​Welcome Bright Beginnings Birthing Center at Republic County Hospital!

A modern facility with highly skilled care for you and your baby!  We offer a wide variety of services in our OB Department.  Your birthing experience will include one-on-one nursing care by a Registered Nurse with specialized training.  There is a hot tub available for your use and comfort during the labor process.  We also provide 24-hour anesthesia service with many aspects of pain control.

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Delivery Suites
Our beautiful OB suites offer both comfort and privacy, which we know is so important during this special time in your life. Bright Beginnings Birthing Center offers you the choice of rooming-in, where you keep the baby in your room with you. We feel it is important for you to learn your babies cues an we encourage your partner to stay with you and baby.

We are a certified High5 for Mom & Baby hospital where we promote breastfeeding right after birth.  We have educated breastfeeding advocates here to help you and provide one-on-one care.

CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies recieve nothing but breastmilk for  6 months of age or longer.  At Republic County Hospital we want to promote mothers to continue to breastfeed after dismissal and to help our community provide ways to help.  Our Breastfeeding Loan/rental program currently has 3 hospital grade breast pumps available for mothers use after discharge.  Mothers who deliver in the hospital may use the pumps free of charge, and mothers who deliver outside of RCH may rent the hospital grade pump for $100 with $25 return once brought back, this includes the pump kit.  Call today for more information.

A Special Gift Too,
As a special gift to new parents, we provide a new car seat, packed with wonderful surprises for the proud parents.

Child Birth Education
We also offer free childbirth education classes to expectant women and their coaches three times a year. This gives you the opportunity to prepare for your delivery, to meet our staff, and to help you deal with the unknown factors that come along with pregnancy, and will give you the information and resources needed to make decisions.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Angie Hanel at (785) 527-2254. If you are looking for a skilled doctor for your needs from pregnancy to delivery and beyond, contact: Belleville Medical Center (785) 527-2217 or Republic County Family Physicians (785) 527-2237.

Breast Feeding Support
Republic County Hospital Obstetrics Department is devoted to providing mothers and their newborn babies with support and education they need to be successful at breastfeeding and any other questions that arise during their pregnancy and postpartum.

We have periodic breastfeeding support groups.  Come join us the second Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. in the Board Room of Republic County Hospital! Feel free to come with your kids! Call the hospital and ask for Angie or Debbie if you have questions!

Dietary Services
Emergency Services
Out Patient Clinics
Pulmonary & Cardiac Rehabilitation
Radiology Department
Rehabilitation Department
Respiratory Care Services
Surgical Services
Women’s Health

At some point in most people’s lives, they will encounter a health problem facilitating the need for surgery. At the Republic County Hospital, we are able to provide for your scheduled surgical procedures as well as those unexpected emergencies. With our two operating suites, our pre/post anesthesia care unit, and our 24-hour on call specially-trained staff we will provide for your surgical needs. 

Surgical Staff:
With our team of Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Trauma Nurse Core certified registered nurses, scrub technicians, anesthetists, central sterilizing technician, and eight physicians who do surgical procedures on a regular basis, we are able to provide care for pediatric to geriatric patients.  Whether you are having an outpatient procedure or one requiring admission to the hospital for an inpatient stay, our surgery staff will work with you to meet your healthcare needs.  Our staff meets with each patient before surgery to review their health history and previous surgical experiences.  We also provide education so that you know what to expect before and after your surgical procedure, and how long your expected stay will be at the Republic County Hospital.

Specialists on Staff at RCH include:

  • Dr. Mark Bell, ENT 
  • Dr. Ryan Payne, UROLOGY 
  • Dr. David Samani, ORTHOPEDICS 
  • Dr. Thomas Graul, OPTHAMOLOGY

Family Practice Physicians who perform a wide range of surgeries and procedures at RCH include:

  • Dr. Robert Holt  
  • Dr. Nolan Beavers 
  • Dr. Andy Walker 
  • Dr. Cayle Goertzen

Surgical Offerings:
The surgeons at Republic County Hospital do a number of open as well as laparoscopic (Lap) surgical procedures. A partial listing of the surgical procedures performed at Republic County Hospital includes but is not limited to:

  • Tonsillectomies & Adenoidectomies 
  • Nasal & Sinus surgery 
  • Breast Biopsies 
  • Mastectomies 
  • Appendectomies 
  • Lap. Gall Bladder removal 
  • Hernia Repairs (Lap and Open) 
  • Lap. Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomies 
  • Cesarean Sections 
  • Tubal Ligations (Lap and Open) 
  • Bowel Resections 
  • Carpal Tunnel Releases 
  • Cataract Removal with Lens Implant 
  • Arthroscopic Knee 
  • Rotator Cuff Repairs 
  • Closed and Open Reduction of Fractures 
  • Hemi-arthroplasty of Fractured Hips 
  • Total Hip Replacements 
  • Total Knee Replacements  

