Hurley welcomes the first Genesee County baby of 2020

Wyse McMillian was the first baby born in Genesee County, Jan. 1, 2020. Photo provided

Wyse McMillian was the first baby born in Genesee County, Jan. 1, 2020. Photo provided

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center welcomed the first Genesee County baby of 2020 at 3:29 a.m. The baby boy weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and measures 20.5-inches.

Wyse (pronounced Wise) McMillian was born to mother Masharry (pronounced Mah-shar -ee) McMillian of Flint and joins four big sisters and two big brothers.

Wyse’s delivery was quick and without incident, but mom wasn’t so lucky. Shortly after delivery she suffered a postpartum hemorrhage. The labor and delivery team worked quickly to handle the situation and now mom is resting comfortably with her new son.

“I was at the right hospital to handle the complications I had after delivery,” said McMilian. “I’ve received excellent care and Wyse is healthy and happy. I’m so grateful,”

Hospital spokeswoman, Laura Jasso said, “The best laid birth plans often fall to the wayside during deliveries as they can be so unpredictable. No matter where people choose to deliver their babies here in Genesee County, even in times of crisis those hospitals turn to us by transporting mothers and/or babies in distress to Hurley.”

In celebration of having the first Genesee County baby of 2020, Wyse received a special “First Baby Basket” stuffed with clothing, swaddling blankets, bathing products, receiving blankets, diapers, wipes and a toy from the care team at Hurley.

On average Hurley delivers 3,000 babies annually. Recently designated as a Blue Distinction Center-Plus for maternity care by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Hurley offers the area’s highest level of obstetric and gynecological services.

Details: Visit hurleymc.com. G.G.