For Dan and Autumn Canny Ottumwa Regional Health Center is the only choice for a special delivery. All five of their children were born there—Cady, the latest, on September 11, along with Charlotte, Cooper, Callum and Clane.

“We just love the nurses at Ottumwa Regional Health Center,” says Dan, who is the publisher of the Ottumwa Post. “You feel so safe there because they obviously know what they’re doing. Even though the nursing staff delivers hundreds of babies each year, they always remember us by name. And they really take care of you. When one of the nurses, Megan Grooms, found out I was a coffee drinker, she made a fresh pot and must have filled my cup four or five times during the delivery. And after Clane was born, a nurse stopped at McDonald’s to buy breakfast for Autumn. Little gestures like that make a big difference!”

“All of the nurses are super attentive, thoughtful and kind,” Autumn says. “And I really appreciate the medical staff respecting my choice to have a natural birth. Dr. Elizabeth Tigges was my Ob/Gyn for Cady, and having her there was such a joy. She even sent me a note after the delivery, expressing her gratitude for being a part of Cady’s birth. I’ve recommended Ottumwa Regional Health Center to all of my friends who are expecting. I’ve got five special reasons why I believe it’s a special place!”

Dan and Autumn Canny with their children, Charlotte, Cooper, Callum, Clane and Cady.