TriStar Stonecrest Welcomes Smyrna’s First Baby of New Year


Leah Gongora-Rodriguez, 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long, was the Smyrna community’s first baby of the new year and was born at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center.

Proud parents, Linet and Franklin of Antioch, welcomed their healthy baby girl at 12:42 p.m. on Jan. 2 at TriStar StoneCrest. Dr. Norman Hamburger, OB/GYN, delivered the newborn. Maternity services staff presented a New Year gift basket to the family in honor of baby Leah’s special delivery.

“Welcoming babies to the world is one of the most special parts of working in maternity services,” said Kathy Stephens, Manager of Labor and Delivery at TriStar StoneCrest. “There is an extra sense of excitement and promise that comes with delivering the first baby of the New Year. We are proud to be part of the family’s special day.”

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center delivers around 1000 babies annually. For more information about TriStar StoneCrest or a free physician referral, please call TriStar MedLine at 615.342.1919 or visit