Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy

Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy (also known as Creighton University Medical Center-Saint Joseph Hospital) is a hospital located in North Downtown Omaha, Nebraska, United States. On April 24, 2012, CUMC signed an agreement to be part of the Alegent Health System (now CHI Health) during the summer of 2012.[1] The CUMC-Saint Joseph Hospital closed June 9, 2017 while simultaneously the academic medical center and trauma services opened at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy.[2] The building is being remodeled into apartments by NuStyle Development with a planned opening date of June 2018. The apartment complex was originally planned to be called "The Landing", but is now called "The Atlas".

Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy
CHI Health
Location7500 Mercy Road, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Coordinates41°14′19″N 96°01′51″W
Care systemPrivate
Affiliated universityCreighton University
Emergency departmentLevel I trauma center
ListsHospitals in Nebraska


St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital was founded on September 25, 1870, at 12th and Mason Streets by the Sisters of Mercy.[3][4] This hospital was a plain wood frame building with two wards and ten rooms.[3] In 1880, the Sisters of St. Francis took over management of the hospital and renamed it The Creighton Memorial Hospital.[4] By 1882 an addition was required to keep up with care demands.[3]

In 1892, John A. Creighton established the John A. Creighton Medical College along with a 200-bed hospital.[5] The new hospital was built at 10th and Castelar Streets at a cost of $200,000, and was called the Creighton Memorial St. Joseph Hospital.[3][4] At this time, the hospital became the primary resource for clinical instruction in the medical school.[5] Several additions to the building were made at this location over the years.

In 1978 the hospital moved to its present facility at 30th and California Streets.[5]

American Medical International acquired St. Joseph Hospital in 1984; Tenet Healthcare acquired American Medical in 1995. In 2012, Tenent and Creighton University sold the hospital to Alegent Health (now CHI Health).[6]

The hospital is the teaching hospital for the College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, College of Dentistry and the College of Health Careers.

The hospital has gone through several name changes, beginning as Creighton Memorial, then Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital at Creighton University Medical Center, Creighton University Medical Center, and most recently Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy.

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center closed the building at 601 N 30th Street in June 2017, moving its trauma services to CHI Health Bergan Mercy and opening its University Campus location at 2412 Cuming Street. The new facility has an emergency department, several observation rooms, a pharmacy and various outpatient clinics. Any patients needing admission are transferred to another hospital.

See also


  1. "CU med center will remain open under Alegent". Omaha World Herald. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  2. "Omaha Hospital Closes Doors, Opens Emergency Room Nearby". U.S.News. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  3. Western Medical Review, Volume 7. Western Medical Review Co. 15 September 1902. p. 265. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  4. "Creighton Memorial St. Joseph's Hospital". Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  5. "Creighton University, A Brief University History". Creighton University. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  6. Kutscher, Beth (2012-04-28). "Alegent expands its clout". Modern Healthcare. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
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