Nebraska Medicine is the most esteemed academic health system in the region, consisting of 809 licensed beds at its two hospitals, more than 1,000 physicians and 40 specialty and primary care clinics in Omaha and surrounding areas.
Nebraska Medicine and its research and education partner, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), share the same mission: to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.
Nebraska Medicine traces its roots back to 1869 with the founding of Omaha’s first hospital. In the decades since, it has built an international reputation for breakthroughs in cancer care, organ transplantation and treatment of infectious diseases.
In 2016 and 2017, Nebraska Medicine earned the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality Leadership Award from Vizient, Inc., which recognized the Nebraska Medical Center in the top 12 out of more than 100 quality academic health systems in the United States. The award was for demonstrating superior quality and safety performance. For five straight years, Nebraska Medicine has also been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 100 Great Hospitals in America.
Omaha is a vibrant, attractive city with more than 925,000 people living within the metropolitan area. All the amenities of a much larger metropolitan area are found in Omaha along with a blend of Midwestern hospitality. Yet, the cost of living is 19 percent less than the national average. Forbes magazine recently rated Omaha as one of the top five best cities to raise a family.
Things to Do
Just a few of Omaha's top attractions include:
- Henry Doorly Zoo
- Holland Performing Arts Center
- Joslyn Art Museum & The Durham Museum
- Opera Omaha
- Omaha Community Playhouse
- Emmy Gifford Children's Theater
- Omaha Symphony Orchestra
- Orpheum Theater
- Strategic Air & Space Museum
- Lauritzen Gardens (botanical garden)
- Omaha Royals Baseball
- College World Series
- Omaha Lancers Hockey