CHI Midland announces a new partnership to serve veterans in the greater Omaha area
PAPILLION, Ne. (KMTV) – CHI Midland announced a new partnership with Veterans Affairs of the Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System that will directly impact veterans of the greater Omaha area. The VA will lease the 5th and 6th floors of the CHI Midland in Papillion and convert them into a community residential center for veterans.
“Medicine is a calling, but many would say military service is a calling too. And now, with the opening of this new residential center for veteran communities here at Midlands Hospital, those who have given so much to our great nation are being cared for by them find meaning in medical practice, “said Dr. Cliff Robertson, CEO of CHI Health.
Representatives plan to open the doors of the residential center to veterans this December. The goal of the room is to help those who just need a little extra rehabilitation care. You expect an average stay of between one and six months.
“The typical patient for this CLC will be a hospital patient who needs just a little extra time to rehabilitate before going home, or a patient who has had a complex medical event that may benefit from long-term care services, but time needed to keep going care you may not be able to get in a long-term care home, “said David William, chief of staff of VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health System.
The closest CLC is currently in Grand Island. Once the room at CHI Midland is open, veterans in the area can get the care they need while staying close to family. The hospital is also opening a new healing garden for veterans and their families.
Architects who worked on the project wanted the space to feel like home and not only promote medical care but also encourage hope in the body, mind and spirit.
To make the space less institutionalized, the architects used color, light, and built-up areas like a kitchen to make it feel more homely.
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