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First Baby of New Year Welcomed at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center

Cartersville (Jan. 1, 2023) — Josalynn Dora, 8 lbs., 1 oz., and 20 1/2 inches long, was the first baby of the year born at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center.

Proud mother Tristan welcomed her healthy baby girl at 3:31 a.m. on January 1 at Piedmont Cartersville. Malcolm Barfield, MD of Cartersville OB/GYN Associates delivered the newborn.

“The first baby of the new year provides the same magic of a new beginning just as each new year,” said Kelly Costner, director of perinatal services at Piedmont Cartersville. “Babies are a constant source of happiness, wonder and joy and I am fortunate to have been a part of witnessing families welcome their newborns into the world for over 30 years.”

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

“Our staff’s commitment to high quality, safe care through continuous training and education is impressive and I am proud to be a member of this team,” said Costner. “We are all thrilled to be a part of Josalynn Dora’s family’s special day and would like to congratulate and wish them a very Happy New Year!”

Piedmont Cartersville delivers about 1,000 babies annually.

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About Piedmont Cartersville

Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center is a 119-bed acute care hospital, Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center and Level III Verified Trauma Center. Named one of Healthgrades 2022 America's 250 Best Hospitals and a Top Hospital by GeorgiaTrend magazine in 2022, Piedmont Cartersville’s Knee and Hip Replacement and Maternity services are designated as Blue Distinction Centers by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Breast Imaging Center provides mammography services that are gold seal accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Advanced Wound Healing Center specializes in treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds.  The Hope Center, a regional cancer treatment facility, is conveniently located on the hospital campus and provides over 3,000 treatments with over 200 new patients per year from a ten county region. For medical needs that do not require a visit to the emergency department, Piedmont Urgent Care offers a convenient location close to home with walk-in care for most minor injuries and illnesses along with preventative care and testing.

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