Prenatal Care/Labor/Delivery

Cherry County Hospital (CCH) provides obstetrical care from start to finish. Prenatal care is offered at both of the clinics in Valentine - Cherry County Clinic and Valentine Medical Clinic. Patients are also welcome from other communities. Staff at CCH will assist you through each step of your pregnancy from your first lab work or ultrasound through your delivery and dismissal. As you prepare for the birth of your child, we encourage you to attend prenatal classes for expecting parents. Contact our Director of Nursing to schedule a tour of the labor room, nursery, and patient rooms. Visit with our billing department for answers to all of your financial questions. When it is time to welcome your newborn, we will be ready to help you through your labor, induction, vaginal or cesarean birth. Nursing staff promotes "Rooming In" which means you are able to have your newborn in your room with you as much as you would like. Breastfeeding is also encouraged and the CCH nursing staff will assist you and answer questions you may have.

Outside Resources:

Pre-natal care is offered by the physicians at each of the clinics located in Valentine. Please schedule your prenatal care with any of the following physicians.

Cherry County Clinic
402.376.3770
Steven Senseney, MD

Valentine Medical Clinic
402.376.2200
Michele Mulligan-Witt, MD

Referrals:

Your primary care physician will refer you to CCH for any needed prenatal care including lab work, ultrasounds, non-stress tests, etc.

Hours of Operation:

A physician is on call, ready and able to help you deliver 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Anesthesia:

If you are in need of a cesarean section, emergency or planned, we have anesthesia services on call, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Neonatal Resuscitation Program:

Licensed nursing staff members at CCH are required to complete the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) training.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Does my delivery need to be pre-certified with my insurance company?

A: Quite possibly! Several insurance companies require precertification for delivery. It is always wise to contact your insurance company to pre-certify your delivery. It is also wise to document the number you called, the name of the person with whom you spoke, what they told you, and the date and time of the conversation.

Q: Will my primary care physician deliver my child?

A: Most likely! Although there is no way to guarantee this, the physicians work to their fullest extent to deliver your child if you have seen them for prenatal care.