Bryan Medical Center (47)

The Bryan Trauma Center, a Level II American College of Surgeons Verified Trauma Center, is here when you need it, 24/7.

Bryan Trauma offers a comprehensive approach when caring for patients with immediate access to our trauma surgeons, leading edge operating rooms and a team of highly skilled specialists. Bryan Trauma also provides the latest trauma education, leadership and planning resources. For more than 30 years, Bryan Trauma has been the designated Trauma Center for all of southeast Nebraska and was the first Trauma Center in Nebraska.

Before a trauma patient enters the door, a team is gathering and ready to provide all encompassing care.

Trauma-Trained Surgeons and Specialists 

Along with 24/7 trauma provider coverage and immediate access to a trauma surgeon, a team of specialists trained in providing critical care to trauma patients is available at a moment’s notice. These include orthopedic traumatologists, anesthesiology, radiology, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, vascular surgery and many others.

Complete Care 

After a trauma event, patients follow up with their trauma and orthopedic provider in our designated trauma clinic. Our trauma clinic staff continue to provide care and support for patients beyond their hospital stay.

Our Mission:

  • To enable critically injured patients to survive their injuries
  • To return patients to their highest quality of life possible
  • To promote trauma prevention and education
  • To participate in research to further improve the care of critically injured patients

TSN Coordinator

Joni Folkerts
Email Coordinator

2300 S. 16th St
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68502

work: 402-481-4178

[email protected]

Website(s) Bryan Health Trauma

Upcoming Programs and Events

May is Trauma Awareness Month!

May 2024 – The entire month of May is focused on raising awareness for trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here .

National Trauma Survivors Day!

May 15, 2024 – The 3rd Wednesday in May is National Trauma Survivors Day! We celebrate together the strength and resiliency of trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more here.

NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.

Community Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you. Contact Information: (704) 332-4387

Al-Anon Family Groups Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse. Contact Information: (757) 563-1600 [U.S.] / (613) 723-8484 [Canada]

Rehab Spot Rehab Spot is an information hub that focuses on educating individuals on the treatment process: from selection, to what they can expect during treatment, to entering back into a drug-free life. Their goal is to lessen the stigma of addiction and empower those who are struggling with mental health find the treatment they deserve. Contact Information: 1-877-416-1550

Americans with Disabilities Act The ADA website provides information and technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact Information: 1-800-514-0301 (voice) / 1-800-514-0383 (TTY)

American Trauma Society The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors. Contact Information: (800) 556-7890

ADA National Network The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” ADA specialists help families address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such as reasonable accommodations at work, building codes for new construction projects, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work. ADA specialists also address questions about other disability laws, such as the Fair Housing Act, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, and the Rehabilitation Act. Contact Information: 1-800-949-4232

American Chronic Pain Association Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life. Contact Information: (916) 632-0922

AMPOWER The mission of AMPOWER is to empower and strengthen those affected by amputation or limb difference through peer mentorship, educational resources, and community events.

Amputee Coalition The mission of the Amputee Coalition is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. Resources and information for children, adults, and families. Contact Information: (888) 267-5669

Anxiety and Depression Association of America The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research. It helps people understand the disorders and educates them about scientifically supported treatments so they can make informed decisions. It also supports professionals who provide treatment and conduct research. Click the link to learn how ADAA could help you or your family. Contact Information: 240-485-1001

Brain Injury Association of America The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups. Contact Information: (877) 995-7674

Brainline Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children. Contact Information: 703-998-2020

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Opioid Overdose Prevention The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research, specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help relieve pain in the short term but also come with serious risks and potential complications—and should be prescribed and used carefully. The CDC highlights that the best ways to prevent opioid overdose deaths are to improve opioid prescribing, reduce exposure to opioids, prevent misuse, and treat opioid use disorder. Contact Information: 1-800-232-4636

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy. Contact Information: 1-800-225-0292

Family Caregiver Alliance The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family. Contact Information: (415) 434-3388

Hope After Head Injury—resources Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers, they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope. Click the link to learn more about Hope After Head Injury.

