Methodist in the Media

First Babies Delivered at Jennie Edmundson's New Women and Newborns Unit

Published: Dec. 18, 2020

The first baby arrived in Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital’s new Women and Newborns Unit on Dec. 16 – and four more followed.

Dr. Lori Platt delivered the first one, a boy named Riggins, via Caesarian section at 8:20 a.m., according to his mother, Lindsay. He was 21 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

“It was so exciting,” Platt said. “It was such a great morning. Everybody was smiling.”

Lindsay has been seeing Platt for more than two years now, she said.

“I’ve been seeing her for all my prenatal care, and she’s the one who delivered my daughter,” who is now 19 months old, she said. “They treated us so well during our first delivery. They’re a close-knit group that takes care of their patients. We even had the same nurse we had for our daughter.”

The Daily Nonpareil: First babies delivered at Jennie Edmundson’s new Women and Newborns unit