The first baby of the new year has arrived at T.J. Samson Community Hospital

Glasgow, KY – New Year’s Day is an exciting time for new beginnings for every family, and it is particularly special for those with babies born on January 1. The team members and medical staff at T.J. Samson Community Hospital are delighted to welcome the first baby of 2023. Anastasia Toni Rose McCorkel was born at 2:25 p.m. on January 1st, weighing 6 pounds and 14 ounces and was delivered by Dr. Catherine Feese. Anastasia is the daughter of Arriel Boyd and Andrew McCorkel of Bowling Green.

The family was presented with balloons and gifts from the T.J. Gift Shop along with a case of diapers and a gift bag from R+ Med Spa to pamper the new mom, who stated, “I didn’t realize happy the first baby of the year was such a big deal!”

Each year about 1,200 babies are born at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

“This is such a special and exciting event, and we are delighted to celebrate with this family,” said Neil Thornbury, CEO of T.J. Regional Health. “Anastasia will always be able to say that she was the first baby of 2023!”

In addition to her parents, Anastasia is welcomed by big brother Zilar Boyd, 8, who was thrilled to meet his new baby sister for the first time.

About T.J. Regional Health

T.J. Regional Health, the parent system of T.J. Samson Community Hospital and T.J. Health Columbia is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. In addition to two hospitals, the organization owns and operates the T.J. Health Pavilion, which provides outpatient care and physician offices as well as a Family Medicine Center and Residency Program, Home Care Services, and numerous Rural Health Clinics in the South Central Kentucky region. For more information about the services offered at T.J. Regional Health, please visit

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Miranda Power