It's more than a new Academic Medical Center

It's the future of care

It’s more than a new Academic Medical Center. It’s the future of care.

As the hub of our Academic Health System, the new Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy represents a revolutionary advancement in health care collaboration. As home to Creighton University School of Medicine, this new state-of-the-art facility is transforming how we deliver care, not only today, but far into the future.

All-New Advanced Level I Trauma Center

  • CHI Health offers the highest level of comprehensive, 24/7 trauma care, capable of treating 2,000 trauma cases per year.
  • Dedicated helipad and on-site operating rooms and diagnostics expedite patient evaluation and treatment.
  • Omaha’s Level I Trauma Center is connected by telemedicine technology with other trauma centers in Kearney, Grand Island and 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.

Region's Largest, Most Modern Intensive Care Unit

  • The new 52-bed ICU has three state-of-the-art care units: an 18-bed medical ICU, a 16-bed surgical ICU and an 18-bed trauma ICU.
  • Each care unit has a 20-seat conference room with videoconferencing equipment to accommodate multidisciplinary care team meetings.
  • Patient rooms are almost twice the size of previous rooms, with private bathrooms, showers and room for visiting families.
  • Hydraulic lifts in every other room help prevent injuries when lifting and moving patients.

New ED plus Clinical Decision and Treatment Unit

  • 14 rooms for patients with true emergency conditions and six “vertical flow” rooms for minor problems.
  • 11 Clinical Decision and Treatment Unit rooms for patients with complex issues that need to be monitored for some amount of time.
  • Four rooms designed with safety features for behavioral care patients who may be a danger to themselves or others.
  • Two large treatment rooms for cases where specialized medical equipment and additional clinical staff may be needed.
  • A dedicated treatment room for sexual assault victims, designed with patient privacy and comfort in mind and equipped for comprehensive forensic examination.

Expanded Modern Clinical Spaces

  • New three-story clinic serves as a hub for academic outpatient care and includes 20 specialty clinics spread across pods of 16 exam rooms each.
  • Specialties include cardiovascular, diabetes, emergency, esophageal medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, pathology, neurology, oncology, surgical oncology, orthopedics, trauma, primary care, trauma/critical care, urology, and women’s health.


  • Newly-renovated multi-story academic tower provides space for Creighton University School of Medicine students and Graduate Medical Education programs, and is the primary clinical teaching site for health science learners.
  • More than 500 residents, medical students and fellows, and more than 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 facility focused on collaborative, team-based care, where physicians, residents and providers serve the outpatient, diagnostic and emergency medical needs of downtown and northeast Omaha.


  • Academic faculty, staff and learners are connected by both wired and wireless access to each other.
  • 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.