CHI Health has secured naming rights to the Century Link Center Arena and Convention Center in Omaha – now known as the CHI Health Center Omaha.
The Metro Entertainment and Convention Authority (MECA) approached CHI Health about the naming rights because the group was looking for a strong local partner.
CHI Health views this as an incredible opportunity to invest in the community. As one of the state’s largest employers (12,000 employees strong), we’re called to give back to our employees who live and work here, our patients and neighbors who raise families here and our academic partner Creighton University. We’re pleased to have our name associated with the fun and excitement of the arena and convention center activities, including Creighton University athletics.
The opportunity to use this building to reach so many people aligns perfectly with our mission to serve and to build healthy communities. The center attracts thousands every year from across Nebraska and southwest Iowa – in the same communities CHI Health serves with 14 hospitals (see list below), and more than 150 clinics in locations that include Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Kearney and Grand Island.
Activities that we’re considering sponsoring at the CHI Health Center are:
- Sidewalk Marathon walking challenge
- Health and dental screenings for at-risk populations
- Dementia education and resources for caregivers
- A blessing of area caregivers and health care providers
- A wide array of health education for the public
CHI Health is a not-for-profit health system and gave back more than $191.4 million to communities like Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney and Grand Island and beyond in the fiscal year 2017 – all the cities where we're located. That’s a 31.1% increase over 2016.
We gave back by covering uninsured or underinsured patients and the unpaid costs of Medicaid, as well as sponsoring community programs and creating partnerships that provide health education and benefits. These include fighting obesity and chronic disease, addressing students’ behavioral health needs and pushing back against violence in the community.