We also do a number of endoscopic procedures providing for screening and diagnosis. They include:

  • Colonoscopy 
  • EGDs (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) 
  • Bronchoscopy 

Anesthesia services are provided by Dr. Robert Holt and several Certified Nurse Anesthetists, including Tracy Holsing and Bob Beckman. Services range from conscious sedation, to general and spinal anesthetic, as well as epidural blocks. Epidural steroid injections are also provided for the management of back pain. Prior to any procedure requiring anesthesia, one of the RCH providers will conduct an evaluation to determine the best form of anesthesia for your needs. They will also discuss with you any concerns that you may have.

Republic County Hospital respiratory care therapists evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders, on a one-on-one basis, with sensitivity to the physical and psychological needs of the residents of North Central Kansas and South Central Nebraska.

The Blood Gas Laboratory Services is CLIA Certified.

Respiratory Patient Care Services:
Patient care services performed by RCH Respiratory Therapists treat all types of patients, ranging from newborns to elderly people.  RCH RTs provide temporary relief to patients with chronic asthma or emphysema and emergency care services to inpatients, outpatients and nursing home residents.  RCH Respiratory Care department also offers the extended services of 24 hour Holter monitoring, pulmonary function testing, arterial/venous blood gas, also have a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and  RT staff also work with Cardiac Rehabilitation patient. Respiratory Therapist  assist with all obstetrical deliveries, and assisting with all obstetrical deliveries including immediate neonatal assessment and care. RT staff is also in attendance of code blue and ventilator patients.

Respiratory Staff & Hours:

The RCH RT is headed by Dr. Goertzen and the Blood Gas Laboratory is headed by RCH Laboratory Services Supervisor and Director.  Other personnel consist of four full-time therapists.

The Respiratory Care is a 24-hour in-house department operating seven days a week.   Our regular hours are from Sunday to Saturday 7:00a.m.-7:00p.m.  After hours coverage is provided by on-call therapists.

Respiratory Services:
RCH Respiratory Care implements various modalitites to help facilitate the treatment of certain lung diseases and to achieve the highest performance level for patients on a daily living basis.  These modalities include:

  • Oxygen therapy
  • Intubations
  • Ventilator/Blowby
  • Aerosol Medication
  • Breathing exercises
  • Inhalers
  • Postural Drainage
  • Suctioning
  • Oxyhood
  • Obstetrical Deliveries
  • Vest system
  • Bipap
  • Oximetry / Capnography
  • Quit smoking Education

Procedures Performed:

  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • 24 hour Holter Monitoring
  • Overnight Oximetry

RCH Respiratory therapists continually update their skills and education to provide updated and effective treatments and procedures.  They also maintain current certification in the following:                    

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Neonatal resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • ardiopulmonary Resuscitation Basic Life Support (CPR-BLS)

Republic County Hospital offers a wide range of outpatient services to Republic County and surrounding communities. Providing all of these health care services locally saves thousands of miles in patient travel. For scheduling outpatient services call 785-527-2254.  

Please click on a department for more information. We are continuing to build our web site and will be adding more information in the near future. Please check back to learn more about what Republic County Hospital can provide for you!

Laboratory:  Your link between technology and good health
Republic County Hospital strives to give good quality of care to patients in obtaining specimens, giving accurate test results, and meeting the needs of the patients we serve. The Laboratory is CLIA Certified.

Patient Care Services
Patient care services performed by RCH Laboratory shall provide testing for newborns, pediatric, juvenile, adult and geriatric patients.  Categories of patient types are in-patients, out-patients that include emergency room, nursing homes, clinic and reference work.

Laboratory Staff and Hours
The laboratory is headed by a Pathologist and Medical Director.  Other laboratory personnel consist of three full-time technicians, one part-time technician and a part-time secretary/receptionist. The laboratory is a 24 hour in-house laboratory operating seven days a week.  Regular laboratory hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weekend and after hours are provided by an on-call technician

Laboratory Services
The types of services RCH Laboratory provides include a wide variety of diagnostic and screening tests to aid in patient evaluation, assessment, and treatment. The areas of testing encompass the following:

  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Urinalysis
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Special Chemistry
  • Serology
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Blood Banking
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology

The goal of the Radiology department is to provide quality and caring diagnostic imaging services to the community. The Radiology Department offers routine and advanced imaging services. We utilize digital imaging which eliminates the need for film to expedite the process of your exam and results. With digital imaging your Physician can view your results via internet and consult with other Physicians and obtain second opinions in a much timelier manner.

