Published on January 03, 2022

Nash UNC Health Care Welcomes the First Baby of the Year

Photo of Jared Family

The first baby born at Nash UNC Health Care is always an extra-special event. This year was no different, as the Nash Women’s Center welcomed Molly Katherine Jared as the first Nash UNC baby of 2022.

Molly Katherine was born at 2:29 a.m. on New Year’s Day to Rich and Jennifer Jared, weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces. Rich Jared also happens to be a Nash UNC employee, as he works in the Danny Talbott Cancer Center and for the employee wellness program. The Jareds explained the birth of Molly Katherine was an exciting time for their family that was made easier by the staff in the Nash Women’s Center.   

“We are extremely grateful and appreciative of the care the Nash Women’s Center provided our family. They met all our needs and were fully prepared to bring our daughter into the world,” said the parents.

With the help of Melanie Wallace, owner of Celebrate Living Local, the Nash Women’s Center was able to provide the Jared family with a New Year’s Day baby basket loaded with goodies to take home with Molly Katherine.  

Similar to a care package, the basket contains various items to help care for the new baby in the first few days. Additionally, all of the items included in the basket came from local businesses or were purchased for the basket and donated by local businesses.