Labor and delivery services to begin
McKenzie County Healthcare Systems will begin offering labor and delivery services in McKenzie County on December 6, 2022.
Dr. Yolanda Newton, OBGYN, has joined our team and will spearhead women’s health and obstetric
services. MCHS has not had an obstetrics department in over 25 years, so it is with great excitement that this service line
is deployed! Dr. Newton is no stranger to North Dakota having served with Great Plains Women’s Health Center in
Williston from 2013 to 2017.
Returning to North Dakota from North Carolina, Dr. Newton served as both an OBGYN
Nocturnist and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Regarding her move to Watford City, Dr. Newton said,
“I am both glad to be back in North Dakota and excited to lead the Obstetrics Department! I’m passionate about
women’s health and look forward to what I can offer here.” Among Dr. Newton’s strengths are minimally invasive
gynecologic surgery through advanced laparoscopy and the natural birthing process. Dr. Newton is a board certified
OBGYN who “channels her inner midwife”.
Pete Edis, CEO, states, “Nationwide, there is a short supply of OBGYNs. We are so fortunate to have landed a provider of
Dr. Newton’s caliber that will not only be joining our medical staff but will also be a member of our community. She is
upbeat and excited and will fill a critical role in our growing community.” Labor & delivery services will begin on
Tuesday, December 6th.
The obstetrics wing offers a beautiful and calming environment where one to one nursing care is
provided to mothers in labor, a unique caveat for a critical access hospital. Care will be provided by board certified
obstetricians and pediatricians. Michelle Bomer, Interim OB Director, said, “The birthing experience…it’s YOUR
experience. We want it to mirror expectations for each mother, providing a comfortable and positive journey
surrounded by caring and seasoned professionals.”
Spacious, private rooms adorn the wing with a dedicated nursing station. MCHS offers a jacuzzi tub for those seeking
relaxation during labor. Additionally, epidurals will be available. For mothers who prefer to be more mobile, we offer
remote monitoring. The baby’s well-being can be monitored while mom is up and moving.
Appointments for women’s health services with Dr. Newton can be made by calling 701-842-3771. A grand opening to
celebrate the opening of labor & delivery services will be held on Thursday, December 1st from 1-4 PM. Please join us for
tours and refreshments! Labor & delivery services will officially open on Tuesday, December 6th