-stop shop for rehabilitation.

The Madonna approach incorporates a multi-disciplinary team comprised of physicians, physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapist, neuropsychologists, pastoral care and world-class technology to provide each patient the best opportunity to reach their goals. Madonna’s technology and research development allows our therapists to use technology to not only enhance the patient experience, but achieve outcomes that matter.  

When you have a catastrophically injured patient, it is best to provide options to the patient and his/her loved ones. It’s important that those options include rehabilitation facilities that offer the specialized services mentioned above. When you offer Madonna as an option, a nurse liaison will complete an assessment of the patient, meet with the family of the injured worker and provide medical updates to your case manager up to admission. Once the patient has been admitted, the adjuster and case manager have the opportunity to be part of the care team and will have availability to attend team meetings with the physician, therapists, and internal case managers.

The experience of Madonna in Workers’ Comp provides a smooth transition from admission to discharge, by providing expertise and excellent communication along the way. If you have questions about our process or would like more information, please contact Shawn Wills by email, swills@madonna.org or phone, 402-290-8662.

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