HistoryImmanuel Medical Center

Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center started with the dream of one man, Pastor E. A. Fogelstrom. The support of the Lutheran Church and the hard work of dedicated deaconesses helped make his dream a reality. Immanuel admitted its first patient on December 20, 1890.

The community‘s needs outpaced the first hospital, located at 36th and Meredith, and a new hospital was opened in 1910 in the same area. The original building became the Nazareth Home, which served people who were elderly and those who had severe disabilities.

The need for hospital beds continued to grow and a third hospital was opened on the 36th and Meredith site in 1926. The first two buildings were remodeled and services for the elderly and those with disabilities were expanded. During the 1950's there was a period of growth and reconstruction, and a six-story hospital wing doubled the size of the hospital.

Planning for the current Immanuel Medical Center began in the early 1960s when it became apparent that, in order to meet its healthcare commitments, Immanuel would have to expand. The present 166-acre site at 72nd and Sorensen Parkway was purchased in 1966. The new Immanuel Medical Center opened on June 29, 1974.

Since then, Immanuel has become a healthcare complex geared to meet the needs of the community. In addition to the Medical Center, Immanuel has an 80-acre campus providing state-of-the-art programs encompassing the full spectrum of healthcare.

Recognizing the benefits of alliances in healthcare, Bergan Mercy Health System and Immanuel Medical Center came together to form Alegent Health in June 1996. Today, Alegent Health continues to carry out its mission through the support and sponsorship of Catholic Health Initaitives and Immanuel Health Systems which is founded in the tradition of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, are dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.  This commitment to healing embraces the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of each person.

Today

Building upon Immanuel Medical Center’s 120 year legacy and the sponsorship of the Nebraska synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, health care for the north and northwest Omaha community is provided with a Christ-centered focus.

The development of Immanuel Medical Center continues with the June 2007 announcement of an $83.1 million expansion and enhancement project in addition to the$28.3 million expansion and renovation project that was completed in 2003.

Among the highlights of the latest project are the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Department and an expanded state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Center in a new facility, physically connected to Immanuel Medical Center. This new center will offer easy access and the latest technology for patients both within the hospital as well as for outpatients. All inpatient rooms will be upgraded and modernized; inpatient units will also be redesigned utilizing the latest research in construction healing environments.

An expanded, comprehensive Alegent Health Cancer Center will provide one-stop cancer care in a comforting and high-tech healing environment, including a newly focused neuro-oncology program and Image Recovery Center.

A new Residential Treatment Center will be located on the Immanuel Medical Center campus and will provide behavioral health services for children and adolescents in a contemporary setting specifically designed with youth in mind. This facility is moving from the Midlands Hospital campus to further centralize Alegent Health’s Nebraska behavioral health services.

Immanuel is also the area’s leader in a number of services including cardiovascular, oncology, spine, mental health, senior care, orthopaedic and rehabilitation, featuring the most advanced technology and equipment. Some of the many highlights include the Immanuel Heart Center, which serves as one of the few true universal bed units for cardiac patients in the region.

The Diagnostic Center has the most comprehensive technology, designed to make the diagnosis of injury or illness quicker and concise. A Procedure Center is centered on the patient and their families, featuring 30 private procedure preparation rooms.

Immanuel is also home to a holistic medical weight management/bariatrics program, offering proven customized outcomes. The Back and Spine Institute performs the most complex spine surgeries in the region. The Immanuel Rehabilitation Center serves patients and families from over nine states. The community cancer center provides interdisciplinary family and patient centric care with medical and radiation oncology professionals collaborating with other health care professionals to offer comprehensive solutions. All staff is committed to provide the “Immanuel Healing Experience” to all we serve.

Immanuel Medical Center healthcare services include:

  • Cancer Center
  • Diagnostic Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Home Care and Hospice
  • Hospitality House
  • Intensivist Program
  • Maternity
  • Mental Health Services
  • Orthopaedic Institute
  • Procedure Center
  • Rehabilitation
  • Senior Health
  • Weight Management Center
Some facts about the facility:
  • 356 licensed beds
  • 522 Physicians on active staff
  • 274 full-time registered nurses
  • 1,212 full-time employees
  • Top 5 Hospital in Cardiovascular Services
  • Received 100% score in recent CARF survey
  • Top 90% of hospitals in country for patient satisfaction
  • Recognized in Top 95% of hospitals nationally for quality