Midlands Hospital opened in 1976 near the corner of 84th Street and Highway 370 in Papillion, Neb. For nearly 30 years, the hospital has served the medical needs of people in the Sarpy and Cass County region. Midlands Hospital provides a full range of services, including emergency, maternity, orthopaedic, cardiovascular, surgical, sleep disorders and diagnostic services.
In 1997, Midlands Hospital joined Alegent Health, one of the nation’s top healthcare organizations. Fundamental to Alegent Health is the belief that a community-focused, faith-based, comprehensive healthcare delivery system is the best model for assuring access to high-quality, cost-effective and values-based services.
In October 2006, Midlands Hospital announced a $40 million expansion and renovation of the hospital to meet the growing and changing health care needs of its Sarpy-Cass County community. This expansion and renovation plan establishes a new generation of care, providing enhancements and innovations to the excellent services provided by the medical staff and employees of Midlands Hospital.
The facilities and services plan provides for an expansion of the award-winning Emergency Department, a new Intensive Care Unit, development of all private patient rooms, expansion of Surgical Services, an expansion and renovation of radiology services, the construction of an integrated Medical Office Building with physician offices and convenient outpatient services, continued growth of Cardiovascular Services, a new clinical laboratory and significant additions of primary care and specialist physicians. Renovations began in November 2006, with the ground breaking for the expansion scheduled for Spring 2007.
Midlands Hospital is home to the region’s largest fully accredited sleep and breathing disorders center. The hospital prides itself in serving the otherwise unmet community health needs such as free immunization clinics, rescue squad volunteer training, disaster preparedness, free health screenings, community education on current health issues and a comprehensive school nurse program. Midlands Hospital is one the largest employers in the Sarpy and Cass County area, with an annual payroll of almost $29 million.
The Hospital has received national recognition for excellence in patient care. Professional Research Consultants has awarded Midlands Hospital many times for ranking in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for excellence in patient satisfaction. In January 2006, the hospital was ranked number one out of 124 hospitals in the nation to be recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for superior achievements in the CMS/Premier Clinical Quality Demonstration Project by performing in the top ten percent in the nation for acute myocardial infarction and top 20 percent for pneumonia quality.
Philanthropic contributions play a substantial role in keeping Midlands Hospital a leader in medical care. Through the Midlands Hospital Charitable Fund, donations, memorials and estate gifts are received to continue the hospital’s Mission. Each gift, even the smallest donation, is welcome and contributes to enhancing patient care through new equipment, services and continuing education for employees.