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All the information you need about preparing for and delivering your baby.

At CHI Health St. Elizabeth, we believe that every birth is a miracle and every miracle is unique. We want your birth experience to truly be your own—we take into account your family, traditions, customs, and beliefs as well as your physical health.

Collectively, our nursing staff has more than 1,000 years of experience—meaning we’ve seen it all and are prepared to handle any kind of special request or issue that may arise. And because mother and baby will each have their own nurse, you can be sure of receiving the specialized care you need and deserve.

OB/GYN Hospitalists

As another added layer of safety, St. Elizabeth offers board certified OB/GYN hospitalists. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for patients in the hospital. If your physician is not present when you arrive at Labor and Delivery, our board-certified OB/GYN hospitalists are available to all expectant mothers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are the first in Lincoln to make hospital-based obstetricians, called OB/GYN hospitalists, available to all expectant mothers. 

OB hospitalists work as an extension and not in place of your personal provider. Your provider is always in charge of your care.

Our OB/GYN hospitalists offer you quality care and peace of mind. If an emergency occurs, the OB/GYN hospitalist can provide expert care for mom and baby while maintaining close communication with you, your family and physician. An OB/GYN Hospitalist can:

  • Evaluate the progress of your labor
  • Review test results and fetal heart tracings
  • Stay on top of any problems that may be evolving
  • Ensure a safe delivery for you and your baby
  • Coordinate care with your physician

At St. Elizabeth, you'll find a welcoming, comfortable environment. A team of affiliated obstetricians work side-by-side with labor and delivery nurses and other maternity staff to deliver the highest quality care for moms and babies.

If a high-risk situation arises, the maternal high-risk team and the neonatal intensive care unit have the experience needed to take care of you and your baby. Both provide award-winning care unsurpassed by any other facility in the state or region.

Before Baby At the Hospital After Delivery Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

 

Award Winning Care

St. Elizabeth sets the standard in abc-gold-seals-2regard to quality of care in Nebraska—and even the nation. We were the first hospital in the nation to receive two Gold Seals of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and high-risk obstetrics. We are one of only six hospitals in the nation to receive this award for pre-term labor and one of only nine hospitals to receive the award for prematurity.

 
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