About St. Mary's

CHI Health St. Mary's is a hospital located in Nebraska City, NE.

About St. Mary's

CHI Health St. Mary’s has served Nebraska City and the surrounding areas since 1927. We are an affiliate of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national health system committed to promoting healthy communities through innovative programs, collaborations, and partnerships.

Guided by our Catholic heritage of healing ministry, our goal is to provide our friends and neighbors with compassionate, quality medical care close to the comforts of home.

Our Facility

In the fall of 2014, St. Mary’s opened the doors of a brand-new, fully modernized facility. The original St. Mary’s building was constructed in 1927, and the hospital has since outgrown the structure. The new 110,000-square-foot campus is better equipped to meet the changing needs of our community with, among other benefits, an increased capacity for specialty clinics and an integrated primary care clinic.

It is a goal of St. Mary’s to encourage collaboration and care coordination among primary care physicians and medical specialists. This contributes to the high quality of care our patients have come to expect. The new facility not only makes this cooperative approach easier, but also introduces technological advancements that will improve diagnosis and treatment methods.

Our Mission

At CHI Health St. Mary's we make the healing presence of God known in our world by improving the health of the people we serve, especially those who are vulnerable, while we advance social justice for all.

Our Vision

A healthier future for all – inspired by faith, driven by innovation, and powered by our humanity.

Our Core Values


We celebrate each person's gifts and voice and respect the dignity of all.


We inspire trust through honesty and demonstrate courage in the face of inequity.


We show care with listening, empathy, and love and accompany and comfort those in need of healing.


We serve with fullest passion, creativity, and stewardship, and exceed expectations of others and ourselves.


We commit to the power of working together while building and nurturing meaningful relationships.

Awards and Recognitions

Chartis Critical Access 100 Top Hospital 2023 logo

Top 100 Hospital

CHI Health St. Mary's has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.

Chartis Performance Leadership Award 2022

Performance Leadership Award for Quality

CHI Health St. Mary's has been awarded the 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals.