Bryson Shane Jenkins, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and 20 1/4 inches long, was the first baby of the year born at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center.

Proud parents Kaley Ely and Michael Jenkins welcomed their healthy baby boy at 9:42 a.m. on January 1 at Piedmont Cartersville. Staci Kenner-Fuller, MD of Cartersville OB/GYN Associates, delivered the newborn.

The Piedmont Cartersville Mother/Baby services staff presented the family with a New Year Baby gift basket in honor of their special delivery.

Piedmont Cartersville delivers about 1,000 babies annually.