Hudson Pierce Ward, born at 7:56 p.m. on January 1st, was first baby delivered at hospital in 2020

Cartersville, Ga., (Jan. 2, 2020) – Hudson Pierce Ward, 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long, was the first baby of the year born at Cartersville Medical Center.

Proud parents Russell and Taylor Ward of Calhoun, Georgia welcomed their healthy baby boy at 7:56 p.m. on January 1, 2020 at Cartersville Medical Center. Staci Kenner-Fuller, MD and Becca Evans, CNM of Cartersville OB/GYN Associates delivered the newborn.

Mother/Baby services staff at Cartersville Medical Center presented the family with a New Year Baby gift basket filled with baby items 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 Ward 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.