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How to reduce pressure injuries as the pandemic continues
December 02, 2021

Given the health care challenges of the last two years, the incidence of pressure injuries or pressure ulcers has been steadily increasing across hospital systems nationwide. However, Diane Ulmer, the Spinal Cord Injury Program manager at Madonna, believes that with teamwork, technology and the proper equipment, all health care professionals can reduce the occurrence of pressure injuries and improve patient care outcomes. Read on to learn her recommendations and prevention strategies.

Librarian regains strength at Madonna after COVID-19 and GBS
In the News, Patient Stories
November 04, 2021

Elizabeth Thornton survived COVID-19 only to discover she had a severe case of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that causes the body’s immune system to attack itself. After months in the hospital, Elizabeth came to Madonna unable to walk or talk. Little by little, Elizabeth regained her strength and stability with the help of her care team, and she found joy in small victories, like doing aquatic therapy in our fitness pool. 

Lincoln man back to work in aviation one year after serious spinal cord injury
In the News
February 04, 2021

The last few years have been a roller coaster ride for James Rosenkranz. After breaking his leg in a 2018 car crash, James’ hope for a brief recovery has turned into years of rehabilitation. While healing from trauma, he developed a blood clot that traveled to his lungs causing a pulmonary embolism, and wound up in the hospital again. James slipped into a two-week coma, losing function of both legs. Doctors weren’t optimistic, giving James only an 11% chance of recovering. But that didn’t stop the retired Navy veteran from setting the bar high working with his care team at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals-Lincoln Campus.