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    Winn ACH Hospital staff delivers baby on the front lawn

    Winn ACH Hospital staff delivers baby on the front lawn

    Photo By Lt. Col. John Tongret | Micah Owens holds his newborn son, Greyson Owens at Winn Army Community Hospital at...... read more read more



    Story by Lt. Col. John Tongret 

    Winn Army Community Hospital

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - When Master Sgt. Carl Holt came back to work at Winn Army Community Hospital, he had no idea he would be delivering a baby. As he walked toward the hospital main entrance, he noticed a woman on the ground and his training as a Soldier kicked in and he engaged the situation.

    “She was already well into child-birth,” said Holt when asked about the situation. Holt directed other Soldiers to go inside and get medical staff to help. Before the hospital clinical staff could arrive, the baby was born and he removed the umbilical cord from the baby’s neck.

    For Kayla and Micah Owens, this was not their first child-birth experience. They already had two other children.

    “This is an experience I will never forget,” said Micah, who also assisted in the delivery.

    The new baby, named Greyson, is doing well and the mother and son were discharged from the hospital with a unique story to tell.

    Commenting on his involvement, Holt said, “I think anyone would have done it, I just took the initiative to hold the baby.”

    Maj. Sarah Boldt, Chief of Pediatrics at Winn ACH said, “Several of us heard the call for assistance over the intercom.”

    Soon, people were rushing to the lawn where staff from Pediatrics, the Mother/Baby Unit and the Emergency Room responded to the situation.

    When asked about how the hospital responded, the hospital commander, Col. Patrick Ahearne said, “The way the staff responded shows our core ability to respond to an emergency in a professional manner.”

    “The training of our medics and the experience gained over the past 10 years was evident in the response of the Soldiers,” said Ahearne.



    Date Taken: 09.21.2015
    Date Posted: 09.21.2015 14:54
    Story ID: 176758
    Location: FORT STEWART, GA, US 
    Hometown: JASPER, AL, US

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