WCMC Welcomes First Baby of 2014

Ronny and Ella Wallace, along with OB/GYN Jerry Burns, M.D., and New Life Center nurses, welcomed Ainsley Reece Wallace into the world at 8:12 a.m. on Friday, January 3, as the first baby of 2014 at White County Medical Center. Healthy and happy and pretty in pink, Ainsley weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. 

“We are excited to have the first baby of the New Year,” Ella said. “Ainsley is our third daughter, and she has two older sisters who are waiting to welcome her home.”

With nearly 1,200 babies born in the WCMC New Life Center annually, the center has welcomed thousands of patients, babies and family members over the years. After these busy years of serving the community, the White County Medical Foundation chose the New Life Center as its project to focus on for its next campaign. 

“New life is cause for celebration! We are grateful for the support from our White County Medical Center family, as well as individuals, families and business from our community that have already given or pledged gifts to the Foundation,” said Cassandra Feltrop, Executive Director of the White County Medical Foundation. “We are truly blessed to have this support to be able to continue bringing quality patient care and advancements in healthcare to our patients. We are excited for the community to join us in these wonderful developments that will benefit mothers and babies, as well as their families, in our New Life Center.”

Funds raised through the “Miracles Happen Every Day” campaign will help purchase the following:  an advanced fetal monitoring system; state-of-the-art nursery equipment; a new triage area with four spaces for patients; an upgraded infant security system; renovate six patient rooms into labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum (LDRP) suites; and new flooring throughout the New Life Center. 

Renovations to patient suites will include more amenities to help patients and their families feel right at home. Updates will include:  big-screen televisions, more seating for families, a sofa that folds out for sleeping and showers in all suites, custom built-in surface area with storage, and new rocking chairs.

For more information about the “Miracles Happen Every Day” campaign and updates to the New Life Center, please call (501) 278-3191 or email foundation@wcmc.org.

The White County Medical Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit corporation that serves to provide support for White County Medical Center. Donations to the White County Medical Foundation provide WCMC with funding for renovations, state-of-the-art equipment and special projects to enhance patient care. The Foundation extends the mission of White County Medical Center to create a healthy community through medical excellence and compassionate care.

As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to improve the quality of health and well being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in a six-county area with more than 1,750 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.

In addition to the North and South Campuses, White County Medical Center includes Family Practice Associates, Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Central Arkansas, Searcy Medical Center and Searcy Medical Center – West Clinic, Westside Family Medical Clinic, WCMC Cardiology Clinic and White County Oncology.