Nebraska Medicine, UNMC Announce Campus Expansion

December 5, 2019 - 5:01pm

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine announced a new preliminary plan to expand their campus in Omaha Thursday afternoon.

Dr. Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor of UNMC, said the proposed expansion will be an “all-hazard destination” to combat not only high-risk diseases like ebola, but chemical, environmental, and radioactive hazards as well.

Gold said the expanded campus encompasses UNMC and Nebraska Medicine’s missions and will bring in economic expansion.

“It is also a unique partnership with the research mission, the education mission, and the clinical mission, such that all those missions are blended in a seamless way that provides for the highest quality care and a unique environment to conduct the education and the research,” Gold said.

Dr. James Linder, CEO of Nebraska Medicine, said the current facilities on the campus are simply not adequate enough for the level of care and technology they wish to have on campus.

“If we want to take full advantage of new technologies to improve quality of patient care, and to make care more cost-effective and safe, we needed to consider a model where we’d have new facilities in which we could deliver care to all of our patients,” Linder said.

The project is estimated to cost $1 billion to $2 billion. Sources of funding for the project are still being determined by the organizations.



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