Compassion and Care for Medically Challenging Pregnancies Act
On April 26, 2017, Legislative Bill 506 (LB506), the Compassion and Care for Medically Challenging Pregnancies Act was approved by Governor Ricketts. He stated, “Perinatal hospice is an innovative and compassionate model of support for the pregnant woman who finds out that her baby has a life-limiting condition and who chooses to continue her pregnancy.”
Perinatal hospice services may include:
- Support throughout the pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum period;
- Guidance regarding medical decisions;
- Assistance with making memories, pictures, or keepsakes;
- Personalized birth plan;
- Pain relief for baby if necessary;
- Memorial or Funeral Service guidance;
- Coordinating discharge from the hospital to home or Hospice program.
Your area hospital may be able to provide resources for perinatal hospice and community-based hospice programs in your community that may offer the support you need.
This information is shared as required by LB506. The Department does not endorse any specific perinatal hospice program.
The following is a list of self-reported perinatal hospice programs.
- Butterfly Memories, Bryan Medical Center,
1600 S. 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68522 402-489-0200
- EMBRACE Perinatal Palliative Care & Hospice CHI Health-St. Elizabeth,
555 South 70th Street Lincoln, NE 68510 402-219-7065
- HoriSun Hospice,
2200 South 40th Street, Ste. 101, Lincoln, NE 68506 402-484-6444
- Journey to Love,
3300 N. 60th Street, Omaha, NE 68104 402-551-9003 Ext 1306
- Methodist Women’s Hospital,
707 N. 190th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68022 402-815-4000
- The Nebraska Medical Center,
987400 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 402-559-4000
For More Information Contact:
Jackie Moline, RN, BSN
Maternal-Infant Community Health Nurse, Sr.
Maternal & Infant Health Program, DHHS - Division of Public Health
(402) 471-0165 - Cell (402) 326-6415 - Fax (402) 471-7049