Maternity

Fillmore County Hospital offers obstetric practice in a state of the art facility. We deliver patient and family focused care where compassion, innovation and teaching are vital to us. Our obstetric practice is both wide range and intimate to meet the needs of every patient that walks through the front door. Not every patient is alike, so we help you develop a birth plan that is consistent to meet your goals and needs. As the patient, you are encouraged to explore your options and have a general plan of what you would like during your labor and delivery process but also remember that when you are in labor, you may desire a different need than originally planned. In order to keep you comfortable, we do allow your spouse or birthing partner to take an active role in your labor and delivery and they are welcome to stay overnight with you.

Bringing a baby into this world is a very joyous occasion. Each birth plan is unique to us, and every baby is a special gift. Childbirth and parenting is more enjoyable when you have a more intimate experience with the staff, and we strive to give you the best experience we can give you. We are a skin-to-skin friendly hospital and do whatever we can keep you and your baby close.

Fillmore County Hospital has 2 private labor, delivery, and post-partum rooms for our patients that is designed to help you feel at-home with a spacious room for mother, baby and family that is complete with comfy furnishings, TV with a DVD player, a personal refrigerator stocked by our kitchen with snacks that is also available for storing breast milk and a private bathroom with a full size shower. We’ve even considered the little things like calming earth-toned walls and windows that allow the natural light to warm and brighten the room.

Fillmore County Hospital is staffed with specially trained RN’s who have gone through extensive training that are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer a more personalized and intimate care. Anesthesia is available as well 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our physicians are trained to deliver your baby either vaginal or cesarean. 

With both relaxation and breathing techniques, we offer a variety of medications that can help manage your pain that comes with labor and delivery. We offer intravenous narcotic medications, as well as a regional anesthetic, or most commonly known as an epidural.

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Complimentary tours of the labor and delivery suites are available upon request. Contact (402) 759 – 3167 to set up a time.

Breastfeeding

It takes practice sometimes to establish a good breastfeeding relationship with your newborn. We have certified lactation support to help both you and your baby in learning about breastfeeding and to ensure nutritional goals are met.

To offer a more intimate experience during your labor and delivery, both of our rooms are locked to visitors unless badged in by a staff member. This not only provides you with your privacy, but it also allows for you and your baby to spend more time alone. We do encourage rooming in with your baby, but if you are wanting to regain your energy, we have a locked nursery as well where we can keep an eye on your little one.

Good nutrition is especially important for new moms who are recovering from pregnancy, labor and delivery and need the energy to care for their little one.  If a new mom chooses to breastfeed, proper nutrients are essential for a healthy milk supply. We have specific items prepared for mothers in all of our Labor and Delivery suites. Also, there is special meal prepared for Mom & Dad when baby arrives.

Classes

We offer prenatal classes by one of our own RN’s. She will help prepare for labor, birth and early parenthood as well as giving a tour of our labor and delivery rooms. 

We also provide a breastfeeding class as well by another skilled RN who can help with expectations of breastfeeding, hunger cues, positioning and latch. Register here and check out our hospital checklist (Spanish).

OB Team

OB Providers

Alanna R. Beckman M.D.

Fillmore County Hospital and Fillmore County Medical Clinic 

Dr. Alanna Beckman hails from a farm out in western Nebraska, however she graduated from Julesburg High School in Julesburg, CO. After high school, she attended Creighton University in Omaha where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. From there, Alanna went on to the American University of the Caribbean in Cupecoy, Netherlands. Here she received her medical training. Finally, Dr. Beckman obtained her Doctor of Medicine Degree from St. Matthews University School of Medicine in Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. 

Once she had obtained her doctorate, it was time to flee the island life and head back to the Midwest. Dr. Beckman started her residency in the Lincoln Family Medical Program in Lincoln, NE. When she was done with her residency, she knew it was time to get back to rural Nebraska. “Geneva was just a good fit. I was looking for something rural that would allow me to practice the things I was most interested in. It’s also not far from Lincoln, where I did all of my training. I have a good base of specialists that I know personally up there. I can reach out to them whenever I need to for more difficult and challenging cases. That is extremely nice to have,” Beckman explained. 

