Cartersville Medical Center January 01, 2019

CARTERSVILLE, GA., (JAN. 1, 2019) - Zoe Iwinosa Kamsiyochukwu Egharevba, 8 lbs., 10 oz., and 21 inches long, was the first baby of the year born at Cartersville Medical Center.

Proud parents Briggs Egharevba and Racheal Nwokolo of Lagos, Nigeria welcomed their healthy baby girl at 4:05 p.m. today at Cartersville Medical Center. Ashley Saint, CNM, of Cartersville OB/GYN Associates delivered the newborn.

Mother/Baby services staff and the CMC Auxiliary & Gift Shop presented the family with New Year Baby gift baskets in honor of their special delivery.

"Welcoming babies into the world is one of the most special parts of working in maternity services," said Kelly Costner, director of perinatal services at Cartersville Medical Center. "There is an extra sense of excitement and promise that comes with delivering the first baby of the New Year. We are proud to be part of the Nwokolo/Egharevba family's special day. Of course, I'd also like to recognize our excellent perinatal services staff, who, through diligent specialized, continuing education through AWOHNN (Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses), provide safe, high quality patient care."

Cartersville Medical Center delivers about 1,000 babies annually.

About Cartersville Medical Center

Cartersville Medical Center is a 119-bed acute care hospital, Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center, Level III Trauma Center, Certified Total Joint program and Gold Seal Inpatient Diabetes program facility accredited by the Joint Commission. The Breast Imaging Center at The Women's Center provides mammography services that are gold seal accredited by the American College of Radiology. The Advanced Wound Healing Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds. The Hope Center, a regional, Commission on Cancer approved cancer treatment facility, is conveniently located on the hospital campus and provides over 4,000 treatments with over 300 new patients per year from a ten county region.

For more information about programs and services offered at Cartersville Medical Center or The Hope Center, call MedLine at (800) 242-5662 or visit www.cartersvillemedical.com.