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Birth Center

Location(s): Onaga

Personalized Care.  Inspired by You.

Having a baby is an amazing, life-changing experience. The Birth Center at Community HealthCare System offers a childbirth experience that is personalized for you.

From our innovative care model that keeps mother and baby together, to our professional care team of experts in obstetric, postpartum, and neonatal care, our birth center team works 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.

As a Premier High 5 for Mom & Baby facility, we prioritize the bond that encourages and supports successful breastfeeding. We support your entire journey into parenthood and are always here for your family before, during and after the birth of your child.

We invite you to schedule a tour of the Birth Center and to discuss your personalized birthing experience.

Contact Katie Kufahl, RN at 785-889-5122 to schedule a tour or to learn more about the birth center at Community HealthCare System.

Our Birth Center features:

Dedicated labor and delivery team

24-hour obstetric anesthesia for pain management

Emergency cesarean childbirth team

Neonatal specialist referral relationship

Spacious, all-private rooms

Personalized and experienced postpartum nursing care

Queen size, adjustable massage bed for postpartum comfort

Safe, comfortable environment

Locked unit with an infant security system

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.

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.

Birth Center


Comprehensive, Specialized Breastfeeding Support

The benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and infants are well known. As a High 5 for Mom & Baby Premier hospital, we follow all ten of the High 5 for Mom & Baby evidence-based practices proven to increase 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

Special Services for Your Growing Family

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

A Customized Recovery Plan Just for You

We offer prenatal and postpartum pelvic floor therapy through our Community Rehabilitation outpatient services. Pelvic floor muscles can often become strained or weakened during pregnancy and childbirth. However, research shows that pelvic therapy can help improve or repair these muscles, reducing pain and leading to an easier recovery. Your pelvic floor therapist will create a customized care plan based on your individual needs. 

Prenatal pelvic floor therapy can help you prepare for delivery by teaching you labor positioning, what to expect, and how to best care for your body after giving birth. After delivery, the goal of postpartum pelvic floor therapy is to return your pelvic floor muscles to their pre-birth status. This therapy can help you address any pelvic floor issues that may arise during the postpartum period.

Advantages of pelvic floor therapy include:

  • Improved core strength
  • Decreased pelvic pain
  • Tightened pelvic floor
  • Shortened postpartum recovery time
  • Reduced risk of postpartum complications

Contact our pelvic floor therapy specialists to learn more.


Contact Us

Community HealthCare System 

Katie Kufahl, RN


David Allen, MD

David Allen, MD

Family Medicine

Location: Holton

Position: Physician

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

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Marcus Weiser, DO

Marcus Weiser, DO

Family Medicine

Location: Onaga

Position: Physician

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

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Nancy J. Zidek, MD

Nancy J. Zidek, MD

Family Medicine

Locations: Frankfort, Onaga, Holton

Position: Physician

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

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