Services

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. 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 Educator Jenny Kearney, RD.

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.

Provider

Dr. David Sjulin

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.

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

First, 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.

(402) 873-8912

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. Judd Bauer

Schedule

Third Thursday of every month

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

We offer specialized services for the brain and spinal cord.

Physicians

Dr. Andrew Livingston
Dr. Keith Lodhia

Schedule

First Monday and first Tuesday of every month.

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

Focused Ultrasound

CHI Health Neurological Institute  has help for Essential Tremors (ET) which cause uncontrollable shaking, and it is the most common movement disorder in the US.

Learn more about focused ultrasound.

Successful companies know that healthy employees are more productive. That’s why CHI Health St. Mary’s Occupational Medicine department works with companies to provide cost-effective services that keep workers well. Our services include comprehensive screenings, exams, treatments and wellness programs. Every business is different, so we customize our programs to include only the tests and screenings you need. We can even bring our services to your workplace. A regular health exam not only evaluates the health of your workers, it helps keep current medical conditions in check and can prevent minor conditions from escalating into serious and costly problems.

For program information, contact Ashlee Miller, APRN at (402) 873-8955.

Injuries and Prevention

As a business leader, you know workers’ compensation costs continue to rise. By treating injured workers properly, and getting them back to work quickly, your company can experience significant savings. We can also coordinate between workers’ compensation firms and make referral appointments in a prompt manner.

We offer:

  • Walk-In Treatment
  • After-Hours Services in Emergency Rooms/Vitual Care
  • Cost Savings
  • Experienced Professionals
  • Open Communication

Physical Examinations, Screenings and Specialized Tests

  • Annual exams
  • DOT examinations/drug screens
  • Non-DOT drug screening
  • Fitness-for-duty exams
  • Post-offer exams
  • Return-to-work exams
  • Breath alcohol testing
  • Certified urine drug screens
  • Drug screen collections
  • Back assessments
  • Immunizations
  • Occupational hearing tests/Audiograms
  • Spirometry (lung function testing-PFT)
  • EKG’s
  • Respirator Fit Testing

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

Call (402) 873-8918, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Orthopedics 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. Robert Dugas
Dr. Aaron Bott

Schedule

Wednesdays

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

At CHI Health 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. Adam Kafka

Schedule

First 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

Schedule

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

For appointments and information, call the CHI Health St. Mary's Specialty Clinic at (402) 873-8931.

Primary Care services are provided at Nebraska City Medical Clinic. 

To schedule with a primary care provider call (402) 873-4242.

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.

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

Kristina Dada

Schedule

Second and fourth Wednesday 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

Exam Preparation Guides

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 CHI Health 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

Providers

Dr. Stephen Nagengast

Dr. Brad Olberding

Schedule

Every Monday, and every first and third Wednesday

Pelvic discomfort is more common than you think, and more treatable than you know. One in three women suffer from a pelvic floor disorder but you don't have to accept bladder leakage and pain as a normal part of aging. With our innovative procedures and individualized care, you can find solutions - and comfort - you need.

Providers

See our Urogynecology Providers

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. Lance Wiebusch

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 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.