Neonatal Intensive Care Units
After months of waiting, your new baby is finally here. But if your baby arrived early, you had more than one baby, or your baby just needs a little extra attention, CHI Health has the experts and technology in place to give your baby the best care.
Our neonatal intensive care units, or NICUs, are staffed around the clock with board-certified neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners and specially trained nurses. CHI Health specializes in meeting the developmental needs of high-risk infants and their families. Whether your baby is here for a couple of days or a little bit longer, your child will stay in an environment designed to help him or her grow stronger every day. Our highly secure NICUs have private rooms that offer parents the opportunity to stay with your infant throughout the hospital stay. Our goal is the same as yours – to help your baby become healthy as soon as possible. CHI Health has NICU locations at these Maternity Centers:
- Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy (Level III)
- Good Samaritan (Level II)
- Lakeside (Level II)
- St. Elizabeth (Level III)
- St. Francis (Level II)
Our highly secure NICUs have private rooms that offer parents the opportunity to stay with your infant throughout the hospital stay. Our goal is the same as yours – to help your baby become healthy as soon as possible.
NICU Medical Team
Neonatologists are specifically trained to handle the most complex and high-risk situations of newborn care. Neonatologists are medical doctors who have completed three additional years of training specifically in newborn intensive care. Neonatologists receive certification from the American Board of Pediatrics and by the sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Neonatologists work mainly in the special care nurseries of newborn intensive care units of hospitals.
Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP) are master or doctoral prepared registered nurses who have pass a national certification examination. NNPs manage common health problems and chronic health conditions including prescribing treatment and medications. Another term for a nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).
NICU nurses are registered nurses who have specialized education and training to care for the complex medical needs of sick and preterm infants.
Conditions Treated in the NICU
- Distress Syndrome
- Apnea of Prematurity
NICU Graduates and their family are important to us. We periodically have NICU reunions for the families to reunite with their NICU nurses and staff.
Current Scheduled Reunions
CHI Health St. Elizabeth NICU graduates and their families are invited to join us for a NICU Reunion (following the Run Baby Run, a NICU Fun Run)
Saturday, June 1
Holmes Lake Park, 70th Street & Normal
10 a.m. - noon
(following the Run Baby Run, a NICU Fun Run)
• Light breakfast served
• Face painting
• Connected Forever
• Josh the Otter
• Lincoln Fire and Rescue
• Kona Ice
• Reuniting with hospital staff