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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Nurturing Our Tiniest Patients

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Elizabeth provides award-winning care unsurpassed by any other facility in the state or region. We were the first hospital in the nation to receive two Gold Seals of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for our NICU and high-risk obstetrics. In addition, 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. No other hospital in Nebraska can claim the level of excellence and quality that you’ll find at St. Elizabeth.

Advanced resources

Our NICU offers 27 all-private rooms specially designed for premature babies. Each room features:

  • High-frequency oscillating ventilators to help tiny premature lungs breathe easier.
  • State-of-the-art infant monitors that automatically send quiet, wireless alarms directly to the baby’s nurse to signal a potential problem.
  • Adjustable light and sound levels.
  • Three areas for oxygen and other vital hookups to give you the freedom to hold and cuddle your baby away from the bassinet.

In addition, we provide a video library with information on the unique challenges of infants in intensive care, their expected developmental process, and caring for them at home.

After discharge, the St. Elizabeth NICU provides follow-up clinics for three years to help you be sure your child reaches their maximum developmental levels.

The St. Elizabeth experience

Hear from patients and nurses about why the St. Elizabeth NICU is a valuable resource.