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Great Bend Campus

Labor and Delivery

The Birth Center at The University of Kansas Health System Great Bend Campus provides birthing
services for expectant mothers in the Great Bend region. Our goal is to ensure that your birth
experience is what you desire. Our labor and delivery, recovery and postpartum unit staff cares for the
mother, newborn and family.

Anesthesia is available 24 hours a day, offering services from epidurals to surgical anesthesia. If your
delivery requires surgical intervention, such as a medically necessary cesarean section, operating rooms
are nearby for your safety.

Our nursery is designated a Level 1 well-newborn nursery and provides care to most babies born at 35
weeks or later, including those babies who may need some extra care after birth.

  • Pediatricians and family practice physicians provide excellent care for newborns.

  • Access to specialists and a larger NICU is available when needed through partnerships with Wesley Medical Center in Wichita and The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City.

  • Our labor and delivery unit and nursery is a secure area and requires admission by nursing staff.

Our care team supports you from the time you arrive for obstetrical triage to the time you leave for
home. Before your discharge, a special dinner is provided to help you celebrate the new addition to your

Why choose us for labor and delivery?
Great Bend Campus has been designated as birthing friendly by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services – a designation that identifies hospitals and health systems that participate in state or national
birthing quality improvement. These hospitals and health systems also apply evidence-based care to
improve all aspects of maternal health.

The Campus also earned Gold Level status in the Fourth Trimester Initiative. The Kansas Perinatal
Quality Collaborative’s goal is to increase maternal safety through specific actions integrated into
maternal patient care. These actions include providing best-practice healthcare, identifying a mother’s
postpartum care team and ensuring each patient receives a personalized plan of care. These actions
decrease maternal morbidity and mortality rates.

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