OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center

Pontiac, Illinois

Family Birthing Center

Sleeping Newborn with Hat

Within the Family Birthing Center at OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center, you will discover a warm, comfortable setting for labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum.  Our state-of-the-art patient care facility focuses on modernized care and safety for every patient, every time.

The Mission of OSF HealthCare is to “serve persons with the greatest care and love in a community that celebrates the gift of life.”  Our Birthing Center staff embraces this Mission and demonstrates it daily by creating a personalized birthing experience for our patients.

As you read more about the Family Birthing Center, please know that if you have any questions, you are always welcome to reach out to the Birthing Center nurses at (815) 842-4972, or to the Director of the Birthing Center at (815) 842-4561.


  • Birthing, Obstetrics, & Gynecology Services
  • Outpatient Obstetric Services (fetal non-stress tests, RhoGAM injection administration, etc.)
  • Breastfeeding support from Certified Breastfeeding Counselors
  • Prenatal Classes


Shai Nyi, MD

Jared Zotz, MD

Lorel Mayer-Neal, CNM

Hours & Location

The Family Birthing Center is open to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is located on the second floor at OSF Saint James.  Outside the hours of 6 a.m. – 8 p.m., patients must enter the hospital through the Emergency Department.

For the hours and location of the OSF Medical Group - Obstetrics & Gynecology practice, click here.