Hannah and Christopher Boles pose for a photo with their daughter, Sarah, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2023 on January 3.

Mother Hannah Boles and father Christopher Boles arrived at Iredell Memorial early Tuesday morning. Just three hours later, the Taylorsville couple welcomed their daughter, Sarah Rebecca Boles, into the world at 8:36 a.m.

Both Hannah and her beautiful baby girl are healthy and doing well.

Sarah was born 18 inches long, weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

This is the second child Hannah has delivered at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Both times she said she had great experiences, and if she has another child, she plans to come back to Iredell again.

“I had a great experience at Iredell. The doctors and nurses were all friendly and helpful,” said Hannah.

Prior to her delivery, Hannah attended child birth preparation courses through Iredell’s Pampered Pregnancy program.

The Birth Place staff welcomed the first baby of the year with a celebratory cake and flowers.

The mother also received a basket filled with gifts donated by Iredell Health System.

Donations included:

• Cake donated by Ingles of Sullivan Road in Statesville;
• Floral arrangement donated by Brookdale Florist;
• $50 VISA gift card;
• Baby’s print keepsake;
• Hooded towel bath set;
• Boppy pillow;
• Water bottle;
• Picture frame;
• Baby outfit and socks;
• Two blankets;
• Wipes;
• A book; and
• An Iredell Memorial Hospital onesie

The Birth Place at Iredell Memorial is a state-of-the-art maternity facility offering one-on-one nursing and private suites. Every mother receives perks through the Pampered Pregnancy program, including discounts at local businesses and a personal pregnancy coach. In addition, The Birth Places seeks to create a comforting atmosphere for patients with its home décor, comfortable furniture for visitors, and large, private bath.

About Iredell Health System

Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Mooresville; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,800 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The Health System’s newest campus, Iredell Mooresville, is home to the area’s only 24-hour urgent care facility, as well as an ambulatory surgery center, imaging center, rehabilitation services, and physician practices. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.

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