Hospital's first baby is Lewisburg girl

Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Brandon Lee and Robby Lee pose with Robby's newborn sister, Laila.

SHELBYVILLE -- It may have been the fact that it was her second child, but the peaceful, private room, the great food, and the welcoming staff made it so much easier than her first delivery, a Lewisburg woman explained.

It was "wonderful," Misty Lee said Monday. "The first ... was really rough."

"And," her husband, Brandon, added, "we received a lot of one-on-one attention. We weren't treated like cattle."

Weighing in at 7 pounds and 14 ounces, Laila Sonshine Lee was welcomed into the world last Tuesday by her parents, Misty and Brandon Lee of Belfast-Farmington Road.

Laila was the first baby born at the new Heritage Medical Center on U.S. 231 North in Shelbyville. It's the hospital built by Community Health Systems of Franklin, the company that purchased what had been Bedford County Medical Center.

"She came into this world vigorous and bright-eyed," said Dr. Jan Crean, who delivered Laila.

Heritage Medical Center's OB/GYN department director, Liese Harris, was also pleased with the new hospital's first delivery.

"We all felt very ready and excited," Harris said. "Tracy Stembridge was her delivery nurse and she got to use the new computer system ... It was excellent. Everything went really smooth."

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