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Tag Archive: complex medical

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 Dept. of Transportation employee injured at work returns home
In the News, Patient Stories
March 28, 2023

On an icy night in December, highway construction inspector Bradley Miller suffered a catastrophic injury while attempting to aid the passengers of a vehicle that slid off road. Bradley spends every day since that night rebuilding his body and his confidence. Watch and read Bradley’s story to see how Madonna’s holistic approach to care and his interdisciplinary team of providers helps him reach his goals.

Singer rediscovers her voice through therapy
In the News, Patient Stories
August 25, 2022

Geslin Alexander loved to sing jazz but after a nearly five-month stay in two different acute care hospitals, Geslin’s voice didn’t sound like she wanted it to. When she arrived at Madonna, her entire body was deconditioned from a lengthy battle with several different medical conditions. She spent weeks on a ventilator and underwent multiple surgeries, including amputations on both feet. She was forced to relearn how to walk, talk and even breathe on her own. Read on to learn how she found her voice again.

The power of a poet
In the News, Patient Stories
August 02, 2022

Noah Weaver has long expressed the way he feels through poetry and lyrics. But then a car accident changed the 26-year-old’s life in an instant. Noah was involved in a car accident that caused a brain injury and required life-saving care. He woke up unable to walk or talk; not knowing if he would be able to remember his poetry or perform it again.