Good Samaritan declares last and first babies born at old and new facilities | Families
MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) - Good Samaritan Regional Health Center says history was made in January as the last and first babies were born at the old and new facilities.
Carissa Hibbert and Josh Millner welcomed Mason Carter at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the old facility on 12th Street, and 24 hours later on Sunday, Jan. 27, Hillary Sledge and Paul Bond welcomed Harley Eugene at 1:49 p.m. at the new facility on Good Samaritan Way.
Both Hibbert and Sledge were patients transported by ambulance to the new facility on patient move day – January 27, 2013.
“We are very excited that our son Mason made history by being the last baby born at the old Good Samaritan Regional Center,” said Carissa Hibbert, adding “We had a wonderful experience and would like to thank all the staff and Dr. Combs for their help in making this a most memorable day.”
“The experience was really nice,” said Paul Bond, “The delivery room at the new hospital was very big and allowed the family to be in the room.”
Both families received a gift basket on behalf of the hospital. The basket included a variety of baby care necessities and gifts for the new babies, including a personalized silver spoon.
The new Good Samaritan Regional Health Center is located just off of Veterans Memorial Drive, adjacent to the new interchange for I-57 and I-64. The five-floor hospital holds 134 beds, 8 observation beds, all-private rooms and numerous patient safety features. The hospital also includes greatly expanded Emergency Care services, an all-new Women’s Center and Procedure Center.
For more information on the services and physicians of St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, please visit smgsi.com, call 888-257-6098, or visit on Facebook at Facebook.com/stmarysgoodsam.
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