New Year's baby

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester welcomed its first baby of 2021, Ella Mykell, born on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, at 6 p.m. Holding Ella is her mom, Madalyn Mykell. Standing, from left, are Tristian Jackson, RN; Dr. Courtney Murray; Ella’s father, Michael Mykell; and Dr. Nevindra Mangru.

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester rang in 2021 with the year’s first local bundle of joy on Jan. 1.

Weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measuring 18.5 inches, Ella Mykell was born to Madalyn and Michael Mykell on Jan. 1 at 6 p.m.

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System presented the parents with a gift basket with various items donated by local providers and businesses including: Premier Women’s Health, Dr. Amy Evans and Dr. Mary Heath, Winchester Pediatric- Dr. Mangru and Sherry Barstad, Winchester Pediatrics Dr. Szczarkowska, Diamonds for You, Photographer Kathy Bennett, Simply BeYoutiful Salon, the Herald Chronicle, About Town Apparel, Initial It, Designer Cakes, Barre Fly Fitness, Club 29 Nutrition, Piezan Pizza, 1st Avenue Gallery and Custom Framing, Studio 29 Eleven, The Sole Shop, Meshed, Treasures, Creations and The White Rabbit.

“Southern Tennessee’s clinical and support staff are committed to creating a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for moms and babies,” said Dr. Courtney Murray of Premier Women’s Health Center, who delivered Ella Mykell. “It is one of our great privileges to help our community’s families welcome their newest additions in a positive and memorable way.”

For over 50 years, STRHS’s Childbirth Center has been committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care close to home for new and expecting parents in the region.

The Childbirth Center provides a complete program of medical, surgical and educational services to accommodate the unique needs of patients.

The Childbirth Center offers free childbirth and breastfeeding classes for anyone delivering at STRHS, 24-hour anesthesia coverage and wireless internet access.

Additionally, STRHS has teamed up with Erlanger Health System to bring 24-hour in-house neonatal nurse practitioner coverage to its Childbirth Center in the spring of 2021.

The Childbirth Center is located at 185 Hospital Road in Winchester.

To learn more, please call 931-967-8251 or visit