Press Release - CHI Health, Nebraska (NE) - Southwest Iowa (IA)
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His Life Changed in A Split Second, And Now a Painful Fight to Regain Use of His Hand After Fireworks Accident
Chris Wathor sold fireworks and shot them off for years, but a blast in April mangled his hand. Now he struggles to use a screwdriver
After Being Given 5 Percent Chance of Survival, Shooting Victim is Back on Her Feet
Novich’s family had been told by doctors at the Creighton University Medical Center that the 21-year-old shooting victim had about a 5 percent chance
Patient’s Unique Thank You to Trauma Doc 06/20/2016
Artist Honors Officer Kerrie Orozco
With paint and patience, Freddy Rinicone worked for weeks to create this life-sized tribute to Omaha's most recent fallen officer.
2016 Trauma Symposium Set for June 17th
Learn the latest about trauma care from experts who have lectured and saved lives around the world.
'It’s my way of releasing it all': After tornado killed her daughter, Pilger woman found strength in running
Day after day, Kandi Murphree laces up her running shoes and ventures out into town, memories of her daughter at every street she crosses.
Trauma Surgeon, Dr. Juan Asensio, Receives Prestigious Awards
CHI Health Trauma Surgeon, Dr. Juan A. Asensio said he was “extremely humbled” to have received numerous honors in recent months.
Injured Volleyball Fan Gets Big Surprise at Hospital
The paramedics asked her where she wanted to go. She didn’t know. One of them told her, “You’re code 3 (critical). You’re going to Creighton.
Dr. Juan Asensio Discusses the Importance of a Level I Trauma Center
CUMC Trauma Center Director Juan A. Asensio, MD, FACS, FCCM, FRCS (England), KM as he talks about trauma care on the Morning Blend.
CHI Health Good Samaritan Trauma Center Receives Re-verification
Good Samaritan is the lead hospital in Region III of the Nebraska Emergency Medical Services Statewide Trauma Program. Region III covers 31 counties..
Mom from Pilger Tornado Returns to Say Thank You
Kandi Murphree says she has no recollection of her time spent at the hospital, but she wanted the chance to thank those who saved her.
Celebrating Our Level I Trauma Center
Here are some little-known facts about our Level I Trauma Center.
Man Recovering After Being Trapped in Grain Bin for Hours
felt that I have a certain area of expertise in taking care of traumatic injuries. And I have a duty to help my neighbors, take care of my neighbors.
'Cali’s in my heart': Resilient mother puts her life back together after Pilger tornadoes
Kandi Murphree came to CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center with trauma resulting from the 2014 Pilger, Neb. tornadoes
Car Wreck Patient: Broken Bones Were the Least of Her Problems
Later, she would be glad she was wearing a seatbelt. And she would be glad very experienced trauma surgeons were standing ready for her...
Making the Honor Roll While Saving Lives
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of traumatic injuries – and the third leading cause of death for Americans.
Trauma Symposium Brings Together Doctors, Survivors
Survivors of life-threatening situations also attended the Trauma Symposium at the downtown Hilton, where they were recognized.
Paralyzed Police Officer Still on Bike 19 Years Later
Almost 19 years ago, an Omaha police officer was critically injured when a teen in a stolen car smashed into his cruiser.
Trauma Symposium Draws Record Crowd, Recognizes Recent Patients
Almost 300 healthcare professionals attended this year’s Trauma Symposium to learn about everything from rescuscitation to the effects of trauma.
Dr. Wagner Recounts the Day Officer Kerrie Orozco was Brought to CUMC 05/26/2015
This Teamwork Could Save Your Life One Day
Paramedic Matt Nurton did some quick thinking, recalling a previous serious injury he’d seen from a lawnmower accident. He remembered that CHI Health
Falling TVs Carry the Force of Thousands of Pounds
he CPSC said that one child dies every two weeks and one consumer is injured every 15 minutes when a piece of furniture or a TV set falls on them.
Trauma Team – and a Belt – Save Amputee’s Life
A quick-thinking Good Samaritan with a belt applied a makeshift tourniquet and Creighton University Medical Center’s trauma team took over...
The Best in Orthopedic Trauma Care – Again
CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center (CUMC) has been granted a two-year recertification for Orthopedic Trauma Disease Specific Care.
Knights Still Exist -- Even When Battles Aren’t Fought with Swords
The order identifies people all over the world who have performed humanitarian service, physicians who have served humanity “above and beyond the call
When a Tourniquet and a Top Trauma Team Save Lives
Mechanic Hank Hansen was working on a truck trailer when his left arm became caught in the frame. He could see where it was trapped at the elbow.
Omaha EMS to Transport Patients to CUMC’s Level I Trauma Center Again
The state late last week designated CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center an adult comprehensive (Level I) trauma center.
CUMC Regains Level I Trauma Center Designation
Nebraska approved the CUMC’s application to be designated as a comprehensive Level I trauma center.
CHI Health expecting Creighton to get trauma center status
The team that reviewed Creighton University Medical Center’s trauma program on Wednesday found no deficiencies...