Dr. Beckman joined the team at the Fillmore County Medical Center along with her husband, Matthew Dunagan, RN, who happens to be the Operating Room Manager. She is a primary care physician, but also has a deep interest in obstetrics and gynecology. Ever since she can remember, Alanna wanted to be in the medical field. “My mom was a nurse. I guess I’ve always been drawn to the medical field. But, I wanted to be the one making the decisions and calling the shots,” she said. Alanna and her husband have settled into the rural lifestyle since arriving in Geneva in 2014. The happy couplehave 3 children. Dr. Beckman enjoys being a part of the Geneva community because “it’s a friendly community.” She also mentioned, “It just has a great vibe. I love the small town feel. I especially love the fact that I can go for a walk and see kids outside, riding their bikes, mowing, shooting hoops, etc.” 

Although being a doctor can be very demanding, Dr. Beckman is still human. There are things she likes to do outside of her everyday life. “I really enjoy reading and traveling. Traveling is probably my favorite thing to do,” Alanna said. Not only that, but she also enjoys cooking. “I’ve gotten into using a pressure cooker lately. My favorite thing to cook right now is this Tai Chicken recipe I make in that,” she explained. So, if you’re having trouble mastering the pressure cooker, you may need some tips from one of your local health care physicians! 

Alanna has no complaints when it comes to her life outside of the practice. In fact, she has only great things to say about her job as well. Regarding being a part of the Fillmore County Medical Center, she said “I like that Dr. Bespalec, the owner, really listens to us and takes our opinions into account. It’s nice to know your ideas and concerns actually mean something.” Dr. Beckman has always had an interest in family practice. She chose to become a family practice physician so she could treat the whole scope of practice. However, she also continues to enjoy her opportunities in women’s health care. When asked what makes her a unique doctor in Geneva, she said, “I am the only female physician here, which a lot of our patients like. I’m also to the most recent graduate, so I bring a new perspective to things. I have a lot to gain from our more experienced professionals here as well.” 

This area of the state is fortunate to have several great rural clinics and hospitals flourishing. So what sets the Fillmore County Medical Center apart? Why should patients choose them? To this, Dr. Beckman replied, “We provide really good service and great follow up. I feel like we offer a very wide range of tests and treatments right here. We can take care of most problems here and the things we can’t take care of, we are well equipped to set them up with the care they need in a timely manner.” Of their patients, Alanna said, “I think they appreciate the care they get and they feel listened to by their providers. The facility is very nice and it caters to everyone, whether they are impaired or not.” 

Anytime you go to the doctor’s office, you hope to get answers. You expect to be respected and treated like a human being, not just another patient. At Fillmore County Medical Center, you will get just that. You’ll get extraordinary care, along with a sense of security and comfort in knowing your concerns have been heard. All the ‘i’s will be dotted and the ‘t’s will be crossed. No question will go unanswered. If this is the care you are looking for, Fillmore County Medical Center is the place for you!

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Contact: (402) 759 – 4485 or info@fcmcpc.com

Jason L. Bespalec M.D.

Fillmore County Hospital and Fillmore County Medical Clinic

Dr. Jason L. Bespalec is a Board Certified Family Physician practicing in Geneva, NE since 1998. He has been with Fillmore County Medical Center, as an original owner, since its inception in November 2004. Dr. Bespalec grew up in Crete, NE and has always invisioned himself practicing in a small town in Nebraska. 

Dr. Bespalec is married to Pam and they have one son, Jacob. 

Dr. Bespalec is very active in the community. He serves on the Sale Tax Committee for the city, enjoys sports, and umpires Little League Baseball in the summers. He is also very musical. He plays guitar with his church’s Praise Band. His favorite is playing guitar and singing with the kids at Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. He also play bass guitar in a band called “Home By 10”. 

Dr. Bespalec is trained to provide complete care to the whole family. He has special interests in Obstetrics and Pediatrics, as well as, several procedures including, Upper Endoscopy, C-Sections, Colonoscopy, Vasectomy, and other minor office procedures.

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Contact: (402) 759 – 4485 or info@fcmcpc.com

Tyler Adam, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Availability: 2nd and 4th Tuesday

Dr. Adam began his obstetric and gynecologic practice in Hastings, Nebraska on July 18, 2011. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Adam was born in Hastings, Nebraska and completed his primary education there. He attended Wake Forest University in North Carolina and received his B.S. degree in 2000. After receiving his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha in 2007, he served his OB/GYN residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Following completion of his residency training in 2011, he returned to Hastings, Nebraska.

Contact: (402) 463 – 6793

Angela Grone, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Availability: 1st Friday of every month

Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree – Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska
Doctorate of Medical Degree – University of Nebraska Medical Center

Residency:
Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Conact: (402) 759 – 4924 or email jbruns@myfch.org or aknutzen@myfch.org