First New Year’s baby in UC born at Cookeville Regional

From the top left is Karen Kidd, R.N.; Kathy Price, volunteer at Cookeville Regional; Juana Ramirez-Cano holding Isabel Hernandez-Ramirez; Miguel Herandez-Baralome, father; and Reba Slatten, R.N. Juana Ramirez-Cano

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

COOKEVILLE – Cookeville Regional Medical Center rang in the new year with a newborn, as they delivered the U.C. region’s first baby of 2019.

Isabel Yojana Hernandez- Ramirez was born at 12:32 a.m. to parents Juana Ramirez- Cano and Miguel Hernandez Bartalome. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.

Dr. Christopher Nahm, obstetrician-gynecologist, delivered Isabel and Dr. Fabian Ngido, pediatric hospitalist at Cookeville Regional, cared for her while at the hospital’s Birthing Center.

All five of the hospitals still offering birthing services in the region had babies born on Jan. 1. Birthing services are available in the UC at Cookeville Regional, Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Livingston Regional Hospital, Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage and at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville.

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