Obstetrics services

At McPherson Hospital's Women’s Care and Birth Center (WCBC), it is our pleasure and honor to provide you and your family with the most professional, competent, personal care you could ask for. We strive to provide exceptional service to each patient, every time and will treat your family like our family as you experience one of the most special and memorable events life can offer — the birth of a baby. 

Our Providers 

Employed by McPherson Hospital, the following physicians deliver babies at the WCBC

Dr. Heskett
Bret Heskett, MD, FACOG
Specialty: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Special Interests and Skills: 
  • Normal and high risk pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Contraception
  • I am excited to bring the specialty services of an OB/GYN to McPherson Hospital and the community.  I grew up in the small town of Tipton, KS.  Before moving to McPherson in 2016, I spent five years in Garden City, Kansas working for the hospital there.  My wife of 15 years, Adriana, along with our four kids are glad to be closer to family and a part of the McPherson community.  In my growing practice it is my priority to provide individual care and attention to each of my patients.  I also make it a priority to stay current on the latest treatments, recommendations, and advancements available for women's health care.  Outside of caring for patients I spend my time coaching my kid's sports teams, hunting, playing golf, and going to the lake with my family. 
Education: 
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City and Wichita
Residency: 
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading, Pennsylvania
Certifications: 
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Memberships: 
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
  • Kansas Medical Society
Phone: 
620.241.0917
Street Address: 
1000 Hospital Drive
 
 
 
Dr. Turner

Carl Turner, DO

Specialty: 
Family Medicine with OB
Special Interests and Skills: 
  • Obstetrics (C-sections, TOLAC and vaginal deliveries)
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Diabetes
  • Pediatrics
  • Emergency medicine
Education: 
Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa
Residency: 
Wesley Family Medicine Residency, Wichita, Kansas
Certifications: 
Doctor of Osteopathy
Memberships: 
  • American Academy of Family Physicians 
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association for Primary Care Endoscopy
Hobbies: 
Family, married with 3 girls and 1 boy; sports, chess, church activities.
Philosophy: 
To actively involve the patient in their own care and work together to meet goals and improve health. I truly enjoy being a part of the journey and getting to know individuals and families
Phone: 
620.504.7216
Street Address: 
1010 Hospital Drive

 

Other local provider with privileges to deliver at McPherson WCBC 

Dr. Alicia Chennell

Unit Overview

  • Two labor rooms provide a comfortable, safe, environment for you to labor and deliver your baby.

  • Each room is equipped with state of the art monitoring devices used during labor, a private bathroom with shower, and a comfortable chair for your support person.

  • Advanced newborn equipment provides staff with everything needed to care for your new baby.

  • After delivery, patients and their family are moved to a postpartum room with private bathroom as well as space for visitors and one overnight guest if desired.

  • We offer all delivery options including vaginal, cesarean section and trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC).

Labor and Delivery

While visitors are important to provide support during the labor process, there may be times when staff finds it necessary to limit the visitors at your bedside. During the actual delivery, two support people may remain with you if you desire.

Your doctor will be notified of your arrival and will usually see you shortly after your admission. Although he or she may not stay at your bedside for your entire labor, a phone call reports any issues to the provider. Providers are notified when their presence is needed for delivery or at any other time. If your baby has a different doctor than you do, they will be notified following the baby’s birth.  

Amenities provided

  • Specifically trained for labor and delivery, the nurses and staff at the WCBC hold certifications through the American Heart Association Neonatal Resuscitation Program and Association for Women’s Health and Neonatal Nursing fetal monitoring program which gives them the most up to date and advanced knowledge to care for both you and your baby.
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) are available 24 hours a day to administer labor epidurals as requested by you.
  • A celebration meal is provided for you and one guest prior to you going home.
  • Mothers receive insulated bags filled with educational and fun materials for your new adventure.
  • Babies receive a commemorative onesie from McPherson Hospital.
  • A special birth announcement is created and posted to the McPherson Hospital facebook page with your permission.
  • WiFi available as well as cable tv in each room.
  • Snack bag provided after delivery.

Operating suite 

  • If you require a cesarean section, you will be able to have one support person present with you during the delivery. Occasionally, circumstances do not make it possible for a support person to be present in the operating room. C sections take place in an operating suite located on the WHBC unit. Experienced surgical personnel provide care during the operation. A WHBC nurse will be present to care for your baby at the time of delivery.  

Security

  • We provide a secure unit by controlling access into and out of the department. When you or your guests arrive, simply press the doorbell and we will release the door lock system to let you in. You will also need similar staff assistance to leave the unit.
  • There is a place for family and friends to wait just outside the department so they are never far away. There is also another waiting area just inside the hospital entrance if more space is needed. 

After delivery and a short recovery time, you will move to a private postpartum room. Our family-centered care is designed for the health, comfort, and enjoyment of your family. You may spend as much time with your baby as you choose, keeping your baby in your room 24 hours a day if you desire. Our nurses will help you learn about baby care, feeding, after delivery self-care, and other related topics. Snacks and beverages are available to you at any time.

Shortly after delivery, identification bands will be issued to you, your baby, and the baby’s father or support person. Someone with an identification band must be with the baby at all times. The baby may go to the nursery if no one with a band is available to stay with the baby. For safety and security reasons all hospital staff on the mother-baby unit are required to wear hospital ID badges.

You are encouraged to keep your baby with you in your room. You and your baby are cared for as a pair, receiving your nursing care from the same nurse. This promotes educational opportunities along with open communication between you and your nurse.When you and your baby are

Your Stay at McPherson WCBC 

During your stay, you will have the opportunity to learn about the best ways to get off to a successful start as a new mom including:

  • Pain control options
  • When to come and what to bring
  • Skin to Skin
  • High 5 for Mom and Baby Certification
  • Birth Certificate Worksheets and information
  • Newborn testing
  • Breastfeeding resources
  • Car seat installation