Nebraska is one of the states that is experiencing a severe shortage in the nursing profession. This problem has been hounding local authorities and seems like it will not go away in the near future. At the end of the rope are the patients that might be at risk of not having enough nurses to care for them. The numbers at stake here come to around a 20% shortage rate which translates to about 4,000 nursing vacancies by the year 2020. The root cause of this major problem is that there are not enough nurse educators now and by 2020. The reason for this is that a lot of nursing educators and nurses per se are about to reach retirement age. Right now, the median age in the nursing profession in Nebraska is pegged at 54. Almost half of nursing school applicants had to be declined because of the lack of educators. This is mainly seen in the rural side of the state.
- The Nebraska Methodist Hospital
Backed by its rich 120 year experience in nursing care, Methodist Hospital established in 1982 the Nebraska Methodist Health System as the pioneer health system in the area. It quickly established itself as the leader in nursing care that other systems tend to emulate.
The system has three hospitals under its wings. These are the Methodist Hospital, the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and the Methodist Women’s Hospital. Under its’ name it also owns and/or operates a nursing school, a health college concentrating on allied health, distributorship of medical supplies and health clinics located in 21 areas. This only means one thing – that the system has most of the region covered.
The Nebraska Methodist Health System has only one thing they desire and that is to provide the very best health care program for everyone in need. The major difference in the healthcare system is the personal approach they provide their patients whom they treat like family. Their health care system is backed by being equipped with the latest techniques in health care.
The employees of the system are all in one for giving the best healthcare for those in need of it. They also pride themselves as being the leader in interrelated healthcare establishment because of their competence and ability to provide the best care.
Taking their jobs and duties with utmost sincerity, employees of Methodist Health System are trained to respect their patients while giving the care that they need. It does not matter what socio-economic class, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, professional background, race, skin color or physical disability the patient has, the employees are trained to welcome anyone within their doors.
The system cares for a diverse group of patients. All the aspects mentioned above will be treated with utmost respect because Methodist health System employees are against discrimination against patients.
Methodist healthcare System is focused on their patients because they are a patient driven system. Patients are prioritized by diagnosing the healthcare that they need and trying to give them what they expect. They give their patients all the respect they need by caring for them. They give out the best behavior to their patients while treating them.
Another thing that they put a lot of value in is excellence in their health care service. This attitude towards the kind of work they put in shows the high standards of the system. The system achieves excellence by gaining more knowledge, work experience and applying new ideas. Teamwork is another important factor that gives Methodist Health System a distinct edge. Teamwork is achieved by respecting everyone on the team regardless of position.
The desire of providing the community the best in healthcare is something that Methodist Health System has been working on toward perfection.
8511 W. Dodge Road Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: (402) 354-4000
- The Nebraska Medical Center
One of the best medical care schools in the state of Nebraska is Nebraska Medicine. Their excellence is backed by their focus on providing the best care for their patients with the latest ideas in healthcare. Nebraska Medicine is part of the state’s best and highest ranking hospital, the Nebraska Medical Center and is committed to providing advanced medical techniques to each patient they handle. It also forms the backbone of UNMC Physicians and Bellevue Medical Center.
This healthcare system is home to more than 1,000 Doctors plus about 678 patient capacity with about 40 primary and specialized care clinic in the city of Omaha and its surrounding cities. This huge system can provide nursing and medical care needs with it collaborative works with its’ Doctors, nurses and allied medical staff.
The service of Nebraska Medicine is bound by their slogan which says that they can provide the best nursing and medical care by being serious in what they do. It does not matter if the patient goes to a hospital, a specialized clinic, to a Doctor. Just as long as the facility they go to is under Nebraska Medicine, the patients will be receiving and be given the due medical and nursing care the deserve.
Nebraska Medicine is also the source of educators for teaching jobs in the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Today, Nebraska Medicine is now composed of a 621 hospital bed healthcare facility that provides the most in depth nursing and medical care services to some of the most difficult diseases to cure. This is where patients who are suffering from diseases that are rare and very complicated to deal with are put. Physicians that work here are from different specialized fields.
