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.

David Estrada V, was born at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 2nd to Dr. Peter Clark’s patient, Elizabeth Brooks, becoming the first baby born in 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

Baby David was six pounds, one ounce when born and 19 ½ inches long.

The mother was assisted in birth by Valeri Wood, RN and Amanda Sizemore, RN. Both the parents and their respective families were very excited to meet baby David.

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.

Baby Jarlette was born on December 31st at 3:55 p.m. to parents Diana Delgado and Mario Davila, delivered by Dr. Frank Ellis.

Baby Jarlette was seven 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.

In 2019, 833 babies were born at MHHS.

“Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System is proud to be able to help with the birth of so many precious babies,” the hospital said in a press release.

Gordon Lintz, President and CAO of MHHS added, “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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