It's a Boy! First Baby Born at Methodist Olive Branch

Published On 02/06/2014

First baby born at Methodist Olive Branch HospitalThe maternity center at Methodist Olive Branch Hospital opened its doors at 7 a.m. on Monday, February 3. The first baby was born 56 hours and 45 minutes later on 

Wednesday, February 5, when a healthy baby boy was delivered at 3:45 p.m. weighing in at 7 pounds 4 ounces. Mom, Felicia and baby Gage are both doing well.

“Helping to bring a new life into this world is an exciting and miraculous event,” said Rachel Laughlin, interim clinical director of women’s services. “We have an excellent team of doctors, nurses, and support staff in place and are excited to offer maternity services to families living in Olive Branch and neighboring communities.”

To celebrate the delivery of the first baby boy and girl, each family will receive a gift basket filled with baby necessities as well as a radio flyer wagon.

Dabney Hamner, Jr., M.D., delivered the first baby.

“This is the realization of a dream,” said Dabney Hamner, Jr., M.D. “The residents should be very happy with the quality of care families receive at Methodist Olive Branch.”

The maternity center offers:

  • Spacious labor, delivery, and recovery rooms
  •  State-of-the-art cesarean section room
  • Comfortable sleeper sofas for overnight visits
  • Well-baby nursery
  • State-of-the-art security system
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Newborn photography services

Tours of the maternity center at Olive Branch are offered every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. For more information or to schedule a tour call 662.932.9300.

Methodist Olive Branch is the newest hospital in the Methodist system, designed to care for the community of north Mississippi.