MRMC reports record number of childbirths


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — The first baby was born at Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) on Dec. 16, 1953. Since then, thousands of babies have come into the world at the medical center, including a record number this summer.

In June, MRMC set its single-month record with 176 newborn deliveries, culminating in an annual record of 1,731 babies born in fiscal year 2023.

The record numbers are a result of new families in the community choosing to trust MRMC’s nationally recognized childbirth services, according to Maury Regional Health CEO Martin Chaney, MD.

“At Maury Regional Medical Center, we’re honored to be the place in our community where life begins,” Dr. Chaney said. “Our childbirth team does an excellent job of ensuring babies, mothers and their families receive the best possible care during their life-changing stay with us. We’ll continue to offer that same level of care as we grow alongside our community.”

While the medical center reached record numbers in June, the deliveries haven’t slowed much in the subsequent months. In July, 158 babies were delivered, and August projects to have another high number, though likely not to the same level as in June.

“This is a record we’re happy to break, because we take pride when our community entrusts us to provide the best care before, during and after delivery,” said Christina Lannom, DO, chief medical officer for Maury Regional Health.

MRMC offers an entire floor dedicated to childbirth and gynecological care as well as eight specialists in obstetrics and gynecology on the medical staff. Additional childbirth services include a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), breastfeeding support, newborn care and expectant parent education.

MRMC has been recognized with a “BEST for Babies” award from the Tennessee Hospital Association and Tennessee Department of Health for four consecutive years. The organization also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Perinatal Care Certification.

Learn more about the childbirth services offered at Maury Regional Health at

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