Community Hospital celebrates first birth of 2020

Community Hospital in Grand Junction welcomed the first baby born there in 2022 with a basket full of gifts.

“The past couple of years have been challenging with COVID-19, so we are very excited to ring in the new year in this special way,” said Marsha Bagby, director of the Birth Place at Community Hospital.

The first baby of 2022 was a girl born at 2:56 a.m. Jan. 2. She weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce.

The Community Hospital Foundation presented a basket to the family containing donated gifts, including baby items from Colorado Baby and the Community Hospital gift shop as well a  gift certificate from Target, dinner for two from Texas Roadhouse, a photo session from Galasso Images, a facial for mom from Suite One Skin Care and a floral arrangement from Country Elegance Florist.

“The Birth Place at Community Hospital has been open since March 2016, and we have been extremely humbled by the overwhelming support we have received from the community,” Bagby said. “We very much look forward to a brighter year ahead. We congratulate this wonderful family and all of the families who are welcoming their bundles of joy in 2022.”

The labor and delivery unit at Community Hospital features eight labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites, each with a private jetted tub.

Expectant parents also enjoy private parking and a private entrance with an elevator that takes them directly to the labor and delivery unit. Each family also enjoys a steak and shrimp dinner prior to leaving the hospital or has the option to take home a gift basket to enjoy at a later date.

To learn more about labor and delivery services offered at the Birth Place at Community Hospital, visit the website at