PMC welcomes first baby of 2018

Melinda Goodson

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) and East Kentucky Broadcasting (EKB) would like to welcome Kayden Ethan Kendrick, son of Randa Corbiere and Alex Ethan Kendrick of Shelbiana, who was born on New Year's Day at 1:08 a.m. and weighed seven pounds, nine ounces.


PMC Obstetrician/Gynecologist Tiffany Thompson, D.O., delivered Baby New Year.


"On behalf of the PMC Women's and Children's Services, we appreciate this family for allowing us the opportunity to participate in their care," said Dr. Thompson. "We're very blessed to be a part of his birth."


For nearly 50 years, PMC and EKB have partnered to celebrate the first baby of the New Year in our region.


"We're delighted to continue the tradition of recognizing the First Baby of the Year at Pikeville Medical Center," EKB President/CEO Cindy May Johnson said. "For many years, the stations of East Kentucky Broadcasting and our clients have worked with UPike and PMC to celebrate this blessed event. We hope to see it continue for many more."


PMC will waive delivery expenses not covered by insurance in addition to the gifts given to Baby New Year and his family.


"We are excited to be a part of welcoming the first baby of 2018," said PMC Chief Operating Officer/Assistant Chief Executive Officer Donovan Blackburn. "Our excellent Women's and Children's Services team has helped so many new families."  


In addition, Baby New Year is the recipient of a University of Pikeville (UPike) scholarship valued up to $10,000.


"The UPIKE family is pleased to welcome Kayden to our community," said Dr. Burton J. Webb, UPIKE president. "Each year we are happy to partner with PMC and EKB to celebrate one of Pike County's newest residents. Congratulations and best wishes to Kayden's family."


The family will also receive gifts from participating sponsors including Double Kwik, Moe's Southwest Grill, Slim Chickens and Penn Station East Coast Subs.


This long-held community tradition is a celebrated way to mark the arrival of the region's first born baby of the year. EKB would like to extend an invitation to its clients and community members to participate in sponsorships and donations.


For more information on the PMC Women's and Children's Services, call 606-218-2207.