Great Minds Don’t Think Alike

They Work Together

While the pandemic forced distance into everyday lives, it had the opposite effect for academic health center partners CHI Health and Creighton University. A diverse team from each institution came together to solve urgent problems. Each brought unique expertise to Innovation Team projects – often from a distance via Zoom. Their collaborative efforts resulted in real-time solutions as well as patent applications and grant proposals which will improve how we care for our communities through COVID-19 and beyond.

Special Thanks

More people than we can list contributed their expertise and sweat equity to innovation projects. They include staff from CHI Health and Creighton University as well as business leaders and community members throughout Nebraska and southwest Iowa. We thank you for stepping forward when the community needed you most.

Innovation Team Leaders

  • Greg Schardt
  • Dr. Renuga Vivekanandan

Innovation Team Members

  • Dr. Jason Bartz (research)
  • David Buffington (library/3D)
  • Dr. John Cote (OB/3D)
  • Dr. Robin Farias-Eisner (OB)
  • Dr. Laura Hansen (research)
  • Dr. Adam Highley (pulmonary)
  • Dr. Theresa Townley (internal medicine)

John J. Cote, MD, FACOG

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Adam Highley, MD

Pulmonary Medicine,
Critical Care

Theresa Townley, MD

Internal Medicine,
Hospital Medicine

Renuga Vivekanandan, MD

Infectious Diseases