Columbus Community Hospital’s Labor/Delivery/Recovery (LDR) private suites are attractively decorated with comfortable furnishings. They offer safety, relaxation and privacy without disruptive room transfers.
A central fetal monitor system, located at the main nurses' station, allows CCH’s nursing staff to observe up to five women in labor. Nurses will be able to monitor the well-being of mother and child at all times during the labor process, not only within the room, but at the central station as well. If the doctor needs to be contacted, the system will allow the physician to view the fetal monitor strip from their office or home.
A separate operating room is located within the Maternal Child Health Unit, specifically for our patients who need to deliver via a cesarean delivery. In keeping with our philosophy of a family-centered birth experience, CCH welcomes patients’ significant others to attend the delivery for a cesarean birth.
CCH understands the importance of parents being close to their babies after delivery. Our mothers have the option of “rooming in” which allows their infants to stay in the mother’s room 24 hours a day. If mothers would like to rest or take a nap, they can call their nurse to take their baby to the nursery, which is staffed 24 hours a day with a nurse.
The Maternal Child Health Department is a locked area which requires visitors to check in at the receptionist desk outside the unit. Visitors must know a patient's name in order to be admitted. All babies are given an identification band and the numbers are matched to the mother's band whenever the baby is brought into the room. Our babies are also given security “beeps” that lock down the unit whenever they are brought close to any exit. If a baby is near a door when it is pushed open, alarms will sound.
Columbus Community Hospital
4600 38th Street
Columbus, Nebraska 68602-1800