Project Details

Lincoln, NE
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
2,400 SF Renovation
Construction Management

The Alexis Verzal Children's Rehabilitation Hospital

The Alexis Verzal Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital (AVCRH) within Madonna’s Rehabilitation Hospital offers state-of-the-art rehabilitative services for adolescents and children. Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, this project was completed in 10 weeks. It is the only hospital in Nebraska and one of eight hospitals in the U.S. accredited in both brain injury and pediatric specialty programs. Patients and visitors are welcomed by the fabricated trees and illuminated bug lights, along with wall-to-wall murals of underwater seascapes with colorful fish and sunken ships. 

This project renovated 2,500 SF of an existing therapy area into a 14 room, nature-themed, secured area and includes an enclosed, skylite playground and large pediatric therapy room. The large pediatric therapy gym includes three separate bays for a variety of therapeutic interventions. The all-season covered playground offers accessible playground equipment, a walking track and basketball court for children of all ages, along with a 130’ x 72’ translucent-panel skylight that protects visitors from harmful UV rays. 

This project was awarded the 2011 AIA Nebraska People’s Choice award and the 2011 AGC Build Nebraska award.  These awards were given by the American Institute of Architects, Nebraska and the Associated General Contractors of America and the Nebraska Building Chapter in recognition of the project’s excellence in design and construction.