Our residents and fellows have a heart for service, and service lies at the core of a Jesuit, Catholic graduate medical education. Learn about some of our key programs that focus on serving our neighbors near and far.
Habitat for Humanity
Creighton University House Staff were part of two events for Habitat for Humanity Build. The first event was hosted by Metro Omaha Medical Society, Doc Build, and the second event was hosted by the House Staff Council. These events included Internal Medicine Residents, Pathology Residents, Pulmonary Critical Care Fellows and Creighton faculty and staff.
We’re proud to help Habitat carry out their Mission Statement: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”
Siena/Francis House is a local shelter that provides food, clothing and emergency shelter for the homeless in our community. Creighton University and Siena/Francis House have a close and long-standing relationship, forged by our physical proximity and by our missions of caring for marginalized individuals. Many of our patients rely on Siena-Francis House for their food, shelter and other needs when they leave our doors. Through an annual food drive, House Staff recently raised over $5,000 and able to purchase over 4,000 pounds of food.
Institute for Latin American Concern (ILAC)
ILAC is an international, Catholic, Ignatian-inspired, collaborative health care and education organization that exists to promote the integral well-being and spiritual growth of all of its participants. The program gives residents the opportunity to live with and become a part of a family and community in the campos of the Dominican Republic. It focuses on building relationships across cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic barriers, while creating the opportunity for Dominicans living in rural communities to receive basic health care.
CHI Health has supported the Graduate Medical Education Office by funding four residents a year to complete ILAC Rotations and continue to uphold the mission of both CHI Health and Creighton School of Medicine.
Project Homeless Connect
Since 2007, this annual one-day event has created a one-stop-shop event called Project Homeless Connect Omaha at Creighton University. Services range from providing hot meals, clothes and haircuts to, most importantly, mental, medical and dental care and legal and employment services for homeless individuals.
During the most recent Project Homeless Connect, our psychiatry residents and fellows, along with Psychiatry Department chair Tom Svolos, MD, completed screenings for mental illness, encouraged people to seek follow-up care and coordinated care through making appointments.
The Magis Clinic is a nonprofit organization that serves the homeless and uninsured of Omaha. The clinic is staffed by volunteer students and physicians of Creighton University School of Medicine.