Drunk Driver Plowed into Her at 70 Miles an Hour
Ursula Kalinowski saw the headlights coming at her as the pickup rounded the curve.
Von Maur Patient 7 Years Ago: “Will They Save Me?”
Micky Oldham was in terrible pain. She’d been shot as she worked in customer service at the Von Maur department store.
19-year-old Trauma Patient Never Stops Smiling
“Being sleepy really impairs your judgment. I shook it off and kept going.”
Siri - and Our Trauma Team - to the Rescue
Connor had a seizure and crashed into a deep ravine. Exposure and severe blood loss had dropped his body temperature to a dangerously low 85 degrees.
Nurses Play Cupid - Will You Marry Me?
What do you do when a patient tells you he’s decided to propose to his longtime girlfriend and can’t kneel?
Learning the Hard Way What a Spleen’s For
Kyle King thought he had cracked his ribs but a CT scan showed doctors he had a ruptured spleen and had lost normal function in a kidney.
Football Head Injury Could Have Killed High Schooler
16-year-old Scott didn’t want to let the team down. So he kept playing defense and he kept practicing.
Woman Who Lost Leg in Car Crash Meets Man Who Saved Her Life
“It’s gonna hurt, but you’re going to be OK. It has to be this way,” Crisman remembers Hubert saying.
Nurses Help Husband and Wife Tell Each Other Goodbye
They were driving out to check on their corn crop -- with no idea their 60-year marriage soon would end.
Dr. Juan Asensio on KETV Chronicle
They're there when you need them the most: trauma workers on duty at all times. Now, there's a new man leading the effort at CHI Health
Learning from those wounded in war
Dr. Juan Asensio presents to CUMC Faculty, Residents, students and staff about advances in management of vascular injuries garnered from battlefield s
CHI Health trauma center saves lives with efficiency (
Wagner said once the patients got to the hospital Thursday each person in the trauma bay took on a specific role while working together as one unit.
Alegent Creighton University Medical Center Recognized for Orthopaedic Trauma
CUMC is one of only two hospitals in the country recognized by the Joint Commission for its management of orthopaedic trauma.
New Trauma Medical Director Knows Poverty, Violence Firsthand
He's been called a Medical Maverick and the Crusader.
To treat, but also prevent, violence
New trauma chief thinks youths need to see what bullets can do.
Hollywood Producer Wakes up from Coma in Her Own Cliffhanger
She's put her special touch on high-adrenaline Hollywood films. Now, the accomplished visual effects producer has her own spine-chiller to tell.
Roofer Survives 34 Foot Fall Through Skylight
Kelly Mischanko fell through a skylight onto a concrete floor 34 feet below. He survived.
Fall Prevention: Quick tips to avoid falls
You have less time than it takes the human eye to blink to catch yourself before a fall.
Alegent Creighton Health Continuum of Care Helps Young Dad
As part of the “continuum of care,” Chris went from the trauma bay, to the operating room, to the ICU a hospital bed to rehab.
14-year-old Survives Serious Sledding Accident
Valarie Potter had crashed into a fence while sledding down a hill on New Year's Day. She didn't remember the accident, just the blood...
Tow Truck Driver Remembers Saying 'God, I'm Dead'
Jerry Lustgraaf was just doing what he’d done hundreds of times before. The roads were slick with ice and he was pulling a car out of a ditch.
19-year-old Trauma Patient Never Stops Smiling
Rachael Johnson didn’t remember the trucker, Steven, stopping. The Good Samaritan spotted her from his perch in the cab of his truck...
The Shower that Almost Killed Him
Falls are #1 Reason for Trauma Admissions. When Daniel Peterson lost his balance in the shower, it almost killed him.
No Laughing Matter: That cow can hurt you
Being attacked by a cow is out-of-the-ordinary, but can be life-threatening.
Minutes Count: Alegent Creighton Health's CUMC Level One Trauma Center
As one of the only two designated comprehensive trauma centers in Nebraska, CUMC's Trauma Center is in a constant state of readiness
CHI: Partners in Saving Lives
Sue witnessed firsthand how closely the Alegent Creighton Health CUMC trauma team works with the Saint Elizabeth Regional Burn and Wound Center
Stroke Victim Finds Motivation at Immanuel Rehabilitation Center
Kari Cleveland spent a month at the Immanuel Rehabilitation Center after suffering a stroke following a car crash.
Miracle Moments in the Trauma Bay
Police Officer Paul Latschar was sent to the CUMC Level I Trauma Center after being shot three times.
Trauma Staff Helps Cerebral Palsy Patient Hit by Car
When her brother told the visitors in her hospital room, “I have bad news. Helen will never walk again,” Helen Grabowski laughed out loud.
Mercy Hospital Handles its Share of Trauma
Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs is Level III Trauma Center that serves southwest Iowa
Accident Victim Praises Trauma Team
As she lay in her crumpled Toyota Siena van, all Traci Wickham could think about was her kids.
Alegent Creighton Health CUMC Recognized for Orthopedic Trauma
This formal designation confirms the work - and measuring - we have been doing to provide the best care for our patients we can