First Newborn of 2021 Arrives at Middlesboro ARH Hospital

First Newborn of 2021 Arrives at Middlesboro ARH Hospital



Middlesboro ARH Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 2, 2021.

At 3:29 a.m., Gabriel Alexander Nash was delivered by Dr. John Williamson, ARH board certified OB-GYN, at Middlesboro ARH. He weighed 6 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Parents are Elizabeth and Christopher Nash. The family resides in Middlesboro, Ky.


“We want to thank Dr. Williamson and all the nurses for the great care we received,” said Nash.

As the first baby born at Middlesboro ARH in 2021, the hospital gave Gabriel and his family a large, baby bathtub full of items every baby needs including a baby monitor.


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. The hospital offers rooming in for parents and baby to enhance family bonding and a newborn nursery is also available 24 hours a day in order to allow parents to rest.

“Location, comfort and hospitality supported by a team of highly skilled physicians and nurses are important when selecting an environment to give birth,” said Heather Ford, OB Nurse Manager at Middlesboro ARH.  “You can trust the Middlesboro ARH OB team to provide compassionate and individualized patient care.“


In celebration of the first newborn of 2021, Middlesboro ARH Hospital gave baby Gabriel and his parents Elizabeth and Christopher Nash a large baby bathtub filled with baby gifts, including a baby monitor.