Carthage hospital delivers last baby before transitioning birthing services to Blessing Hospital
CARTHAGE, Ill. — Deakon Charles Holtsclaw, son of Jesse and Darcy Holtsclaw, was the last baby born at Memorial Hospital’s Stork Stopp at 1 p.m. Nov. 29.
Deakon weighed eight pounds, 11 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. Jesse and Darcy said they chose Memorial Hospital because of the convenience of being close to home and their great experience with Dr. Christopher Jones and the rest of the OB team with their firstborn. Decklyn, now almost 3 years old.
Jesse and Darcy agreed that the OB staff was like a family to them, and the whole prenatal and post-partum experience was very smooth with both children.
Before being discharged, the staff at Memorial Hospital presented the family with a basket full of gifts for the baby and family donated by Memorial Hospital and Memorial Medical Clinics staff.
Birthing services are now being transitioned to Blessing Hospital in Quincy unless a patient chooses to deliver elsewhere. Jones will continue taking obstetric patients. He is credentialed and has privileges at Blessing Hospital to deliver in their labor and delivery unit. Jones will continue providing all the services he has always provided in the clinic, including prenatal, post-partum and women’s health.
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