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Baby in a Hurry - Employees Help with Surprise Delivery
CHI Health doctors were able to help a woman give birth outside of CUMC Bergan Mercy Hospital.
Getting Her Life Back After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Millions of people suffer brain injuries every year, many from car accidents. The worst can lead to permanent brain damage or even death.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
CHI Health trauma center saves lives with efficiency (KETV.com)
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.
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.
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.
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.