Madysen West poses for a photo with her baby boy Silas at The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell Health System is pleased to announce its first baby born in 2020 at Iredell Memorial Hospital, born at 2:17 a.m. on Thursday, January 2.

Mother Madysen West and her baby boy Silas West are doing well. Silas measured 19 inches long and weighed 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, program nurse at The Birth Place.

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 — basket 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

Learn More

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

About Iredell Health System

Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; and the Iredell Physician Network. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only non-profit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247-beds; more than 1,500 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. Iredell Memorial was also recently named as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Hips and Knees, as well as Maternity Care, by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit

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