Kinsley Ann Stone was the first baby born at Cartersville Medical Center this New Year's Day. The 8-pound-5.3-ounce girl arrived at 12:23 p.m., according to a press release.
Proud parents Johnathon and Brooke Stone of Cartersville, along with big brother, Carson, who is 21 months old, welcomed Kinsley, who measured 20 inches in length and was delivered by Macie Goff, a certified nurse midwife with Cartersville OB/GYN.
To honor the occasion, CMC's Women’s Center and Gift Shop presented the family with gift baskets and a steak dinner. A special gift basket was also provided by the March of Dimes, a national organization that advocates full-term deliveries and researches the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Family-centered care is at the heart of CMC’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," said Katie Bartlett, interim director and nurse manager of Perinatal Services at CMC. "It’s a happy and fun celebration for the family and our staff!"
More than 900 babies were delivered at CMC in 2012.
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