A women’s birth experience at Rice County District Hospital Family Birth Center is a special priority. Our team of doctors, nurses and certified nurse midwives are highly experienced with delivering babies and caring for mothers. They understand the importance of birth plans and individual preferences and are dedicated to creating a special and memorable experience for every family.

Each patient at the Family Birth Center receives personalized attention and stays in a spacious suite with a whirlpool bathtub and private waiting area for family members. The dietary department prepares a special menu for mothers so their stay is most enjoyable.

“Our suites offer a quiet comfortable place for labor and delivery, but it is our staff that creates the personal experience for every family.”

–  Judy Hodgson, CNO

Family Centered Maternity Care

Our team of Physicians offers family-centered maternity care through every stage of pregnancy, delivery and into subsequent years for the child and their family. Doctors Kristina Darnauer, Stacy Dashiell and James Decker are known for their highly relational, sensitive and expert approach to maternity care.

The Birth Center Experience

Each patient at the Family Birth Center receives personalized attention and stays in a spacious suite with a whirlpool bathtub and private waiting area for family members. The dietary department prepares a special menu for mothers so their stay is most enjoyable.

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family birth center & midwife servicesMidwife Services at Rice County District Hospital

Studies show that women who have the assistance of a midwife are less likely to require labor induction, pain medication or other medical interventions during delivery. The Family Birth Center at Rice County District Hospital provides the option for a nurse midwife and doctor combined medical team. Certified Nurse Midwife, Melissa Conard is dedicated to fulfilling her patients’ birth plan, while ensuring the health and safety of both mother and child. In addition, RCDH physicians provide support to Lois Yoder and Angel Schmutz, Certified Nurse Midwives, who provide care at Birth and Women’s Healthcare in Yoder, KS.

To schedule a tour of the Family Birth Center suites or to learn more about our midwife or physician services, call the hospital at 620-257-5173 or contact the department directly using the form below.