Birth Center

Our goal is to make the birthing experience as comfortable as possible for everyone involved, but especially for mom and baby. We utilize a variety of advanced pain management techniques, ranging from epidural anesthesia to natural alternatives. The rooms are decorated to be a home away from home and put you at ease. Our dedicated family practice providers, are always in communication with nursing staff to provide you with a personalized experience. Our board certified lactation consultant can also provide consultation and a visit with new mothers to feel comfortable with breastfeeding and answer questions. RC Hospital continues to offer a truly special, tender-loving family birthing experience ever vigilant and always prepared.

Having a baby is a special event and we have a team that is focused on the comfort and well being. We provide state of the art birthing rooms and special care for mothers, babies and their families. Our team of caring professionals will help answer your questions and are a resource for you

“Induction of Labor, Dr. Martinson and all of the nurses were great! Kind, helpful, and a great experience all around.”

~Molly Sparks, Belview

"I came to give birth to my daughter. The OB nurses here are very caring and supportive. Dr. Linder and staff explained everything and helped me through the very emotional experience. My stay was very pleasant and I would recommend to anyone to come here and have a baby. Thank you all for being amazing! You guys are the best!”

~– Jena Torkelson, Bird Island

“We came in to deliver our second child. Everything happened the way we were told it would. Our care was great with all staff involved. We felt cared for. My needs and wants were always heard and everyone did their best to make things right for me.”

~Mary Jo Lamb, Hector

“I had a very good experience and stay at RC Hospital. Had an unexpected delivery and everyone has been great. Staff is super friendly and very helpful!”

~Jenny Alterhofen, Olivia

“Was great. Nurses and doctor were here the whole time. Checking on us periodically, keeping a close observation on us. Our birthing experience was great, nurses and doctor were all ready to go when the time for our baby boy to come.”

~Laura Frank, Hector

“I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. All of the nursing staff and providers were very professional and were quick to act in an emergent situation. I felt very safe and taken care if before, during, and after labor.”

~Amanda Erickson, Sacred Heart


Since 1951, our community hospital has continually evolved to meet local healthcare needs, growing into the

state-of-the-art facility it is today. In a rural area like ours, outstanding emergency care is critical. As a 5-star

patient rated hospital, we continue to serve patients with personalized care and innovative technology that

has gained national recognition.

PHYSICIANS & Providers

RC Hospital & Clinic’s team consists of some of the finest physicians and providers in Minnesota dedicated to excellent patient care and outstanding health education. You can expect the same excellent RC Hospital & Clinic’s care you have come to trust, along with extra time and attention you want from your doctor during the visit.


RC Hospital & Clinics’ specialty providers are a team of more than 20 physicians dedicated to providing you and your family with patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, and accessible care.

Audiology (Hearing)

  • Kristen Benjaminson, AuD

  • Rebecca Thiesse, AuD


  • John Bernhardson, MD

  • Jacob R. Dutcher, MD

  • Bernard R. Erickson, MD

  • John Mahowald, MD

  • Jamie M. Pelzel, MD

  • Wade T. Schmidt, MD

  • Daniel J. Tiede, MD

  • Jay H. Traverse, MD

  • Howard Zimring, MD

General Surgery

  • Jared Slater, MD, FACS


  • Bryan Rolph, MD

  • Erin Osmundson, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery

  • Peter Sanders, MD

  • Matthew Bennet, PA-C

Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Martin Janning, MD


  • Lee L. Cafferty, MD

  • Kent Donelan, MD

  • Leah Dvorak, MD

  • Raquel Walsh Jahnke, MD

  • Steven Vanderwerf, MD

Podiatry and Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Bruce Neumann, MD


  • Services provided by Suburban Imaging.

Sleep Studies

  • Martin Janning, MD


  • Kenneth Shea, MD

  • Muhammed Suri, MD, MBBS

  • Vikram Jadjav, MBBS


  • Neil M. Skemp, MD