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New Emergency Department at Methodist Hospital

Methodist Emergency Department Renovation

A project three years in the making has resulted in an emergency department that’s doubled its patient rooms (12 to 24) and nearly doubled its square footage – all to more efficiently and safely care for the Omaha community.

The six-phase renovation and expansion of the Methodist Hospital Emergency Department began in 2019 and marked the first structural renovation to the space since 1995 – that’s almost 30 years. 

Highlights of the new department include:

  • A safer environment for mental health patients
  • A new and enhanced space for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking and elder abuse
  • Improved access for patients arriving via ambulance and personal vehicles
  • Improved care and accessibility for individuals who need assistance with transferring, such as bariatric or traumatic brain injury patients
  • The addition of Fast Track Triage for patients 

None of this would be happening without you and your dedicated support: $25 million raised! 

Methodist Emergency Department Renovation

Our New ED in the News

Local media outlets toured our new ED in late January 2023.

WOWT: Methodist Hospital unveils expanded emergency department

KETV: Methodist Hospital completes multi-million dollar expansion of emergency department

KMTV 3 News Now: Methodist Hospital's massive $26.7 million renovation is complete

Omaha World-Herald: Omaha's Methodist Hospital completes $26.7 million ER renovation, expansion

Our ED team couldn't be more excited about the new space – and grateful for those who made it possible. Hear from several of them in the video below. 


Methodist Emergency Department Renovation


  • More people rely on Methodist for emergency care — 20% increase over last five years.

  • The Emergency Department regularly diverts patients due to overcrowding.

  • The number of seniors ages 65 and older is rising — 40% growth in next 10 years.

  • Methodist Hospital’s Emergency Department is a community safety net and cares for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay.

Methodist Emergency Department Renovation


  • Nurse navigator for aging baby boomers

  • Safer environment for mental health patients

  • Specialized space for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking

  • Improved ambulance access

  • More room to innovate

Methodist Emergency Department Renovation



  • From 12 to 24 patient rooms

  • Fast Track Triage

  • Decontamination Room

  • Trauma Room


Methodist Emergency Department Renovation

THANK YOU | $25 Million Raised!

Our ED team treats with skill and compassion. Thank you for providing them an elevated space, for boosting their morale and empowering them to be even more extraordinary. With your generosity, we have exceeded our fundraising goal!