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2021 New Year baby arrives at SMCH

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Dr. Susan Hornback, left, delivered the first baby of 2021 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital. As the first baby born in 2021 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital, Madden Thomas and his parents, Daylon and Alex Hardy, were presented a basket of gifts from staff at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital.

LAKE CITY — The first baby of 2021 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City has arrived.

Madden Thomas Hardy was born to Daylon and Alex Hardy, of Churdan. The New Year baby entered the world at 1:16 a.m. on Jan. 9, weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces and is 20 inches long.

He was delivered by Dr. Susan Hornback, board certified family practice and obstetrics physician.

He was welcomed by his grandparents: Denny Hardy, Michelle Hardy, Tracy and Steve Murphy, and John and Darcy Tussing.

To celebrate the birth of the New Year baby, the family was given a basket full of gifts.

Items included diapers, baby wipes, and a thermometer donated by Stewart Memorial Community Hospital. Gifts given by SMCH employees included stuffed animals, onesies, mitts, socks, health care kit, auto sunblock shades, stroller organizer, receiving blankets, burp cloths, bibs, a piggy bank and books.

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