National Center for PTSD The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals. Contact Information: (802) 296-5132

National Center for Victims of Crime The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims’ Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives. (Also see VictimConnect Resource Center). Contact Information: (202) 467-8700

Neurocritical Care Society The Neurocritical Care Society provides and advocates for the highest quality of care for patients with critical neurological illness. It promotes skilled and compassionate patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and education, and advocacy. Click the links to learn more about the Neurocritical Care Society and view a PDF of its patient and family brochure. Contact Information: (312) 321-5159

Office of Disability Employment Policy The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities. Contact Information: 1-866-487-2365

Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment of People with Disabilities The Federal Government is actively recruiting and hiring persons with disabilities. We offer a variety of exciting jobs, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and opportunities for career advancement. Contact Information: (202) 606-0017

Rehabilitation Services Administration Our mission — to provide leadership and resources to assist state and other agencies in providing vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other services to individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence, and integration into the community and the competitive labor market. Contact Information: 1-800-872-5327

The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly The Friends and Family of Chic Kelly is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for victims of spinal cord injury (SCI). It provides funding for SCI individuals to help with educational, physical, or medical needs. It is also committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injury. Visit the website to find out more information and how to get involved. Contact Information: [email protected]

Tri-State Advocacy Project The Tri-State Advocacy Project is composed of advocates who have personally faced the challenges of having a family member with a catastrophic injury. They help families navigate the process of working with health insurance, applying for government benefits, and seeking out other community resources. Click the link to see how the Tri-State Advocacy Project could help your family. Contact Information: (888) 454-0345

United Spinal Association United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information. Contact Information: 718-803-3782

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Youth Violence Prevention Resources The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research and specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Youth violence is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. Youth Violence Prevention efforts should aim to reduce factors that place youth at risk for perpetrating violence and promote factors that protect youth at risk for violence. Many prevention tools have been developed and implemented; many of these prevention programs and strategies have been evaluated and found to be effective at preventing violence and related behaviors among youth. Contact Information: 1-800-232-4636 / TTY: 888-232-6348

National Alliance for Grieving Children The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network to promote best practices, education, and critical resources to support the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families. Contact Information: (866) 432-1542

National Child Traumatic Stress Network The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This network provides resources and education about Trauma-Informed Care and how trauma impacts children and families. Contact Information: [email protected]

U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Find information for children with disabilities and their families who want to explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Contact Information: 1-800-621-3115 is a leading provider of both residential and outpatient addiction treatment services. It aims to provide tools and resources to draw attention to the pervasiveness of alcoholism and challenge the status quo of America’s drinking culture. Contact Information: 866-636-1563

Lincoln Nebraska A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism.

A Better Way Therapy t A Better Way Therapy, we offer mental health and chemical dependency therapy, though in-home services, teletherapy, and in our two Omaha offices. Our South Sioux City office offers mental health services. Our trained therapists are able to work with patients of any age to deal with almost any issue. Our goal is to improve your quality of life by matching you with therapists most likely to meet your needs, and offering a wide range of therapy methods so that you can find the treatment that you respond to best.

Easterseals Nebraska Easter Seals offers help, hope and answers to more than a million children and adults living with autism and other disabilities or special needs and their families each year. Services and support are provided through a network of more than 550 sites in the U.S. and through Ability First Australia. Each center provides exceptional services that are individualized, innovative, family-focused and tailored to meet specific needs of the particular community served.

AgrAbility AgrAbility services are sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and consist of a National Project and State/Regional Projects, each involving collaborative partnerships between land grant universities and various nonprofit disability services organizations to promote independence for people in agriculture who want to continue farming and ranching after experiencing a disabling condition. In Nebraska, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension partners with Easter Seals Nebraska to deliver statewide services. Our project’s goal is to provide information to farmers or farmworkers, their families on assistive technology and farm site modifications that enable people with disabilities to remain involved in production agriculture.

Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska The BIA-NE is committed to creating a better future for all Nebraskans with brain injuries. Serving the brain injury population means working to secure and develop community-based services, providing support groups and access to pertinent information and medical resources and service referrals. It also means educating professionals who work with children and adults with brain injury. The BIA-NE provides the resources to help give people with brain injuries a chance to rebuild their lives, to restore purposeful living, and to rebuild hope and optimism. Our strategic plan outlines how we accomplish this important work. If you would like more information about our strategic plan please contact Peggy Reisher, Executive Director, at [email protected] for more information.