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Birth Center

Location(s): Onaga

When Family Means Everything, We Deliver.

Having a baby is an amazing, life-changing event. Even before your arrival on the big day, our Birth Center team will work closely with you, your physician, and your family to provide the personalized, compassionate, one-on-one care and attention you deserve – all in a warm, supportive, family-oriented environment that meets your and your baby’s unique needs. We support your entire journey into parenthood and are always here to resolve any fears or anxiety you may have about giving birth and being a parent.

CHCS offers you a childbirth experience like no other, and we invite you to schedule a tour to see our Birth Center amenities for yourself. When it comes to expertise in obstetric, postpartum, and neonatal care, Community HealthCare System provides high-quality care, close to home.

Our Birth Center features:

An experienced labor and delivery team

24-hour obstetric anesthesia for pain management

An emergency cesarean childbirth team

A neonatal specialist referral relationship

Spacious, all-private rooms

Personalized and experienced postpartum nursing care

Queen size, adjustable massage bed for postpartum comfort

A safe, comfortable environment

A locked unit with an infant security system

Expert Labor & Delivery Care Close to Home – With a Personal Touch

The CHCS Birth Center team is made up of physicians and clinical staff who live and work here in our local Northeast Kansas communities. You can get to know and trust your CHCS clinical team members who make up your Birth Center support network – before, during and after the due date.

The goal of our family-centered Birth Center is to obtain the best possible healthy outcome for all members of the family, both individually and holistically.

Meet Dr. Kendra Reith, MD

As a family medicine physician, proud mom, and lifelong Kansan, Dr. Reith was thrilled to join our local community and the CHCS Birth Center family in early 2022. With her special interest in women's health and delivering healthy babies -- and her dedication to your growing family's health -- Dr. Reith is a great addition to your prenatal and Birth Center care team. 

Learn more about Dr. Reith or call 785-889-4272 to make an appointment today. 

Step Inside Our Warm, Welcoming Birth Center

At CHCS, we offer you choices so you can tailor your family-centered birth experience to reflect what you envision for your family’s birthing experience.

It begins with the unique design of our Birth Center and includes our innovative care model that ensures mothers and infants are cared for as one, by the same nurse, to facilitate teaching of skills and to promote family bonding. This model of care keeps baby with the mother longer and allows the father to have a more active role in the birthing process. And, since baby stays close to mother, mothers and babies will experience more successful breastfeeding, which provides for optimal nutrition and immune system support.

Our nurses are trained to promote and provide an expanded menu of options for labor and pain management and new infant care, all in keeping with our respect for the role of the mother.

If you would like a tour of the CHCS Birth Center, information on birthing classes, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katie Kufahl, RN at 785-889-5122.

Personalized, Comprehensive Breastfeeding Support

The benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and infants are well known. As a High 5 for Mom & Baby Premier hospital, we embrace best practices to improve breastfeeding success.

In addition to personalized, specialized lactation support and guidance, we:

Offer skin-to-skin contact for mothers and newborns right after birth

Feed only breastmilk to newborn infants unless medically necessary

Allow mothers and babies to stay together 24 hours a day

Do not offer pacifiers or artificial nipples to breastfeeding infants

Provide extensive breastfeeding resources to guide and educate our new moms and babies

Read more about our commitment to breastfeeding success.

Special Services for Mothers

Keeping mothers and babies at the center of what we do, we also offer these special services:

Lactation services with an Internationally board-certified Lactation Consultant on staff

Complimentary labor and delivery unit tour

Physician referrals

Keepsake birth certificate

Private rooms

Childbirth, breastfeeding, and infant care classes four times per year

Complimentary steak dinner for couples to celebrate baby’s birth

If you would like a tour or information on birthing classes, or if you have any questions or concerns, please call us at the number below.

Contact Us

Community HealthCare System 

Katie Kufahl, RN


David Allen, MD

David Allen, MD

Medical Staff

Location: Holton

Position: Physician

Medical Services: Diabetic Care, Youth Services, Men's Health, Women's Health, Emergency Department, Birth Center, Medical & Surgical Care, Senior Care, Family Medicine

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Marcus Weiser, DO

Marcus Weiser, DO

Medical Staff

Location: Onaga

Position: Physician

Medical Services: Birth Center, Diabetic Care, Emergency Department, Medical & Surgical Care, Men's Health, Women's Health, Youth Services, Senior Care, Family Medicine

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Nancy J. Zidek, MD

Nancy J. Zidek, MD

Medical Staff

Locations: Frankfort, Onaga, Holton

Position: Physician

Medical Services: Birth Center, Diabetic Care, Emergency Department, Men's Health, Women's Health, Youth Services, Senior Care, Family Medicine

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Kendra Reith, MD

Kendra Reith, MD

Medical Staff

Locations: Centralia, Onaga

Position: Physician

Medical Services: Birth Center, Diabetic Care, Emergency Department, Men's Health, Senior Care, Women's Health, Youth Services, Family Medicine

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