The 12 Babies of Christmas Bundles of Joy Born in the WCMC New Life Center

Dec 19th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Community

On the 3rd day of December, New Life Center nurses at White County Medical Center celebrated the births of 12 beautiful babies born within the first three days of the month. As a gift to the new parents, the WCMC Auxiliary presented the babies with a cheery Christmas cap.

New Life Center Clinical Director Tracy Bolton, RN, (seated) holding Elsie Rose Muse and Claire Addison Carpenter; Leslie Williams, RN, holding Elizabeth Keely Herrick and Alessandra Guthrie; and Charlene Hendricks, RN, holding Dalton James Taylor and Kristian Torres. Also, (standing) Amy Dutton, RN, holding Audrey Elizabeth Gordon and Kelbie Blair Wallace; Paula Hill, RN, holding Elijah Sandoval and Landon Briggs; and, Brandie Poor, RN, holding Elysia Soliel Pettyjohn and Parker Lunnie.

Miracles are delivered daily at the New Life Center with December being the busiest month of the year with an average of 120 babies born during the month, compared to an average of 108 babies born each month from January through November.

With nearly 1,200 babies born in the WCMC New Life Center annually, the center has welcomed thousands of patients, babies and family members over the years. After these busy years of serving the community, the White County Medical Foundation recently announced the“Miracles Happen Every Day” campaign to raise funds that will benefit the New Life Center.

“New life is cause for celebration, and we are grateful for the support from our White County Medical Center family,” said Cassandra Feltrop, Executive Director of the White County Medical Foundation. “We are truly blessed to have this support to be able to continue bringing quality patient care and advancements in healthcare to our patients. Now, we are excited for the community to join us in these wonderful developments that will benefit mothers and babies, as well as their families, in our New Life Center.”

Funds given to the Foundation will help purchase:  an advanced fetal monitoring system; state-of-the-art nursery equipment; a new triage area with four spaces for patients; an upgraded infant security system; renovate six patient rooms into labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum (LDRP) suites; and new flooring throughout the New Life Center.

Renovations to patient suites will include more amenities to help patients and their families feel right at home. Updates will include:  big-screen televisions, more seating for families, a sofa that folds out for sleeping and showers in all suites, custom built-in surface area with storage, and new rocking chairs.

If you or your business would like to support the White County Medical Foundation to provide advanced healthcare technologies and renovations for the New Life Center, please contact the Foundation Office at (501) 278-3191 or via e-mail at