Though there's no place quite like home, Fillmore County Hospital's Labor and Delivery comes close. We know the peace, happiness, and welcome that you want your baby to feel upon arrival - in other words you want your baby to feel at home. We've designed a room for you to inspire just that atmosphere. From full size showers to a 36" flat screen TV with all your favorite TV channels, it was made to keep you comfortable. We've even considered the little things like calming earth-toned walls and windows that allow the natural light to warm and brighten.

But what would home be without family and friends? The most important aspect in creating a home is allowing for space to interact with those we love. Our new rooms are spacious enough to allow for family and friends to visit, and for dad, we've provided a bed just for him. And we haven't just fixed things up for dad, the baby gets to stay too. Each room is technically advanced for your baby to be assessed and cared for by the nurses all in the same place - by your side. We've done all this because we know, there's no better way to start a journey than at home.

Meet Dr. Aaron Lanik, MD

Dr. Aaron Lanik graduated from Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo and Midland Lutheran College. He then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center receiving his M.D. In 2006, he was accepted into the advanced rural training track in the Department of Family Medicine at UNMC. There he completed a year-long sub-internship prior to graduation in 2007 and completed the residency program in 2010. This allowed extensive training to provide complete medical care in a rural practice including advanced obstetrical training. After residency, he started practice in Hebron before coming to Fillmore County Hospital where he is now providing full service care in Family Medicine. He is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). He is also a certified instructor of both ACLS and ALSO.

As I grew up in a small town, I am very interested in rural medicine and everything that encompasses it. I am especially fond of obstetrical and pediatric medicine. I had extensive training during residency including extra months in obstetrics as well as pediatric including a month-long rotation working in the NICU. I have also written and published an article in Preconception Care, which is care and counseling for women prior to them becoming pregnant in order to have the best chance of having a healthy pregnancy.

After having a tremendous rotation here in Geneva during my residence, I am excited to return to the community and provide medical care. I am especially looking forward to delivering children in the community and watching them grow up over time, which is the beauty of family medicine as I can truly take care of the whole family.

Meet Keri Miller, PA-C

Keri graduated from North Bend Central High School in 1994 and the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1998. She was then accepted in the Physicians Assistant (PA) program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and graduated in 2000. Keri has been in multiple areas of medicine over the last 12 years: working in family medicine, cardiology, urgent care, occupational medicine and emergency medicine. She is also certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal resuscitation. This summer she will be taking extra courses in Obstetrics*.

I have always loved children and women's health issues. So, this past summer I returned to family practice so that I would have the opportunity to work closely with the patients of all ages again. On a personal note, I have a wonderful husband and two children of my own. I enjoy spending time with them every chance I get. My boys are 9 and 11 and are the joy of my life. I love being a mom. We are a very active family and enjoy being outdoors.

I also truly enjoy getting to be part of other women's birthing experiences and watching that child mature and grow over time. When I took the position here in Geneva, I was so excited to be able to join the OB team. It is a passion of mine to work with women and children.

* Obstetrics - study of women's reproductive tracts and their children during pregnancy (prenatal period)

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