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Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Oct 08, 2020 01:32PM ● By MED Magazine

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals welcomes Dr. Donald Schmidt as vice president of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Schmidt is board certified in internal medicine with more than 20  years of experience. He will replace Dr. Thomas Stalder, who will retire at the end of the year. 

A Nebraska native, Dr. Schmidt received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Dr. Schmidt comes to Madonna  from Nebraska Internal Medicine, where he was in private practice  for 11 years. Prior to that, he served as a hospitalist and later as  medical director for the hospitalist program at CHI Health St.  Elizabeth. Additionally, Dr. Schmidt currently serves on the board of  directors for OneHealth Nebraska, an independent physicians association. 

"Dr. Schmidt has extensive primary healthcare delivery experience in this community. His clinical  abilities, physician practice knowledge and leadership in OneHealth Nebraska position him well  for success in his role as Madonna’s Chief Medical Officer. We are excited to have him join our  executive team,” said Dr. Paul Dongilli, Jr., Madonna president and CEO. 

Dr. Schmidt begins his new role with Madonna on Monday, October 12, 2020.