We offer breakthrough procedures, provide care coordination for those with chronic illnesses, and teach the next generation of doctors. And this is only the beginning. When it comes to keeping you healthy, we're never standing still. Below are a few examples of how CHI Health is transforming health care:
Research shows that with screening, lung cancer can be diagnosed earlier and treated more successfully. In fact, found in its earliest stage, lung cancer is 80 percent curable. Historically patients who had abnormal chest scans or suspicious lesions might have to wait several weeks or even months to receive follow-up care and treatment. The long lag time was due in large part to uncoordinated care. Under the new model at CHI Health's Lung Health Center patients can expect a confirmed diagnosis within 48 hours and the start of treatment soon after that.
Imagine receiving the diagnosis of a chronic illness like diabetes. If you receive that diagnosis at Alegent Creighton Clinic, there’s good news. We offer Care Coordinators. A Care Coordinator is a nurse who helps you manage your disease, keeping you on track with medications, diet, and exercise. As your partner, your care coordinator connects you to doctors, specialists and other medical resources like nutritionists, social workers, and pharmacists. As a result, you’ll have the knowledge to manage your disease.
Getting sick doesn't always work around your schedule. That's why Alegent Creighton Clinic provides extended hours at most locations. Alegent Creighton Clinic is opening earlier, staying later and even offering Saturday hours to make sure you and your family get the care you need, when you need it. With over 100 convenient locations, there's a good chance you'll find one near work, school or home.
World Class Heart Care
When it comes to the health care of our community, no one thinks about it as much as CHI Health. That’s why we are the first and only health system in the world to earn accreditations in Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure as well as certification in Atrial Fibrillation from the Society of Cardiovascular and Patient Care. This level of care was achieved at all six of our hospitals located across Metro Omaha, Sarpy County and Council Bluffs.
There’s hope for patients who might not qualify for conventional heart-valve replacement surgery. The Heart & Vascular Institute is the first and only health system in Omaha performing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a milestone heart procedure that is restoring quality of life for those suffering from aortic stenosis.
Do you know where to find care nearby, no matter where you are? The CHI Health mobile site makes finding health care easy and convenient. Whether it’s an emergency department, pharmacy or physician, our mobile site uses geo-location to help you and your family and friends find the right care close by. You can also find a physician perfect for them by viewing our physician video introductions while on the go.
CHI Health is proud to be the first in Omaha to provide 3-dimensional mammography imaging technology to our patients and community. We can offer this powerful new tool to patients who are considered high risk, have a family history or have a lump. The improved accuracy of a 3D Mammogram increases the detection rate of early breast cancer by 7 percent and may reduce the number of false-positive exams up to 40 percent.
Immanuel Rehabilitation Center
We are transforming the way we deliver acute rehabilitation by making radical changes in the treatment options available to our patients. Our new inpatient rehabilitation center offers many advantages and innovative rehabilitation technology, including ArmeoSpring, iPads and the Aretech ZeroG system, an over the ground body-weight support system to help patients suffering from ambulation or gait abnormalities.
The CHI Health online patient portal MyChart makes it easy to manage your health care. This new secure online environment for our patients offers appointment requests, medication refill requests, and access to your personal health record. In addition, you’ll receive daily health news and appointment reminders on your mobile phone or via email. You can also communicate with your physician's office, pre-register for maternity services and receive mammography results within 24-hours. Just another way we're making health care healthier.
We work to keep families healthy by partnering with organizations in our community such as Live Well Omaha and Live Well Omaha Kids that offer many resources, programs and classes. Our wellness centers are more than a fitness center - they are designed especially for people committed to improving and maintaining their health. Online, we offer a number of wellness tools to help you manage your health and stay healthy. From risk assessments, to our BMI calculator, to a library of video education, we strive to keep you informed so you can make the right health care decisions.
For those looking to lose the weight and get healthy, CHI Health Weight Management is here to help. We offer both surgical and non-surgical weight loss solutions to ensure you have a variety of options to best fit your specific need. Our no-obligation information seminars allow you to learn more about our programs and which option is right for you. Our surgical patients lose an average of 50-80% of their excess body weight, and our non-surgical patients lose an average of 47 lbs.