Services

Our specialty allergy clinic provides evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of allergies and related conditions.

Meet Our Providers

Schedule

Second Thursday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

The arrhythmia clinic serves local patients of the Nebraska Heart Institute. Patients with pacemakers and implanted defibrillators can receive a nurse assessment, an EKG, and a device evaluation by a tech or midlevel provider.

Schedule

Fourth Thursday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

Our cardiology clinic can give you peace of mind regarding your heart by providing a full evaluation including nurse assessment, medication review, EKG, and referrals to additional services such as nuclear medicine, cardiac rehab, radiology, and TEE.

Providers

Meet our providers

Schedule

Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays weekly

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

Heart Failure

One in five adults over the age of 40 will develop heart failure. Early diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle improvements can help people with heart failure enjoy longer, fulfilling lives. Our comprehensive heart failure program and team of experts offer highly specialized, proven treatments to help patients with heart failure get back to the life they love.

Heart Care Partnership

CHI Health St. Mary’s is pleased to provide patients with superior heart and vascular care through an exclusive partnership with the Nebraska Heart Institute (NHI).

CHI Health Nebraska Heart has been ranked as the top cardiac hospital in Nebraska by the Healthgrades organization for eight consecutive years. The same NHI cardiovascular physicians from Nebraska Heart also practice at St. Mary’s. This partnership allows us to provide our patients with a high level of specialization in the fast-advancing field of cardiology.

Because we work together, you can be confident knowing that your care team utilizes the Nebraska Heart approach that has proven to offer superior patient outcomes based on a variety of measures. In addition, you have access to the state’s most experienced and successful program to replace the aortic heart valve without opening the chest, and soon, the state’s first program to repair the mitral heart valve with a similar catheter-based technology.

Regular screening for colon cancer is an important part of prevention and early detection. Colorectal cancer is highly treatable when found early. Screening tests can find colorectal growths, or polyps, so they can be removed before they become cancerous.

Colon cancer screenings and other gastroenterology services are available via specialty clinic at St. Mary’s.

Physicians

Dr. Jonathon Stelling
Dr. Brett Meyer

Schedule

Every Thursday

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

Dermatology deals with the largest organ in the body—your skin. Our monthly specialty clinic offers complete care for any skin-related conditions or diseases as well as preventative treatment and risk assessment.

Physician

Dr. David Bigler

Schedule

Third Thursday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

St. Mary’s provides educational services to help you learn to manage your diabetes. These services are offered by Certified Diabetic Educators Paula Aldana, RN, and Jenny Kearney, Registered Dietitian.

For more information, call (402) 873-8904 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Mary’s provides specialty and surgical ear, nose, and throat (ENT) services.

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

In an emergency, every moment is critical. Whether a fall or a car crash, chest pain or a stroke, it takes a highly trained team to quickly evaluate, stabilize, and treat each patient. St. Mary’s is a Level IV Trauma Center, providing emergency services around the clock, with an emergency care provider on-site at all times.

ER Nursing Staff Certifications

  • Trauma Nurse Core Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Neo-natal Advanced Life Support

In collaboration with Nebraska Heart Institute and our local EMS services, we provide optimal care during emergency cardiac events.

Entrance to the ER for the general public is through the main doors on the north side of the hospital.

 

Orthopaedics deals with the interaction of muscles, bones, and related soft tissues. Our weekly clinic offers complete care for any orthopaedic injuries or diseases as well as rehabilitation and physical therapy. Services available include evaluation and surgical intervention for arthritis, assessment of back and spine injuries, total knee and hip replacements, shoulder and knee scopes, casting, bracing, and education.

Physicians

Dr. James Gallentine
Dr. Aaron Bott

Schedule

Wednesdays, first and third Friday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

St. Mary’s supports its patients physically, emotionally, and spiritually throughout their cancer journey. The oncology clinic provides oncologist/hematologist care for patients with cancer and diseases of the blood as well as coordination of all testing and treatments.

Patients in need of chemotherapy or with blood disorders can receive treatment in St. Mary’s state-of-the-art infusion center.

Physician

Dr. Sakeer Hussain

Schedule

Second and fourth Monday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

Advances in technology are helping to detect breast cancer in its earliest—and most curable—stage. At CHI Health St Mary’s, our digital mammography screenings provide the highest level of accuracy for even the smallest tumors. Learn more about our Mammography Services.

At St. Mary’s, 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.

