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Iredell Memorial Hospital Celebrates its First 2020 Baby

Monday, January 6, 2020

Iredell Health System is pleased to announce its first baby born in 2020 at Iredell Memorial Hospital, born at 2:17 a.m. on Jan. 2. Mother Madysen West and her baby boy Silas West are doing well.

Silas was born 19 inches long, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

“I’m really excited,” said Madysen, who was also born at Iredell Memorial. “All my nurses were great. It was a wonderful experience. We’re happy to be here.”

The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial is a state-of-the-art maternity facility offering one-on-one nursing and private, welcoming suites. Every mother receives perks through the Pampered Pregnancy program, including discounts at local businesses and a personal pregnancy coach.

“We look forward to celebrating our New Year’s baby every year. It’s wonderful,” said Pam Speight, The Birth Place program nurse.

Staff and family celebrated the first baby of the year at The Birth Place with a cake and balloons, as well as other gifts. The mother received a basket filled with gifts donated by local businesses. Gifts included:

  • Ingles sheet cake
  • Kathryn’s Designs (Kathryn Holland) floral arrangement
  • Southern Clothing & More (Lisa Rogers) $20 Dollar Tree gift card
  • Kim Taylor Arts (Kim Taylor) gift certificate for a ceramic plate with baby’s footprints
  • Iredell Memorial Hospital’s Pink Tea Room variety of baby items
  • Dusty Medlin 60-minute massage for mom
  • Elderberry Syrup Lady 8 oz. jar of Elderberry Syrup
  • Johnson’s Greenhouse basked with baby’s first Christmas stocking, burp cloths, and food mat
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics (Keisha Galliher) satin hands set for mom
  • McDonald’s (Melissa Neader) $25 gift certificate with a toy and mini book
  • McLelland Family Shoes (Rusty McLelland) gift certificate for Stride Rite baby’s first walking shoes
  • Pampered Chef (Missy Kistemaker) food prep bowl set
  • Premier Jewelry (Jessica Graham) $10 gift certificate
  • Randy’s Bar B Que $10 gift certificate
  • Sarah Cass Safley One hour massage for baby’s mom
  • Scentsy (Jodie Gregory) $25 gift certificate
  • Southern Charmers Country Store (Debbie Estrada) $25 gift certificate
  • Village Inn Pizza Parlor (Kim Jordan, Cinema Drive Statesville location) gift certificate for 2 buffets and 2 drinks
  • Young Living Essential Oils (Erica Goodnight) $50 gift certificate

For more information about The Birth Place, call 704-878- 4555 or visit