CHI Health St. Elizabeth


About Us

CHI Health St. Elizabeth, founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in 1889, is a full-service, 260-bed, nonprofit regional medical center. We are guided by our core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and excellence to programs and services that benefit our patients as well as the health of the greater community. St. Elizabeth is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). 

Excellent Services 

St. Elizabeth specializes in the treatment areas of newborn and pediatric care, women’s health, burn and wound, cardiology, oncology, emergency medicine, orthopaedics and neuroscience. 


St. Elizabeth has held the prestigious designation as a Magnet hospital since 2004. View our complete list of national recognitions.

Commitment to Safety

Your safety is our highest priority. We’re constantly striving to improve.

This is one example of our many ongoing safety efforts.

Goal: Ensure patients are not at risk for serious injury or death after a fall

Action: Put in place Intentional Hourly Rounding (checking on patients hourly)

Result: Significantly reduced to an average of less than 1 preventable fall over last calendar 

The Only Magnet Hospital in Lincoln

St. Elizabeth has been designated as a Magnet organization in 2004, 2009, 2014, and 2019 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes excellence in nursing services.

To be considered for the honor, hospitals must reapply every four years and complete a credentialing process that can take a year or longer, including an onsite visit from ANCC appraisers that interview patients, staff, physicians and community members.

Hospitals must exemplify nursing excellence, including quality initiatives, nursing research, high patient satisfaction, transformational nursing leadership and nursing professional development.

What does a Magnet Hospital provide for the residents of Lincoln and the surrounding communities?

  • A hospital where patient care is determined by the highest standards in nursing
    The Standards are established by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
  • A facility that has been through a rigorous review by nursing experts
    Three or four appraisers interview hundreds of patients, staff, physicians and the public during a three – five day review.
  • Clinical outcomes and the nurse satisfaction scores that validate the use of the ANCC standards of care
    Patients experience high-quality, compassionate care, some refer to it as the “St. Elizabeth difference.”
  • An environment that focuses on patient safety
    Magnet Hospitals have fewer pressure ulcers, fewer patient falls and lower mortality rates.
  • Surveys that consistently show high Patient Satisfaction scores
    Consumers are confident and very satisfied with the care they receive.
  • The practice of evidence-based care
    The latest research determines the best methods for delivering care to patients.
  • An entire Medical Center that believes in providing the highest quality of care
    All departments deliver care that is beyond what is expected.
  • An institution where continuing professional development is expected
    Nurses are committed to increasing their knowledge to help the entire patient care team.

Did you know?

  • Less than eight percent of all U.S. community hospitals have achieved Magnet status
  • We are one of only five magnet hospitals in Nebraska
  • St. Elizabeth is the only Magnet hospital in Lincoln

Magnet Recognized

CHI Health St. Elizabeth has been designated as a Magnet organization. The Magnet Recognition Program designates organizations worldwide where nursing leaders successfully align their nursing strategic goals to improve the organization’s patient outcomes. The Magnet Recognition Program provides a roadmap to nursing excellence, which benefits the whole of an organization. To nurses, Magnet Recognition means education and development through every career stage, which leads to greater autonomy at the bedside. To patients, it means the very best care, delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best that they can be.