Nebraska Medicine covers metro Omaha and extends across the region providing access to more than 1,000 doctors and nearly 40 specialty and primary care health centers. Our two hospitals, Nebraska Medical Center and Bellevue Medical Center have more than 800 licensed beds to deliver our promise of “Serious Medicine, Extraordinary Care.” Our more than 8,000 employees are honored to be part of the region’s leading academic health network.
Nebraska Medicine and our 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.
People come from around the country and the world for the unique expertise available from Nebraska Medicine. We trace our roots back to 1869 with the founding of Omaha’s first hospital. In the decades since, our experts have built an international reputation for breakthroughs in cancer care, organ transplantation and treatment of infectious diseases.
Nebraska Medical Center is the state’s largest hospital and has been named best in the state by U.S. News & World Report for nine years in a row. For seven 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 that provides all the amenities of a much larger metropolitan area and yet, is family oriented and friendly. Omaha boasts an attractively low cost of living that is 19 percent less than the national average. The city of Omaha has a great energy! The art scene is thriving, the night life is hopping. Residents in Omaha enjoy arts, entertainment, cultural events, museum exhibits, ethnic and heritage festivals, sports and special events.
- For over 50 years the Men’s College World Series has been hosted in Omaha.
- Famous Omaha residents include Fred Astaire, President Ford, Andy Roddick, Malcolm X, film producer Alexander Payne, actor Chris Klein, punk rock band 311, all-girl band Mulberry Lane and indie rock band Bright Eyes.
- Every year, Omaha celebrates the Light Festival arrival of the holiday season by decorating the Old Market with over one million twinkling lights.
- In Omaha, you can find the world’s largest indoor desert and tropical rainforest at the Henry Doorly Zoo.
- PGA legend Arnold Palmer chose Omaha as the location for his 27-hole private golf course- Players Club at Deer Creek.
- Omaha hosted the Olympic swimming trials where Michael Phelps qualified and subsequently went on to set the record for the most gold medals at the Beijing Games. The event has also been held in Omaha for several years and is expected to return.
How Omaha is Ranked
- Forbes ranked Omaha #1 on the list of America’s Most Affordable Cities
- Yahoo! Finance placed Omaha #3 on the list of Places with Good Jobs and Cheap Housing
- Forbes puts Omaha in the #5 position on the Best Cities for Young Professionals
- Kiplinger listed Omaha as one of 10 Great Cities for College Grads
988165 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198