he St. Francis Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created to function in coordination with and support of St. Francis whose mission is to encourage a healthy community through such activities as providing health education programs, informational services, and quality medical care without regard to race, religion, age, sex or ability to pay.
uided by Catholic heritage of healing ministry, in partnership with the community and our healthcare providers, St. Francis creates wellness, cures illness, and provides comfort and compassion utilizing best practices in medicine.
Learn yoga postures and breathing techniques which will help you through a healthy, relaxing pregnancy and birthing experience. Classes are offered every Monday evening. For more information and to register, please call (308) 398-5888 or (308) 227-9911. Each class is $5.
Having problems with breastfeeding, or just want to get out of the house and meet other new mothers? Come to the support group called “Eat at Mom’s” between 10 a.m.-noon every Tuesday. A lacation consultant is available to help with any questions or problems you may be experiencing. The group meets in the club room at HyVee. For more information, please call (308) 398-5888. There is no fee for this group.
This one-time class is intended for children 3-10 years of age who are expecting a new baby in their family. It includes a short video, a tour of the Birthing Center, viewing a new baby, discussions about mother’s hospitalization and refreshments. Parents need to accompany their children to this class to help promote bonding and acceptance. The class is offered on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. There is a $10 fee per family. For more information on actual dates, class location or to register, please call (308) 398-5888.
Tours of the Family Birthing Center are offered: Second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Second Saturday each month at 11:30 a.m. Fourth Wednesday each month at 12:30 p.m. No registration is needed. In the case of bad weather, please call (308) 398-5888 to see if tours are still scheduled. Tours meet in the lobby of the main entrance to the hospital.