First Newborn of 2018 Delivered at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center


Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 2, 2018. 

At 12:45 a.m., Dr. Scott Howard, MD, delivered Caiden Parker Slone.   He weighed 6 pounds and 3.4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Parents are Tiffany Hunter and Zach Slone.  They reside in Pippa Passes, Ky.

When asked about the care she received while at Hazard ARH, Hunter shared:  "I had a good epidural.  It was the easiest delivery I have ever had and everyone has been so good to me.  They have taken very good care of my baby.  I want to say a special thanks to the newborn nurses who took care of my baby and gave me time to rest.”

As the first baby born at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center in 2018, the hospital gave Caiden and his family a large, baby bathtub full of items every baby needs including a baby monitor.

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center 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.

OB-GYN physicians Dr. Scott Howard, Dr. Robin Whitaker, Dr. Morgan Birch, Dr. John McMurray and OB nursing staff provide individualized care for moms and babies.  Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center 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 Rita Crum, OB Nurse Manager at Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center.

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Parents Tiffany Hunter and Zach Slone with first newborn of 2018 Caiden Parker Slone.

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