Infant Delivery Totals Continue to Grow in Metro

Published: Feb. 1, 2016

It’s not that Omaha’s hospitals have never followed metro-area families in their migrations west and south from the city’s riverside roots.

But in the vital service of delivering babies, the city’s three major health care systems have used the past decade to catch up geographically while staying current medically.

That trend can be seen in each system’s combined state reports of Douglas and Sarpy County infant deliveries between 2005 and 2014 — a period in which Methodist Health System moved its labor and delivery services from Methodist Hospital near 84th and Dodge Streets to the new Methodist Women’s Hospital near the Elkhorn area.

Birthing trends in the Omaha metro were profiled in the Omaha World-Herald's Outlook 2016 section.