Radiology Department is staffed by five registered technologists and offers a full range of imaging services. Our exams are interpreted by a board certified radiologist from United Radiology Group of Salina.

Listed below are some of the services we provide here at Republic County Hospital

  • Diagnostic x-ray imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Echocardiogram
  • Multislice CT (Computed Tomography)
  • Digital Mammography accredited by the FDA & American College of Radiology
  • Mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

It is the goal of the Republic County Hospital’s Dietary Department to meet nutritional needs of patients and residents by providing optimal nutritional care and quality food service.  

A full-time licensed, registered dietitian is available to: 

  • Assess patient and resident’s nutritional needs and assure those needs are met.
  • Provide inpatient & outpatient nutrition counseling upon a physician’s referral.
  • Lecture for group meetings.
  • Individualize menus for special needs patients.

Services Offered

  • 4 week rotating menu.
  • Cafeteria service daily from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Family or friends dining in when scheduled in advance.
  • Cafeteria service at dinner Monday through Friday for LTC residents and guests.
  • Free meals for a parent or guardian providing care for a child 11 or younger.
  • Free meals for a family member providing care for an inpatient unable to feed themselves.
  • Adaptive eating utensils to encourage independence for special needs patients or residents
  • New parent celebration meal
  • Birthday celebrations and seasonal parties in Long Term Care.

Republic County Hospital Emergency Services Department is a Level 4 Trauma Center in operation 24-hours a day with registered nurses and is supported by Doctors from Republic County Family Physicians and Belleville Medical Clinic.

Our emergency staff are trained in the latest techniques and can identify many types of medical problems to react accordingly.

The emergency room is located on the west side of Republic County Hospital.

Digital Mammography is new at Republic County Hospital.

A digital mammogram is unique in that we are able to see the image right away rather than having a piece of film that we have to run through a processor to look at and we are able to look at the digital image on a screen and change how light or dark it is, allowing us to give you the best results. We know that digital mammograms are better for women who have dense breast tissue, are under the age of 50, or are pre-menopausal.

Where are digital mammography services offered at Republic County Hospital?
Digital mammography services are offered in the Republic County Hospital Radiology Department. The goal of the Radiology Department is to provide quality and caring diagnostic imaging services to the community. The Radiology Department offers routine and advanced imaging services. We utilize digital imaging which eliminates the need for film to expedite the process if your exam and results. With digital imaging your Physician can view your results via Internet and consult with other Physicians to obtain second opinions in a timely manner.

Our Radiology Department is staffed by five registered technologists and offers a full range of imaging services. Our exams are interpreted by a board certified radiologist from United Radiology Group of Salina.

Republic County Hospital would like to introduce you to our expanding Rehabilitation Department. Which consist of Physical, occupational and speech therapy services.  Our office manager Teresa Frye will be able to assist you in Scheduling appointments, billing questions and insurance submitting.  Our professional and friendly staff includes: 

  • Brent Martin, DPT, ATC
  • Kyle Bowers, DPT
  • Holly Beavers DPT
  • Todd Reeves, CPTA
  • Dianna Snapp, CPTA
  • Melissa Martin, OTR/L
  • Tiffany Beam, OTR/L
  • Mary Anderson, MA/CCC-SLP

The Rehabilitation Services at Republic County Hospital is active in caring for patients of all ages including acute, skilled and intermediate care hospital patients, nursing home patient and outpatients. Republic County Hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient therapy services. Our therapists provide consultations, evaluations, and a variety of other treatment services, including:

  • Orthopedic and Post-Surgical Rehab
  • Sports Medicine
  • Post Fracture Rehab
  • Total Knee, Total Hip, Total Shoulder Rehab
  • Rotator Cuff Rehab      
  • ACL Rehab
  • Muscle pain, strains, and sprains
  • Patella Femoral Syndrome
  • Chronic Ankle Instability
  • Shoulder Instability/Shoulder Impingement
  • Neurologic Rehab
  • Stroke/CVA Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Balance/ Fall Prevention
  • Vertigo
  • Home Safety Assessments
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Back and neck pain/whiplash
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Impaired posture
  • Burn/Wound Care
  • Peripheral Neuropathy (Anodyne®)
  • Pediatric developmental delays
  • Foot Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Women’s Health
  • Incontinence   

Occupational Medicine:

  • Work related injuries
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Ergonomic Evaluations

Patient care services are performed in the inpatient and skilled settings and in our outpatient rehabilitation department. Services include transfer, ambulation and stair training, neuromuscular re-education, pain management, strength training, orthopedic/sports medicine rehabilitation, wound care, orthotic assessment and prosthetic training.  Home Health therapy services are provided by contract through the Republic Co. Health Department.

The following professional associations are great resources for further information on our rehabilitations services:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) – apta.org
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) – aota.org
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) – asha.org

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