Collectively, our nursing staff has more than 700 years of experience—meaning we’ve seen it all and are prepared to handle any kind of special request or issue that may arise. And because mother and baby will each have their own delivery nurse, you can be sure of receiving the specialized care you need and deserve.

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Patients with any diseases of or damage to the kidneys (often resulting from diabetes or hypertension) can receive treatment at the monthly nephrology clinic. Related anemia problems can be treated in our infusion center.

Physician

Dr. Jeffery Marple

Schedule

Third Thursday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

Our visiting neurologist specializes in treating a wide variety of diseases and injuries to the nervous system. The monthly neurology clinic gives patients access to care for problems of the head, spine, cerebrovascular system, and peripheral nerves. Care provided at St. Mary’s includes EMGs and EEGs as well as infusions and a support group for multiple sclerosis patients.

Physician

Dr. John Puente

Schedule

Second Tuesday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

 

We offer specialized services and surgery on the brain and spinal cord.

Physicians

Dr. Andrew Livingston
Dr. Keith Lodhia
Dr. Steven Volin

Schedule

First Monday, first Tuesday, first and third Friday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

What can an occupational therapist do for you?

Occupational therapists assist people in developing life skills that allow them to lead productive and satisfying lives through customized treatment designed to improve one’s ability to perform normal daily activities. Therapists work with other health care professionals to create a care plan based on the physical, psychosocial, communal, and environmental factors that influence each individual’s ability to function.

Therapists help patients overcome disability, adapt material or equipment for ease of use, or recommend changes to an individual’s daily environment. Many also work to help prevent patient injury.

Who can benefit from occupational therapy?

  • Individuals recovering from a surgery such as a total joint replacement, carpal tunnel release, fracture repairs, or tendon repairs
  • Individuals with work-related injuries such as elbow, wrist, or hand pain as well as repetitive use injuries
  • Individuals who require education or environmental modifications after an injury or illness
  • Individuals who have experienced cerebral vascular accidents (strokes), traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or any other neurological disease that affects motor control or decreases independence
  • Individuals recovering from amputations
  • Individuals with impairments related to multiple sclerosis, arthritis, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, or other diseases or disorders
  • Individuals who function as caregivers for loved ones with debilitating diseases

Our philosophy

  • Individualized therapy sessions and continual modifications to the treatment program
  • Team-oriented environment with constant interdepartmental communication
  • Evidence-based practices with an emphasis on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise
  • Continuation of individualized home exercise program (facilitated with a 30-day pass to the Ambassador Wellness Center upon discharge)

Meet our Staff

Your eyes are one of the most important organs in your body, and St. Mary’s is dedicated to helping you take care of them. Our ophthalmology clinic provides complete evaluation of your eye health as well as surgical treatment (available monthly).

Physician

Dr. Jordan Rixen

Schedule

Second Monday (surgery fourth Monday) of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

At St. Mary’s, we work to make your pregnancy and birth experience as special as possible. Here, you’ll find the perfect blend of two worlds—the medical expertise of excellent physicians, certified obstetric nurses, and staff as well as a warm and welcoming environment for you and your family.

The physiatry clinic provides complete, state-of-the-art EMG service for patients with carpal tunnel, diabetic neuropathy, and other diseases of the nervous system.

Physician

Dr. Joseph Mulka

Schedule

Third Tuesday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

What can a physical therapist do for you?

Physical therapists treat patients whose movement and physical abilities are impaired by age, injury, surgery, or disease. Therapists work with other health care professionals to create a care plan based on each individual’s needs.

Therapists use a variety of techniques with patients including evidence-based therapeutic exercise, manual therapy (including joint mobilizations), and stretching techniques to reduce pain, maximize mobility, and increase physical fitness.

Who can benefit from physical therapy?

  • Athletes who have suffered an injury and are working to return to sport
  • Athletes who are trying to prevent injury
  • Individuals recovering from a surgery such as a total joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, or ACL reconstruction
  • Individuals with work-related injuries such as neck pain, back pain, or repetitive use injuries
  • Individuals with poor balance who are at risk for falling or have had a fall or other balance-related accident
  • Individuals who have experienced cerebral vascular accidents (strokes), traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or any other neurological disease that affects motor control
  • Women suffering from incontinence, pelvic pain, pregnancy-related discomfort, or other women’s health issues
  • Individuals recovering from amputations
  • Individuals with impairments related to multiple sclerosis, arthritis, cerebral palsy, or other diseases or disorders

Our philosophy

  • Individualized therapy sessions and continual modifications to the treatment program
  • Team-oriented environment with constant interdepartmental communication
  • Evidence-based practices with an emphasis on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise
  • Continuation of individualized home exercise program (facilitated with a 30-day pass to the Ambassador Wellness Center upon discharge)

Meet our physical therapy staff

Golf Academy

Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.

