Jasper Searcy Boley was born at 2:22 a.m. today, claiming the title of first baby born at Cartersville Medical Center in 2014.
He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches, according to a hospital press release. Jasper was welcomed by proud parents, Tomek and Hannah, of Kingston, along with older brother, Ivan, 15 months. He was delivered by Macie Goff, CNM of Cartersville OB/GYN Associates.
The Boley’s first son, Ivan, was born at Cartersville Medical Center in 2012, while his father, Tomek, was serving in the U.S. Army in Kuwait. He met his son for the first time via Skype from Hannah’s hospital room. Tomek is currently home and was able to witness the birth of Jasper.
To honor the occasion, the Mother/Baby Services Staff at Cartersville Medical Center and the CMC Auxiliary & Gift Shop presented the family with gift baskets and a special dinner.
Additionally, Dimples Photography provided a complimentary photo session for the New Year’s Baby and Mrs. Beth Glover’s fifth-grade class at Allatoona Elementary donated baskets of books designated for the first baby boy and the first baby girl born in 2014.
Family-centered care is at the heart of Cartersville Medical Center’s “Special Beginnings” maternity services and staff ensure patients and families feel comfortable and safe during their stays. In fact, the maternity center exceeds national patient satisfaction standards, receiving continuously high scores and positive patient comments. The experienced maternity staff has received training and certification in:
- NRP: Neonatal Resuscitation Program
- STABLE: Sugar, Thermoregulation, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab and Emotional Support
- BLS: Basic Life Support
In addition, all labor and delivery nurses must complete the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses’ Fetal Heart Monitoring Competency program and Advanced Fetal Heart Monitoring curriculum.
“Every delivery is special here, but we always look forward with great anticipation to the arrival of the New Year Baby,” registered nurse Kathy Coleman, director of perinatal services at Cartersville Medical Center, said in the release. “It’s a happy and fun celebration for the family and our staff!”
More than 900 babies were delivered at Cartersville Medical Center in 2013.
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