Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals

Position: Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska


The Benedictine Sisters in Yankton, South Dakota, established Madonna, a Catholic Hospital, in 1958. Their commitment to hospitality has created an enduring environment that is warm and welcoming but more importantly, an environment that is open to the call of those in need. Religious sponsorship transferred from the Benedictine Sisters to the Diocese of Lincoln in 1995. Governance is provided by a local Board of Directors comprised of community members.

Through the years, its programs have evolved to serve the needs of an expanding area. Today Madonna is one of the largest freestanding rehabilitation hospitals in the country, offering a full continuum of rehabilitative care across the two-campus system with 356-beds located on 24-acres in Lincoln, Nebraska (246-beds) and 20.6-acres in Omaha, Nebraska (110-beds). In the past five years, patients from 45 states and every county in Nebraska, have been treated at Madonna.

Madonna provides a full continuum of rehabilitative care specializing in programs for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, and complex medical conditions. The dedicated pediatric program enables them to care for both adults and children. Caring for not only the patient, care givers work with patient families to understand each individual's personal history, unique interests and spiritual connections. This personal information is woven into a patient's individualized therapy program. This holistic approach to care allows Madonna to heal not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well.

In 2014, Madonna and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) established an academic affiliation resulting in a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program. Madonna employs 30 physicians.

Madonna combines heartfelt hospitality with unmatched innovation and education, creating world-class programs. The unmatched clinical expertise, progressive treatments, rehabilitation research, state-of-the-art equipment and groundbreaking technology provides the tools to help all patients, even those with complex challenges.

Job Description:

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals (Madonna) leads the nation in providing medical and physical rehabilitation for adults and children. With hospitals in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, Madonna specializes in rehabilitating patients who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, complex medical issues, cancer, and a variety of other conditions or traumatic events. Patients and families nationwide seek out Madonna for their ability to manage cases of varying complexity. Madonna is a mission driven Catholic hospital focused on living out the core values every day. These are incorporated in all aspects of the organizational workings, including the performance review process.

The Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals is a key member of the leadership team with responsibility for human resources, corporate compliance, legal services, quality and risk management, the child development center, and volunteer resources. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals employs 1,968 team members in this unique environment.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Paul Dongilli, the CHRO will have a collaborative style working with/among all levels of leadership. The successful candidate will work with others to move issues forward, influence decisions, while embracing the core values.

The position will be permanently located on the Lincoln Campus, with visibility on the Omaha Campus and other locations as needed.

Search Team:

Kathy Hall, BSN, MBA
Managing Partner

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