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Faith, expert care played equal roles in Lincoln priest’s recovery at Madonna
In the News, Patient Stories
May 18, 2023

After an infection caused an amputation and eye loss for the Rev. Robert Matya, it became clear that he needed medical rehabilitation. The director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Newman Center arrived at Madonna weak and unable to walk. Not only did he receive daily physician visits to manage his complex medical condition, but he also underwent physical and occupational therapy and received care from our spiritual care team. The faith and Catholic identity of Madonna was exactly what he needed on his road to recovery. You can learn more about his experience here.

Nebraska woman regains independence after double amputation
In the News, Patient Stories
March 31, 2023

Losing a limb is a life-changing event. The medical rehabilitation necessary after such an event, whether due to a serious illness or accidental trauma, can be a long journey. Just ask Amelia Boettcher of Spencer, Nebraska. She came to Madonna’s specialized amputation program after losing both legs in a severe car accident. With help from her physician-led care team, Amelia slowly learned to navigate her new normal. You can read more about her journey below.