Dietitian Sherise Beckham cooks dinner with her family — husband Tanner, 8-month-old Barrett and 2-year-old Warren. Non-routine childbirths are trickier than they were before the hospital closure, as the family learned firsthand: Beckham needed a cesarean section, and her baby was sent to a hospital an hour away for intensive care.

Dietitian Sherise Beckham cooks dinner with her family — husband Tanner, 8-month-old Barrett and 2-year-old Warren. Non-routine childbirths are trickier than they were before the hospital closure, as the family learned firsthand: Beckham needed a cesarean section, and her baby was sent to a hospital an hour away for intensive care.