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Bryan Health

Growth would be the central theme for Bryan Health and its various services and campus locations. "Bryan Health has seen continued steady and consistent growth," said Bob Ravenscroft, Bryan Health Vice President. Bryan has two main Lincoln campuses – Bryan East Campus and Bryan West Campus – as well as several other facilities.

Visible signs of growth on the Bryan East Campus include a new emergency department and Rooftop Healing Garden for families in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The emergency department expansion will greatly help the hospital meet community needs as it cares for emergency needs. "The new department includes 23 patient rooms and doubles the size of the facility to 29,000 square feet. The department incorporates leading-edge technology and is designed to enhance safety and privacy while increasing the ability to care for more patients in a timely manner," Ravenscroft said.

On the Bryan West campus, visitors will notice a newly-designed chapel that is larger and more conveniently located.

Construction is just a small piece of the hospital’s annual capital investment. Significant technology and equipment installation has occurred across Bryan’s various locations. These include a 256-slice CT scanner, which is typically found in major academic centers and large medical centers. Bryan is the only health care facility in Nebraska offering this technology. The new scanner, as well as the existing 64-slice CT scanner at Bryan, uses dose reduction techniques to keep radiation dose as low as possible.

Other introductions of leading-edge care at Bryan include MRI ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy, radioembolization, telemedicine partnerships that expand access to care and support providers in rural Nebraska and Bryan Health eVisit, a virtual care offering.

“Something we are really excited about is we are just beginning a long-term master facility plan for each of our campuses. Once complete it will be a guide for significant capital construction and expansion in the near term and long term,” Ravenscroft said.

Bryan College of Health Sciences enrolled more than 700 students and introduced a new EdD Education Doctorate with an emphasis on nursing education. It is one of only eight in the country to prepare nurses to teach the next generation.

CHI Health St. Elizabeth

CHI Health St. Elizabeth was founded in 1889 by the Sisters of Saint Francis to improve the health of the community and more than 125 years still remains strong.

CHI Health St. Elizabeth is a nonprofit medical center that has been recognized as a magnet hospital for excellence in nursing since 2004. The hospital is part of CHI Health and Catholic Health Initiatives. CHI Health is a regional health network headquartered in Omaha.

“We know that where a person lives, works and plays has a great impact on overall health and life expectancy. This is why we are compelled, beyond providing excellent health care, to improve the health of the Lincoln community. Last year, CHI Health St. Elizabeth invested over $25 million in total community benefit, which takes many forms, such as charity care, community health services and donations,” said Kim Moore, president, CHI Health St. Elizabeth.

The hospital has an award-winning neonatal intensive care unit and was the first hospital in the nation to receive two Gold Seals of Approval from the Joint Commission for its neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) and high-risk obstetrics. It is one of only six hospitals in the nation to receive the preterm labor award and one of nine hospitals to receive the award for premature births.

The hospital is Nebraska’s only Verified Burn Center, which is a prestigious award from the American College of Surgeons and the American Burn Association.

In late 2012, the hospital launched a new Breast Care Center offering women battling breast cancer a comprehensive approach to care focused on healing the mind, body and spirit. It is the only hospital in the Midwest to offer AccuBoost, a new radiation therapy treatment that cuts down on the body’s exposure to radiation, or women who are fighting breast cancer

CHI Health St. Elizabeth is the only hospital in the state to offer CyberKnife, a non-invasive robotic cancer radiation treatment that provides a significant reduction in conventional radiation therapy treatment.

The hospital was among the first 50 hospitals in the nation to offer a single-incision robotic hysterectomy. It has been performing robotic surgeries since 2008, but with the development of new technology it can now perform two surgeries – gallbladder removal and hysterectomy – through one incision.

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