Olubukola Ogunbanwo 

She and her husband live in Nigeria and have family in Haywood County. Due to the high-risk nature of her multiple gestation pregnancy, they decided to stay local and deliver at Haywood Regional Medical Center.  The family will travel back to Nigeria once the babies are a bit older.


"I enjoyed every bit of my birthing experience here – from working with labor nurses, Marsha and Andria, to the OB/GYN physician Dr. Kirk, assisted by Dr. Williams, both of whom were absolutely wonderful. Each of my baby girls was assigned to her own nurse, and I loved the gourmet meal I received after my delivery."
 

Ashly Lauziere


As the world welcomed in a new year Ashly and Michael welcomed a new baby girl. Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) celebrated the year’s first bundle of joy for 207 on Monday, Jan. 2nd, at 9:24 p.m. weighing in at eight pounds and one ounce and measuring 22 inches. Baby Adalynn made a healthy and celebratory entrance.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better experience at Haywood Regional. We had so much one on one attention and we are so excited about our baby girl. We wouldn’t have had it any other way,”


Emilie Presley

"All the doctors and nurses went above and beyond during my delivery. Dr. Niner came in several times after to follow up with me. Dr. Guerriere was great at explaining everything going on with my baby and made me feel comfortable that I could reach him at any time with questions. The nurses checked in frequently and not to mention the steak and sparkling juice gourmet meal I chose after delivery was unbelievable.”

Caitlin Morrow 

Caitlin and her husband had looked into options for delivery but quickly made up their mind to deliver at Haywood Regional after touring the Women’s Care Unit and also participating in HRMC’s parent education classes. Caitlin had a scheduled c-section and a lengthy stay recovering, but says she recommends HRMC to everyone she passes emphasizing the one-on-one quality and personable care she had during her birthing experience. 

"Everything exceeded my expectations. Both the doctors and RNs went above and beyond to answer questions and take care of us and our new baby. They even arranged for the same nurses to come back specifically for me since I had to stay longer than expected. I also was afraid that after my surgery I would miss out on that special time to bond with my new baby. When I came out of surgery, they surprised us by letting my husband and daughter stay with me in recovery. That time during recovery was something that I will forever be grateful for.” 

Caitlin Austin 

Caitlin Austin never imagined giving birth to her second child in a car. Caitlin began having active labor contractions at around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday May 30, 2017. She called her sister immediately to take her to the hospital as she knew the baby was coming quickly. Ashby, sister of Austin, works as a lab technician at Haywood Regional and called ahead let the hospital know to expect them at the ER. Big brother Carson, three, was riding in the back seat of the car during the excitement. A team of women’s care nurses, CNAs, doctors, and extra personnel greeted Caitlin at the doors upon their arrival. Katie Hargrove, nurse on the Women’s Care Unit, was working at the time. Dawson Louis was born at 11:45 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces. He came out crying and perfectly healthy. The family was then transported up to the Women’s Care Unit where Jody Schmit, Certified Nurse Midwife of Haywood Women’s Medical Center tended to their care for the remainder of their stay. Austin credits the entire team at Haywood Regional and especially nurse Katie Hargrove on the exceptional care and experience.

Katie Hargrove, nurse, holding Dawson.

She commented that the collaboration between the units was amazing. “Everyone was on the ball with everything.” She added that when the baby came out, staff also tended to Carson to certain he was occupied and calm. “I can’t complain about anything. It really says a lot how Haywood Regional works as an entity,” she said. I can just say that everybody was always fully involved. They were always helpful, always patient, and just awesome. Katie was amazing every step of the way. We enjoyed our gourmet post-delivery meal at the hospital the next day. My fiancé loves steak and I don’t cook that at home,” jokingly she said. “Give that to him here! They make you feel special after you have a baby, and recognize you.”