Harris Hospital welcomed the first baby delivered in 2014 on January 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Baby Jase is pictured with Mom Annie and Dr. Karen Jones, who ushered him into this world on the second day of the New Year. He weighed 9-pounds 5-ounces. The family is from Jonesboro. When questioned why they chose Harris Hospital to deliver their baby, they stated they just like the doctors in Newport and the town itself in general. The family was further endeared to Newport  when the New Year’s Baby was presented with a generous gift package of items donated by the following local businesses: Harris Hospital, Harris Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop, Stage Dept. Store, Norman & Baker Pharmacy, Merchants & Planters Bank, Wal-Mart, Studio 1910 Photography, MJ’s Catering, Regions Bank, El Puente, Polished Nail Salon, Iberia Bank, Shawna Worthington-BeautiControl and The Pink Poodle. 363 babies were delivered at Harris Hospital in 2013.