Jackson Hospital’s New Year Baby Arrives

January 4, 2024 , Marianna, FL.     Jackson Hospital celebrates its 2024 New Year’s baby, Atlas James Fisher, son of Michael and Kaitlyn Fisher.

Board certified OB/GYN, Dr. Orlando Muniz, FACOG, delivered 7lbs 9oz,  Atlas on January 1 at 4:27AM.

Jackson Hospital presented Atlas and his parents with a cartload of goodies.  A case of diapers, wipes, and a $100 Walmart Gift Card was provided by the hospital and a gracious community member gifted a beautiful handmade blanket as she does for every New Year’s baby born at Jackson Hospital.

Mom, Kaitlyn, is a RN with Jackson Hospital and has been with the Maternal Care Department for two years.   Kaitlyn remarked, “The birth of your first child is such a precious and special day that is cherished for a lifetime.  Sharing that day with coworkers that have become family was the biggest blessing I could’ve asked for.  I may be biased but we truly have the best team of nurses who go above and beyond and I couldn’t imagine having anyone else care for me and my new little family.  It was such a special feeling not only being among friends but to also deliver the first baby of the year!  God has truly blessed us!”

Melanie Sellers, RN, Jackson Hospital’s Director of Maternal Care says, “We are so proud to welcome Atlas James to our community and wish only the best for a bright future for him.”  OB/GYN physicians, Dr. Orlando Muniz and Dr. Toby Marshall,  along with Family Medicine Physician, Dr. Leisa Bailey of Bonifay, FL, deliver over 400 babies a year at Jackson Hospital.

Jackson Hospital offers full-service OB/GYN care and would be proud to be part of your family.  Dr. Orlando Muniz, Dr. Toby Marshall, and Jackie Bard, APRN, practice OB/GYN in the Hudnall Medical Building office location, 4230 Hospital Drive, Suite 209, Marianna, Florida, and can be reached at (850) 526-6711.  The four board-certified Pediatricians on staff at Jackson Hospital are Dr. Doyle Bosse, Dr. Melissa Caraballo, Dr. George Sanchez,  Dr. Tom Sherrel and Dr. MaryBeth Melvin.

Jackson Hospital is one of the only two statutory rural hospitals in Florida continuing to offer obstetric (OB) services.  Director of Maternal Care, Melanie Sellers, RN, says “We are so proud to be the friendly, community hospital offering OB; each new baby brings a bright future for the greater Jackson County region.”


About Jackson Hospital

Jackson Hospital is an award-winning facility and is proud of its most recent recognition, the FHA Award of Significance in Reducing Harm Across the Board.  Jackson Hospital is an iVantage Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.  The hospital was named in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals:  Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Immunization, and Perinatal Care.  The March of Dimes and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognize Jackson Hospital as the first hospital in Florida’s panhandle for achieving an early elective delivery rate less than 5%.  The hospital was designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinctive Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program, awarded Baby Friendly distinction and received the Florida Award by ACHA and the Florida Department of Health for Safely Reducing Primary CSections


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Caption:  Jackson Hospital’s New Year’s Baby, Atlas James with parents Michael and Kaitlyn Fisher


Jackson Hospital’s Mission is to provide exceptional healthcare to every patient, every day.