First Newborn of 2021 Arrives at Tug Valley ARH

First Newborn of 2021 Arrives at Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center



Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the new year born on January 5, 2021.


At 1:58 a.m., Levi Kash Turnmire was delivered by Dr. Tina Gaunt, ARH board certified OB-GYN, at Tug Valley ARH. He weighed 6 pounds and 3 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. Parents are Katie Pugh and Brandon Turnmire. The family resides in Phelps, Ky.


As the first baby born at Tug Valley ARH in 2021, the hospital gave Levi Kash Turnmire and his family a large, baby bathtub full of items every baby needs including a baby monitor.



Mother Katie Pugh stated, “We’re very thankful for the wonderful staff on OB, Nursery and OR for going above and beyond to make the birth of our firstborn son memorable. Everyone has been very nice, caring and informative. There are no words to express our gratitude–thank you all.”



Tug Valley ARH 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.


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


In celebration of the first newborn of 2021, Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center would like to introduce Levi Kash Turnmire and his mother Katie Pugh. Tug Valley ARH would like to thank you for choosing us for the birth of your firstborn son.