First Baby of 2021: Floyd welcomes Granger Tate Simmons at 12:08 a.m. Cartersville Medical Center welcomes, Harlow Ella-Giselle Williams, at 10:40 a.m.

First Baby of 2021: Floyd welcomes Granger Tate Simmons at 12:08 a.m. Cartersville Medical Center welcomes, Harlow Ella-Giselle Williams, at 10:40 a.m.

Meet Granger Tate Simmons with parents, Donovan Simmons and Peyton Smith. Floyd photo.

 

Floyd Delivery Nurse Tori Cochran presents basket of goodies to the family. Floyd photo

 

The first baby of 2021 has arrived at Floyd Medical Center. Granger Tate Simmons made his arrival at 12:08 a.m. on January 1, 2021. Proud parents are Donovan Simmons and Peyton Smith, along with big brother, Easton Simmons, age 3, all of Rockmart. Granger weighs 7 lbs. 11.6 oz. and is 20.5 inches long. Delivery doctor was Dr. Margaret Marion of Harbin Clinic. Delivery nurse was Tori Cochran with other Floyd staff attendees Hayden Cordell, Brandi Cash, Haley Lewis, Sydni Roe and Heather Tallent.

Cartersville Medical Center’s first baby of 2021 with her mother, Shaniya Peters.

Media release: Harlow Ella-Giselle Williams, 8 lbs., 8 1/2 oz., and 20 inches long, was the first baby of the year born at Cartersville Medical Center. Proud parents Shaniya Peters and Jaelan Williams welcomed their healthy baby girl at 10:40 a.m. on Jan. 1st. Dr. Hugo Ribot of Cartersville OB/GYN Associates delivered the newborn.

Mother/Baby services staff presented the family with a New Year Baby gift basket in honor of their special delivery.

“This past year has been one of great concern with countless challenges during the historic pandemic,” said Kelly Costner, director of perinatal services at Cartersville Medical Center. “Unfortunately, not only do COVID-19 patients present in the ICU or ER, but also on the Mother/Baby unit. And while my colleagues have been weary at times, their strength and resilience has allowed them to overcome challenges and obstacles and continue to provide exceptional care. Working in the Mother/Baby department I am reminded every day that hope is never lost. These precious new lives that we are privileged to be a part of caring for, provide that very hope that we seek. The babies being born right now, including the New Year baby, are the babies that began life at the beginning of the pandemic back in March and April.  They are our future, they are our hope, and they are the silver lining of a dark cloud. I count myself fortunate to be able to lead such an amazing, competent team in the Mother/Baby unit and we are proud to be part of Harlow and her parents’ special day.”

Cartersville Medical Center delivers about 1,000 babies annually.

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