Children are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, and it is with them in mind that Children’s Hospital & Medical Center launched the 5-year, $50 million Changing Lives Together Capital Campaign in 2016.
We believe the results of this campaign have the power to improve the health and well-being of the smallest and sickest among us for generations to come — at least 30 years into the future — and transform Children’s into one of the great epicenters of pediatric healthcare in the nation and in the world.
Steady Growth From Near & Far
Since its founding in 1948 in the midst of the polio epidemic, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has been on the leading edge of pediatric care in Omaha and across the region. This has led to steady, significant growth in the number of patients served and the variety of programs and services provided.
In fact, in recent years 70% of patient growth has come from greater Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, and other states. These numbers reflect Children’s role as the region’s pediatric healthcare leader and illustrate just how many precious children and families are counting on us to evolve and be the very best.
A Transformational Vision
The Changing Lives Together Capital Campaign supports plans to expand Children’s main campus and regional presence, elevate pediatric critical care and foster ground-breaking research.
A new addition, called the Hubbard Center for Children, will be home to an expanded Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Care Center, and much more.
Children’s vision radiates beyond 84th and Dodge, stretching to all corners of the Heartland. We aim to serve more families in west Omaha with a new outpatient surgery center, sports physical therapy, rehabilitation services, and specialty clinics.
Our primary care network is growing across the metro area as well, adding more providers and moving existing offices into other facilities to accommodate increasing demand.
We also plan to expand services across Omaha and in Lincoln, Iowa, and South Dakota, offering improved access to care and convenience for families.
Expanded Hospital, Expanded Care
This expansion plan is rooted in the firm belief that children and families deserve a greater depth and breadth of pediatric services and the highest quality, highest-value care. A dynamic, world-renowned children’s hospital will draw patients and medical expertise from around the country, in addition to attracting new businesses and families to the area.
New facilities and cutting-edge programs will take our robust education and research efforts to the next level. This campaign isn’t just expanding and elevating Children’s; it will have the same positive effect on the greater Omaha metropolitan area.