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Serious Medicine. Extraordinary Care.

Women’s and Infants’ Services

Our Mission

To partner with women of all ages, infants and their families to achieve optimum health in mind, body and spirit.

Our Philosophy

Family-centered and developmentally supportive care.

We utilize a multidisciplinary approach to provide a continuum of quality patient care in an environment that fosters teaching and utilization of research to improve practice. As a magnet organization, nurses help make the decisions regarding professional nursing practice, education and development, self scheduling, performance improvement and selection of state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Women’s Services

The Birth Place in Clarkson Tower and The Baby Place in University Tower combine the advantages of both private and academic practice settings.

The program includes:

  • 19 newly renovated, state-of-the-art birthing suites
  • 25 beds for antepartum/postpartum patients and care of benign and non-benign gynecology patients
  • Care of healthy newborns and an infant security system
  • Certified nurse midwife deliveries
  • Three surgical suites for cesarean deliveries and selected OB-related surgeries
  • Continuous 24/7 anesthesia coverage
  • Care of women with high-risk and low-risk pregnancies, pre-term labor and multiple births
  • Board-certified maternal fetal-medicine specialists and obstetricians
  • Lactation consultation program
  • Perinatal outreach program
  • Dedicated social worker for Women’s and Infants’ Services
  • On-site childbirth and family education classes

The staff is comprised of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, OB Surgical Technicians and Clerical Associates. Nursing opportunities include an option of eight- or 12-hour shifts, with self-scheduling. All nurses are oriented to mother-baby care, with specialized orientation in labor and delivery and/or care of the gynecologic patient. The staff includes many tenured, experienced nurses who are able to respond rapidly and competently to obstetric emergencies.

All direct care providers are verified in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). Patient care standards and the nurse-to-patient ratio are based on the guidelines recommended by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

The Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Our NICU program has been a pioneering force in Nebraska and has achieved several firsts.

The program includes:

  • 34 beds with Level IIID care, the highest designation
  • Care of premature and sick neonates, including multiple births
  • Family-centered care in a developmentally supportive environment
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), selective head cooling (cool cap system) surfactant replacement
  • Therapy, nitric oxide gas therapy, and high-frequency ventilation
  • Team of board-certified neonatologists
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner team
  • Neonatal Transport nursing team
  • Nursing case management

Patient care is provided by a staff comprised entirely of Registered Nurses, in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatologists, residents, clinical nurse specialist, nurse case manager, respiratory therapists and dedicated pharmacists and social worker. All direct care providers are verified in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and resuscitate infants post-delivery.

Emphasis is placed on progressive thinkers who can work in a fast-paced, clinically advanced environment. Nurses work 12-hour shifts, with self-scheduling. Nurse-to-patient ratios are based on the guidelines recommended by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). Come and join our extraordinary team!