Harris Regional Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2018

January 2, 2018

SYLVA, NC – Harris Regional Hospital is ringing in 2018 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 6 pounds and 10 ounces and measuring 19 inches, Adeline was born to Kimberly and Robert Reed of Highlands Monday, Jan. 1, at 10:20 a.m.

 “This is definitely an exciting way for our family to ring in the New Year” said Kimberly “The physicians and especially the nurses at Harris took such great care of us and we are so grateful to them for making us feel so comfortable.”

Judi Layton, CNM, women’s care provider at Harris Regional Hospital delivered Adeline who will now join her big brother completing the happy family of four. 

Dad Robert noted that the care provided was definitely a family approach and he felt like an active part to the care provided to his wife and daughter, “The nurses here made us feel like we were their top priority, they went above and beyond what was required of them. They are really great at their job and by the way they treat their patients, you can tell they enjoy what they do. We had the best experience here and for that we are so thankful”.

The New Generations Family Birthing Center at Harris Regional Hospital is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care close to home for new and expecting parents. The Birthing Center offers a state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit, newly completed mother/baby rooms and will offer a completely reconstructed unit upon the completion of the added caesarean suite that is slated for completion at the early part of this year making the entire floor a totally remodeled unit to better accommodate expecting mothers and their families.

Along with facility updates, the Birthing Center is nationally recognized from the March of Dimes for giving babies a healthier start to life by reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries to less than one percent (1%), the North Carolina Maternity Center by achieving the 4-star Breastfeeding-Friendly designation and have received the local Blue Ribbon Award for patient satisfaction results.

In addition to facility and quality metrics, the New Generations Family Birthing Center at Harris Regional Hospital offers a multitude of educational classes for expectant mothers and their families including ‘The Mother’s Connection – Mommy Group’, ‘Preparation for Childbirth’ taught by certified childbirth educators, ‘Breastfeeding A-Z’ taught by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a ‘Big Brother/Big Sister’ class that is designed to help older children prepare for the arrival of their new sibling. 

“We have an exceptional team of clinical and support staff who are dedicated to bringing new life into our community, not just on New Year’s Day but year-round and at a level of excellence that our community deserves,” said Steve Heatherly, CEO at Harris Regional Hospital. “Our expectation is that every patient and his or her family will have a positive experience and genuinely feel our commitment to providing the highest quality care possible, in a comfortable and welcoming environment.”

The Birthing Center at Harris Regional Hospital is located at 68 Hospital Road in Sylva. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call 844.414.DOCS.