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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Jackson Hospital Birthplace of the NEW YEAR’S BABY

Kevin and Carla Barton of Blountstown are the proud parents of Remington Luke Barton, Jackson and Calhoun Counties’ New Year’s 2009 Baby. Master Barton at 8 pounds and 3 ounces was born 4:22am on Thursday, January 1, 2009 at Jackson Hospital, 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna.
Master Barton, who will be called by his middle name Luke, is a 5th generation on the Williams and Hansford side of the family and 4th generation on the Barton’s.
Paternal Grandparents are Mike & Janet Barton. Maternal Grandparents are Angel Williams, and James & Lisa Chafin.
The Hospital had several contenders for the New Year’s Baby designation. Throughout each year, Jackson Hospital delivers about 650 babies.
Luke joins big brother Hunter, who is 3 years old. The brothers complete the Barton family for now.
Kevin Barton works as a Correctional Officer for the State of Florida in Blountstown. Carla Barton is a licensed Cosmetologist with Bliss Salon, Marianna.
Maternal Care Nurse Manager Christina Conrad, BSN, RN, on behalf of Maternal Care Co-Manager Connie Swearingen, BSN, RN, and the entire Maternal Care Nursing Unit and, The Hospital’s Board of Trustees, Administration and Staff of Jackson Hospital, presented the parents with a New Year’s Baby Gift basket containing a case each of diapers, formula and baby wipes. Also included was a reusable baby bag containing American Baby magazine, a baby calendar, and a $50 gift card for baby supplies.
Superior Bank encourages and promotes saving for the future. As part of the Bank’s mission, they provide the savings seed money for the County’s New Year’s Baby. Tanya Tableriou, Branch Manager, Superior Bank, and also third cousin to the New Year’s baby, presented the parents with a $50 Savings Bond in Luke’s name. Superior Bank is the principal subsidiary of Superior Bancorp (NASDAQ: SUPR).
Jackson Hospital, Marianna, is the region’s only community hospital which offers maternal care and labor & delivery services. The hospital is a two-time, consecutive year winner of the coveted Thompson Top 100 HealthCare Improvement award; the only rural hospital in Florida to achieve such designation.
Jackson Hospital’s mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare to those it serves, enhancing life in a compassionate environment. The hospital counts Jackson County and neighboring counties as its service area.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Mrs. Christina Conrad, Maternal Care Co-Manager, please call Rosie at 850/718-2696 or email her at

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