Zoe Iwinosa Kamsiyochukwu Egharevba, 8 lbs., 10 oz., and 21 inches long, was the first baby of the year born at Cartersville Medical Center.

Proud parents Briggs Egharevba and Racheal Nwokolo of Lagos, Nigeria welcomed their healthy baby girl at 4:05 p.m. New Year’s Day at Cartersville Medical Center. Ashley Saint, CNM, of Cartersville OB/GYN Associates delivered the newborn.

Mother/Baby services staff and the CMC Auxiliary & Gift Shop presented the family with New Year Baby gift baskets in honor of their special delivery.

“Welcoming babies into the world is one of the most special parts of working in maternity services,” said Kelly Costner, director of perinatal services at Cartersville Medical Center. “There is an extra sense of excitement and promise that comes with delivering the first baby of the New Year. We are proud to be part of the Nwokolo/Egharevba family’s special day.  Of course, I’d also like to recognize our excellent perinatal services staff, who, through diligent specialized, continuing education through AWOHNN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses), provide safe, high-quality patient care.”

Cartersville Medical Center delivers about 1,000 babies annually.