First baby at CHI in new center

Kourtnee Smith is the first baby born at its newly reconstructed Henderson Women’s Center at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial. Kourtnee was born at 12:02 p.m. Nov. 18. She weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 191/2 inches long. Her parents are Kandra Holman and Davion Smith. She also has a 3-year-old brother, Aaden. Dr. Kaywin Carter, director of women’s services at the hospital, was Holman’s physician. The new Henderson Women’s Center labor and delivery includes contemporary labor and delivery, recovery and postpartum suites, as well as new C-section accommodations. Phase Two of the multi-million-dollar project is currently underway. It will include a cutting-edge well-baby nursery, new C-section rooms and an ultramodern neonatal intensive care unit in partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Construction is expected to be finished in the summer of 2020.