The Bryan trauma program began in 1981 and was the first verified Trauma Center in Nebraska. Today, Bryan is the designated Trauma Center for southeast Nebraska and has trauma specialists available 24 hours a day. We provide care for a variety of traumatic injuries including neurological and spinal cord injuries. Our program includes a Level II Trauma Center, regional trauma registry program, performance improvement program, trauma prevention and education program and a trauma outpatient clinic for follow-up care.
Primary Stroke Center
Bryan was the first medical center in Lincoln to receive Primary Stroke Center certification. Stroke care is available on both Bryan East Campus and Bryan West Campus. Bryan has a ‘stroke alert’ process in place to initiate a team approach when a potential stroke patient is en route via ambulance. Bryan also has a stroke response that is activated for inpatients by initiating a rapid response team call. Post hospitalization needs can be provided by our acute inpatient rehabilitation unit on the Bryan West Campus. This unit is accredited as a Stroke Specialty Unit from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Sleep Medicine Center
Daytime sleepiness, non-breathing episodes, morning headaches and snoring may be signs that something is wrong with breathing during sleep. Untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may lead to other health problems. The Bryan Center for Sleep Medicine provides sleep testing to identify sleep problems and methods of treatment.
Spine procedures are performed at Bryan West Campus by neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons. Physicians performing these procedures offer advanced techniques and procedures such as minimally invasive operations, endoscopic approaches, vertebroplasty and artificial discs. If you require one of these procedures, you will be provided with patient education, both before and after your operation; hospitalized patients receive post-operative care on a nursing unit where the staff has received additional training to care for surgical spine patients.