By providing the best education source in medical and nursing training, the patients are actually treated with the latest ideas in healthcare treatment. The most notable and renowned of their medical service are bone marrow and solid organ transplant procedures. They also have achieved a good reputation regarding their cardiology, neurology and oncology departments.
It has been voted as one of the best medical care facility within the state of Nebraska for a good number of years now. Recently it has achieved a ranking as one of the best hospitals in the whole country. It is the only Comprehensive Trauma Center in Nebraska that handles patients of various ages. It is also home to a very rare Biocontanment Rooms that are specifically built for patients with highly contagious and deadly diseases.
On the other hand, Nebraska medicine-Bellevue is a full service, 55-patient capacity that handles emergency cases, both outpatient and inpatient surgical procedures, intensive care cases, oncology care, obstetric cases, a diagnostic lab, radiology department and a complete pharmacy.
The Nebraska medicine clinics houses about 450 Physicians who practice in about 50 special fields of medicine. These physicians have utmost focus in giving the best medical care for every patient that walks through their doors. They also provide education and research services to the healthcare system.
987400 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-7400
Phone: (402) 552-2040
- Chi Health St Elizabeth
In 1889, the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration founded the CHI Health St. Elizabeth. This hospital has a capacity of 260 patients and is a not for profit medical center of the region. The hospital is bound by its beliefs in compassion to patients, integrity of their service, reverence and their excellence to their medical care programs and nursing care services which they provide to their patients in an unconditional way. CHI stand for Catholic Health Initiatives which monitors the medical and nursing care programs of the hospital.
The hospital is known for its exemplary service to their patients. It specializes in pediatric, newborn care, women’s health care services, neuroscience health services, orthopedic services, emergency cases, oncology cases, cardiology cases, burn cases and deep wounds.
The year 2004 saw the Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center achieve a Magnet status to cement its stature as one of the premiere sources of medical and nursing care in the state of Nebraska.
555 South 70th Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone: (402) 219-7700
- Chi Health Bergan Mercy
CHI Health Bergan Mercy is a healthcare facility that focuses on patient centered medical and nursing care services. Every part of the facility is designed to help the healing process that every patient goes through. The facility offers a lot of comfort and a stress free atmosphere to help ease their patients. Services offered at this top notch hospital are emergency case facilities, inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, maternity cases, oncology cases, diagnostic care services and cardiovascular care services.
One of the best things about Bergan Mercy is that their visiting hours is not restricted to a certain time only. However, with this said, there will be times that visiting hours may be limited depending on circumstances. In some cases, some patients, especially mothers who just gave birth are strictly made to rest between the hours of 2 and 4 pm. But these mothers can still welcome their guests if they want to. Visiting children must have an adult company with them all the time. Nurses will willingly answer all queries of patients and visitors.
Access to the hospital is made easier with the presence of valet parking services. This service comes free of charge for all patients and guests. Free valet parking is set between 8 am to 5:30 pm everyday from Monday to Friday. It is offered at the main entrance of the Bergan Mercy medical Center and the main entrance of the Bergan Mercy Professional Center.
A cafeteria serves very good and heartwarming meals to guests of patients. It is open for service from Monday to Sunday. The cafeteria is located at the lower level of the building.
7710 Mercy Rd #308, Omaha, NE
Phone: (402) 398-6060
- Chi Health Immanuel
Chi Health Immanuel is part of the Catholic Health Initiatives that renders very good services regarding oncology care, rehabilitation care, spine injuries care. It is a full service hospital with comprehensive facilities. It also doubles as hostel for out of towners. The hospital is built on their 125 year commitment of providing the best medical and nursing care for their patients.
The visiting hours are not restricted except when certain circumstances arise. Mothers who just gave birth are advised to rest between 2 and 4 pm but can still receive visitors if they want. Children must be accompanied by adults at any time.
There is free valet parking at the entrance of the hospital and at ONE Professional Center. There are ATM’s found at the North Tower and near the cafeteria at the lower floor.
6901 N 72nd St, Omaha, NE 68122
Phone: (402) 572-2121