St. Francis Welcomes First Baby of 2018

January 3, 2018

Columbus, GA (January 2, 2018) – St. Francis Hospital is ringing in 2018 with the year’s first bundle of joy. Weighing 6 pounds and 4 ounces and measuring 19 ½ inches, D’Nyla was born to Makayla and Dwight, Monday, Jan. 1, at 1:40 pm.

 “We are thrilled to welcome our new baby girl!” said Makayla. “The physicians, nurses and staff at St. Francis Hospital took such great care of us and we are so grateful to them for making this experience so special.” 

St. Francis Hospital’s Family Birthing Center is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care close to home for new and expecting parents. The Center offers several programs and services to help parents through the process of welcoming a new baby.  The team approach, including access to OB/GYNs, certified nurse midwives, pediatricians, nurses, lactation consultants, and educators, is designed to provide mother and baby with special, individualized care. St. Francis Hospital is the first hospital in Georgia to have earned Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission.  In addition, they have been recognized by the March of Dimes for successfully reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to less than one percent (1%).

“We have an exceptional team of clinical and support staff who are dedicated to bringing new life into our community, not just on New Year’s Day but year-round,” said Dr. Kamesha Harbison, a local OB/GYN who delivers babies at St. Francis Hospital.  “Our expectation is that every patient and his or her family will have a positive experience and genuinely feel our commitment to providing the highest quality care possible, in a comfortable and welcoming environment.”

St. Francis Hospital’s Family Birthing Center is located at 2300 Manchester Expressway in the St. Francis Butler Pavilion.  To learn more or to schedule a tour of our facilities, please call 706.320.8001, or visit