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Maternity Center at St. Elizabeth

Maternity Center at St. Elizabeth

At 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. You and your baby are always in good hands at CHI Health St. Elizabeth. We believe every birth can be skillfully managed when an expert team is in place. 

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.

Award-winning Maternity Care

St. Elizabeth was 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. The Maternity Center at St. Elizabeth has been designated a Safe Sleep Hospital Champion by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

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.

OB Emergency Department

Our community is blessed to have an OB Emergency Department right inside our Labor & Delivery unit. If you need emergent care for your pregnancy, our OB Emergency Department is equipped to treat you and your baby. Our OB Hospitalists are also in house at all times to assist with emergencies if your provider is unavailable.

Security During your Stay

At the Maternity Center at St. Elizabeth, we look forward to providing excellent care for you and your baby during your upcoming stay at the hospital. Your safety and security during your hospital stay are important to us. To ensure that you have peace of mind in the security and safety of your baby, St. Elizabeth is pleased to announce that we are now offering  the LobbyGuard  visitor registration system. At the admissions desk on 4th level, staff will scan a driver’s license or picture ID and print a visitor’s badge for each visitor who comes to fourth level. All individuals except infants/toddlers will be provided a visitors badge. Visitors 12 or younger must have an adult with them. Youth who are ages 13 - 17 who do not have a driver’s license, may be admitted if they are with an adult or if they have a picture ID. Anyone 18 years and older must have a picture ID-preferably a driver’s license. Acceptable ID’s include the following:

  • Driver's License
  • Military ID
  • Current School ID
  • State issued ID
  • Current ID from place of employment

School/employment IDs must be current; others may be expired as long as the picture is an accurate representation.

Our Women's Health Team

CHI Health St. Elizabeth has an expert team of Women's Health providers at The Physician Network Women's Health at 70th and A and Midwives at The Physician Network Women's Health Midwifery.

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.

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, and coordinate care with your physician.