Maternal Child Health
Columbus Community Hospital’s Maternal Child Health Department offers a caring and progressive environment for new mothers and their families. The department’s secure unit includes many rooms designed to make new mothers and babies feel at ease, including four labor/delivery/recovery rooms, eight postpartum rooms and two observation rooms.
CCH’s Maternal Child Health Department has access to three pediatric physicians who are available 24 hours a day. Its staff of RNs and LPNs care for mothers and their babies during labor and delivery, provide mother/baby care, neonatal intensive care services, and care for both pediatric patients (less than four months old) and patients recovering from GYN surgeries.
The Maternal Child Health Department delivers about 600 babies each year and works in collaboration with local obstetricians and physicians to care for high-risk labor patients.
Our Programs and Services
CCH is pleased to offer some of the latest advancements in maternal and child health, as well as other special touches to make new parents’ birthing experiences the best they can be. For example, when patients’ babies are born, Braham's Lullaby is played on CCH’s overhead paging system so that the entire hospital can share in the new parents’ joy.
Staff at CCH also strive to provide new parents with the education they need to best care for themselves and their new babies. With that in mind, the Maternal Child Health Department offers childbirth classes, tours of the unit, as well as baby care and breastfeeding classes.
For a full list of the department’s programs and services, see below:
Visiting Hours and Contact Us
The visiting hours in CCH’s Maternal Child Health Department are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CCH tries to provide patients time for rest with "Quiet Time" from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. every day. Staff encourages visitors to give new mothers this time to catch up on rest before they return home.
Mothers may choose up to three people to be with them during the labor and birth of their babies. Siblings are encouraged and welcome to meet their new brothers or sisters. Because infants are more susceptible to infection, all children will be screened for infection upon admission to the unit and are encouraged to stay home if they have recently been sick.
For more information or to schedule a tour of the department, call 402-562-3266.
Columbus Community Hospital
4600 38th Street
Columbus, Nebraska 68602-1800