First Newborn of 2017 Arrives at Middlesboro ARH Hospital


Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 1, 2017.

At 8:31 a.m., Dr. John Williamson, board certified OB-GYN, delivered Brooklyn Dawn Wilder. She weighed 11 pounds and 4.6 ounces, and was 23 inches long. Parents are Ashley and Adam Wilder.  Brooklyn has a five-year-old sister named Mackenzie. The family resides in Middlesboro, Ky.

Excited after the birth of their daughter Brooklyn, Ashley shared, “I want to thank Dr. Williamson and all the OB nurses for the great care we received; we are so happy!”   

As the first baby born at Middlesboro ARH in 2017, the hospital gave Brooklyn and her family a large, baby bathtub full of items every baby needs including a baby monitor.

The Middlesboro Food City continues to join Middlesboro ARH in recognizing the first newborn of the year. Food City Manager Richard Smith gave Brooklyn and her family a $100 Baby Club gift certificate along with several Food City Baby Club items.

Middlesboro ARH Hospital offers private labor-delivery-recovery rooms with private baths in a home-like atmosphere where the focus is on a family-centered birthing experience. Once the baby is born, the hospital offers rooming in for parents and baby to enhance newborn teaching with a newborn nursery nurse available and dedicated to this service 24 hours a day.  Middlesboro ARH also offers a comfortable nursery with a state-of-the-art security system.

“Location, comfort and hospitality supported by a team of highly experienced physicians and nurses are important when selecting an environment to give birth,” said Rhonda Hensley, OB Nurse

Manager at Middlesboro ARH.  “You can trust the Middlesboro ARH OB team to provide compassionate and individualized patient care.  Here at Middlesboro ARH Hospital, we are proud to have the only full-service OB Department in the Tri-State community.”

Photo Cutline:  In celebration of the first newborn of 2017, Middlesboro ARH Hospital gave baby Brooklyn and her parents Ashley and Adam Wilder a large baby bathtub filled with baby gifts including a baby monitor.


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