Kassadee Marie Martin was Letcher County’s first newborn of 2017.
Whitesburg ARH welcomed Kassadee on January 1, 2017, at 4:59 p.m., when she was delivered by Dr. Wade Baker. She weighed 7 pounds, 0.5 ounces and was 20 inches long. Her parents are Travis and Faith Martin of Hazard, and she has a brother Conner, who is three years old.
As the first baby born at Whitesburg ARH in 2017, the hospital gave Kassadee and her family a large baby bathtub full of items every baby needs including a baby monitor.
Whitesburg ARH offers private labordelivery recovery rooms with private baths in a home-like atmosphere where the focus is on a family-centered birthing experience. Once the baby is born, the hospital offers rooming in for parents and baby to enhance newborn teaching with a newborn nursery nurse available and dedicated to this service 24 hours a day. OB/GYN physicians and OB nursing staff provide individualized care for moms and babies.