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NICU Campaign

A campaign for Bryan Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in two phases will dramatically enhance the experience for families of our smallest patients.

Phase 1 will construct a rooftop healing garden will provide an escape from the stress of an institutional environment, with the unique needs of patients and their families in mind. The garden will offer a space for patients, families and healthcare staff to refocus and regroup. Access to pleasant outdoor environments can reduce pain, anxiety, emotional distress, complications as well as increase clarity for decision making and sense of well being for patients, families and care givers alike.

For many patients, a hospital stay is a short, infrequent visit. However, for patients and their families who find themselves in need of extended care and services, those days, weeks and months can be difficult to face inside hospital walls. The rooftop garden will be located above Bryan Medical Plaza on Bryan East Campus, with access from the Women’s & Children’s Tower’s third floor neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Phase II will create an endowment for ongoing program and capital support including for technology and education.

For more information regarding the NICU campaign please contact Valerie Hunt at 402-481-3168,

Sweet Baby Blues

The inaugural Sweet Baby Blues, a celebratory evening of fine art, music, wines and culinary delights at the Kiechel Fine Art Building, brought more than 400 guests together and raised $102,000 in charitable support towards a tremendous cause – the Bryan Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

We thank our partners, guests and everyone involved in helping to raise awareness and funds towards the NICU at Sweet Baby Blues. We especially thank those dedicated to the care of our NICU babies and their families each and every day.

We give special thanks to our sponsors for the evening:

Entertainment Host
Kidwell, Inc. Asha Salon

Bella Baby Photography

Fine Art Host

Canyon Coffee Roasters

Inpatient Physician Associates

Center for Maternal & Fetal Care


Jacob North Print & Media Solutions

Vineyard Host

Cathy & Charley Hedstrom

Davis Design

Lincoln Lutheran Middle & High School

  Medical Action Industries, Inc.
Shared Vineyard Host

Sartor Hamann Jewelers

Gynecology & Fertility P.C.

Wells Fargo

Unified Employee Benefits

Dr. Lisa Vail & Mark Vail

Media Host

Via Van Bloom Travel Agency

Channel 8 KLKN TV

David Webb, Attorney-at-Law

Wine Glass Host

Shanahan Mechanical & Electrical, Inc.



Allied Tour & Travel
Culinary Hosts Jennifer and Brian Cintani
Crowe Horwarth

In honor of Richard Haack from
Dr. Matthue Baker & Dr. Colleen Christensen


Round the Bend Steakhouse

In honor of Dr. Albert Ansah and
NICU Nurse Manager, Laurie Ketterl for their
outstanding work on behalf of premature babies and their families

Sampson Construction

In honor of Kaye Lynette Ruf from
Marilyn and David Moore
Knox Associates


Sunday Morning Delights Host

Premier Connections

Wine Wheel Host

Latsch's Office Product & Procurement Specialist

Distinguished Patrons
Brester Construction
Complete Children's Health
Electronic Contracting Company
Gregory & Appel
Heartland Neonatology Associates

Jensen Consulting


NAI-FMA Realty

Donald P. Sauberan, M.D. and
Matthew Wood, M.D. of Eye Surgical Associates

DeeAnn & Bob Wenger


Dr. Cori Amend & Mr. Ryan Sothan

ChadCRG Images Photography

Crib Notes


Duteau Chevrolet & Subaru

Lincoln Journal Star

Dr. Keith & Katie Miller

Nebraska Pork Producers Association

OneNeck IT Solutions
Spacelabs Healthcare
Whole Foods Market Lincoln
Woods Bros Realty
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