Physician

Dr. Jeffrey Kiley of Southwest Foot and Ankle Center

Schedule

Clinic days: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month in the afternoon

For appointments and information, call Southwest Foot and Ankle Center at (712) 623-5178.

St. Mary’s values an individual’s mental health as strongly as we do his or her physical health. That is why we provide complete mental health services, including confidential counseling, available twice each month. All appointments are scheduled through the physician’s office in Lincoln to maintain complete confidentiality. To provide the greatest possible access to our psychiatry specialists we use telemedicine, allowing patient and doctor to communicate more conveniently.

Physician

Dr. Walter Duffy

Schedule

First and third Tuesday of each month

Patients with pulmonary disorders such as chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and asthma—as well as those with lung nodules, cancer, or sleep apnea—can receive expert care and treatment at St. Mary’s. We provide complete testing, respiratory therapy, respiratory rehab, and radiology services.

Physician

Dr. Sean Barry

Schedule

Third Tuesday of every month

 

St. Mary’s works to provide you and your referring physician with the information needed for fast and effective treatment. We offer the following diagnostic imaging:

  • Digital diagnostic X-ray and fluoroscopy
  • 3D mammography/tomography
  • Full-field digital mammography
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • CT (CAT Scan) 64-slice and scanners
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) 1.5 Tesla wide-bore 70 cm scanner
  • Ultrasound
    • OB
    • Biopsy
    • General
    • Cardiovascular
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Bone density (DEXA) scan
  • PET/CT

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For more information, call (402) 873-8912 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pulmonary medicine and respiratory care address a broad spectrum of conditions that affect the way we breathe. Our respiratory therapists assist patients suffering from illnesses including pneumonia, bronchitis, COPD, asthma, and neuromuscular disorders. They also provide support for patients recovering from surgery, trauma, cardiac/respiratory arrest, and metabolic disorders. Respiratory care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to patients ranging in age from newborn to seniors.

Patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune conditions can receive expert care at our monthly rheumatology clinic. Services include evaluation, infusion therapy, and injections.

Physician

Dr. Joseph A. Nahas

Schedule

Second Thursday each month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

Sleep studies may help identify potential sleep disorders and provide insights into how to improve a patient’s sleep wellness. The following sleep studies may be arranged through St. Mary’s:

  • Polysomnography (PSG)
  • CPAP/Bi-level Titration (Adaptive Servo ventilation devices for complex sleep apnea)
  • Split-night Polysomnography
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (MSLT)
  • Maintenance of Wakefulness Testing (MWT)
  • Actigraphy

If your condition requires surgical treatment, the skilled surgeons at St. Mary’s provide the experience and expertise you need, right here at home. Available services include:

  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Ear, nose, and throat surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Obstetrical and gynecological surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Urologic surgery

 

St. Mary’s can locally treat diseases of the bladder and kidneys at our bimonthly urology clinic. Services include cystoscopies and bladder scanning.

Screening, detection, and treatment of prostate cancer are also a critical component of our urology services.

Physician

Dr. Peter Howe

Schedule

Second and fourth Tuesday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

 

St. Mary’s understands that women have distinct medical needs and that they want regular access to specialists who can meet those needs. We’re keeping women healthy with on-site gynecological care, OB care (including high-risk), and surgical services for hysterectomies and ablations. We offer a private area and special care to women needing these services:

  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Mammography (standard and 3-dimensional)
  • DEXA Scan
  • Breast MRI
  • Gynecology

Physician

Dr. Franklin DeVries

Schedule

First Tuesday and third Monday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.

St. Mary’s has teamed up with the medical staff at CHI Health St. Elizabeth in Lincoln to provide advanced wound care and vascular medicine. Services include evaluation and treatment of varicose veins, carotid arteries, diabetic wounds, and leg ulcers.

Physician

Dr. Robert Pitsch

Schedule

First and third Thursday of every month

For more information, call (402) 873-8931.