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Patient Care At Nebraska Spine Hospital

Here at Nebraska Spine Hospital, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best care possible. By focusing on the individual, not the condition, we strive to meet the needs of every patient. We want to make sure you feel heard by every staff member, from doctors and nurses to support staff.By focusing on the individual, not the condition, we strive to meet the needs of every patient. Click To Tweet

To give potential patients a better understanding of what it’s like to receive care at Nebraska Spine Hospital, we asked a repeat patient to share snippets of her journey.

Meet Deborah

Deborah has come to Nebraska Spine Hospital for multiple surgeries over the past 15 years. She travels all the way from Ohio each time to see Dr. Fuller.

“Dr. Fuller is an excellent surgeon, a brilliant diagnostician, and a really nice person. He always treats me like a person and not just a patient. He always explains things completely and he never rushes me if I have questions.”

Deborah also thinks the nursing staff at Nebraska Spine Hospital is terrific. She believes the nurses are all supportive, friendly, and patient.

“They [the nurses] work together as a team, they support each other and they make sure that all the patients are well taken care of. I am always impressed while watching the doctors and the nurses working together for the patients. The mutual respect is visible.”

In short, the care that Deborah has received at Nebraska Spine Hospital makes the drive from Ohio worth it.

“I will quickly run out of superlatives when talking about the Nebraska Spine Hospital. If you have to have back surgery there is no place better than the Nebraska Spine Hospital.”

 
From all of us here, we’d like to thank Deborah for reaching out to us and sharing her incredible story. Our one and only goal each day is to provide every patient with the best care possible. If you would like to share your experience at Nebraska Spine Hospital, please message us on our Facebook page.

Patient satisfaction Recognition

Nebraska Spine Hospital Recognized for its Great Neurosurgery and Spine Program

Nebraska Spine Hospital has been named to the “100 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs” list by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Nebraska Spine Hospital is featured on this list because of the national recognition the hospital has received from several reputable sources and because the physicians and clinicians at Nebraska Spine Hospital are skilled at providing the highest level of surgical spine care. Continue reading

Amanda Shelden Recieves Positive Image of Nursing Award

Amanda Shelden Receives Positive Image of Nursing Award

We would like to congratulate Amanda Shelden, MSN MHA RN, for being named the Positive Image of Nursing Award recipient for Nebraska Spine Hospital. Amanda is the Team Lead for Consolidated Nursing at Nebraska Spine Hospital.

The Positive Image of Nursing Award is a recognition and award program facilitated by the Nebraska Nurses Association to commemorate National Nurses Week. Recipients are nominated by their nurse leader based on their commitment and dedication to exemplifying a positive image of nursing.

We are proud to have Amanda on our staff here at Nebraska Spine Hospital. We thank her for her commitment and dedication and congratulate her on her recognition.

 

Dr. Wooward of the Nebraska Spine Hospital discusses IV acetaminophen

IV Acetaminophen for Back Surgery Pain

Dr. Woodward discussed the use of IV acetaminophen for post back surgery pain in an article in the Omaha World Herald on February 6, 2014. IV acetaminophen is used after surgery to control pain without the side effects of narcotics.

The article is featured below and quotes Dr. Randall Woodward and Barb Barrett – a Nebraska Spine Hospital patient who was very happy with her surgery last year. Continue reading

Measuring Value in Spine Surgery

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) there is increasing pressure to measure the value in healthcare. Patient value in spine surgery can be defined as a balance between expertise, quality, and cost. Continue reading