Children’s Expands Lincoln Presence, Moving Specialty Clinics to Madonna
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center will expand its presence and services in Lincoln by relocating its specialty clinics to leased space on the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals’ Lincoln campus (www.madonna.org). The 12,000-square foot space will accommodate more specialties and physicians, tripling the capacity available at Children’s Specialty Pediatric Clinic at 86th and Pioneers Boulevard. The move is scheduled for this fall.
Patient volumes have steadily climbed at Children’s Lincoln outpatient clinic facility since it opened in 2008, ultimately outgrowing the space. In 2016, the location saw more than 2,100 patients, logging more than 5,400 clinic visits. Meanwhile, many Lincoln families still travel to Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center in Omaha to receive care; last year, around 2,000 patients were seen from Lancaster County alone.
Children’s new outpatient specialty clinic at Madonna’s Lincoln Campus will be located at 2121 South 56th Street. Madonna purchased the building this year, with remodeling expected to begin in April with completion by this fall, when Children’s opens its specialty clinic space.
“The purchase of this building is part of our strategic plan, to partner with exceptional health care providers to continuously offer exceptional care for patients,” said Victor Witkowicz, executive vice president and CFO of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals. “After opening the Omaha Campus this past fall, this project with Children’s allows our Lincoln Campus to continue to expand.”
In its Lincoln outpatient clinic, Children’s currently offers 10 pediatric specialty services provided by nearly 30 physicians: Cardiology, Endocrinology, HEROES (Pediatric Weight Management), Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery and Urology. With the new, larger location, Children’s plans to bring other specialty services to Lincoln within the year; however, no specific clinics or physicians are confirmed at this time.