CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center University Campus

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center University Campus

University Campus

We solicited input from several work groups representing physicians, employees, educators and the community. Over the course of the last eight months we have engaged in dialogue with hundreds of people with genuine interest and concern in what the future state of the academic medical center should look like. The CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center University Campus site is the culmination of that work. 

This project is infusing $35 million dollars into this community. We selected this area because we believe in this community and intend to serve it just as we have over the last 125 years.

The Site

CHI Health has acquired an 11-acre tract of land at 24th and Cuming Streets, where a new 80,000-sq. ft. medical complex will be built to serve the outpatient, diagnostic and emergency needs of the downtown and northeast Omaha communities. There will be rooms available to host community meetings and education. The new complex will be home to an expanded Creighton Family Medicine Residency Program. The land is about six blocks east and two blocks north of current Creighton University Medical Center.

Services will include primary care, cardiology, psychiatry, women’s health and pediatrics with additional specialty services. To start, 30 physicians, 24 family medicine residents and other health professionals will see patients on a daily basis at this new site. The site will feature a sustainable design that can be re-functioned as health care needs change in the community. Construction is set to begin by spring of 2015 and be completed by late 2016.

Family Medicine Residency Program

We are planning to move the Family Medicine residency to the new site. We hope the new site will give us the opportunity to develop a practice that will reach out into the community in a new way, and focus on prevention not only in individuals, but also the family and community. We believe that by partnering with the range of health and social sciences that are available at Creighton University, as well as groups and organizations in the community, we can fundamentally affect the health in northeast Omaha and the surrounding areas.

Emergency Department

The emergency department will be the first of its kind in the region. An emergency department is open to the public 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for treatment of urgent and emergent conditions. No appointment is required.

The primary difference is this emergency department is not located inside a hospital. Emergency departments treat all emergencies, from life-threatening chest pain to broken bones and persistent coughs. People with symptoms, such as dizziness, abdominal pain, severe respiratory or urinary infections, influenza and dehydration also may be treated at the freestanding emergency department.

If a trauma patient arrives at the freestanding  emergency department, the medical team will take care of the patient just as they would in any emergency department. The patients will be assessed, and depending on the severity of the trauma, treat them on site. If the trauma patient needs surgery or a higher level of care, the patient will be referred to a trauma surgeon and admitted directly to the operating room at Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy. FAQs


The educational experience will be different in that the space is being designed to create an interactive multidiscipline environment of care that focuses on new and better ways of delivering healthcare and education. This new academic environment will shape how we educate our future physicians and allied health professionals to work in a collaborative model to facilitate population health and wellness along with disease management.  

We are focusing on a team-based care approach to delivering care now and the future.  Lastly, we will be leveraging new technologies to improve access and assist in patient care to include remote visits with specialists and virtual visits.

University Campus Progress

Aerial View
University Campus
University Campus