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MHHS Welcomes First Baby of 2020 and Last Baby of 2019

Posted on January 3, 2020

For Elizabeth Brooks and David Estrada IV, the start of 2020 not only welcomes a new calendar year, but also a new member to their family who happens to be the first baby born at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System for 2020.

The first baby of 2020
Baby David, the first baby of 2020 at MHHS, held by his parents Elizabeth Brooks and David Estrada IV.

David Estrada V, was born at 12:10pm on Thursday, January 2nd to Dr. Peter Clark’s patient, Elizabeth Brooks, becoming the first baby born in 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. Baby David was 6 pounds, 1 ounce when born and 19 ½ inches long. Elizabeth was assisted in birth by Valeri Wood, RN and Amanda Sizemore, RN. Both the parents and their families were very excited to meet baby David.

The first baby of 2020.
Baby David, surrounded by his parents Elizabeth Brooks, David Estrada IV, and nurses Amanda Sizemore and Valeri Wood.

Elizabeth, David IV, and baby David V were presented with multiple gifts from MHHS and Covenant Health in the celebration of their New Year baby which included a bathtub, toys, clothing, diapers, baby book, monitor, and much more. It even included a special blanket for baby David which was made by one of the MHHS volunteers, Joann Nash.

This is also a special time for another family who helped end the year at MHHS with the birth of the last baby in 2019, baby Jarlette Delgado.

The last baby of 2019.
Baby Jarlette surrounded by her excited parents, Mario Davila and Diana Delgado.

Baby Jarlette was born on December 31st at 3:55 PM to parents Diana Delgado and Mario Davila, delivered by Dr. Frank Ellis. Baby Jarlette was 7 pounds, 10 ounces when born. They were presented with a beautiful diaper wreath, which are made by the Senior Behavioral Health department at MHHS, and sold in the JBC Gift Shop along with diaper cakes.

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System is proud to be able to help with the birth of so many precious babies. In 2019, 833 babies were born at MHHS. Gordon Lintz, President and CAO of MHHS, stated “Our birthing center is a part of our commitment as a community hospital. It is always fun and exciting to welcome the New Year babies.”

For more information about the Women’s Center at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, call 423-585-0914 or visit

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