Under the Microscope

Dear Colleagues,

CHI Health is in the midst of a monumental transformation as we move to a new academic medical center at Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy. Along with all aspects of patient care, CHI Health’s Level I Trauma Center will move 40 blocks west. The new state-of-the-art trauma center and emergency department will be the closest Level I Trauma Center, by drive time, to 60 percent of the households in greater Omaha, bringing trauma care closer to our patients while honoring our commitment to the underserved. Our commitment to quickly respond to the needs of patients who have suffered critical or life-threatening injuries extends across the state and into Iowa with trauma centers in Kearney, Grand Island and Council Bluffs. The care also includes Nebraska’s only verified burn center.

Trauma is the leading cause of death in patients ages 1 to 44 in the United States. We know trauma rarely leaves a patient and family unchanged. How we work with you and how we handle these delicate cases together can put patients on the road to recovery faster. Our goal in trauma care is to get patients back into your care, which is where the real healing happens.

For us, trauma is personal. By rapidly identifying life-threatening injuries, countless lives will be saved, countless families will be healed. As you will see in this edition of microscope, saving lives starts with our dedicated 
trauma teams.


Cliff Robertson, MD
Chief Executive Officer
CHI Health