Last Baby Born At Memorial Hospital’s Stork Stopp


CARTHAGE, IL – Memorial Hospital has announced the last birth at the Stork Stopp.

Deakon Charles Holtsclaw, son of Jesse and Darcy Holtsclaw, was born November 29th, 2022, at 1:00 PM. Deakon weighed eight pounds, eleven ounces and measured twenty and a half inches long.

Jesse and Darcy chose Memorial Hospital because of the convenience of being close to home and their great experience with Dr. Jones and the rest of the OB team with their firstborn. Decklyn, who is almost three years old, is now a big sister to Deakon. Jesse and Darcy agreed that the OB staff was like a family to them, and the whole prenatal and post-partum experience was very smooth with both children.

Before being discharged, the staff at Memorial Hospital presented the family with a basket full of gifts donated by Memorial Hospital and Memorial Medical Clinics staff. The basket included all kinds of items for the baby and the family.

Birthing services are now being transitioned to Blessing Hospital unless a patient chooses to deliver elsewhere. Dr. Jones will continue taking obstetric patients; additionally, he is credentialed and has privileges at Blessing Hospital to deliver in their labor and delivery unit. Dr. Jones will continue providing all the services he has always provided in the clinic, including prenatal, post-partum, and women’s health. In addition, Dr. Senthe will continue to offer comprehensive pediatric services.

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