NAMC Welcomes 2024 With New Baby
January 3, 2024
FLORENCE, Ala., – North Alabama Medical Center (NAMC) is ringing in 2024 with one of the first bundles of joy of the year. Weighing six pounds and 11 ounces and measuring 21 inches, Jay’Leigh Faith Southward was born to Danielle Lowery and Devarious Southward, Jan. 2nd, at 5:30 p.m.
“Everyone here did a great job, before, during and after the delivery,” said Lowery. “We are so thankful that everything went smoothly.”
The Center for Women and Children’s Health at NAMC offers a unique birth experience with a focus on quality care and comforting services. The facility features nine all-private delivery suites, including two HOPE Suite Delivery Rooms, outfitted with birthing tubs, where patients can experience a natural delivery experience if they choose. Cesarean operating rooms are available on the L&D floor, and the unit is staffed by six board-certified OBGYN’s, a lactation consultant and 40 nurses with a combined 100-plus years of experience in L&D.
“We have an extraordinary team of clinical and support staff who are committed to maintaining a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for parents and their babies on New Year’s Day and year-round,” said NAMC Director of Women and Children’s Services Kendra Smith. “One of our greatest privileges is helping our community’s families welcome their newest additions in a healthy, positive and memorable way.”
The Center for Women’s and Children’s Health at North Alabama Medical Center also offers gynecological services, prenatal classes, 24/7 nursery support, and specialized medical equipment for newborns. In 2023, NAMC delivered 1,242 babies, including 21 sets of twins.
Virtual tours of the facility as well as the special care nursery and HOPE suites, as well as additional information on OBGYN services can be found at namccares.com/obgyn.