Perinatal Hospice

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​​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                  
  • 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
  • Connected Forever,
    61691 733 Road, Tecumseh, NE 68450
    (402) 297-6109
  • Methodist Fremont Health,
    40 East 23rd Street, Fremont, NE 68025
    (402) 941-7146
  • Methodist Women's Hospital,
    707 N. 190th Plaza,  Omaha, NE 68022                 
    (402) 815-4000
  • No Footprint Too Small Birth & Bereavement Services 
    4740 A Street, Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68510  
    (402) 318-3911
  • Nebraska Medicine,
    983255 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198    
    (402) 559-6150
  • CHI CUMC Medical Center Bergan Mercy Hospital
    7500 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE 68132                    
    (402) 398-6014
  • Endless Journey Hospice,
    10831 Old Mill Rd. Ste 400, Omaha, NE
    (402) 800-8145

For licensed Hospice or Hospice Services email DHHS Licensure at:

An informational sheet ​and geographically organized list​ of Perinatal Hospice Programs in the State of Nebraska can be printed out.