ETMC Athens delivers 100 babies in October

November 19, 2016

Elyse Kidd, RN; Kim Hardy, RN; Justin, Baby Rhett and Lindsay Pugh; Darla Conley RN. (Back row) Pam Williams, RN; Karoline Klemer, RN; Brooklyn Newman.

It’s a boom in Athens – a baby boom that is. One hundred babies were born in October at ETMC Athens, surpassing last October’s 91 deliveries.

“This is one of the busiest months we have had in awhile,” said Darla Conley, RN, nursing director of obstetrics. “Several of the staff picked up extra shifts and stayed late. I am lucky to have a dedicated staff.”

The number was almost 101, but the last baby was born after midnight on Nov. 1. The single busiest day of the month—Oct. 17—saw seven babies delivered. The record for babies born in a month at ETMC Athens was set in July 2014, when 102 babies were born.

“Our baby numbers are a testament of the care, compassion and trust our dedicated doctors and nurses have earned over the years from families,” said Conley.

“We are seeing mothers that were born here now having their babies here. Our team members love what they do, and many have longevity with ETMC.”

The Family Birthplace at ETMC Athens features eight, spacious LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum) rooms and eight postpartum/triage rooms, as well as a 15-bassinet nursery and a dedicated surgery suite for cesarean section.