The C.L. Werner Cancer Hospital will be home to the 108-inpatient beds set to open next year as part of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.


Eight-story tower with the top three floors dedicated to inpatient cancer care.

The C.L. Werner Cancer Hospital, on the north side of the facility, is one of two wings of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, the other being the Suzanne and Walter Scott Cancer Research Tower.

A gift from the C.L. Werner Foundation allowed the hospital tower to bear the name of the chairman of Werner Enterprises Inc., one of the largest truckload motor carriers in the country. Today, the company maintains its global headquarters in Omaha with offices throughout North America and China. Werner founded the company in 1956 with one truck at the age of 19.


Pictured: C.L. Werner


L to R: Dr. Sarah Thayer, C.L. Werner, Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, and Dr. Brad Britigan