Community Hospital welcomes its first baby born in 2023

Marsha Bagby

Community Hospital in Grand Junction welcomed the first baby born there in 2023 with a basket full of gifts.

The first baby of 2023 was a girl born at 4:29 a.m. Jan. 1. She weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces.

“We are very excited to ring in 2023 in this special way,” said Marsha Bagby, director of the Birth Place at Community Hospital. “We congratulate this wonderful family and all of the families who are welcoming their bundles of joy in 2023.”

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, a photo session from Galasso Images, a gift certificate for dinner at Warehouse 2565, $100 gift certificate to Walmart and $50 gift certificate to Body Therapeutics & Medical Massage.

The labor and delivery unit at Community Hospital features eight labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum suites, each with private jetted tubs. Expectant parents also enjoy private parking and a private entrance with an elevator that takes them directly to the labor and delivery unit. To learn more about labor and delivery services offered at at Community Hospital, visit