A historical moment was delivered today when the first baby was born at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton. Weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, Lucas Arthur Herndon (Luke) arrived at 10:03 a.m., welcomed by his parents, Sara and Kyle Herndon of Athens.
Clayton Cox, MD, an obstetrician with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group OB/GYN, delivered Luke by cesarean section.
“It is always exciting to care for a mother and her new baby, but this birth, the first in the beautiful new labor and delivery unit at NGMC Braselton, is very special” says Dr. Cox. “We’re proud to start a new chapter for NGMC and offer mothers the option of delivering in this community.”
The Herndons moved to Braselton six weeks ago and were happy to learn that they would be able to deliver so close to their new home.
“Everyone at NGMC Braselton has been wonderful during the delivery and recovery,” says Sara. “We love Dr. Cox, all of the staff have been so great and the facility is amazing!”
NGMC is the newest hospital in Georgia to offer obstetrical services, giving parents in Hall, Gwinnett, Barrow, and Jackson counties a new delivery option closer to home.
The new Labor & Delivery unit features 10 modern labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms – allowing mothers the comfort of staying in the same room throughout their visit. Each room features with four-inch memory foam mattresses, private bathrooms with hydrotherapy showers and large windows allowing plenty of light.
The unit also has a family waiting area, two cesarean section suites, on-site lactation consultants and a Level II Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit (NICU) for babies needing extra care.
Dr. Cox delivered a second baby just after noon, and a third mother was admitted to the unit on Monday as well. NGMC Braselton expects to deliver approximately 675 babies during the unit’s first year.
For more information about labor & delivery services at NGMC Braselton – including a video tour, a list of physicians delivering in Braselton and a form to request an appointment – visit www.nghs.com/Braselton-Baby. Tours of the unit can be scheduled by calling 770-848-3311.
ABOUT NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER BRASELTON
Opened on April 1, 2015, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton brings services modeled around the programs of excellence at NGMC Gainesville – Georgia’s #1 Hospital (CareChex®) – to the Greater Braselton community. These include advanced surgical and medical care, emergency services, heart and vascular services, orthopedics, cancer treatment and neurosciences.
Along with NGMC Gainesville, the two hospitals share 657 beds and a medical staff of 600 physicians representing more than 50 specialties. Both hospitals are part of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS), a non-profit that cares for more than 800,000 people in more than 13 counties, with a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Learn more at www.nghs.com/braselton.