CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy
As the flagship of our academic health system, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy will support a new culture where academic and community physicians – from primary care doctors to specialists, subspecialists and trauma experts – can collaborate to provide the best care for the patients we serve.
New construction: 135,136 square feet
Renovation of existing space: 165,000 square feet
Investment: $140 million
Economic impact: Expected to be more than a quarter of a billion dollars
New Location for CHI Health’s Level 1 Trauma Center
- The highest level of comprehensive trauma care will be available24/7.
- The CHI Health team of trauma specialists includes six highly respected trauma surgeons and treats more than 1,400 trauma cases each year. The move to Bergan Mercy will add another trauma bay (four total), increasing capacity for 2,000 trauma cases per year.
- A dedicated helipad, on-site operating rooms and diagnostics (radiology and lab services) will expedite patient evaluation and treatment.
- The Level I Trauma Center in Omaha will be connected by telemedicine technology with the Level II Trauma Center in Kearney, the Level III Trauma Center in Grand Island, and the Burn and Wound Center in Lincoln, providing urban and rural communities with 24/7 access to trauma specialists.
- CHI Health is the only health system to serve Nebraska and southwest Iowa with a Level I Trauma Center, an ACS verified Burn and Wound Center, and a CARF accredited Rehabilitation Institute—all essential components of a complete continuum of care for every aspect of injury from prevention to life-threatening trauma.
Emergency Department and Clinical Decision and Treatment Unit
- Includes 14 rooms for patients with true emergency medical situations and six “fast track” rooms for minor problems.
- 11 CDTU rooms will treat patients with complex issues that need to be monitored for some amount of time. For example, a man with a concussion could be observed and go home the same day, rather than being admitted as an inpatient – saving a bed and the costs of inpatient treatment.
- Four rooms are designed with safety features for behavioral health patients who may be a danger to themselves or others.
- Two large treatment rooms designed for cases where specialized medical equipment and additional clinical staff may be needed.
- A dedicated room designed and equipped for comprehensive forensic examination and treatment of sexual assault victims.
The Largest, Most Modern Intensive Care Unit in the Region
- The new 52-bed ICU has three state-of-the-art care units: an 18-bed medical ICU, a 16-bed medical surgical ICU and an 18-bed trauma ICU. Hydraulic lifts in every other room will help prevent injuries when lifting and moving patients.
- Patient rooms with private bathrooms, showers and room for visiting families are almost twice the size of previous rooms, allowing space for portable equipment and stocked supplies when life-saving bedside procedures are required real time.
- Each of the three care units has a 20-seat conference room with videoconferencing equipment and capacity to accommodate interprofessional care team meetings.
Expanded Clinical Space
- A new three-story clinic building serves as a hub for academic outpatient care, and includes 20 specialty clinics spread across pods of 16 exam rooms each.
- New or enhanced specialties include cardiovascular, diabetes, emergency, esophageal medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, pathology, neurology, oncology, oncological surgery, orthopedic, trauma, primary care, trauma/critical care, urology, and women’s health.
- A new multi-story academic tower will be the site of education and training for Creighton University Medical School students, the home to Graduate Medical Education programs and the primary clinical teaching site for our health science learners.
- More than 500 residents, medical students and fellows and 1,000 nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy and social work students will learn in this new space.
- The new University Campus clinic on 24th & Cuming is an extension of the Academic Medical Center and is a “learning laboratory” where physicians, residents and providers serve the outpatient, diagnostic and emergency medical needs of downtown and northeast Omaha.
- Wired and wireless access to both academic and clinical resources through a special network supporting our academic faculty, staff and learners.
- Educational broadcasting to rural communities and across the CHI Health system is provided through the Nebraska Statewide Telehealth Network.
- Multiple video conferencing/multimedia-enabled meeting rooms for collaboration, including a 180-seat auditorium that can be used in a single- or multi-room configuration.
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