COVID-19

OrthoNebraska has always been focused on preventing the spread of infection. We continue to actively monitor, prepare and work to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. In doing so, we have implemented several changes to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, guests, staff, providers and community. While this may be an inconvenience, […]

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OrthoNebraska to Open Aksarben Clinic, Urgent Care

We are excited to announce a new clinic location that may make accessing OrthoNebraska’s subspecialized, personalized care easier for you. This July, we’re opening a new clinic in the Aksarben area, on the second floor of the Think Whole Person Healthcare building at 72nd and Center. “Having a location in the Aksarben and Midtown area is important to us, and Think is […]

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Sewing for Seniors

The Omaha area’s health systems, long-term care facilities and public health departments are working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While hospitals have been largely successful, long-term care facilities are struggling to control the spread. The health care workers and the people they care for are our neighbors, friends and family. They need our […]

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UV Light Used to Disinfect Masks for Omaha Community

OrthoNebraska has partnered with local healthcare and first responder organizations to safely and effectively collect and disinfect N95 respirators for reuse in the community. In collaboration with the Omaha Metro Healthcare Coalition, OrthoNebraska will utilize an Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) process and technology similar to that developed by Nebraska Medicine. Once fully operational, hundreds of […]

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OrthoNebraska Recognized as a Top U.S. Patient-Recommended Hospital

Recently, Becker’s Healthcare recognized OrthoNebraska as 1 of 22 hospitals in the U.S. with patient recommendations above 92 percent. This was based on a review of publicly available data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website and represent HCAHPS (standardized hospital patient satisfaction) scores collected from April 2018 through March […]

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OrthoNebraska to Grow Spine, Joint Replacement Programs

OrthoNebraska is excited to welcome two new physicians to our team! We believe in providing unparalleled access to highly-personalized, comprehensive care. The addition of these physicians will further strengthen our ability to provide comprehensive spine care and introduce a new technique in custom joint replacement. Dr. Sayfe Jassim specializes in hip, knee, sports medicine and total […]

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Orthopedic Nurse Certification

Like physicians, nurses have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of healthcare. This is accomplished by obtaining certification, which promotes safety, excellence in nursing, and demonstrates the knowledge and proficiency of a nurse in a certain specialty. In many cases, certification provides a nurse with the expertise to care for patients with many […]

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Drs. Bonness and Ebel Join OrthoNebraska

OrthoNebraska’s newest doctors will further strengthen our commitment to provide the community with accessible, high quality and cost-effective orthopedic care. Dr. Jeffrey Ebel is a primary care sports medicine physician with expertise in non-operative management of orthopedic injuries and concussions. It is the first time a primary care physician has joined the OrthoNebraska team. Dr. Eric Bonness […]

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Hydration 101

It’s that time of year where the mercury rarely dips lower than 70 degrees and relief from the heat and humidity is rare, even in the evening hours. It’s summer in Nebraska. While it’s tempting to just stay indoors and enjoy the A/C, the summer time is about being outdoors. Whether you’re participating in a […]

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Area Hospital Combats Opioid Crisis and ‘Freezes Knee Pain’

Omaha, Neb. – With opioid dependency on the rise, an exciting new treatment to knee pain has the medical community very optimistic. The treatment, known as iovera, uses the body’s natural response to cold to treat knee pain and turn off pain receptors at the site. Using a needle cooled with nitrous oxide, commonly referred […]

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Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital and OrthoWest to serve patients as OrthoNebraska

Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital and OrthoWest announced on May 12, 2017 that they will be serving patients as OrthoNebraska. OrthoWest is the largest orthopedic and musculoskeletal practice in the state, boasting more than 25 orthopedic surgeons, three rheumatologists, a neurosurgeon, and a physiatrist. OrthoWest’s history includes NebOrtho and dates back to the 1930s. It’s an evolution […]

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Fremont Health and OrthoNebraska Expand Partnership

Fremont Health announces an expanded partnership with OrthoNebraska, widely regarded as the premier orthopedic group in the region. According to Brett Richmond, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Fremont Health, the partnership will allow Fremont Health to expand orthopedic services available to patients in the Fremont area and will include additional orthopedic sub-specialties. […]

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Hospital Earns Highest Overall Rating from Medicare

OrthoNebraska is proud to announce the achievement of a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Out of 3,662 hospitals nationwide to be rated, less than three percent (102 total) hospitals received the 5-Star Overall Rating. This news comes shortly after OrthoNebraska was also named one of the Best Hospitals in […]

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Hospital Appoints Scheppers as Chief Executive Officer

OrthoNebraska Hospital (at the time, Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital) is pleased to announce the appointment of Levi J. Scheppers as its new chief executive officer. Levi comes to OrthoNebraska from Nebraska Medicine, where he most recently served as Chief Administrative Officer. In that role, Levi was responsible for developing the $400 million financial plan for the […]

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