||"The object for which Immanuel is organized is the relief of the sick and suffering, the care and education of orphans and neglected children, the support of widows and aged persons without reference to creed, color or nationality, and the establishment and maintenance of hospitals, homes and other institutions for such relief, care and support."
-Pastor E.A. Fogelstrom, 1887
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.
Recognizing the benefits of alliances in healthcare, Bergan Mercy Health System and Immanuel Medical Center came together to form Alegent Health in June 1996.
The Healing Today
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.
"Faithful to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, our mission is to provide high quality care for the body, mind and spirit of everyday person.
Our commitment to healing calls us to :
Create caring and compassionate environments
Respect the dignity of every person
Care for the resources entrusted to us as responsible stewards
Collaborate with other to improve the health of our communities
Attend especially to the needs of those who are
poor and disadvantaged
Act with integrity in all endeavors
To achieve this mission we pledge to be creative, visionary
leaders committed to holistic healthcare in the region"
|Immanuel Medical Center healthcare services include:
- Cancer Center
- Diagnostic Center
- Emergency Department
- Heart and Vascular Institute
- Home Care and Hospice
- Hospitality House
- Intensivist Program
- Mental Health Services
- Orthopaedic Institute
- Procedure Center
- 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
The Healing to Come
$88 Million Expansion & Renovation
- 100% Private rooms
- Enhanced Comprehensive Cancer Center services
- Brand new Ambulatory Diagnostic Center Expanded
- Emergency Department Creation of 36 new private Rehab inpatient rooms
- Plus many other campus enhancements